There have been many different versions of the royal Masonic conspiracy theory over the years, and none are ever taken seriously. James is voted the 1 suspect in the Jack the Ripper Casebook , which makes him notable. And while some screen shots of his diary may prove rather convincing, these claims are hotly contested and rumored as a hoax. Michael Barrett, who originally claims he discovered the Maybrick diary, has confessed to the forged documents. These confessions have been retracted and restated many times in the past years, however.
See his confession. James, who was originally from Liverpool, moved to London to live with his mother, and had reportedly contracted Malaria and became increasingly addicted to arsenic and strychnine, which was not uncommon for the s. The case for James lies mainly in the contested diaries, which surfaced only in Whether it is real or a fake, it maintains sound constancy with the known facts.
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Deactivated Account. Change password. Deactivate your Account. A verification email has been sent, please verify your account to post comments. Continue Continue to log in for full episodes. He quickly took steps to have the body removed and transported to her stepfather's home at nearby White House Cottage. Dodds quickly sent for Dr Walter Galloway, who lived nearby at Wrekenton, as well as for his local commanding officer, Sergeant Hutchinson, who, by coincidence, at that time was in conference with Superintendent Harrison, the senior officer of the Gateshead Division, who was visiting Birtley at that time.
All three men were soon on the scene and beginning to piece together the events that had led up to the crime being committed. Jane Beadmore was 27 years old according to her death certificate, and described as about five feet three inches in height and quite stout. She had one elder brother, Joseph, her father, a ship's carpenter, having abandoned her mother somewhere around the time of her birth, and one younger half-brother, William, by her mother's second marriage to Joseph Savage which had taken place a few years after this abandonment.
She lived at White House Cottage with her mother, stepfather and half brother, the four of them living and sleeping in a single downstairs room, the attic of the cottage being used for the accommodation of pigeons. They appear to have been a close family, as statements from both the stepfather and half brother show a great deal of affection for the girl. Indeed, she was generally known in the district by the name Jane Savage, her stepfather's surname.
She had been in poor health for some time, due to a heart disease for which she had for a time been confined in the Newcastle Infirmary, and for which she was now an outpatient at Gateshead Infirmary. On the afternoon of the 22nd, she had gone to Gateshead to collect some medicine for her condition from the infirmary, and had returned to the family home about twenty minutes past two.
She had then remained in the home until that evening. Shortly before seven o'clock that evening she had left the house saying that she was going to visit a neighbour, a Mrs Dorothy Newall, at nearby Hinds Farm. In fact she first went to the nearby Mount Moor Inn where the wife of the proprietor, a Mrs Elizabeth Morris, kept a small shop on the premises, and here she bought a pennyworth of toffee, which she told Mrs Morris she intended to take with her medicine as it had a nasty taste.
She then went on to the Newall's house. She was next seen some time around or just before eight o'clock, on the Black Road, which ran between the Newall's house and the Vale Pit, the road which crossed the Ouston railway line just north of where her body had been found.
Two men were travelling up this road on a cart, a labourer named Henry Brown, and a man by the name of Newark Forster. They were transporting some of Forster's furniture from Newcastle to Birtley on the cart belonging to Brown's father. They were travelling in the direction of Birtley, and said that she was walking in the opposite direction and appeared to be alone.
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Due to the furniture on the cart, Forster was not certain that someone could not have been on the opposite side to him and he not seen them. Brown, on the other hand, stated that he had a full view of the road from where he was sitting, and that he had seen the girl and no other person. There was one further possible sighting that night. James Gilmore, a miner residing at Hebborn Quay, had been on his way to his aunt's house at Look-Out Cottages some time between nine and ten. He had met a man and woman walking towards him along the road.
The man had been on the side of the road closest to him, but as they approached he had appeared to deliberately switch places with the girl. Gilmore had hailed them, saying "Aye aye there, mon! He stated that the pair appeared to be exchanging strong words with each other. After they had passed him, he had looked back and seen them turn onto the Black Road in the direction of the railway. He described the man as being about five feet nine or ten inches tall, and the woman as fitting Beadmore's description, although it was dark and he could not swear to their identity. This was the last that was seen of her before the discovery of the body, and once the details were published in the local and national press, with the neck and abdominal wounds being prominently described, a rumour quickly spread that the Whitechapel murderer, finding that part of the world now too hot for his bed of operations, had fled the area and moved north.
The police themselves appear to have accepted this as a possibility, and Inspector Thomas Roots of the Metropolitan Police CID, together with Dr George Bagster Phillips, Divisional Surgeon for Whitechapel, who had performed the post mortem on the latest Whitechapel victim, were despatched north by train to ascertain whether or not this killing bore the hallmarks of the East End butcher.
