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Bodington, John, -1727
Reward notice for recovery of a silver quart tankard.
London, 1727.
Physical Description:
1 card ; 8 x 11 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HV6950.L7 B6 1727 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
John Bodington served as beadle at Goldsmiths' Hall from 1714 until his death in 1727.
"The 'official of the Goldsmiths' was the beadle of that livery company, who apparently ran the reward-notice distribution system scheme as a personal sideline. ... Their wide connections in these fields made their beadle specially suited as an information exchange on loss or robbery."--Rickards, Maurice. The encyclopedia of ephemera (2000), p. 273.
BAC: British Art Center copy annotated in manuscript (in black ink): "Tho. Wright, single." The word 'single' presumably refers to the list of recipients kept at Goldsmiths' Hall.
"Numb. 11598. October 11, 1727. Stolen out of a gentleman's house on Friday last, a silver quart tankard, graved at the bottom Richard Savage, cook, at the Angel in the Old Change. If offer'd to be sold, pawn'd or valued, pay stop it and the party, and give notice to the beadle of Goldsmith's-Hall, and you shall have two guineas reward; and if already bought, your money again with consent. John Bodington, beadle, at Goldsmiths-Hall."
Subject Terms:
Crime -- England -- London.
Goldsmiths' Hall (London, England)
Silverwork -- Great Britain.
Theft -- England -- London.
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Wright, Thomas -- Autograph.
Reward notices.
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