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Record Number: 8049


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'the whole of the Church concerned with us in sentiment except my Brother and his wife and they stedfastly opposed us but this we did not mind for we gave up ourselves up to the constant practice of reading and Studying the Scripture and we made it our practice to meet every night in the week except Saturday night at one private house or other.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1829 and 23 Sep 1829

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Quainton
county: Buckinghamshire
location in dwelling: homes of parishers

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:

Joseph Mayett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Mar 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

Labourer in parish

Religion:

Baptist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Other parish members, probably taking in turns to read, depending on level of ability


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8049

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Mayett

Editor:

Ann Kussmaul

Title:

The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton

Place of Publication:

Buckinghamshire

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

93-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Mayett, Ann Kussmaul (ed.), The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (Buckinghamshire, 1986), p. 93-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8049, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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