WILLIAM DEANE.
10th December 1788
Reference Numbert17881210-96
VerdictNot Guilty

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96. WILLIAM DEANE was indicted for forging a certain impression used for working and stamping gold and silver plate, upon a certain utensil called a stock-buckle; and which impression was used by silversmiths, against the statute .

Several Counts, laying the offence different ways.

The indictment was opened by Mr. Knapp, and the case by Mr. Knowlys.

Mrs. Sarah Perkins , to whom the prisoner had sold a base-metal stock-buckle, with this forged mark, was giving her evidence, when the Court asked her, and Mr. Perkins, whether, in the course and custom of their trade, they ever called a stock-buckle an utensil; and they replying in the negative, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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