James Maybrick

James Maybrick (1838 - 1889)

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James "Jack the Ripper" Maybrick
Born in Liverpool, Lancashiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married after [location unknown]
Husband of — married in St James Church, Piccadilly, Londonmap
Died in Aigburthmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Mar 2014
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James was born in 1838. He was the son of William Maybrick and Susanna Unknown. He passed away in 1889.

Was a Liverpool cotton merchant. After his death, his wife, Florence Maybrick, was convicted of his murder by poisoning in a sensational trial. The "Aigburth Poisoning" case was widely reported in the press on both sides of the Atlantic. More than a century after his death, Maybrick was named as a suspect in the notorious Jack the Ripper murders, but critics countered that supporting evidence was hoaxed.[1]

In Maybrick's case a common-law wife, Sarah Ann Robertson, was identified. Sarah Ann is mentioned in her stepfather's will as "Sarah Ann Maybrick, wife of James".[2]


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Maybrick
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Maybrick

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James and Florence Maybrick
James and Florence Maybrick


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