Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Isaac Turner and Charles Williams were both tried for High-Treason, in Cutting and Clipping the Lawful Money of England . The King's Witness swore that there was a noise of Clipping ofttimes heard in the House where they lodged in Grays-Inn-Lane ; and upon search in the House, the Door being broke open, the Prisoners were found there, and a parcel of Clipt Money, three pair of Shears, Files, Skales, Weights, Rubbing-Leathers, &c. were in the same Room, at which they were much concerned, and desired the Searchers to be civil to them, and to let them make their escape, as one Witness declared. Turner said that he was a Lodger in the same House, but not in the same Room, but that would do him but little good; he call'd some Witnesses likewise, but to little effect; for they only said, they never knew any hurt by him. Williams declared that he had some acquaintance with Turner, and accidentally call'd to see him whilst the Constable came to seize them; he had Witness too who gave the like Account, as did Turner; and they could neither of them give any satisfactory Account of their Credit, nor defend themselves against what was so fully sworn against them; They were both found guilty of the Indictment.