Joseph Akins in The Hole, St Martin's Round House Gaol, London - between September, 1742, 11:00 PM and September, 1742, 05:00 AM

from Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 February 2019), September 1742, trial of William Bird (t17420909-37):

[William Bird was tried for the murder of Mary Maurice, and of Phillis Wells at a separate trial a month later. Both women suffocated in an underground cell, ‘The Hole’, St Martin’s Round House, a gaol run by Bird, and where he lived. He was found guilty of Wells’ murder and sentenced to death, later commuted to transportation. In total six of a group of twenty women died as a result of …   more >>

cite as

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 February 2019), September 1742, trial of William Bird (t17420909-37), number t17420909-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1550826961493 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: The Hole, St Martin's Round House Gaol, London

Listeners

Joseph Akins
Constable

Listening to

hide composers
unspecified singing-- prisoners

Experience Information

Date/Time between September, 1742, 11:00 PM and September, 1742, 05:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Notes

The listening experience was identified in ‘The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913’, a fully searchable database detailing the lives of non-elite people, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. Tim Hitchcock, Robert Shoemaker, Clive Emsley, Sharon Howard and Jamie McLaughlin, et al., The Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674-1913 (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0 February 2019)


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:16:02 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:58:11 +0100