Born: 26th August 1845
Place of Birth: Shoe Lane (off Fleet Street)
Maiden Name: Walker
Married: William Nichols 16th January 1864
Children: Edward John Born 1866
Percy George Born 1868
Alice Esther Born 1870
Eliza Sarah Born 1876
Henry Alfred Born 1878
Murdered: Friday morning 31st August 1888. Her body was found at approximately 3.40am.
Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols, murdered in Buck's Row, a narrow, cobbled street on August 31, 1888.
Her throat had been slashed so deeply the head was nearly severed.
Her abdomen had been savagely ripped open from the breast bone, and her intestines were exposed.
Again it appeared that Mary had been killed where she was found yet no-one living nearby had heard a sound.
Her skirts were raised and her hands lay by her side.
The inquest stated that "her throat had been cut from left to right...the windpipe, gullet and spinal cord being cut through...the abdomen had been cut open from centre of bottom of ribs along right side, under pelvis to left of the stomach....two small stabs on private parts...death being almost instantaneous"
No tracks or markings had been found on the cobbles of Buck's Row.
Mary is considered by many to be the actual first victim of the murderer that came to be known as Jack The Ripper.
Mary Ann Nichols
The Whitechapel Ripper
"And now poor Mary Nichols' death relating
In Buck's Row, Whitechapel there did lie
While in the dark her body lay awaiting
And no one there to see that poor soul die."