Adolphus Williamson

Adolphus Frederick "Dolly" Williamson (1830 – 9 December 1889) was the first head of the Detective Branch of the Metropolitan Police and the first head of the Detective Branch's successor organisation, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He joined the force in 1850 and eventually became Chief Constable.[1]

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The grave of Adolphus Williamson in Brookwood Cemetery

In the television films The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2011) and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher II (2013) he was played by William Beck.

In the Steampunk book series The Guild Chronicles by J.M. Bannon Williamson is used as a character. The prequel to the series is titled "The Untold Tales of Dolly Williamson" and is a fictional story of the detective's involvement in solving a crime with a supernatural killer. The book is considered an example of the steampunk genre.

Williamson was buried in Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey.

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Chief Constable Adolphus Frederick Williamson


  1. ^ Stewart Evans and Donald Rumbelow (2006) Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates: 19
Adolphus Howells

Adolphus Williamson Howells (9 August 1866; died 3 December 1938) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.Howells was educated at Fourah Bay College and ordained in 1899. He was a teacher at Badagry, Breadfruit, Ikoyi and Lagos, where he was Principal of the CMS Training Institution. He was Pastor of St John, Arolya from 1902 to 1918. In 1919 he became the first Vicar of Christ Church Pro-Cathedral; and in 1920 consecrated at Assistant Bishop for the Niger Delta.

Adolphus W. Green

Adolphus Williamson Green (January 14, 1844 – March 8, 1917) was an American attorney and businessman. He was the co-founder of the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco, owned by Mondelēz International) in 1898. A year later, in 1898, he was the first person to sell packaged biscuits. He served as the President of the National Biscuit Company from 1905 to 1917.

Charles Warren

General Sir Charles Warren, (7 February 1840 – 21 January 1927) was an officer in the British Royal Engineers. He was one of the earliest European archaeologists of the Biblical Holy Land, and particularly of the Temple Mount. Much of his military service was spent in British South Africa. Previously he was police chief, the head of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1886 to 1888 during the Jack the Ripper murders. His command in combat during the Second Boer War was criticised, but he achieved considerable success during his long life in his military and civil posts.

Chief inspector

Chief inspector (Ch Insp) is a rank used in police forces which follow the British model. In countries outside Britain, it is sometimes referred to as chief inspector of police (CIP).

Howard Vincent

Colonel Sir Charles Edward Howard Vincent (31 May 1849 – 7 April 1908), known as Howard Vincent or C. E. Howard Vincent, was a British soldier, barrister, police official and Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1908.

Jack Whicher

Detective Inspector Jonathan "Jack" Whicher (1 October 1814–29 June 1881) was an English police detective. He was one of the original eight members of London's newly formed Detective Branch, which was established at Scotland Yard in 1842. During his career, Whicher earned a reputation among the finest in Europe.

In 1860, he was involved in investigating the Constance Kent murder case, which was the subject of Kate Summerscale's 2008 book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, as well as the film of the same name. He was one of the inspirations for Charles Dickens’s Inspector Bucket, Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse, Wilkie Collins's Sergeant Cuff and R. D. Wingfield's Jack Frost, among other fictional detectives.

John Littlechild

Detective Chief Inspector John George Littlechild (21 December 1848 – 2 January 1923) was the first commander of the London Metropolitan Police Special Irish Branch, renamed Special Branch in 1888.

Littlechild was born in Royston, Hertfordshire. By 1871, he was a Detective Sergeant. He was promoted to Detective Inspector in 1878.

The Special Irish Branch was formed in 1883. It was technically under the command of Detective Chief Inspector Adolphus Williamson, but since he was also responsible for the whole Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Littlechild, as his deputy, was always in effective control. Although he is not thought to have had any direct involvement in the Jack the Ripper investigation, in September 1913 he wrote a letter to journalist G. R. Sims, in which he identified a "Doctor T" (whom he described as "an American quack named Tumblety") as a likely suspect.

Littlechild was promoted to Detective Chief Inspector in 1891. He resigned from the Met in 1893 and worked as a private investigator. He worked for the prosecution in the Oscar Wilde case. In November 1902 he served divorce papers on Arthur Reginald Baker, who days later was murdered by his lover Kitty Byron.

List of people buried in Brookwood Cemetery

The following is a list of notable burials at Brookwood Cemetery near Woking in Surrey.

