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The Information of Wm. Iohnson of Stepney parish Farrier taken this 3d day of February 169$\frac{8}{9}$

who saith that on the 17th. of Febry. which was 3 years ago he and Ino Ignatius Lawson came into London in a journey from Derby + from that time till about midsommer following he saw the said Lawson coyn severall parcells of money in imitation of the old hammered Coyn of this Realme and a day or two before the said Midsomer 1696 he saw the said Lawson coyn five shillings in imitation of the Current Milld shillings of this Realme and that he coyned the same at Iohn Craggs a Gardner next Door to the sign of the Kings Armes in Great Chelsea by running molten metall out of a Crucible into a Flask And or Midsomer day following the said Lawson was taken up for putting away counterfeit money and sent to Newgate with one Drury for whom the said Lawson made Counterfeit money and that the Informant hath heard the said Lawson confess that there was then some counterfeit money taken upon him

This Informant saith further that on Wednesday last he went to Iames Handley's at the Surgeon's Sign in Flagon Row in Debtford and there learnt of the said Handley that mrs Broadhurst who lives with the said Mr. Lawson or a womman very like her had either on Wednesday or yesterday was Sennight put off to the said Handley a Counterfeit Spanish pistoll which was then in the said Handleys keeping and that in another sugar Loaf Shop at Deptfor{d} he learnt also that the said mrs Broadhurst or a woman very like her had on the said Wednesday or yesterday was Sennight put off another counterfeit Spanish Pistoll at that Shop and that the shop keeper had put it away at London and could have it againe The Informant saith also that {she}{then} <71v> being by me set at liberty upon bail three weeks ago did that same day at night send a letter to one Ball at Woodever near Ashburn in Derbyshire to give him notice that he was in danger of being taken up for coyning and said that he could clear Whitfield but if he did so he must bring Franc Ball into trouble

Will Iohnson

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