28th May 1800
Reference Numbert18000528-135
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474. ELIZABETH CLARK was indicted for uttering a counterfeit sixpence, on the 9th of May , to Robecca Newty , knowing it to be counterfeit; and also for having in her possession at the same time another counterfeit sixpence .

(The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.)

REBECCA NEWTY sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Mr. Kershaw, my brother-in-law, keeps the King's-arms, in Newgate-street : On Friday, the 9th of May, about eight o'clock in the

morning, the prisoner came to the bar for half-a-quartern of gin; I served her, and she gave me a sixpence; I thought it was a bad one, and sent out for change, and the servant brought word it was bad; she said she could not pay for her liquor, she had taken it in Whitechapel-market for a good one; I sent for a constable, and she ran out, and the servant ran after her and stopped her; the prisoner struck her in the mouth, and made it bleed; the constable brought her back, I saw her searched; the constable found upon her one shilling, and three or four bad sixpences.

( Hannah Hawkins corroborated the evidence of Mrs. Nouty.)

JAMES WOODMAN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am a constable; I took charge of the prisoner, I searched her, and found three sixpences and one shilling upon her, and I received a sixpence from Mrs. Newty. (Produces them.)

Mr. Parker proved them to be counterfeit.

Prisoner's defence. I did not know that they were bad, I picked them up in a piece of paper, in Fleet-market; I never was in jail in my life before.


Confined one year in Newgate , and find sureties for two years more .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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