Elizabeth Wright.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-39
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Elizabeth Wright of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted of High Treason, for counterfeiting the Coin of this Kingdom on the first of August last. It appeared that she did follow the Trade, and assisted the aforesaid Unitt in coining of false money, and helpt him to mould the Flasks. They did declare, that she used to stand and watch if any body was coming, when Unitt was coining in the Gravel pit; and that she did bring Stuff called Spawd, and a pair of Screws fitting for the work. There was another Evidence depos'd, That she did see her coin in an empty house at Cambridge Heath . The Prisoner deni'd the Fact, saying that she was a stranger to the matter, and that she never was in the house days of her breath at Cambridge Heath. She called some people to her Reputation, who said they knew no harm by her. The Jury found her guilty of High-Treason.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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