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Record Number: 1080


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for burglary: John Monk: "I have for some years past supported myself by thieving... Waine came about twelve the next day. Percival was there and an acquaintence called upon me, and shewed me a handbill of the robbery..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

8 May 1792

Country:

England

Time

daytime: about 11am or 12pm

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: his lodgings

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 Monk

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

thief

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:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Handbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

1080

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 12 September 1792, Trial of William Waine (t17920912-26),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 12 September 1792, Trial of William Waine (t17920912-26), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1080, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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