John Crittenden, Edward Deer, Royal Offences > coining offences, 12th October 1693.

Reference Number: t16931012-14
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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John Crittenden and Edward Deer , were both tried for High Treason in Clipping the Currant Coin of England : On the 4th Instant the Prisoners were found in their Lodgings in Salisbury-Court , where was found a Forge, Clippings, Clipt-money, half-finished, and Melting-pots, Files, Rubbing-stones, four pair of Shears, and all other necessary Implements fit for Clipping. The Prisoners were much surprized when the Officers came to search, they stood as it were men struck dumb, so they did upon their Trial; they called several Witnesses, who spake well of them in the general, but the Evidence was so plain, they were both found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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