Frederick Bailey Deeming Articles Uncovered.

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Readers of my blog will know how often my work in one aspect of Hull’s history will cross over into another.  Last week I was tasked with researching the histories of several properties in Hull which had alleged paranormal activity.  One such property had, what was best described as, “A female apparition” so the quest was on to find historical evidence of females on the site especially those that had died a tragic death that might leave behind memories that could cause a haunting. 

It took less than an hour to find a lady who was tragically killed on the property when she fell over, however, it was during the search for other deaths at the location that I came across an article on Frederick Bailey Deeming. 

One of the main problems with Deeming is his use of aliases, a problem that has led some researchers to believe that there could be more material on Deeming available, albeit with a different name.  The second problem is the Victorian British press and their inability to spell these names.  Last week the article I discovered was under Deeming’s alias, Harry Lawson, however, today I searched for similar articles from other press sources from the same period and discovered 14 articles pertaining to Frederick Bailey Deeming. 

The articles, found in The Hull Daily Mail, The Hull News, The Hull Daily News, and The Hull and East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Times, cover the year 1890, from the months April, July, and September.  They feature Frederick Bailey Deeming under the aliases of,

Frederick Deening, Frederick Denning, Harry Lawson, and Henry Lawson, and cover his trial against Messrs Reynoldson’s, of Whitefriargate, Hull. 

The articles are currently being transcribed and will be inserted in Jack the Ripper – From Hell, From Hull? Volume II


9 Responses to “Frederick Bailey Deeming Articles Uncovered.”

  1. Neale Carter Says:

    G’day Mike. I’ve always been interested in Deeming as I’m from Melbourne and once lived only a few streets away from Andrews St. He certainly is a slppery character with his aliases. I look forward to anything arising from these articles.



  2. admin Says:

    Thanks for signing Neale, he certainly was very interesting and quiet a sinister man. Hopefully more and more will be found on him.



  3. Jeff Bloomfield Says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Mike,

    Sounds good that more material on Deeming has turned up. Probably not the Ripper, but certainly a fascinating villain in his own right.

    Best wishes


  4. admin Says:

    All the best Jeff, nice to hear from you. Hope you are well.

    Best wishes


  5. Jeff Bloomfield Says:

    Hi Mike,

    I’m okay. There was a problem on Facebook (somebody tried to make into my account) and I have not been on it since last Spring. Please let them know I’m okay and retired since October. Sorry I missed the big meeting last September.

    Best wishes for the holiday season to all,


  6. admin Says:

    Sorry to hear about that Jeff, I had to change my security settings recently when someone tried to access my email, facebook and twitter accounts. I updated security and changed all passwords just in case.

    Best wishes


  7. Michelle Carter Says:

    I am a history buff and this case is so interesting to me. i?m 44 and live in s. florida in th U.S. I do enjoy reading and watching television shows about Jack The Ripper, and I plan on watching Ripper Street. Happy New Year!

  8. Rafael Says:

    Howdy! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
    Many thanks!

  9. admin Says:

    Hi Michelle and Rafael, Happy New Year. I would give both and Ripper Casebook Forums a view.



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