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  • #76
    Pedersen was representing the Lockett Brothers whom I recall bought out (Nitrate King) North and Jewell circa 1896.

    https://books.google.ca/books?pg=RA1...Lg&output=text



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    • #77
      With the witness Jorge Petersen being a Danish born resident, I have no doubt that the particulars of the civil death record are accurate enough, so Johannes Anderson who died in January of 1896 was a 64 year old shoemaker. (There is a handful of other possibilities in the Danish censuses for a shoemaker born in Denmark c. 1832 - even a maker of wooden shoes).

      So this now makes it difficult for me to believe this man whoever he was is the man who allegedly confessed to being Jack the Ripper as he lay dying. Why doesn’t his profile match the 30 year old strapping sailor of the story?

      If any of it is true, my guess is that Brame heard the story on the ship or in the hospital and then heard about the death of the man with a similar name. Maybe he even attended the funeral and put it his story,

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      • #78
        Originally posted by R. J. Palmer View Post
        ...Brame described a thirty-something able bodied seaman who was working as a cook.

        This 'Johanes Anderson' is a sixty-four year old Danish shoemaker--which, the name aside, is quite a stretch for the man described by Brame....

        Two months later (March 1896), there is a British cook who did indeed die in Iquique, but his name is 'John Robinson' --not 'John Anderson'--and he is also 64.
        I would have to agree now that, if anything, we should be looking for a sailor and/or cook more than for someone named "John" or "John Anderson". Might we not even dismiss the idea that "Anderson" had to have died in Iquique or even that he had to have died in Chile after the docking of the Annie Speer in November of 1894?

        I now have a feeling that James Brame and his alleged, fellow patient confessor would not have stayed long in the town of Iquique if they had both deserted and/or got stuck in Chile. Iquique is now listed as Chile's 14th largest city. Is Brame going to admit that he ended up in a hospital in, let's say, Antofagasta, 400 km away from where they docked?

        In that direction, I found one or two Anderson sailor possibilities that died in a hospital elsewhere in Chile. I'll see if their records are worth posting.

        PS The Annie Speer made port in Antofagasta on that trip. No report of stopping in Iquique. Maybe they stopped there to drop off the sick passenger.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Markus Aurelius Franzoi View Post
          James Brame said he joined the Annie Speer in Shields in "October 1894".
          The Annie Speer sailed from Sunderland on Sept 1, 1894 and arrived in Antofagasta, Chile on Dec 10.
          Well, the England, Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital Admissions and Discharges, 1826-1930 records have something to say about James Brame for those who thought, as I did, that he went straight to the press when he got back to England (after 2 long years). Well he was back well before that. So, if his story was true, he must have sat on his Jack the Ripper story for 2 years because he had a stint in the hospital in June 1895.

          He supposedly heard the confession in Chile in 1894 and he was in London in 1895. The story came out in August of 1896. He went right back into the hospital the next month as RJ Palmer mentions in Post 43.


          All England, Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital Admissions and Discharges, 1826-1930 results for James Brame
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          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 17 Jun 1922
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 2 Oct 1922
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 24 Nov 1922
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 22 Dec 1922
          View Record James Brame abt 1848 England 23 Jan 1923
          View Record James Brame abt 1848 England 15 Sep 1927
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 25 May 1929
          View Record James Brame abt 1846 England 20 Sep 1924
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 27 Sep 1925
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 England 25 Sep 1926
          View Record James Brame abt 1847 Lowestoft Disch. 22 Sep 1896 4 days
          View Record James Brame abt 1849 Lowestoft Disch. 19 Jun 1895 7 days
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          Can I say "Roslyn D'Onston"?!

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          • #80
            Based on the discharge records, James Brame could still have sailed on the Annie Speer in 1894. I found another Danish sailor, Anton Anderson, and an Irish Andres Anderson, death but I don’t see them as viable candidates based in the timeline.

            If you go by Barnes’s literal story and timeline, then the only thing really eliminated by the records is any connection to the shoemaker Johannes Anderson who died in January of 1896 when Brame was already back in England in June of 1895 after leaving a different ship.

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