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Record 218

Reading Experience:

May 24th. My black mare fell down and threw me over her head, but God be praysed I got not the least harm. I rode a slow trot reading the Northampton news paper [...] it was upon Bury Heath.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 24 May 1721
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: upon Bury Heath
other location: while riding horse
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 Coe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1662
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: landlord and farmer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The Northampton Mercury
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 218  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Coe
  Editor: Matthew Storey
  Title: Two East Anglian Diaries
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 250
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Coe, Matthew Storey (ed.), Two East Anglian Diaries (1994), p. 250,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:



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