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The Examinacon of Ino Ellis of Clarkenwell ꝑish Taylor 8th. day of March 989

He saith that he hath known Cornelius Dyer abot. 4 or 5 yeares and yt since the sd Dyer came of the Gatehouse which was abot. a quarter of a year ago he this Examt. hath lent the sd Dyer several ꝑcells of money and Comodities ammounting in the whole to abot 3ll. 10s. and that in part of payment he hath reced back from the said Dyer two ꝑcells of countrfeit money amounting in Tale to abot. 3ll. 10s but he reced <79v> it after the rate of 20s for 10s of good money So that in value to abot. 35s. or one half of the Debt And that abot. 3 weeks ago Richard Lawes a Travailing Pedlar had 30s of this Counterfeit money for 15s of good and that           a Cooper in Newport Market a black young man desired 20s of the same money for 13s of good money And that Margaret Batterton, and Mrs. Smith had one parcell of this same bad on saturday last and another parcell on Munday last ammounting in all to `abot. 12 or 13s. more and that yestrday the Examt. was apprehended and 30s of the same bad money taken upon him by Mr. Rewse & Mr. Saker + a Conble and that Dyer and the Cooper abovesd and this Examt. abot. a month or 5 weeks ago being togeather at an Ale house in Newport Market the said Dyer said that he wanted money to go on and another time the Examt told the said Cooper that Dyer said that an Edger would cost 50s. The Depont. saith further that abot. a month ago he did see the said Cornelius Dyer in a room up two pair of staires in a litle house near the King's head in Rosemary Lane put a reddish sort of fine earth or Mould into a pair of Iron Flasks and press it hard and wn he opend. the Flasks the Examt saw in one of them several pieces of money shills and Sixpences and a branch in the Midle running to each of them for the said Dyer after he had Prest the Flasks put them into a wooden skrew and screwed them togeather and then poured melted Metall into the Flasks and then opened them and yn. took out the said branch and money And the Depont saith further that abot. a week after he saw the sd Dyer at the same place rub over a ꝑcell of counterfeit money with feague and then boyle it and put it into water The sd Examt. saith further that the sd Dyer wn. he was either casting or feaguing counterfeit money as abovesaid that if he should be taken he was a dead man and therefore he would not stay long in England but go into his own Countrey which was Ireland

Iohn Ellis


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