Stephen P. Ryder
Post Number: 2745
|Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 8:31 pm: ||
This biographical account of Sir William Gull was originally published in A Collection of the Published Writings of William Withey Gull, Bart., M.D., F.R.S. (1894), and was reprinted as a smaller, separate book entitled William Withey Gull - A Biographical Account two years later in 1896.
The full-text of this book is now available on the Casebook at:
(This is my first [successful] experiment with text-recognition software - I hope to turn this new technology toward some of the other rare items on my shelves in the coming months. Enjoy!)
Stephen P. Ryder, Editor
Casebook: Jack the Ripper
Christopher T George
Post Number: 190
|Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 9:19 am: ||
Thanks for adding this biographical account of Sir William Withey Gull to the resources available to us at "Casebook: Jack the Ripper." The site is getting better all the time!
All my best
|Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 6:31 pm: ||
hi im paul withey
never knew anything about one of my familie being suspected of any thing like this
|Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 8:12 am: ||
Have you checked out your family tree? Yours is an unusual surname.
|Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 7:00 pm: ||
My grandmother was Florence Gull (born around 1885) and my mother told me stories of her being related to someone in the Jack the Ripper case. She told me there was a surgeon in the family, and also a barrister, so that ties up with William Withey and his son, William C. Anyone got any info on William C and what his childrens' names were?
Post Number: 848
|Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 5:11 pm: ||
In the 1891 census William C Gull is listed as follows:
10 Hyde Park Gardens, London
William C Gull aged 31 born Finsbury
Barrister at Law
Annie C Gull aged 25 born Paddington
Mary C Gull aged 3 born Marylebone
Amy B Gull aged 2 born Marylebone
If the birth date of 1885 for Flornce Gull is correct there is only one candidate in 1891 census.
Address: 9 Mowal Street, London
Florence Gull aged 6 born Brixton. her parents were Joseph Gull, aged 38, a Solicitor's Clerk, and Charlotte Gull aged 34. She had an older brother called William who was 9 at the time of the census.
Hope this helps
|Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 7:40 pm: ||
Sir William Gull gets his middle name Withey from his godfather. I believe his name was Charles Withey- but don't quote me on that. I'm sure I read this in Andy and Sue Parlour's book.
Christopher T George
Post Number: 681
|Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 5:06 pm: ||
I am sure Andy and Sue Parlour will be pleased to confirm whether you are right about the derivation of Sir William Withey Gull's middle moniker.
Andy and Sue Parlour
Post Number: 108
|Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 5:20 am: ||
Hello Chris & Stephen,
Yes, Sir William Gull's middle name of Withey is from his Godfather Captain Withey.
Captain Withey was a family friend and employer of William's father John Gull. John Gull was a bargemaster, he Captained the 'Dove' Captain Withey was skipper of the 'Amity'. William Withey Gull was baptised at St Leonards Church Hythe Colchester. The church was known as the 'Sailors' church. Our later research has shown that William's father John, did in fact own the 'Dove' and that he was more likely to have been contracted to Captain Withey. The main cargoes at the time from Colchester Dock were building materials, livestock, produce and cereals. This in the main was taken to London. The return payload was horse manure which was collected from London's streets (there was plenty of it)and taken to the Thames waterside for loading onto the barges to take back and unload at the many small docks along the Essex, Kent and Suffolk coasts. This served a triple purpose, it was a bonus in earnings for skipper and crew plus ballast for the barges, and fertilizer for the farmers fields.
|Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:58 am: ||
You all have a lot of info on this family. My great grandmother was Elizabeth Gull and she was related to Sir William Gull ... I always thought it was his Daughter but I see this is not the case ...... does anyone know where she fits in. She married William Blewett
|Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:48 pm: ||
I would really like to know who Sir Williams brothers and sisters were ...... anyone know
|Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 9:19 am: ||
Elizabeth Gull, Sir William Gull's sister, was my GG Grandmother. I would be most interested to find any other descendants of the family. There are many Gull descendants living in Australia. Sir William's direct descendant and heir, lives in South Africa .