Mary Ann Monk
Witness at Mary Ann Nichols' inquest.
Described as a 'young woman with a flushed face and a haughty air', she was a former inmate of the Lambeth Workhouse and she knew Nichols from her time there six or seven years previously. She also claimed to have last seen her six weeks previously in a pub in the New Kent Road and drank with her.
Mary Ann Monk was the first person to positively identify Nichols' body in the mortuary at 7.30pm, 31st August 1888.
- Jack the Ripper: The Facts, Paul Begg (Robson 2006)
- Inquest report, The Times, 4th September 1888
- Evening Standard, 1st September 1888