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Record Number: 1122


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for highway robbery: Sharpling: "last Thursday was with [the prisoner] between four and five o'clock, he was very much in liquor, this was at the Bear and Ragged Staff; I was looking over the newspaper, he insisted on my drinking a glass of wine with him..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

4 Sep 1766

Country:

England

Time

evening: between 4pm and 5pm

Place:

city: London
other location: public house

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:

Sharpling

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

clockmaker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

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: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1122

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 September 1766, Trial of Thomas Jacocks (t17660903-71),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 3 September 1766, Trial of Thomas Jacocks (t17660903-71), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1122, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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