Edward Berry.
27th February 1696
Reference Numbert16960227-32
VerdictNot Guilty

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Edward Berry , of the Parish of Saint James's Clarkenwell , was indicted for High-Treason for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the st of January, in the Sixth Year of the King and late Queen . The Evidence declared that they did see him through a chink of the Door clip 5 or 6 l. at a time, and others said that they did see him put Broad Money under the Door with intent to have it clipt; and that he said send from Lincoln 150 Ounces at a time by the Coach. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he was a Butcher by his Trade, and followed Grazing; He called several Witnesses to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .


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