18 August 1809 – Susan Grant

Susan Grant was prevented from coining it in after she was done for treason. She was hanged on this day for crime for the illegal making of money.

Known as coining, this was where people would either scrape metals off existing coins or melt them down to make more coins. And so Grant was caught doing exactly that. It was seen as treason because it was a crime against the Crown’s treasury, so 64-year-old Grant paid the price when she was hanged at Warwick on this day in 1809.

Also on this day

18 August 1810 – Richard Peare and James Sweeney
18 August 1814 – Henry Youens and John Ottaway
18 August 1817 – William Bottomore

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