Elizabeth Gregg, William Gregg, Royal Offences > coining offences, 19th May 1697.

Reference Number: t16970519-29
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Death
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William Gregg , and Elizabeth his Wife , of the Parish of St Giles's without Cripplegate , were indicted for High-Treason for counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 1st of May last. The Evidence declared, That she did see the Woman coin Crowns and Half-Crowns in Crown-Alley in Moorfields ; and having Information they search'd her House, where they found all things fitting for the Trade. The Man denied the Fact, saying, That he never did do, or see any such thing in all his Life. The Woman did Justify her Husband, but could not well deny the Fact her self; the Jury acquitted her Husband, and found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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