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I note that Crawford had a son who was curate at St. Matthew, Bethnal Green. Though Crawford was born in France, I take it he was a Scotsman? That raises interesting possibilities of a relationship with Farquharson. They both attended Eton and Cambridge, though Crawford was quite a bit older. Also, Crawford had served as an MP before Farquharson.
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There was also another Emily Druitt who lived behind the London Hospital in Whitechapel. We do not know whether she was related to Montague, probably not.
She didn't live on Turner Street, did she? On my first trips to London, there was a charming little pub on that street, right behind the London Hospital, where one could meet dozens of young nurses who would frequent the place after their shifts. I have fond memories of it. I hasten to add that this was long before I was married.
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The Emily Druitt who lived behind the London Hospital was at 288 Oxford Street.

Interestingly, Edward Reginald Lindsay was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1901 and later took holy orders, quite like John Henry Lonsdale only 20 years later. It must have been a somewhat common practice.
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A quick search of the National Archives reveals the following sources of info,
The Druitt Papers,
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Druitt family of Wimborne Minister, Dorset and London
item: Letters - [no ref.] - date: 1889

33 letters etc

Contents
From F.H. Arnold, Emsworth; Rev. E.B. Cruikshank, Midhurst, with a cutting on the execution of the brothers Drewett of Midhurst (2); James D. Drewett, Mitcham, with a completed questionnaire issued by Gertrude (4); Jane Drewett, Forest Hill; S. Drewett, Seine, France (2); Francis N. Druitt, East Dulwich; Charles Druitt, West Kensington, with an account of a branch of the family by Miss Jane Druitt of Drogheda (5); Jabez Druitt, Mile End Road; James Searle Druitt, with a note from his son James and a note on their branch of the family (2); Richard Druitt, Roman Road; S.W. Kershaw, hamleth; Palace library; Charles Mayo, Long Burton, Sherborne, with notes on the family, a cutting from a directory, a letter from R.L. Carpenter, Bridport, to Mr. Solly and one from Horace V. Thompson, Devizes, to Mr. Mayo (9); John B. Moncklin, Guildhall; J. Smyth, Dublin; copy of G.E. Druitt's circular letter to other Druitts asking for information about the family
http://www.a2a.org.uk/search/records...itt&cid=13-1-5
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Seine, France (2); Francis N. Druitt, East Dulwich; Charles Druitt, West Kensington, with an account of a branch of the family by Miss Jane Druitt of Drogheda (5); Jabez Druitt, Mile End Road; James Searle Druitt, with a note from his son James and a note
Date: 1889
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/s...x=20&y =9&j=t

Letters
From Jabez Druitt, Mile End Road, with a memorial card to his wife Sophia (2); F.D. Drewitt, Grosvenor Square; William Drewitt, Easebourne, with his business cards (3); Rev. Geo. {George?} E. Gardiner, Bor, Wilts.; (C.H. Mayo, Long Burton Vicarage, Sherborne
Date: 1888
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/s...x=20&y =9&j=t

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Thank you Mike. The information you give relates to the letters held at the West Sussex Records Office in Chichester but they it does give some information as to the content of the 1888 letter from Jabez to the Christchurch Druitts. The occasion for the letter was the death of Jabez's wife Sophia, recorded in third quarter 1888, roughly the time the WM started. I remember reading that a long time ago but I had completely forgotten it. There is another letter from Jabez in 1889.
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Interestingly enough, authoress Lucy Walford gives the name "Jabez Druitt" to one of her characters in her novel Iva Kildare: A Matrimonial Problem (1897). As part of the novel pokes fun at this "funny-sounding" name, I suspect the authoress had somewhere encountered the Jabez Druitt's name and it simply stuck in her mind. Walford died in 1915.
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Some of this information is beginning to come back to me now. Jabez Druitt was listed in Kelly's and other directories as a "Monumental Mason," i.e., as in cemetery monuments. He, not surprisingly, had a shop near Manor Park. This is the cemetery in which Polly Nicholls and Catherine Eddowes are buried and near to the cemetery where Ann Chapman is buried, not that this connects him in any way to their murders. Later on he appears to have had multiple shops and also exhibited some of his other sculptures. He was obviously very successful.
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Thanks, Chris, but where's Emily?
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