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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

FAIRGRIEVE Robert - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 13. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

FAIRHURST Matthew - 1843 - 06/10/1843 – Age 15. Son of James and Mary of Downall. Green Ashton, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

FAIRHURST Ralph - 1843 - 14/09/1843 – Age 13. Son of Alice of New Houses Haydock, Lancashire. Burned in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

FARISH William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 30. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Married, Buried in South Hetton.

FARNWORTH Abraham - 1840 - 29/01/1840 – Age 34 – Collier. Worsley’s Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 1 killed 1 injured. 5 weeks off work.

FARNWORTH Jerimah - 1840 - 23/10 /1840 – Age 14 - Drawer. Second Old Dac Coal, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Leg fractured. 12 weeks off work. Injured.

FARNWORTH Moses - 1840 - 29/01/1840 – Age 14 - Drawer. Worsley’s Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 1 killed 1 injured. Died 12 Feb. Son of Abraham. Injured.

FARRIMOND Joseph - 1846 - 24/11/1846. John Hargreaves, Coppull Burgh, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Injured. Brother of Thomas.

FARRIMOND Thomas - 1846 - 24/11/1846. John Hargreaves, Coppull Burgh, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Injured. Brother of Joseph.

FARRIMOND Thomas - 1846 - 24/11/1846. John Hargreaves, Coppull Burgh, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Injured. Father of Thomas and Joseph.

FAWCETT William (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Leg bruised by stone. 6 days off.

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

FEARNSIDES Thomas - 1840 - 01/06/1840 – Age 20. Thornton, Yorkshire. Accidental fall from corve in descending the shaft.

FELTON George - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 13 - Driver or Putter. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

FENWICK, John (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon Durham. Back hurt by stone. 13 days off.

FENWICK, Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Back bruised by coal falling. 24 days off.

FENWICK, Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by rolleys: wound on inner ankle.

FERRY George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 14. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Son of John Buried in South Hetton.

FERRY John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 35. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 5 children, father of George Buried in South Hetton.

FIELD George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 32. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 2 children.

FIELDHOUSE Thomas - 1840 - 15/09/1840 – Age 5. Horton, Yorkshire. Accidental fall down a shaft, deceased playing near the pit in the absence of the workpeople.

FIRTH Henry - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 37. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 4 children.

FIRTH Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 45. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

FISH Walter (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Thigh bruised by tram. 6 days off.

FISHER George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 23. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

FITZSIMMONS Thomas - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 25. Whinny Hill Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Body not found.

FLOWER John - 1845 - 05/02/1845 – Age 52. 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 7 children.

FOREST John - 1847 - 02/06/1847 – Age 12 - Drawer. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St. Helens Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

FORREST Benjamin (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Shoulder sprained by wedging. 4 days off.

FORREST Benjamin (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. East Holywell, Durham. Hand (Injured) by stone falling from roof. 12 days off.

FORREST Robert (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Leg cut by stone falling from roof; 22 days off.

FORSTER John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 20. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Orphan Brother of Robert Forster.

FORSTER Robert - 1845 - 21/08/1845 - Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Orphan Brother of John Forster.

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

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


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