Jack The Ripper - Serial Killer, East End of London, 1888
15th August 2018. Welcome to our new Jack The Ripper Project. Over the coming months we'll be adding references to all the Jack The Ripper suspects, police personnel, doctors and others involved in the Ripper story. Please come back often.
Victims ('Canonical Five')
Mary Ann Nichols
Mary Ann Nichols was brutally murdered on Friday 31st August 1888.
Annie Chapman was violently mutilated on 8th September 1888.
Elizabeth Stride was murdered in the early hours of 30th September 1888
Catherine Eddowes was murdered in the early hours of 30th September 1888
Mary Kelly was brutally murdered on 9th November 1888
Victims (Not widely considered as victims of Jack The Ripper)
Martha Tabram is not considered to be a victim of Jack The Ripper by most Ripper experts. She is not known as one of the 'Canonical Five'
Emma Elizabeth Smith
Emma Elizabeth Smith is another murder victim who is not considered to be one of Jack The Ripper's victims.
Dr Frederick Blackwell
Dr Frederick Blackwell was the doctor called to the scene of Elizabeth Stride's murder in Dutfield's Yard, Berner Street.
Dr Timothy Robert Killeen
Dr Timothy Robert Killeen was called to George Yard Buildings after PC Thomas Barrett 226H had discovered the body of Martha Tabram in the early hours of 7th August 1888.
Dr Rees Ralph Llewellyn
Dr Rees Ralph Llewellyn, of 152 Whitechapel Road, was fetched from his bed at approximately 4am on the morning of 31st August 1888 to attend to the body of Mary Ann Nichols.
PC Thomas Barrett 226H
PC Thomas Barrett 226H was the officer on duty who was found by John Saunders Reeves after finding the body of Martha Tabram on the morning of 7th August 1888.
PC Edward Collins
PC Edward Collins and PC Henry Lamb were the first police officers to arrive at Dutfield's Yard, Berner Street, after the brutal murder of Elizabeth Stride.
Inspector Edmund Reid
Martha Tabram Murder investigation
Inspector Edmund Reid was the officer who began the Marta Tabram murder investigation.
Inspector Ernest Ellisdon
Inspector Ernest Ellisdon was credited with reporting that there was no blood on the stairs leading to where Martha Tabram was killed - making it most likely she was murdered where she was found.
PC Mizen 55H
PC Mizen 55H was the third constable to arrive at the murder scene of Mary Ann Nichols. He was sent to fetch an ambulance and further assistance from Bethnal Green Police Station.
PC Henry Lamb
PC Henry Lamb and PC Edward Collins were the first police officers to arrive at Dutfield's Yard, Berner Street, after the brutal murder of Elizabeth Stride.
PC John Neil 97J
PC John Neil 97J discovered the body of Mary Ann Nichols at approximately 3.45am on 31st August 1888. He was the first Constable on the scene.
PC John Thain 96J
PC John Thain 96J was patrolling Brady street when
PC John Neil called him over for assistance after finding the body of Mary Ann Nichols. PC Thain was sent to fetch Dr Llewellyn.
Chief Constable Adolphus Williamson
Chief Constable Adolphus Williamson was initially in charge of the Annie Chapman murder investigation. When public panic increased Chief Inspector Donald Sutherland Swanson was put in overall command.
Wynne E Baxter
Wynne E Baxter was the Coroner for the South Eastern District of Middlesex. Wynne Baxter was on holiday in Scandinavia on 9th August 1888 when the inquest of Martha Tabram was opened.
George Collier was the deputy coroner who opened the proceedings at Martha Tabram's inquest, which was held in the library of the Working Lads’ Institute, Whitechapel Road.
Persons of interest
Alfred George Crow
Alfred George Crow was a licensed cab-driver. He rented a lodging, No. 35, in George Yard Buildings.
Morris Eagle found PC Edward Collins and PC Henry Lamb on Commercial Road and took them back to Dutfield's Yard after the brutal murder of Elizabeth Stride.
Francis Hewitt was the superintendent of the dwellings at George Yard Buildings. This is where Martha Tabram was so brutally murdered.
George Akin Lusk
On 16th October, 1888, George Lusk received the letter which became known as "The From Hell Letter".
Joseph and Elizabeth Mahoney
In 1888 Joseph and Elizabeth Mahoney were a young married couple. Their lives were documented to have been hard. They both resided in 47, George Yard Buildings.
John Saunders Reeves
John Saunders Reeves was a waterside labourer. He resided at No. 37, George Yard Buildings. He was credited with finding the body of Martha Tabram.
Thomas Hancock Nunn
Thomas Hancock Nunn was the honorary secretary of The St Jude’s Vigilance Committee
Henry Turner, a carpenter, had an on-off relationship with Martha Tabram after she separated from her husband, Henry Samuel Tabram.
Henry Samuel Tabram
Henry Samuel Tabram was married to Martha Tabram. Their marriage was short and they subsequently separated.
Charles Cross (22 Doveton Street, Bethnal Green)
Charles Cross was a carman, of 22 Doveton Street, Bethnal Green. At approximately 3.40am on Friday 31st August 1888 he found the body of Mary Ann Nichols lying on the pavement. He alerted PC Mizen.
George Yard Buildings
George Yard Buildings Martha Tabram's body was found here by John Saunders Reeves
17 Marshall Street, London Road, Southwark
17 Marshall Street is the address in which Martha Tabram was born. Martha was born on the 10th May 1849.
Old Montague Street
Old Montague Street Martha Tabram's body was taken to the workhouse infirmary in Old Montague Street after she was brutally murdered in George Yard Buildings in the early hours of 7th August 1888.
6 River Terrace, East Greenwich
6 River Terrace, East Greenwich was the address of Henry Samuel Tabram at the time of his wife's death.
4 Star Place, Commercial Road
4 Star Place - Commercial Road Martha Tabram and Henry Turner had resided at 4 star place during the last few weeks of Martha's life.
Working Lads’ Institute, Whitechapel
Martha Tabram's Inquest was held at the Working Lads’ Institute, Whitechapel Road on 9th August 1888.
22 Doveton Street - Bethnal Green
Charles Cross, a carman resided at 22 Doveton Street - Bethnal Green. Charles Cross found the body of Mary Ann Nichols.
30 Foster Street
Robert Paul resided at 30 Foster Street. Along with Charles Cross, Paul found the body of Mary Ann Nichols.
152 Whitechapel Road
At the time of Mary Ann Nichols' murder Dr Rees Ralph Llewellyn was residing at this address. He was fetched from here on the morning of 4th August 1888 to attend to Mary's body.
The St Jude’s Vigilance Committee
The St Jude’s Vigilance Committee was formed following the murder of Martha Tabram.