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The Examination of Iane Housdon wife of Anthony Housdon of Castle street in the parrish of Sthe Martin's in the Fields in the said County of Middlesex Furrier 31 October 1698

Who sayth that about a year and a quarter ago she became acquainted with one Mr Tuck by the means of one mr. Thorp, and the said mr. Tuck would have had this Examinant to have lived with him as his house Keeper and told her that he intended to make False money but that she should not assist him in making it for that he would not trust any body to be in his company when he made counterfeit made That he told this Examinant that he intended only to make Dutch {illeg} <25v> and put them away to Dutch Merchants by buying of goods of the Merchants with the said Counterfeit money and this Examinant further sayth that she mett the said Tuck in Fleetstreet about Bartholomew Tyde last past and that they drank together and the said Tuck then shewed to this Examinant a Counterfeit Milld shilling and this Examinant took the same and shewed it to Mrs Tapley wife of Watson Tapley of the parish of St. Gyles in the Fields and Mary Brannon wife of Ioshua Brannon and this Examinant hath had within a quarter of a year last past severall summs of Counterfeit money of the said Mr. Tuck and sold the same to the said mrs. Brannon alias Brooker who had some false money of this Examinant yesterday and this Examinant sold some of the said Counterfeit money to the said Mrs. Brannon after the rate of 20s. bad money for 10s of good and likewise some after the rate of 30s. of bad money for 10s. of good money and this Examinant further sayth that about 2 yeares ago this Examinant was apprehended by the name of Iane Newstead but her right name was Ioell and sent a prisoner to Woodstreet Compter for Clipping the current Coyn of the Kingdom but there being noe prosecution against her she was acquitted She this Examinant further sayth that she was apprehended yesterday by mr Robt. Saker and the said Saker then found in her custody about 4ll. of Counterfeit money which she had of the said      Tuck as likewise the Files now produced and that the sand which was found in her house by the said mr saker hath been in her custody above 2 years past and was left with this Examinant by mr. Robt. Thorp aforsaid

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Iane Housdon

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