William Townley in London, near Gracechurch Street - 13 April, 1770, 09:00 PM

from Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 12 February 2019), April 1770, trial of John Armond (t17700425-55):

[John Armond was found guilty of petty larceny and sentenced to transportation]

 

William Townley: I am servant to Mr. Driver, at a nursery-garden, in Kent Road. Coming out of Gracechurch-street, on the 13th of April, in the evening, I stopped to hear people singing; this was a little after nine. I had not stopped above two minutes, before I felt a tug very hard at my left hand pocket, in which was a shirt, a neckcloth, and a handkerchief. I turned my head immediately, and saw the prisoner's hand go from my pocket, and whip it under his coat and run. I ran after him.

cite as

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 12 February 2019), April 1770, trial of John Armond (t17700425-55), number t17700425-55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1550936862367 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: London, near Gracechurch Street

Listeners

William Townley
Servant

Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by unnamed people

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 April, 1770, 09:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, 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 Sat, 23 Feb 2019 15:47:42 +0000
Approved on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:32:09 +0100