Martha Riley in London, England - 5 March, 1771, at night
from Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 February 2019), April 1771, trial of Joseph Dowling Mary, the wife of Joseph Cove (t17710410-34).:
[Joseph Dowling and Mary Cove were found not guilty on 10 April 1771 of sexual offences against Sarah Sharpe]
Martha Riley: I rent the house. The prisoner Dowling lodges with me. I live in the bottom part, and lie in the three pair of stairs.
Q. What time did you go to bed?
Riley. About twelve o'clock.
Q. Did you hear any cries or disturbance in his room?
Riley. Between six and seven o'clock, I went to their room to get a saucepan I had lent Mary Cove and the girl (Sarah Sharpe) was singing.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 February 2019), April 1771, trial of Joseph Dowling Mary, the wife of Joseph Cove (t17710410-34)., number t17710410-34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1550937718857 accessed: 21 September, 2021
Listening tohide composers
|unspecified singing||performed by Sarah Sharpe|
|Date/Time||5 March, 1771, at night|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|
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)