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Record Number: 1094


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Allen: "I took the prisoners that night in Kingsland-road... in the morning a printer's boy came to me with a handbill, and I then found that it answered to the property that I found on them"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

10 Sep 1783

Country:

England

Time

morning: am

Place:

city: London
specific address: Bow Street
other location: Police station

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:

Allen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Captain of Bow-street runners

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:

Law, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Handbill

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1094

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 29 October 1783, Trial of John Tasker and John Best (t17831029-53),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 29 October 1783, Trial of John Tasker and John Best (t17831029-53), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1094, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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