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Record Number: 1166


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

witness statement in trial for theft/ receiving stolen goods: William de Roach: "Then the week following Mrs Rippen came down several times and asked what such stones and such ear-rings were worth. Then after she came down and made these enquiries, then Pollard sent for the same newspaper, and on his reading the same paper, she said, 'I think these things are upstairs'."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 10 Aug 1811 and 20 Aug 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: John's-court, Handy-street, Oxford-street
location in dwelling: parlour

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Pollard

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

jeweller

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

William de Roach, another jeweller, and neighbour, Mrs Rippen


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:

1166

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 30 October 1811, Trial of Richard Rippen and John Pollard (t18111030-93),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 30 October 1811, Trial of Richard Rippen and John Pollard (t18111030-93), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1166, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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