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Record Number: 24959


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statement in trial for theft: Mary Ann Hatton: 'On Saturday, the 30th of June, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner Austin brought some things to my mistress's stall, and asked her to buy them—she said she did not want them—he brought them to me, and I bought two petticoats, four aprons, and four pairs of stockings of him for 95 ... I afterwards read something in the newspaper about the robbery, and went to the office, and gave up the things.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 Jun 1838 and 20 Aug 1838

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Mary Ann Hatton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant

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:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24959

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 20 Aug 1838, Trial of John Henry Austin, Sarah Neville, Sarah Chapman, Elizabeth Jones (t18380820-1831),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 27 April 2009), 20 Aug 1838, Trial of John Henry Austin, Sarah Neville, Sarah Chapman, Elizabeth Jones (t18380820-1831), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24959, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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