Jane Atkinson, Henry Atkinson.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-67
SentencesDeath; Death > respited for pregnancy

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Henry Atkinson, alias Atkins , and Jane his Wife , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted upon two Indictments; the first for Counterfeiting , and the other for Clipping of money , on the 21st of August last. It appeared, that having Information that the Trade of Clipping and Coining was carried on at the Moted-house beyond Tuttle-fields, Westminster , and by cunning having got entrance, they seized a person, who, whilst they were busy a searching, made his Escape by a Plank, for that purpose, over the Mote; but being taken again about three days after, made a Discovery where the Tools were, and told them they should find them sunk in the Mote at the Root of a Willow-tree, where searching again they were found. In the Garret, by the Chimney, under a Board, they found divers things fitting for the Trade. The Evidence declared, They had Coined about 260 l. and Clipt 150 l. and that the Woman was the best Artist, having learned her Trade about 11 or 12 years ago of one Devorall. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and called people to their Reputation, but it did not avail them. The Jury found them guilty of both Indictments.

[Henry: Death. See summary.]

[Jane: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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