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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

DANDO Aaron - 1843 - 23/06/1843 – Age 28. Braysdown, Mr Wait, Somerset. 7 killed. The Colliers on the night shift prepared for descent and stood upon the runner a platform which covered the mouth of the pit. They attached themselves to the chain by means of a hook and a piece of rope forming a noose for the reception of one leg. They were lifted off the platform by the engine with a view to its being moved over the mouth of the pit so they could be let down. After descending about 100 feet the drum wheel was observed to be revolving rapidly having become disconnected from the main wheel and in consequence of the frightful velocity the men were dashed to pieces on a projecting stage erected a few fathoms from the bottom of the pit. At the bottom waited young John Ashman and 21 years old Richard Pickford Both were hit by the falling bodies and debris, receiving serious injuries of which John died in about a week. Richard was said to be "still alive and hopes of his recovery entertained on 8th July, though he had a broken thigh and leg. Of Dunkerton.

DANDO Charles - 1842 - 30/01/1842 – Age 17. Westerleigh, Gloucester. Killed in the pit.

ANDO James - 1849 - 07/07/1849. Harpers, Monmouth. Crushed by cage.

DANDO Robert - 1844 - 28/01/1844. Westerleigh, Gloucester. Killed in a coal pit.

DANIEL Benjamin – 1842. Yskyn. Killed by fall of roof.

DANKS John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Left wife and family.

DANKS John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Son of John.

DARWIN John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 - Age 36. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Left a wife.

DARWIN Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 28. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 2 children.

DAVES ? - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. A boy.

DAVID Howell John - 1844 01/08/1844 – Age 20. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell,  Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

DAVID Jones - 1846 - 12/11/1846 – Collier. Abersychan, Monmouth. Fall of coal and rubbish.

DAVID Thomas – 1842. Skewan. Killed by chain breaking.

DAVIDSON Alexander - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 23. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a child.

DAVIES David - 1840 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Burnt in firedamp. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct 5th 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

DAVIES Edward (injured) - 1840 - 09/11/1840 – Age 33 – Collier. Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Slightly burnt. Average weekly wages 15s. Single. One week off work.

DAVIES Edward (injured) - 1841 - 07/06/1841 – Age 60. Bowling Green (Werneth), Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Hand crushed by a stone falling from roof while drawing his posts out.

DAVIES Edward - 1840 - 01/09/1840 – Age 33 – Collier. Dean Moor, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 weeks off work.

DAVIES Isaac - 1845 - 22/07/1845. Balance Pit, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fell down shaft.

DAVIES James - 1848 - 24/04/1848 – Age 39. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

DAVIES John - 1841 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Burnt in firedamp. Between Apr 5th and Oct 1st - 1841. William Davies, Coroner.

DAVIES John - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed.

DAVIES Sarah - 1841 - 08/07/1841 – Age 12. Lancashire. Daughter of Mary of Edge Green Golborne. Killed falling down the coal pit. Buried St Thomas, Ashton. Female.

DAVIES Thomas - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 78. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell,  Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed. Widower.

DAVIES Thomas - 1845 - 18/03/1845. Jones 's Pit, Abiathar, Monmouth. Fell down shaft. 5 killed.

DAVIES WH – 1840. Unknown. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Burnt, naked light. July.

DAVIES William - 1840 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Burnt in firedamp. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct 5th 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

DAVIS David - 1845 28/11/1845 Garn - yr - Erw Pit Monmouth. Fall of coal and earth.

DAVIS James - 1848 – 21/06/1848 – Age 39. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

DAVIS W. – 1842. Woodfield. Father killed by fall of coal.

DAVIS William - 1840 Labourer. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Killed in inclined plane. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct 5th - 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

DAVISON John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 - Age 53 - Hewer. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

DAVISON Joseph - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 26 - Hewer. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Wife and child.

DAVISON Mark - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 16. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

DAVISON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 26. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 3 children.

DAWSON George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 53. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 6 children Buried in South Hetton.

DAWSON James - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 33. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield Colliery Co., Broadfield Stafford Explosion of gas. 9 Killed. Left a wife and 4 children the last being born on the Saturday before the disaster.

DAWSON Ralph - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 31 - Hewer. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Left a wife and child.

DAWSON Thomas (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Fracture of arm, and injury of elbow joint by coal. 84 days off.

DAY ? - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. A boy.

DAY Fanny - 1842 - 21/02/1842 – Age 15. Cockerham Road, Hopwood and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 3 killed. Female. There were two explosions.

DAY John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 15. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Son of Peter.

