Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 November 2022), February 1691, trial of Robert Coward Sarah Coward (t16910218-26).

Robert Coward, Sarah Coward, Royal Offences > coining offences, 18th February 1691.

Robert Coward , and Sarah Coward , were both Indicted for High Treason in Clipping several Half Crowns, to the Number of eight pieces, with certain Shears and other Instruments fit for the Trade found in their Custody . The Clipt Mony was produced in Court, and Clippings, which was found in the Prisoner's House, under the Boards in the Flore, in the Porch, that enters into the House: the Evidence being somewhat Circumstantial, they were Acquitted .