Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Robert Royston and Elizabeth Royston his Wife, not yet taken, were indicted for clipping Twenty Halfcrowns and Twenty Shillings , on the 9th. of July last. It appeared, That the Constable having information that there were Clippers at Mr. Royston's House, in Dunnings-alley, in Bishopsgate street , he went to the Door and asked for Mr. Royston, who looked out of the Window, and told him he must speak with him; then he came down and leaned over some Pales that was in the Yard, and the Constable told him that he had a Warrant against him for High-Trason, then he flew back and shut his Door, and the Constable got over the Pales, and finding a pain of Glass broke in the Window, he opened the Window and went in, and found under the Dresser two Papers of Clippings, and in the Cellar he found two great Candles lighted, and seven pair of Sheers with a Paper of Money half Clipt, and Stools and Chairs lying in a confused manner, as if they had been frighted. The Prisoner said that he was innocent of it, and called several Persons, who said that he was a very civil man, and that they did not think any such thing by him; but it did not avil him, he was found guilty .