James Mumford

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Witness (though not called to Mary Ann Nichols' inquest).

Born c.1853, Whitechapel, married to Emma (b.1855). A horse slaughterman employed at Harrison, Barber & Co, Winthrop Street.

After being informed of the murder of Mary Ann Nichols by PC John Thain at 4.15am, 31st August 1888, Mumford accompanied co-workers Henry Tomkins and Charles Bretton to the scene in Buck's Row.[1]

In 1891, Mumford is recorded as living at 22 Winthrop Street (opposite the slaughterhouse) with his wife and three children, James (b.1886), Frederick (b.1889) and Alice (b.1891)[2]


  1. Jack the Ripper: The Facts, Paul Begg (Robson 2006)
  2. Census reports 1891