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  • The Men Who Would Be The Ripper ( General List )

    The alphabetized list of men ( and women ) who acted out is in the Phenomenon of Jack The Ripper section at the top of the front page. This section is for general stories and articles.


    If you can recall anyone who confessed to being the Ripper....either in Canada, Australia, NZ, The USA, or The UK, even on the Continent...please add him to the following list :

    John Stevenson
    Frank Hall
    Joseph Woods
    Benson Hilton
    John Fitzmaurice
    John Harvey
    John Duncan
    John Harris
    Charles Hermann
    William Sheals
    William Brown
    William Gilbert
    James (or Henry ) Shaw
    Clarence Simm
    Alfred Blanchard
    William Holt
    Theophil Hanhart
    William Brodie
    John Avery
    Frederick Deeming ( Pending )
    Edward Larmonth
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    From Dave James :
    Frank Edwards
    Edward McKenna 17 Sept 1888 Birmingham Daily Post
    "R Smith" 30 Sept 1888 Reynolds
    August Nochild 7 Oct 1888 Reynolds
    William Griffiths 11 Oct 1888 The Star St Peter Port
    John Foster 12 Oct 1888 Belfast News Letter
    Frederick Dunbar 3 Nov 1888 IPN
    Peter Donald 9 Nov 1888 The Standard
    Charles Thomas 13 Nov 1888 Daily News
    Louiza Bezender 22 Nov 1888 The Star St Peter Port
    "Mr Stewart" 1 Dec 1888 Liverpool Mercury
    Elizabeth Ashworth 4 Jan 1889 Birmingham Daily Post
    Thomas Molin 16 Nov 1889 Blackburn Standard
    Harry Denker 30 Dec 1889 Sheffield & Rotherham Independent
    John Allen 9 April 1892 Berrows
    Joshua Brook 21 July 1892 Leeds Mercury
    John Norton 11 June 1893 Reynolds
    Jack Shaw 4 Dec 1919 Philadelphia Inquirer
    Sir George Arthur was arrested as JtR 18 Nov 1888, but it never appeared in the UK newspapers

    From Wolf Vanderlinden :
    Thomas Molin---November 1889
    John Langhorn---December 1888


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  • #2
    Hi Buddy
    What about Charles Hermann?
    Attached Files

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    • #3
      Thanks Chris !
      I'll add him and John Harris ( see upcoming post on the Sunday Times list ) for the Mackenzie murder.
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      • #4
        Hi How
        The last paragraph of that Hermann report from 1905 has long interested me
        "The police say that the famous Whitechapel murderer Hermann thinks he is was a physician who died ten years ago in an insane asylum in Sussex, England."
        So on the basis of this version of events we would be looking for a doctor who died in an asylum in Sussex in 1895.
        Any candidates known?

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        • #5
          You might add Neill Cream's alleged confession on the scaffold, "I am Ja----!!!"
          Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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          • #6
            John Duncan of cabman's shelter fame.

            Cream's confession was apocryphal. Never happened.

            Yours truly,

            Tom Wescott

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            • #7
              Thanks for Duncan, Tom...

              I might be imagining this, maybe I dreamt it... but I could swear that I read something recently about 4 fellows who appeared in court for either making threats and/or claiming to be the Ripper at the same time.

              I've looked in the A to Z ( where I thought I read it ) and can't find the piece I'm referring to.

              Anyone recall this ?
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              • #8
                Hi How,

                From my JtR Idiots file:

                Edward McKenna 17 Sept 1888 Birmingham Daily Post
                "R Smith" 30 Sept 1888 Reynolds
                August Nochild 7 Oct 1888 Reynolds
                William Griffiths 11 Oct 1888 The Star St Peter Port
                John Foster 12 Oct 1888 Belfast News Letter
                Frederick Dunbar 3 Nov 1888 IPN
                Peter Donald 9 Nov 1888 The Standard
                Charles Thomas 13 Nov 1888 Daily News
                Louiza Bezender 22 Nov 1888 The Star St Peter Port
                "Mr Stewart" 1 Dec 1888 Liverpool Mercury
                Elizabeth Ashworth 4 Jan 1889 Birmingham Daily Post
                Thomas Molin 16 Nov 1889 Blackburn Standard
                Harry Denker 30 Dec 1889 Sheffield & Rotherham Independent
                John Allen 9 April 1892 Berrows
                Joshua Brook 21 July 1892 Leeds Mercury
                John Norton 11 June 1893 Reynolds
                Jack Shaw 4 Dec 1919 Philadelphia Inquirer
                Sir George Arthur was arrested as JtR 18 Nov 1888, but it never appeared in the UK newspapers
                Dave
                "From Hull, Hell and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tom_Wescott View Post
                  John Duncan of cabman's shelter fame.

                  Cream's confession was apocryphal. Never happened.

                  Yours truly,

                  Tom Wescott
                  Hi Tom

                  Yes certainly but it's worth adding it to the list as one of the myths of the case, if you will, related to the question of who actually did make a false confession of being the murderer.

                  Best regards

                  Chris
                  Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                  https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by How Brown View Post
                    Thanks for Duncan, Tom...

                    I might be imagining this, maybe I dreamt it... but I could swear that I read something recently about 4 fellows who appeared in court for either making threats and/or claiming to be the Ripper at the same time.

                    I've looked in the A to Z ( where I thought I read it ) and can't find the piece I'm referring to.

                    Anyone recall this ?
                    Hello Howie

                    Delving into the newspaper archives is really getting to you, my man. How about a two-week stay in Colney Hatch to recuperate?

                    Cheers

                    Chris
                    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                    https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                    Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                    • #11
                      Dave:

                      Fantastic my friend !!!!!!!!! That's terrific !
                      I think the four I was referring to were in November of '88...and you might have 'em there. Great job Dave...

                      I suppose we might add Deeming, unless someone has an objection or counterpoint to him being on any list.
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                      • #12
                        I'm Spartacus
                        Itsnotrocketsurgery

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                        • #13
                          Lemme Introduce To You....The One N' Only Billy Sheals

                          The Sun
                          October 20, 1889
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                          • #14
                            William Gilbert

                            The Sun
                            August 4, 1889
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                            • #15
                              Billy Brown

                              The third William in a row....

                              The Sun

                              August 4, 1889
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