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Record 8049

Reading Experience:

'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, workmates)
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,, accessed: 06 June 2023

Additional comments:



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