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Record Number: 1072


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for for theft/ receiving stolen goods: John Wyn: "On the 17th of December I had been looking over the papers there I read about Mr Parker's being robbed: I charged all my people, if any handkerchiefs were brought in to stop them; in about half an hour after came Alice Raney and Rose Fay; they offered me these three handkerchiefs...then I sent my boy for the Daily Advertiser, and read over the advertisement to them, and said they must certainly know the rest; they would not own any further..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

17 Dec 1764

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Rosemary Lane
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:

John Wyn

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

keeps a sale-shop

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Daily Advertiser

Genre:

Ephemera, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
must be borrowed, but unsure


Source Information:

Record ID:

1072

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 28 February 1759, Trial of Christopher McDonald, Francis Farrel, John Roney and Jonathan Parker (t17590228-13),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 28 February 1759, Trial of Christopher McDonald, Francis Farrel, John Roney and Jonathan Parker (t17590228-13), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1072, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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