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Record 6314

Reading Experience:

'About 5.40 I set out to the house from which John Carter was this day buried in order to read the will of the deceased (by desire of Mr Burges) to his relations, they being all met to hear the same.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 5 Nov 1757
Country: England
Time: afternoon
evening: after 5.40
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
other location: home of John Carter
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:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
relatives of the deceased John Carter
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Carter
Title: [will]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 6314  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Dairy of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 121
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Dairy of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 121,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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