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Record Number: 1147


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Elizabeth Kinsey, describing actions of prisoner William Mortimer while in tap room of the public house: "I did not see him doing anything but sitting there; after some time he looked at the newspaper..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

5 Apr 1796

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

William Mortimer

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

baker

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

borrowed (other)
newspaper of the public house


Source Information:

Record ID:

1147

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 11 May 1796, Trial of William Mortimer (t17960511-34),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 11 May 1796, Trial of William Mortimer (t17960511-34), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1147, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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