William Addison (VC)

Alexis Theodorovich Aladin

Omar Ali-Shah

Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Naji al-Ali

Syed Ameer Ali

Abdul Rahman Andak

Richard Ansdell

Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll

Muhammad al-Badr

Robert Nisbet Bain

Daniel Marcus William Beak

Dudley Beaumont

John Hay Beith

Boris Berezovsky (businessman)

Mancherjee Bhownagree

Charles Bradlaugh

Benjamin Thomas Brandreth-Gibbs

Harold Brown

Robert Ashington Bullen

Bennet Burleigh

Llewellyn Cadwaladr

Frederic Chase

Sir James Charles Chatterton, 3rd Baronet

Styllou Christofi

Willy Clarkson

Lord Edward Clinton

Alexander Angus Croll

Arthur Cumming (Royal Navy officer)

Dadiba Merwanji Dalal

Evelyn De Morgan

John Eugène, 8th Count de Salis-Soglio

William De Morgan

Dugald Drummond

John Lowther du Plat Taylor

Cosmo Duff-Gordon

Gai Eaton

Charles Edmonds

Thomas Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer

Maurice Fitzmaurice

William Forsyth

Douglas Freshfield

Cyril Frisby VC

John Augustus Fuller

James Galloway (physician)

Reginald Ruggles Gates

Carroll Gibbons

Charles Tyrrell Giles

Henry Goldfinch

Robert Freke Gould

Ramadan Güney

Foulath Hadid

Mohammed Hadid

Zaha Hadid

William Henry Hadow

Aylmer Haldane

Sir Archibald Hamilton, 5th Baronet

Dudley Hardy

Edmund Hartley VC

Thomas Hawksley

Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley

Christopher Hewett, actor best known for his role of the title character on Mr. Belvedere

Frank Hoar

James Hollowell VC

Emma Hosken

Thomas Humphrey

Alfred William Hunt

Violet Hunt

Edgar Inkson VC

Rebecca Isaacs

Samuel Swinton Jacob

Jeejeebhoy Piroshaw Bomanjee Jeejeebhoy

Samuel Johnson (comedian)

William Kenny (VC)

Johanna Kinkel

Robert Knox

Lady Henry Somerset

Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner

Dugald McTavish Lumsden

Alexander Mackonochie

Mahmoud Kahil

Mary Horner Lyell

Louis Mallet

Andrew Mamedoff

Thomas Manders

Ross Mangles VC

John Charles Oakes Marriott

Buck McNair

Homi Maneck Mehta

Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn

Hamid Mirza

Ernest William Moir

Margaret, Lady Moir

Daniel Nicols

John Humffreys Parry

Marmaduke Pickthall

Zdeňka Pokorná

Abdullah Quilliam

Margaret Raine Hunt

Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet

William Reynolds (VC)

Sir William Robertson, 1st Baronet

William Stewart Ross

Said bin Taimur

Shapurji Saklatvala

Nowroji Saklatwala

John Singer Sargent

Shelley Scarlett

Harry Seeley

Idries Shah

Ikbal Ali Shah

Saira Elizabeth Luiza Shah

John Sherwood-Kelly VC

Daniel Solander

Jane Stephens (actress)

Marie Spartali Stillman

William James Stillman

James T. Tanner

Dorabji Tata

Jamsetji Tata

Ratanji Tata

Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt

Edith Thompson

Edward Maunde Thompson

John Tiller

Montagu Towneley-Bertie

Thomas Twisden Hodges

Joe Vandeleur

Douglas Vickers

Albert Visetti

Charles Warne

David Waterlow

Rebecca West

Dennis Wheatley*John Wolfe Barry

Henry Saint Clair Wilkins

Adolphus Williamson

Bernard Barham Woodward

Wallace Duffield Wright

F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas

Melville Macnaghten

Sir Melville Leslie Macnaghten CB KPM (16 June 1853, Woodford, London −12 May 1921) was Assistant Commissioner (Crime) of the London Metropolitan Police from 1903 to 1913. A highly regarded and famously affable figure of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras he played major investigative roles in cases that led to the establishment and acceptance of fingerprint identification. He was also a major player in the pursuit and capture of Dr. Crippen, and of the exoneration of a wrongly convicted man, Adolph Beck, which helped lead to the creation of the Court of Criminal Appeal in 1907.

