Samuel James, Deception > forgery, 7th July 1697.

Reference Number: t16970707-10
Offence: Deception > forgery
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Death

Samuel James , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Felony, for that he, after an Act of Parliament made for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, on the 20th of June in the 9th Year of His Majesty's Reign, did forge and make a Counterfeit Sixpenny Stamp, and did stamp Paper with the same, and afterwards uttered the same, knowing the same to be false ; the Prisoner pleaded guilty to the Fact, and said that he would throw himself on the Mercy of the Bench.

[Death. See summary.]


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