Haynes Statement Added to Website

I have added the statement that Elizabeth Haynes provided to Inspector Frederick Abberline to the “Documents” section of the website.  Haynes was William Bury’s landlord in London shortly before and shortly after his wedding.    

Bury’s DNA Profile Obtained

According to a report in the June 2021 issue of Whitechapel Society Journal, William Bury’s DNA profile has been obtained (1).  Bury was executed in 1889, and prior to his burial, cervical vertebrae were removed from his body. The bones have apparently been in continuous storage at Dundee University since that time.  Investigative journalist Michael … [Read more…]

James Berry Letter Auctioned

A letter written by James Berry two days after he executed William Bury was recently made available at an auction in the United Kingdom.  The Courier reported that the letter sold for £1,300, about two or three times what was estimated.  A reproduction of the letter and information about it is available through this link.  Stewart … [Read more…]

Outcome of Mock Trial

On February 3, a mock retrial of William Bury for the murder of his wife Ellen Bury took place in Dundee, Scotland.  Lord Hugh Matthews, a Scottish Supreme Court justice, commanded the trial.  The two sides, mooting societies from the University of Dundee (prosecution) and the University of Aberdeen (defense), were each able to call … [Read more…]