Charles Ecclestone, Joseph Gregory, Judith Bomsellers, Royal Offences > coining offences, 7th July 1697.

Reference Number: t16970707-18
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Charles Ecclestone , Joseph Gregory , and Judith Bomsellers , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 7th of June last. The Evidence declared, That he did see them Coyn at his House in Spittle-fieds , Shillings and Half crowns of mixt Metal. There was other Evidence that said, That Ecclestone did pour the Metal into the Flasks, and that Gregory filed it, and Bomsellers brusht it with a Brush; there was found in this Room, Flasks, Skrews, and an Edger, and divers other things belonging to the Trade. Gregory had confest the matter, and said, That he did Coyn Money. Ecclestone and Gregory had formerly received Mercy for this great Crime, and had given Evidence against divers Criminals who have been executed for the like Offence, but could not take warning by them; the Fact was very plain against them, the Jury found them all guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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