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Record Number: 1127


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: John Williamson: "I went and got a pennyworth of gin. I had a newspaper in my hand; she said she had found a purse with bank notes and money in it to the value of three hundred pounds, and asked me if it was advertised..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

13 Feb 1779

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Johnson's-change, Rosemary-lane
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 Williamson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1127

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 17 February 1779, Trial of Jane Williams (t17790217-9),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 17 February 1779, Trial of Jane Williams (t17790217-9), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1127, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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