Sarah Demsdale, Judith Cumbey.
24th May 1699
Reference Numbert16990524-21
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceDeath

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Sarah Demsdale, alias Dobson , and Judith Cumbey , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Currant Coyn of this Kingdom, on the Twenty seventh of April last ; the first Evidence deposed, that she did see Cumbey come to Dobson with some Counterfeit Money, and desired her to Feague it for her; upon which she replied she had no Stuff to do it with; sometime after Cumbey came to her again, and she did see Dobson Feague some Six pences, and Cumbey askt her if she would go and live with her, with that she agreed, and she hired a Room for her in Shandois street ; which being afterwards Search'd, they found false Money, Crucibles, Flasks, and other things fitting for that wicked Trade: Dobson denied the Fact, saying that she knew nothing of it; but that did not avail her, for she had been an old Offender, and had been pardoned for such Offences before; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty ; and there being not sufficient Evidence to Convict Cumbey she was Acquitted .

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