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The Informacon of William Harvey of the ish of Dudley in ye County of Worcester Naylor taken this 27th. day of Iuly Anno Dni 1698

Who saith That in March last he did see one Iohn Bate of the ish of Kings Swinford in the County of Stafford Baker fix a Coyning Press in a piece of Wood at his house in Kings Swinford aforesaid and the said Iohn Bate did then and there Counterfeit the Current Coyn of this Kingdom by stamping severall shillings with the sd Press

That in Ianuary last past one Thomas Drewe now a prisoner in Stafford Gaol did in the presence of this Informt. buy a pair of shilling stamps for Counterfeit Milled money in the ish of Long Luston als Luston in the County of Hereford of one Iohn Harvey who lives at Mutch Wenlock in the County of Salop Naylor

That in or abot. December last past one Thomas Iones of Willey in the County of Salop did in the presence of this Deponent with the assistance of the said Iohn Harvey counterfeit the Current Coyn of this Kingdom by stamping severall counterfeit shillings at Wittey aforesaid

That in August 1696 one Mr. Pricket a shoemaker who lived in Rosemary Lane did in the presence of this Depont. Counterfeit the Current Coyn of this Kingdom by casting severall Milld shillings at the sign of the Dover Castle in the ish of St. Mary Magdalens Bermondsey in the Burrough of Southwark

That in severall months the latter end of last summer and the beginning of last Winter one Iohn Dove{illeg}|y| of Wittey aforesaid Miller did buy of this Informt. and Iohn Harvey aforesaid severall quantities of Counterfeit Money and gave after the rate of 120s. of good money for 28s of bad

That for severall months the last Spring and the beginning of Summer was 12 months one Ioseph Iefferies of Bridge North in the County of Salip Clothworker did buy of this Informt. and the said Iohn Harvey severall sums of Counterfeit money and had after the rate of 28s. of Counterfeit money for 20s of good

That severall tymes last Winter one Ioseph Hampton of ye sd Dudley Blacksmith and the said Iohn Harvey did counterfeit the Current Coyn of this Kingdom by stamping severall shillings and six pences at Wittey aforesd

That several times last summer one William {Tilly} did <5v> did in the presence of this Deponent at Shrewsbery feague over Counterfeit shillings and sixpences made of Copper and paid severall of the same (so feagued) away for good

This Informt. further saith that abot. 2 yeares ago one William Vnderwood late of the ish of White Chappell did offer to sell to this Informt. 30 Counterfeit Milld shillings for a Ginea {sic} in ye ish of White chappell aforesd

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William Harvey

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