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Record Number: 1085


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Josiah Howard: The 19th of May I and three journeyman-packers left work and came to the Bull-head in Jewin-street; I get much in liquor; ...[in Redcross-street] I tumbled down... I felt my watch, my hat and my handkerchief go from me... I advertised my watch the 27th of May and the 26th of June; I read in the Advertiser there were eight people taken up in Kingsland-road and divers things found upon them..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1749 and 30 Jun 1749

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Josiah Howard

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

perhaps journeyman packer

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:

Advertiser

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1085

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 July 1749, Trial of Thomas Maynard (t17490705-42),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 5 July 1749, Trial of Thomas Maynard (t17490705-42), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1085, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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