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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

CAMPBELL George - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 18 - Putter. Willington, Bigge's Pit Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Nephew of John Campbell.

CAMPBELL John - 1841 - 19/04/1841. Bigges, Mr. Bigge, Willington, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

CAMPBELL Robert - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 14 – Driver, Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

CANDY Ruben - 1846 - 13/11/846 – Age 21 - Workman in an iron mine, Patch. Wooley’s Mine, Patch, Rhymney, Brecon. Accidental and instant death by a fall of earth in a mine patch. Verdict: Accidental death. Edward Davies, Coroner. Llangattock, Crickhowell 28th Dec. - 1846.

CARDY Edmund - 1849 - 03/02/1849. Varteg Balance Pit, Monmouth. Fell down shaft.

CARLTON William - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 10. Ardsley Main, Oaks Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

CARR Robert - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 12. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 1 child Buried in South Hetton.

CARR Robinson * - 1843 21/12 - 1843 – Age 13. George Pit Durham.

CARTER John - 1845 - 05/02/1845. Hayeswood Coalworks, S.S.P. Samborne and Co. Timsbury, Somerset. Adjoining were old workings which had lain unused for many years and were filled with water. About 100 men descended for the day shift at about 5 a.m. Mr Evans, the overseer noticed there was an unusual appearance of damp but initially he did not become too alarmed as he thought it was only "the bleeding of the coal".

CARTER Joseph – 1848. Pit at Abersychan, Monmouth. Fell down shaft. Feb 1848.

CARTWRIGHT John - 1847 - 28/06/1847. Higher Patricroft, Kirkless Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed.

CARY Daniel - 1844 - 11/05/1844. C H Leigh Pit, Monmouth. Fall of roof.

CASETTY John - 1848 - 09/02/1848. Heathfield, Messrs. Salter and Raybould, Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 16 killed.

CASSADY or CASSIDY Thomas - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 23 – Wasteman. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

CATRINE George injured - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back hurt by coal. 3 days off.

CATRINE Michael injured - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Foot injured by stone. 6 days off.

CEVERN William - 1846 - 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager. Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

CHADDERTON James (injured) - 1841 - 15/07/1841 – Age 23 - Coal getter. Chamber Hall Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Knee dislocated by stone falling from roof.

CHADDERTON Thomas (injured) - 1841 - 20/10 /1841 – Age 34 - Coal getter. New Engine Pit, Chamber and Werneth - Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Shoulder hurt by slipping off plate. Was pushing some rails over the plates and they being wet at the time he slipped.

CHADWICK James - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 15. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

CHADWICK Richard - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 17. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

CHALLENGER Jonas - 1845 - 26/10 /1845 – Age 23. Fry's Bottom Coal Pit, Clutton, Somerset. Subject to fits and found dead.

CHAMBER William (injured) - 1841 - 02/08/1841 – Age 60 - Coal getter. Bowling Green (Werneth), Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Ankle put out by coal falling on it while at work.

CHAMBERS William (injured) - 1841 - 14/09/1841 – Age 60 - Coal getter. Bowling Green Pit, Chamber and Werneth - Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Wrist fractured. Was attempting to stop waggon that was going down the brow.

CHAPMAN George injured - 1841 – Shifter. Earsdon, Durham. Injury to back and kidneys by stone from roof; 14 days off.

CHAPMAN John - 1847 - 23/06/1847 - Hewer. Tyne Main Carr and Co., Felling, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed. Left a wife.

CHARLESWORTH John - 1849 24/01/1849 13 Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

CHARLESWORTH Joseph - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 14. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

CHARLTON Christopher - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 28 - Hewer. Hebburn Messrs. Easton and Co. Hebburn Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

CHARLTON John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 18. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Son of William Charlton.

CHARLTON Thomas - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 25 – Overman. Stormont Main, J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas, 27 killed. Wife and two children.

CHARLTON William - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 46 – Deputy. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and several children.

