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Record 1091

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for highway robbery: William Masters: "some time on the 26th of December, we received a handbill from Sir John Fielding, describing this watch to have been stolen by a single highwayman on the 24th, with a reward of ten guineas over and above the reward allowed by act of parliament; between four and five that afternoon my apprentice came to me in the parlour, and brought me this watch and the handbill..."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 26 Dec 1767
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: corner of Bull and Gate, Holborn
other location: in his shop
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:William Masters
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: pawnbroker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sir John Fielding
Title: n/a
Genre: Law, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Handbill
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1091  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1768, Trial of William Hamilton (t17680114-2),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 14 January 1768, Trial of William Hamilton (t17680114-2), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1091, accessed: 20 July 2019

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