Lewis Skidmore, Royal Offences > coining offences, Royal Offences > coining offences, 19th May 1697.

Reference Number: t16970519-42
Offences: Royal Offences > coining offences; Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

Lewis Skidmore [Text unreadable in original.] for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom, on the 29th of April , in the Eighth year of His Majesty's Reign . And was likewise a second time indicted for counterfeiting Money , on the 10th of March , in the some Year. It appeared that he had followed the Trade for some years, and fled, and was taken in Staffordshire. The Prisoner declared, That he knew nothing of it; but it did not avail him; the Jury found him guilty of both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]


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