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The Information of Isaac Wood of St. Clements Danes in the County of Middlesex Dy{er} taken upon Oath this 9th day of Iuly Anno Dni 169{8}

Who saith That in March was two yeares last past he this Infor{mant} saw one Ferdinando Croudson (now prisoner in Newgate) make severall counterfeit sixpenny stamps for stamping of paper at Broughton in Lancashire, and did then and there see the said Ferdinando Croudson stamp several sheets of paper with the stamps he so made and that in aprill was two yeares this Informant saw the said Croudson make another Counterfeit Sixpenny stamp for paper in the Castle of chester and that the said Croudson afterwards sent this Informant with the said stamp to one Henry Woodburn at Kirkby Hall in Lancashire who had bespoke the same of the said Croudson as he told this Informant. That in august was 12 month this Inform{ant} saw the said Ferdinando Croudson at the City of Chester aforesaid make a Counterfeit new shilling and Guild a Counterfeit new Ginea which Ginea he declared he (with severall more) had made himselfe which Ginea and shilling he guilded and made as an Experiment to shew to one Lancelot Shepherd who as Shepherd and Croudson told this Informant had made a Contract with the said Croudson and was to give him 5ll. to teach him to make counterfeit money and Gold. And this Informant further saith that the said Ferdinando Croudson hath severall times declared to this Informant that he hath made severall summs of Counterfeit Gold and money

Isaac Wood

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[1] Middx

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[3] Iurat die et anno preedict
coram Is Newton

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