CHARNOCK George - 1844 - 11/02/1844 – Age 53. Lancashire. Of Blackley Hurst Billinge. Killed falling down the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

CHATTERTON George - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 16 - Hooker-on. Worsley’s Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Head bruised while coming into contact with roof while riding on wagons. 2 weeks off work. Injured.

CHEADLE Simian - 1840 - 18/10 /1840 – Age 41 – Miner. Dixon Green, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Breakage of winding rope. 1 killed 1 injured. 8 weeks off work. Injured.

CHEATHAM Charles - 1840 - 18/05/1840 – Age 10. Southowram, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp, Isaac Green, his employer, neglecting to fill up an old hole.

CHIVERS Herbert - 1848 - 24/04/1848 – Age 13. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

CHIVERS Hubert - 1848 - 21/06/1848 – Age 13. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

CHIVERS Isaac - 1843 - 05/12/1843 – Age 23. Middle Pit, Radstock, Somerset. Killed falling down a cut.

CHIVERS Joseph - 1843 - 03/09/1843. Middle Pit, Radstock, Somerset. Killed falling down the pit.

CHRISTMAS Thomas - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife and 2 children.

CLARE Thomas - 1840 - 18/08/1840 – Age 16 - Drawer. Burgess Land No. 2, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Stones fell from side. Killed instantly.

CLARK Robert - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 13. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

CLARKE James - 1846 - 09/07/1846 – Age 24. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager. Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

CLAVERING ? * - 1841 - 13/04/1841. Whitely, Durham.

CLAYTON George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 23. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

CLEAVES William - 184 - 05/02/1845. Hayeswood Coalworks S.S.P. Samborne and Co., Timsbury, Somerset. Adjoining were old workings which had lain unused for many years and were filled with water. About 100 men descended for the day shift at about 5 a.m. Mr Evans, the overseer noticed there was an unusual appearance of damp but initially he did not become too alarmed as he thought it was only "the bleeding of the coal". William's body, along with that of George Palmer was not recovered until the following October. Two weeks later John Flower was brought out. Later another body was found and was buried in the name of Joseph Gullick. The mistake was discovered when the body of Joseph Gullick was found. 11 killed. Left a wife and 6 children.

CLEGG Jacob - 1842 - 16/04/1842 – Age 12. Shawfield, Messrs Kershaw, Jackson and Co. Rochdale, Lancashire. Killed in the pit.

CLEGHORN Michael - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 30 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Wife and two children. Brother of Michael.

CLENTON or CLINTON Thomas - 1842 - 23/09/1842. Goscote, Bloxwich Walsall Stafford. Killed by a fall of coal.

CLIFT James - 1846 - 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

CLOCKTON George - 1844 - 11/01/1844 – Age 23. Duke Pit, Earl of Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

CLOUGH George, injured - 1841 - Putter. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by tram: side bruised. 10 days off.

CLOUGH Henry - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 12. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of Matthew and Michael Buried in South Hetton.

CLOUGH Matthew - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 10. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of Henry and Michael. Buried in South Hetton.

CLOUGH Michael - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 14. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of Matthew and Henry. Buried in South Hetton.

CLOUGH William (injured) - 1841 - 23/04/1841 – Age 12 - Waggoner. Cannel Pit, Knowle, Chamber and Werneth - Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Crushed by waggon on brow. The slipper got off the waggon that was following him and crushed him.

COADE James - 1846 - 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

COCKBURN James - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 27 Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Deputy.

COCKBURN John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 32. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and 4 children.

COLE James injured - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon Durham. Hand bruised by pit chain. 7 days off.

COLE John - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Left a mother and sisters.

COLINS James - 1847 - 23/06/1847 – Furnace man. Tyne, Main Carr and Co., Felling, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed. An old man.

COLLINS John - 1845 - 05/02/1845 - A lad. Hayeswood Coalworks S.S.P., Samborne and Co., Timsbury, Somerset. Adjoining were old workings which had lain unused for many years and were filled with water. About 100 men descended for the day shift at about 5 a.m. Mr Evans, the overseer noticed there was an unusual appearance of damp but initially he did not become too alarmed as he thought it was only "the bleeding of the coal".

