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AD14/89Crown Office precognitions, 18891889
AD14/89/160Precognition against William Henry Bury for the crime of murder at 113 Princes Street, DundeeFeb-Mar 1889
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference AD14/89/160/1
Title Precognition (bound volume) against William Henry Bury for the crime of murder. Containing declaration of accused, medical report of accused, statements of witnesses and medical reports concerning victim.
Dates Feb-Mar 1889
Access status Open
Location On site
Level Item
Extent 1 item
Finding aids 19th Century Solemn Database
Publication note Execution referred to in Alex F Young 'The Encyclopaedia of Scottish Executions, 1750-1963', (1998), pp.130-131, states that as part of his confession Bury claimed to be Jack the Ripper, confessing to the Whitechapel murders. For information about the trial of William Bury, see Euan MacPherson 'The trial of Jack the Ripper: the case of William Bury (1859-89)', Edinburgh (2005).
Related record JC26/1889/15 JC36/3
Accused William Henry Bury, Age: 29, sawdust merchant, Address: Princes Street, Dundee
Victim Ellen Bury, deceased wife of William Henry Bury (accused), 113 Princes Street, Dundee

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