William Humphreys et al. in Elbow Lane pub, London - 11 August, 1747

from Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 February 2019), September 1750, trial of John Taphouse (t17500912-10):

[John Taphouse was found guilty of theft on 12 September 1750 and sentenced to transportation]

 

William Humphreys: On the 11th of Aug. the prisoner was at my house (I keep a public-house in Elbow-lane, near the three cranes) he was in company drinking and singing. One William Rogers came to me, and told me, they missed a tankard, and desired I wou'd come up, and make search; accordingly I did. I found none. The prisoner was searched as well as the rest. I knew all the company very well except the prisoner, which gave me a suspicion of him. […]

cite as

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 February 2019), September 1750, trial of John Taphouse (t17500912-10), number t17500912-10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1550845582732 accessed: 5 October, 2022

location of experience: Elbow Lane pub, London

Listeners

Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by John Taphouse, unnamed drinkers

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 August, 1747
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

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 14:26:23 +0000
Approved on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:11:58 +0100