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Housden, Jane (d. 1714)

English coiner. Executed Sept 19, 1714 (some sources cite 1712).

While in dock awaiting sentence for coining at Old Bailey, encouraged her lover William Johnson to shoot a turnkey named Spurling in court; was tried, convicted, and condemned to death with Johnson for the murder, with Spurling's body lying in front of the bench.

Housden, Jane (d. 1714)

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