DAY Peter - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 45. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 3 children.

DEARDEN Benjamin - 1840 - 18/06/1840 – Age 29 – Collier. Lancashire of Old Florida, Haydock, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

DEFTY Jacob - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 47 – Deputy. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and several children.

DENNIS or DINNISON Robert - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 11 - Trapper. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Son of Robert.

DENNIS or DINNISON Robert - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 42 - Hewer. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Wife and 3 children.

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

DERBYSHIRE J. - 1849 - 03/07/1849 – Banksman. Laffack, JT Johnson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

DERBYSHIRE Samuel - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 17. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Son of the head banksman who died from suffocation.

DICKENSON or DICKERSON John - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 15 - Putter. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

DICKINSON George (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Back bruised by stone falling from roof, 8 days off.

DINNISON or DENNIS Robert - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 11 - Trapper. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Son of Robert.

DINNISON or DENNIS Robert - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 42 - Hewer. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Wife and 3 children.

DISLEY John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 22. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Body not found.

DITCHBURN George - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 21 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Son of Humphrey Ditchburn left a wife.

DITCHBURN Humphrey - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 52 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Left a Wife.

DIXON John - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 12 - Driver or Putter. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

DIXON John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 15. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

DIXON John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 21. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

DIXON Thomas - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 16 - Driver or Putter. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

DIXON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 16. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

DIXON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 46. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

DOBBS Richard - 1846 - 24/10 /1846. C H Leigh, Level, Monmouth. Roof fall.

DOBINSON James (injured) – 1841. Braking-incline. Earsdon, Durham. Leg hurt by incline. 2 days off.

DOBINSON Thomas * - 1847 - 17/09/184 – Age 7. Percy Main, Durham.

DOBINSON Thomas (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Coutusion of leg and thigh by coal. 9 days off.

DOBINSON William (injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Foot bruised by tram. 9 days off.

DOBSON Jonathan (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Elbow and wrist hurt by coal. 20 days off.

DOBSON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 50. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Married Buried in South Hetton.

DODGSON Thomas - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 27 - Hewer. Bigge Pit, Matthew Bell (M.P.) & Partners, Willington, Newcastle upon Tyne. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Recently married.

DODGSON William - 1841 19/04/1841 – Age 25 - Hewer. Bigge Pit, Matthew Bell (M.P.) & Partners, Willington, Newcastle upon Tyne. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Brother of Thomas.

DODSHON Thomas - 1841 - 19/04/1841. Bigge Pit, Matthew Bell (M.P.) & Partners, Willington, Newcastle upon Tyne. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

DODSHON William - 1841 - 19/04/1841. Bigge Pit, Matthew Bell (M.P.) & Partners, Willington, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

DONALDSON John injured – 1841 - Rolley-driver. Earsdon, Durham. Leg hurt by rolleys. 2 days off.

DONALDSON William (injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Shoulder lamed by tram. 4 days off.

DORMAND George (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Pick-hole in leg. 8 days off.

DOUGLAS Robert - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 32. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 4 children Buried in South Hetton.

DOWIE James - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 18. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

DOWNIE John (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Injury of shoulder by coal. 6 days off.

DOWNING Robert - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 16. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Taken from the pit alive and died in Manchester Infirmary twelve hours later.

DOXFORD Matthew - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 19 - Driver or Putter. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

DOYLE James (injured) - 1840 - 11/11/1840 – Age 16 - Waggoner. No.1 Chamber Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Crushed by roof falling loins and kidneys injured.

DRYDEN George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 19. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of James Robert and Thomas Buried in South Hetton.

DRYDEN James - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 15. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of George Robert and Thomas Buried in South Hetton.

DRYDEN Robert - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 17. Messrs Plummer and Taylor,  Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of George James and Thomas Buried in South Hetton.

DRYDEN Thomas - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 22. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of James Robert and George Buried in South Hetton.

DRYDEN William - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 23. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

DUCK Charles - 1847 - 17/05/1847 – Age 14. Beeston Main, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 9 killed.

DUNBAR Thomas (injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Contusion of back by tram. 15 days off.

DUNK James - 1842 - 15/04/1842. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Taken from pit injured.

DUXFORD James - 1843 - 05/04/1843 - Hewer. Stormont Main, (King Pit) John Grace and Partners, Wrekenton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 28 killed.

DYSON George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 37. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and child.

DYSON John (injured) - 1841 - 07/01/1841 – Age 23 – Carter. No.4 Pit, Chamber, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Fingers crushed by waggon. The slipper getting off threw the edge of the waggon against the roof.

 

 

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