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Record Number: 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

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/RED/record_details.php?id=1091, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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