Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 06 October 2022), February 1691, trial of John Ray (t16910218-25).

John Ray, Theft > theft from a specified place, Royal Offences > coining offences, 18th February 1691.

John Ray , was Indicted for Robbing one Bernard Chatfield , on the 9th of May last, and taking away several French Pistoles and other pieces of Gold, to a considerable value . The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner was a Servant to him, being an Apothicary in the Minories , and the House was Robbed of the Gold; but there was no possitive proof against him, besides the Fact being committed before the 16th of May, he was Acquitted by vertue of Their Majesties most Gracious Pardon .

The same John Ray was a second time Indicted for Coyning' of several Pieces of false Mony, on the 21st of January last, viz. Half Crowns, &c. The Evidence swore, that Stamps to Coyn Mony were found in the Prisoner's House, which were produced in Court; and although the Prisoner denied it, yet being lookt upon to be a Notorious Offender, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]