Mary Sinclair et al. in a field near Stepney, London - 1 April, 1777, at night

from Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 February 2019), May 1777, trial of JAMES DIGNAM PATRICK SEAGROVE MATTHEW FARRELL (t17770514-44):

[Mary Sinclair]: I was coming from Stepney on Easter Tuesday night; my husband and I were the last behind, all the rest of the company were on before.

The company was pretty large? There were ten in company; we were in the second field from the Green Dragon from Stepney[.]

[…]

 [Robert Sinclair]: I came from Stepney with my company; my shipmate had a penny candle in his hand, and we were singing very merry together; my wife had hold of my right arm[.]

cite as

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 February 2019), May 1777, trial of JAMES DIGNAM PATRICK SEAGROVE MATTHEW FARRELL (t17770514-44), number t17770514-44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551006650341 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: a field near Stepney, London

Listeners

Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by Robert Sinclair, a sailor

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 April, 1777, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, 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 Sun, 24 Feb 2019 11:10:50 +0000
Approved on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 17:20:54 +0100