Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.

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Buck's Row Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper's London 1888

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This link will take you to the key points in London where Jack the Ripper carried out his 5 murders
over 71 days from 31 August 1888 to 9 November 1888. You can use this map to make your own Jack the
Ripper walk around London or to trace the movements of the Whitechapel killer whose identity has
never been established.

Irish research on Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety

Francis Tumblety -
Jack the Ripper suspect
I am researching the Irishman Francis Tumblety, born 1830, who in later life became one of the chief suspects in the Jack the Ripper case in London in 1888.

I know that he and members of his family left Ireland on a famine ship in 1847 and that Tumblety lived most of his life in the US after that. I already know a lot about his life in the US, but I'm looking for information about his life in Ireland prior to his departure.

In all of the books written about Tumblety, not one has any details of where he lived here, where he went to school and no trace has been found of his birth certificate. His parents' names were Margaret and James and he was the youngest of 11 children. 

Does anyone have any information on his life in Ireland prior to 1847? Or would anyone know about the specific details of any visits to Ireland after he emigrated? 

Any leads in this regard would be much appreciated. 

The family spelled their surname in various ways: Tumulty, Tumuelty, Twomblety and Francis spelt it as Francis Tumblety.