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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

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

EASTWOOD John - 1841 – Age 12. Dunkenhalgh Park, Messrs Howarth, Barnes, and Boardman. Blackburn, Lancashire. They were killed by falling down the shaft at a pit when the rope broke. March 2 killed. On Thursday night last about a quarter past ten, having to work all night the banksman was letting them down in to the pit in a tub, the ropes of which broke when they had only descended a yard or two, and they fell to the bottom, a distance of 75 yards and were both killed on the spot. The pit, which is a newly formed one and is much effected by foul air, and in order to purify it a fire has been kept at the bottom for a day or two. The rope, which was a new one, appears to have coiled at the bottom the last time it was used, it had been let down and by that means had been burnt. One of the men who was going down (coming out?) into the pit by the other end of the rope met the burning rope coming up, and shouted immediately to the banksman to tell him of it, but owing to the noise made by water falling down the sides of the mine he could not make them understand what he said. A verdict of 'Accidental death' was recorded. (Blackburn Standard).

EDGAR David * - 1843 - 06/04/1843. Victoria, Fife.

EDLESTON Thomas - 1841 – Age 13 - Drawer. Simpson and Rawson, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit.

EDLESTON Thomas - 1842 - 05/01/1842. Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Killed while being lowered down the shaft when the rope slipped off the whimsy. Accidental death.

EDLESTON Thomas - 1843 – Age 13 - Drawer. Simpson and Rawstron, Oswaldtwistle. March 1843. Last Thursday he was being let down into the mine to his work, when the rope off the whimsey slipped off about a yard. The basket by this means going down about a yard threw the deceased out and he fell to the bottom a distance of about 28 yards. When taken up he was alive, but insensible, but died in about twenty minutes. His thighs appear to have been broken. Part of the shields which is fixed to the whimsey to keep the rope on had been broken off. The overlooker had instructed the carpenter to repair this, but had neglected to do so. This seemed to have been the cause of the rope slipping, it being wet at the time. "Accidental death". (Blackburn Standard).

EDWARDS Evan - 1841 – Labourer. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of earth. Between Apr. 5th and Oct. 1st 1841. William Davies, Coroner.

EDWARDS John - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 35. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed. Left a wife and 2 children. Father of William.

EDWARDS Richard - 1848 - 24/04/1848 – Age 26. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

EDWARDS William – 1842. Gnoll and Eaglebush, Neath, Glamorgan. Killed by coal falling.

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

EDWARDSON George - 1840 - 10/12/1840 – Age 30 – Collier. Edge Green, Golborne, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

EDWARDSON Henry - 1841 - 29/05/1841 – Age 26 – Collier. Edge Green, Golborne, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

ELISTONE T. - 1847 - 29/01/1847. Darley Main, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 6 killed.

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

ELLIOT John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 20. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Brother of William Elliot.

ELLIOT William - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 14. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Brother of John Elliot.

ELLIOTT John (injured) - 1841 - 29/05/1841 – Age 11 - Waggoner. No.4 Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Leg fractured by a stone falling from roof.

ELLIOTT John * - 1849 - 21/01/1849 – Age 39. Wearmouth, Durham.

ELLIOTT Michael Robson * - 1840 - 08/01/1840. Woodhouse Close, Durham.

ELLIOTT Oswald (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Back hurt by coal. 4 days off.

ELSDON George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 18. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of William.

ELSDON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 22. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of George.

ELSTONE Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 34. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire Jim.

ENGLAND Luke - 1842 - 14/10/1842 – Age 20? Wapley Coalpit, Bristol, Gloucester. A fatal accident happened on Monday last as two men were ascending the pit, the rope broke which caused their immediate death. Luke England was buried at Westerleigh. 2 killed.

ENSOME or VINSOM Thomas - 1846 - 15/04/1856 – Age 10. Fire Clay, Messrs. Pemberton, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

EVANS Andrew - 1840 - 23/10/1840 – Age 25. Farnacres, Durham. Water from old workings. 5 killed.

EVANS David - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 9. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

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

EVANS James - 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".

EVANS John - 1840 - 16/08/1840 – Age 35 - Collier. Sandersons, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 1 killed 2 injured. Father of John and Margaret. Injured.

EVANS John - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 22. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

EVANS John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Widower with 5 children.

EVANS John - 1846 - 15/04/1856 – Age 18. Fire Clay, Messrs. Pemberton, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

EVANS Margaret - 1840 - 16/08/1840 – Age 12 - Drawer. Sandersons, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 1 killed 2 injured. 2 weeks off work. Died 30 Aug. Daughter of John. Female.

EVANS Nicholas - 1844 - 01/08/1844 - A lad. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed. Burnt to a cinder.

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

EVANS Thomas - 1840 - 16/08/1840 – Age 9 - Drawer. Sandersons, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 1 killed 2 injured. 6 weeks off work. Son of John.

EVANS Thomas - 1844 - 01/01/1844. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed. Injured.

EVANS Thomas - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 14. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

EVANS Thomas - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 31. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

EVANS Thomas - 1847 - 14/04/1847. Cwmnantddu, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp.

 

 

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