Richard Downes.
19th May 1697
Reference Numbert16970519-47

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Richard Downes , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for Counterfeiting the Coin of this Kingdom , on the 16th of May last. It appeared that he drove this wicked Trade within a fortnight, till he was taken; that he did bespeak Dies, and a Skrew for a Mill; that he had been in Newgate before upon such Accounts. He had little to say in his own defence, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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