Guest Stephen Turner Posted July 1, 2005 Share Posted July 1, 2005 (edited) SEMINAR TOPIC 3 WILLIAM HENRY BURY WIFE KILLER PART ONE. With thanks to William Beadle... Bury was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, on 25th May 1859. he' s previous claim to fame was that he was the last person hanged in Dundee, Scotland. His father, Henry, was a fishmonger, his mother was Mary Bury, nee Hendy. Unfortunately we know nothing about Bury's childhood , before, at the age of 28 he moved to London. William Bury was a man of low self esteem. He was a drunkard, a thief, and a man of perverted sexual fantasy's -associated with alcohol abuse- who had given up a trade to live amongst the lowest of the low. He wanted money but refused to work for it, he hated women and would not socialise with them, but with his wife Ellen, he found somebody whose self esteem was as low as his own.The self image was evident in his violent attitude to sex, and his maudlin drunkeness. a match for the ripper. They wed on Easter Monday, 2nd April 1888, within a year both would have died violent deaths. The newly weds took lodgings at Swaton Rd Bow, with an Elizabeth Haynes. On 7th April a highly significant incident occured. Haynes heard Ellen scream for help. She found Bury kneeling on her and trying to cut her throat. This was not a row that had got out of hand. Ellen discovered that Bury slept with a knife under his pillow. From here on he began to drink heavily, and regularly assault Ellen. Ted Bundy treated his partner in the same way. Shortly afterwards the Bury's moved from Swaton Rd first to 11, Blackthorn St, Bow, and finally to 3, Spanby Rd, also Bow. NEXT< THE SHARES, HORSE & CART, A QUICK GETAWAY. Edited August 11, 2005 by Stephen Turner Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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