1832 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey (3)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1832
Topic Counterfeit coin tendered as payment at the Robin Hood, Shoe Lane, Holborn
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Site of the Robin Hood, Shoe Lane, Holborn.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-17. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[17 May 1832:]
REBECCA CHRISTY. I am the wife of James Christy - we keep the Robin Hood, in Shoe-lane. On Saturday, the 14th of April, between five and six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and another man came for a quartern of gin, which came to 4d.; I received a crown-piece from one of them, for which I gave change, and in about ten minutes discovered it to be counterfeit; I had no other in the house- the prisoner came again on Monday, alone, between five and six o'clock, and had half a pint of beer - I was at tea in the parlour; he gave 6d. to Fletcher, who called to me for change - he gave me the 6d.; I took it to my husband in the parlour - he sent for a constable, who took the prisoner; I gave the officer the same sixpence and crown, after marking them.[1]

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