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The Informaīon of Katherine Matthews of Earles Court in Cranborn ally in the ꝑish of St. Anns Westmr.

This Informt. saith that she has known Thomas Carter these 10 years when he lived with the Earle of huntington and yt she hath known Willm Chaloner these 6 yeares or thereabouts that she came acquainted with Chaloner by the means of Carter abot. five yeares ago the Chaloner coyned fake Gineas as he told this Informt. at his brother Graveners house the said Gineas were made of silver and this Informt has seen Chaloner guild them at the Lodging she hired for him at Mr Carter behind Westmr. Abby

This Informt. had abot. 10 of those counterfeit Gineas from Chaloner and gave him 8s a piece for them this Informt having paid away some of the said Gineas that were turned upon thin hands the Guilding wearing off and she carryed them to Chaloner who guilt them over again abot. that time Chaloner was accused by one Blackford for Cliping and Coyning <54r> so that he was forced to abscond and he gave a Ginea stampt to this Informt. to keep for him which this Informt. kept abot. a {sic} fortnight and then Chaloner askt her for it he had it again Some time after yt. this Informt. had counterfeit silver money of Chaloner in half Crownes and shillings she gave him 20s. in litle clipt money and had from Chaloner 25s. of his Counterfeit money which past without being questioned

About Iune last Chaloner came to this Informt. and askt for Carter telling her he could put him in away to get money abot 3 or 4 days after Carter and Chaloner came togeather to this Informts. house who lived then in a house belonging to David Davis near Grafton str then chaloner and Carter saying it was as good a time now as ever if people were but true to one another immediatly after that Chaloner borrowd. a shilling of this Informt. and went and bought a Leathern skin which he cut into two round pieces and sewed it up and then filled it wth. sand Chaloner carryed it up staires and sent this Informts. maid to Carter's Lodging to fetch him from thence a botle with oyle a litle botle of aqua fortis and another oyle stone which the Maid brought him Chaloner staid above staires abot 2 or 3 houres when Chaloner came down againe he left with this Informt a litle Copper plate in the shape of a Card desiring that Informt to keep it safe this Informt looking upon the said plate saw some scratches upon it like letters and some thing like a Flourish upon the sides 3 or 4 dayes after Chaloner called for the said plate and took it away with him soon after that this Informt removed to another Lodging in King str St. Gyles Chaloner came thither to this Informt. and gave her the same plate to keep she then found it was more finished when Chaloner came for it againe in two or 3 days of This Informt. told him she saw he was making bills and that he would come to be hanged for it as Price was Chaloner answerd that Price was in for Excheqr. Bills and this was but for Mault Tickets and if it came to the worst it would be but a misdemeanr. and he promist this Informt. he should have some of them when they made any Number of ym but she never had any Tickets from him The morning that Davis was taken up this Informts Lodging was searchd. for Carter whereupon this Informt sent her maid to Chaloner to give him notice of it The next day Chaloner sent to this Informt. yt she should caution Carter to keep out of the way

the mark of
Kath Matthews


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[2] {Ieri} 21° Ianry 16989
coram {ine} Tho Rawlton

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