The pair travelled overnight on Monday, and on the Tuesday morning Phillips wasted no time in visiting White House Cottage, in the company of Lieutenant Colonel White, the Chief Constable of the county, to examine the body. He later gave his opinion that the abdominal injuries in this case had been a "clumsy piece of butchery", and had shown none of the finesse and skill of the Whitechapel miscreant.
Dodds and Inspector Dunn of the Durham police. A local newspaper commented:. The visit was, of course, not intended in any way to interfere with the functions of the Durham police authorities, but the idea was very prevalent in the locality that the London inspector had come to aid in the elucidation of the local tragedy, and on all hands, when the subject was discussed, there were good natured but bantering suggestions that the London police should stay at home and detect their own criminals.
In the locality, meanwhile, the idea that this was the handiwork of the East End villain had quickly begun to lose currency, and the identity of the real culprit was quickly seized upon by both police and public. For the previous two years Beadmore had been keeping company with a young man, five years her junior, by the name of William Waddell.
The pair had evidently been sweethearts and had often been seen out walking together and acting affectionately towards each other, many times in the vicinity of the very area where her body would later be found. It had even been the common belief in the district that the pair were engaged to be wed, although this would appear not to have been the case.
A few days before her death, Beadmore had been walking in Birtley with a friend named Isabella McGuinness when they had seen Waddell, and Beadmore had confessed to her friend that she wished to have no more to do with him and had "found someone nicer. Five years her junior at 22 years of age, Waddell was described as a sullen, morose individual, quite tall for the day at five feet nine or ten inches tall, with a sallow complexion, brown hair and blue eyes which were described as sunken.
He was also said to have an unusual walk due to trouble with his legs, and walked always with his feet pointing outwards and his body hunched forward as if about to overbalance. His father, who was said to be of excellent character, lived at Eighton Banks together with a brother, but Waddell had left the family home and had stayed for the last eight or nine months at a lodging in Birtley named the Brickgarth and run by a widow by the name of Jane McCormack.
Originally a farm labourer by trade, he had worked for many years as a "bungey" 4 at Long Acre Farm, which lay between Birtley North Side and Eighton Banks and where his father and brother had also both worked.
Panic had struck Whitechapel following the second murder. The slightest deviation from this rule may completely frustrate the ends of justice, and defeat the endeavour of superior officers to advance the welfare of the public service. Sexual Quests Gone Wrong Some sexual practices increase the risk of exposure, arrest, or even death. She was well liked around Whitechapel and seemed to be clear of most of the troubles of the area, though at times could be drunk and have a temper. If there is, it certainly worked.
Both of the brothers had, at one time or another, also worked for Mr John Hall, the proprietor of Birtley Cottage Farm, who also owned the White House Cottage where the Savages made their home. Hall referred to Waddell as a quiet enough fellow and stated that he "worked well when he was in the humour", but compared him unfavourably with his brother Thomas, who he stated was a "very steady hard worker. For the previous five months Waddell had been in the employ of John McAvoy, a beer house keeper in Birtley, for whom he operated a slag-breaking machine.
He had worked for him that Saturday up until one o'clock, when his work had been finished for the week. He had then left the premises but returned between two and three that afternoon to collect his wages for the week of nineteen shillings. He had appeared to be sober at that time, and had given McAvoy no indication that he would not return to work on the following Monday.
According to Mrs McCormack, he had returned to the lodging house at around four o'clock, and at that time he was quite visibly intoxicated.
A few weeks earlier Waddell had exchanged his knife with another lodger at the house, Thomas Fallon, who described this knife as having a blade about three inches long and having the initials J. Another lodger, Daniel McCormick, described having seen Waddell handling this knife in the lodging house on the Thursday evening preceding the murder. Mrs McCormack stated that Waddell had sat about the house for some hours in his drunken state.
He had had nothing to eat, and had at one point been sick. This she considered to be unusual behaviour as he was usually of sober habits. He had changed his clothes and left the house at about seven o'clock, and as with his employer had given no indication that he would not be returning. At around the same time as he was leaving his lodgings, Jane Beadmore was buying her pennyworth of toffee, and following this she went to Dorothy Newall's farm, where she sat talking with Mrs Newall. After she had been there for what Mrs Newall called a "canny bit," Waddell arrived and sat down near but apart from her.
Mrs Newall described Waddell as sitting with his head down and looking sulky, although she did not believe he appeared inebriated. Beadmore was, by contrast, very cheerful and quite hearty.
She offered Waddell some of her toffee, but he did not take it. He appeared to be out of breath and said this was because he had "run all the way from the hole". At some time around eight o'clock, Beadmore announced that she must be going.