COOK Joel - 1844 - 29/09/1844 – Age 33. Stone Quarry. Clutton, Somerset.

COOK Thomas injured - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Thigh bone broken by fall of stone from roof. 52 days off.

COOK William - 1848 - 22/08/1848. British Iron Co. Pit, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

COOKE John - 1840 - 04/03/1840 – Age 21 – Collier. Dean Moor, coal level, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. 7 injured. 1 week off work.

COOKE John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 20. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

COOKE Richard - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 25. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and child.

COSGROVE Robert * - 1843 - 12/07/1843 – Age 39. Thornley, A Pit, Durham.

COWALL James - 1847 - 28/01/1847 – Age 40 – Collier. Spindlepoint, Kersley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 4 killed.

COWALL William - 1847 - 28/01/1847 – Age 17 – Collier. Spindlepoint, Kersley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 4 killed.

COWAN Benjamin - 1844 - 11/01/1844 – Age 21. Duke Pit, Earl of Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

COWCILL Sam - 1842 - 15/02/1842. Clifton, Botany Bay, Lancashire. While preparing the ground for the new headgear. They were buried under tons of sand and brick, and it was not until March 13th. that they were recovered. 2 killed.

COWIE Nicholas - 1843 - 10/05/1843. Hetton, Jane Pit, Durham. Left a wife and seven children.

COWL John * - 1845 - 24/01/1845. Durham.

COWPER Richard - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 9 - Trapper. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

COXON John * - 1843 - 01/09/1843. Wearmouth, Durham.

COXON Joseph - 1841 - 19/04/1841. Bigge's Pit, Mr. Bigge, Willington, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

COXON William - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 36 - Hewer. Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Widower with one child.

CRAM George - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 29. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and two or three children.

CRAWFORD John - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 22 – Onsetter. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Unmarried, alive when brought out of the pit.

CRAWFORD Thomas (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back injured by stone. 4 days off.

CRIPPIN A. - 1840 - 01/09/1840 – Age 22 - Engineer. Masters Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Caught by flywheel. Thumb cut off. 2 weeks off work.

CROMPTON Ellis - 1840 - 04/03/1840 – Age 25 – Collier. Dean Moor, coal level, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. 7 injured. 1 week off work.

CROMPTON Joshua (injured) - 1841 - 11/10 /1841 – Age 18 - Waggoner. Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Three of his fingers hurt by a waggon against the roof. Owing to the rail being broke the waggon was thrown upwards against the roof.

CROMPTON Joshua - 1840 - 18/10 /1840 – Age 21 – Miner. Dixon Green, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Breakage of winding rope. 1 killed 1 injured. Killed instantly.

CROMPTON Thomas - 1840 - 10/08/1840 – Age 33 – Collier. Sanderson’s Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Burnt. 2 injured. 2 weeks off work. Injured.

CROMPTON William - 1840 - 04/03/1840 – Age 15 - Drawer. Dean Moor, coal level, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. 7 injured. 2 weeks off work.

CROOK Emmanuel - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

CROOK James - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

CROOK John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Body not recovered.

CROSBY Joseph - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 17 – Crane man. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

CROSIER Jonathan - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 20 - Putter. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Unmarried.

CROZIER George (injured) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - Way-cleaner. Thornley, Mr. Wood, Durham. The explosion took place at about 4.14 p.m. in the north west district of the Harvey Seam ‘A’ Pit and was caused by an accumulation of gas in the third board past the waggon bord which had accumulated by a trap door being left open by a Trapper by, Robert Gardener, who was under nine years of age. The gas was ignited by a naked candle. There was downcast shaft at the Colliery and the upcast was a staple from the Hutton Seam which was 21 fathoms above the Harvey and 145 fathoms below the surface. All the dead were buried at Kelloe.9 killed.

CUMMINS John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 24. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

CURLEY John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 30. Haswell Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and family Buried in South Hetton.

CURRIE William - 1847 - 28/06/1847 – Underlooker. Higher Patricroft, Kirkless Hall Coal Co. Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed. Injured.

CURTIN George - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Body not recovered.

 

 

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