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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

GALLOWAY James - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 26. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth and Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and child.

GALLOWAY John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 22. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth and Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

GAMBEL James - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Left a wife and children.

GARDINER or GARDNER Robert - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 9 - Trapper. 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, 9, were buried at Kelloe.

GARDNER John - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 17 - Putter. Mr. Wood Thornley, Thornley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 9 killed.

GARRETT Thomas - 1843 - 26/04/1843 - Mr Wait, Camerton, Somerset. Killed in the pit.

GARTSIDE David (injured) - 1841 - 14/01/1841 – Age 9 - Waggoner. New Engine Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. One of his fingers cut off.

GARVEY John - 1849 - 26/02/1849. Bird in’th Hand, David Bromilow and Co., Eccleston, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

GARVEY Peter - 1849 - 26/02/1849. Bird in’th Hand, David Bromilow and Co., Eccleston, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

GELDER John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 11. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth and Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

GEORGE Crump - 1846 - 18/04/1846. New Slopes, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of ironstone.

GIBBON John - 1847 - 23/06/1847 – Age 20 - Hewer. Tyne, Main Carr and Co., Felling, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed. A boy.

GIBSON John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 22. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Son of Joseph Brother of Ralph and William.

GIBSON Joseph - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 50. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Father of John Ralph and William.

GIBSON Mary - 1840 - 07/01/1840 – Age 16 - Drawer. Manglens pit, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. Slightly burnt. 2 weeks off work. Female.

GIBSON Ralph - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 15. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Son of Joseph Brother of John and William.

GIBSON Richard (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by rolleys: leg bruised. 12 days off.

GIBSON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 12. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Son of Joseph, Brother of Ralph and Joseph.

GILBERTHORNE Joseph - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 18. Ardsley Main, Oaks Messrs Firth and Barber Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

GILBERTHORPE George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 24. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth and Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Left a wife.

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

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

GILL Adam - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 41 – Collier. Swyre and Lees Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Left a widow and four children the eldest 11 and the youngest 8.

GILLIATT John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 11. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

GILLIATT Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 19. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

GILLICK Joseph – 1845. Hayes Wood, Timsbury, Somerset. Inrush of water. 11 killed. February.

GILLING George (escaped) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Driver. 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.
GILROY John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 13. Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Haswell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of William.

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

GLEGG Emanuel - 1847 - 04/12/1847 – Age 12 – Miner. Fir Grove, Lancashire. Fell down shaft from the top.

GODFREY? - 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.

GOLDTHORPE William - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 13. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

GOMERSLEY G. - 1847 - 29/01/1847 – Steward. Darley Main, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 6 killed.

GOODFELLOW John (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Eye hurt by coal from pick point. 13 days off.

GOODLIFE Samuel - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 19. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

GORDON James * - 1847 - 20/03/1847. Burradon, Durham.

GOULDING Richard - 1848 - 28/08/1848 – Age 21. Albion Wood and Company,
Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

GRADON Peter * - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 11. Thornley, Durham.

GRADON Peter - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 11 – Driver. Thornley, Mr. Wood Thornley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 9 killed.

GRAHAM George - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 17. Half Marrow, Mr. Wood, Thornley, 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.

GRAHAM John - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 15. Half Marrow, Mr. Wood, Thornley, 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.
GRAHAM Thomas - 1846 - 24/11/1846. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Injured.

GRAY Matthias - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 40 - Under-Viewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

GRAY Robert (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. Earsdon, Durham. Leg bruised by rolleys. 6 days off.

GRAYDON Peter - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 11 – Driver. Half Marrow, Mr. Wood, Thornley, 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.

GREAVES William (injured) - 1841 - 17/06/1841 – Age 16 - Waggoner. Bowling Green Pit, (Werneth) Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Leg bruised by waggon running down brow.

GREENALL Sarah - 1840 - 15/11/1840 – Age 11 - Drawer. Edge Field Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of coal. Leg much bruised. 57 weeks off work. Female.

GREENER Martin - 1847 - 23/06/1847 – Age 20 - Hewer. Tyne Main Carr and Co. Felling Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

GREENHALGH John - 1842 - 05/03/1842. Mr. Brettargh's, Rochdale, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed. Lost his life while attempting to save the others. When it appeared that morning the men had been cautioned not to go to the part of the works where the explosion took place. The jury returned verdicts of "accidentally killed by foul air". (Manchester Guardian).

GREGORY Joseph (injured) - 1848 - 28/08/1848 – Age 35. Albion Wood and Company, Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

GREGORY Thomas - 1848 - 03/03/1848. Race Level, Monmouth. Fall of ironstone and rubbish.

GREY John - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife expecting first baby.

GREY or GRAY John - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Putter – Boy. West Moor, Killingworth Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

GREY Walter (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Leg wounded by tram. 3 days off.

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

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

GRIFFITHS Griffith (injured) - 1842 - Gnoll and Eaglebush. Skin burnt off by firedamp.

GRIFFITHS Joseph - 1849 - 11/08/1849. Lower Race Level, Monmouth. Fall of earth and rubbish.

GRIFFITHS William - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife and 5 children.

GROVE Lot - 1846 - 05/04/1846 – Age 17. Clandown, Somerset. Killed falling down pit.

GRUNDY William - 1840 - 19/10/1840 – Age 22 – Collier. First Black Coal, Bentons Garden, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Leg fractured. 11weeks off work. Injured.

GUEST George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 41. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and child.

GUEST Joseph - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 16. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

GUEST William - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 15. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

GULLICK Joseph - 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". 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.

GULLOCK James - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Body not recovered. Wife and family.

GUMMERSON George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 47. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire Jim.

 

 

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