7th March 1892
Reference Numbert18920307-318
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment > penal servitude

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318. JOHN MARNEY (26) , Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.

MR. PARTRIDGE Prosecuted. WILLIAM MYERS. I live at 24, Beak Street, Soho—on Saturday, 9th January, about 9.45 p.m., the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of lint and a pennyworth of wool, and gave me a bad half-crown—I sect for a constable, who said, "Have you got any more like this?"—he made no reply—he refused his address—he produced two shillings, a sixpence, and threepence.

JEREMIAH COLBY (76 C). I was called, and asked the prisoner his name and address; he refused—I said, "Have you any more counterfeit coin?"—he said, "No," and turned out two shillings, a sixpence, and threepence—I took him to the station.

JAMES ROBERT PLANT , M.R.C.S. I have examined George Francomb; he is unwell, and unfit to travel. (The deposition of George Francomb was

then read: "I am manager to Mr. Graves, of 60, New Oxford Street, provision stores. I remember the prisoner coming to the shop on the 21st September, about eight p.m.; he called for a tin of rabbits; I gave it to him. He tendered me a half-crown; I examined it, and broke it in pieces. I asked him if he had another coin; he could have seen me break it. He asked why I wanted another; I said it was a wrong un, and asked where he got it. He said he got it from a public-house, but could not say which; I sent for a constable, and gave him in custody. I gave the pieces of coin to the constable; they are now produced.")

JAMES OLDING (269 D). On 21st September I was called to Mr. Graves's shop, and saw George Francomb, who said that the prisoner came in and asked for a tin of potted rabbit, and produced a bad half-crown, which he tested, and broke it—it was in three pieces; one piece has been lost—the prisoner said he had been drinking,. and changed a sovereign at a public-house, and he must have got it that way—he gave his name Charles Everest—a good florin was found on him—he was charged and discharged, there being only one case against him.


He then PLEADED GUILTY to a conviction of a like offence on October 20th, 1884.— Three Years' Penal Servitude.

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