John Macknoll, Royal Offences > coining offences, 3rd December 1695.

Reference Number: t16951203-23
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Macknoll of the Parish of St. Buttolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for High Treason for Clipping 100 Shillings, and 100 Six pences , on the 30th of October last. It appeared, That there was a Clockmaker's Boy in a Garret by the Castle and Faulcon, who did see the Prisoner through the Glass a Clipping in another Window, and acquainted his Master with it, who went and searched and found a pair of Shears upon the Beds Teaster, and in the Window a parcel of Clippings and Clipt Money newly clipt, and a Paper of Filings; that there was found large Money in a Bag. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said, That he had no occasion to do any such thing; but that did not avail him; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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