When he prematurely retired in 1913 due to illness, Macnaghten claimed to journalists that he knew the exact identity of Jack the Ripper, the nickname of the unknown serial killer of poor prostitutes in London's impoverished East End during the late Victorian era. The police chief called the killer "that remarkable man", but refused to name him or divulge details that might identify him, except to reveal that he had taken his own life at the end of 1888. Macnaghten further claimed that he had destroyed the relevant papers to keep forever secret the deceased killer's identity. Since 1965 the public has known that Macnaghten's suspect was Montague John Druitt, a country doctor's son and young barrister who inexplicably drowned himself in the River Thames in early December 1888. The source of Macnaghten's alleged "private information" about Druitt has two candidates, both only uncovered in the early 21st Century. One is a Tory politician, H. R. Farquharson, who lived near the Druitts and also went to Eton with Macnaghten, and the other is Colonel Sir Vivian Majendie, a very close friend of the police chief and whose clan was related to the Druitt family. It is likely both men, in succession, were the unnamed sources of information for the police chief regarding the drowned barrister being strongly suspected of being the Ripper by his closest relations.

Since 1959 Macnaghten has been known for a major report written in the 1890s on the Ripper case, naming three possible Jack the Ripper suspects. There are two versions of this document, one that was filed in the archives of Scotland Yard. It was, however, a copy of the privately held version in the possession of his daughter, Christabel, Lady Aberconway – the version which strongly advocated "M. J. Druitt" as the likeliest suspect to have been the Whitechapel assassin – that was revealed in 1959. Macnaghten's opinion that the case was likely solved, and that it was a "Protean" maniac who had taken his own life, had already been confirmed in his 1914 memoir, "Days of My Years" (London, Edward Arnold) though Druitt was not named (and no other suspects are mentioned as possibilities).

More recently, French writer Sophie Herfort has argued that Macnaghten himself was responsible for the Jack the Ripper murders.


Nabisco (, abbreviated from the earlier name National Biscuit Company) is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey. The company is a subsidiary of Illinois-based Mondelēz International. Nabisco's plant in Chicago, a 1,800,000-square-foot (170,000 m2) production facility at 7300 S. Kedzie Avenue, is the largest bakery in the world, employing more than 1,200 workers and producing around 320 million pounds of snack foods annually.

Its products include Chips Ahoy!, Belvita, Oreo cookies, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuit crackers, Fig Newtons, and Wheat Thins for the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, as well as other parts of South America.

All Nabisco cookie or cracker products are branded Christie in Canada. Prior to the Post Cereals merger, the cereal division kept the Nabisco name in Canada. The proof of purchase on their products is marketed as a "brand seal". The Nabisco name became redundant in Canada after Kraft took over.

Nabisco opened corporate offices as the National Biscuit Company in the world's first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building in the Chicago Loop in 1898.

Special Branch

Special Branch is a label customarily used to identify units responsible for matters of national security and intelligence in British and Commonwealth police forces, as well as in Ireland. A Special Branch unit acquires and develops intelligence, usually of a political or sensitive nature, and conducts investigations to protect the State from perceived threats of subversion, particularly terrorism and other extremist political activity.

The first Special Branch historically recorded, or Special Irish Branch, as it was then known, was a unit of London's Metropolitan Police formed in March 1883 to combat the Irish Republican Brotherhood. The name became Special Branch as the unit's remit widened to include more than just IRA-related counterespionage.

St. John's Catholic Church (Worcester, Massachusetts)

St. John's Catholic Church, established in 1834, is an historic Roman Catholic parish church in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is the oldest established Catholic religious institution in the city, and the oldest Catholic parish in New England outside of Boston. On March 5, 1980, its 1845 church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Mary's Church (Greenwich, Connecticut)

St. Mary is a Roman Catholic church in Greenwich, Connecticut, part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Superintendent (police)

Superintendent (Supt), often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. In many Commonwealth countries, the full version is superintendent of police (SP). The rank is also used in most British Overseas Territories and in many former British colonies. In some countries, such as Italy, the rank of superintendent is a low rank.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student housing

Over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students live in campus housing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Forty residence halls are grouped into 16 residential communities across campus.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the location of the first dormitory in the United States. Old East, built in 1795, is the university's oldest building and the nation's first university residence hall.

UNC–Chapel Hill's residence halls are typically referred to by their geographical location on campus: northern, middle, and southern.

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