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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

HADDICK Edward - 1848 - 15/08/1848. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

HADDOCK George - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 12. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

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

HAIGH David - 1840 - 22/08/1840. Lockwood, Yorkshire. Accidental explosion of firedamp. Deceased aware of it and fetching his tools contrary to order. 2 killed.

HAIGH Reuben - 1840 - 15/08/1840 – Age 12. Bradley, Yorkshire. Accidentally caught in a chain of a corve, and falling whilst drawing up.

HAIR Elisha - 1845 - 18/03/1845. Abiathar, Jones’s Pit, Monmouth. Fell down shaft. 5 killed.

HAIRTSON Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Leg and thigh bruised by stone from roof. 18 days off work.

HALE Joseph - 1846 - 24/11/1846. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

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

HALL George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 38. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Married. Son also killed, Buried in South Hetton.

HALL Henry (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon Durham. Head cut by coal. 13 days off.

HALL James - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 23. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and one child.

HALL James - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 40 - Deputy overman. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Left a wife and family.

HALL John - 1841 19/04/1841 16 Driver Willington, Bigge's Pit Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

HALL John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 10. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

HALL John - 1847 - 17/05/1847 – Age 10. Beeston Main, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 9 killed.

HALL John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 30. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 3 children.

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

HALL Robert - 1845 - 03/04/1845 – Age 24 – Deputy. West Moor, Killingworth Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

HALL Thomas - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 18 - Putter. 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.

HALL William (injured) - 1841 – Shifter. Earsdon, Durham. Laceration of wrist and arm by stone. 26 days off.

HALL William - 1848 - 15/08/1848. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

HALLIWELL Jane - 1846 - 24/11/1846. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Female.

HALLIWELL Thomas - 1846 - 24/11/1846 – Age 25. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

HAMMOND Charles - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 25, Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

HAMMOND Edward - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 20. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Left a wife.

HAMMOND Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 39. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 4 children.

HAMPSON William - 1848 - 28/08/1848 – Age 13 - Drawer. Albion Wood and Co., Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

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

HARDY John - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 33 – Collier. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured.

HARDY William - 1844 - 18/01/1844. West Moor, Killingworth, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

HARPER Amos - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 37. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 7 children.

HARPER George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 10. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

HARPER John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 16. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

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

HARRHY William - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 20. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

HARRIS Abraham - 1841 - 27/02/1841 – Age 16. Tresavean, Cornwall of Lanner. Killed by falling from a ladder.

HARRIS John - 1848 - 21/06/1848 – Age 39. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed. Married with 4 children.

HARRIS John - 1848 - 24/04/1848 – Age 47. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

HARRIS Thomas (injured) – 1842. Lancyhach. Slipped and broke his leg. Eight months off work.

HARRIS William – 1841. Gnoll and Eaglebush. Killed by rock falling.

HARRIS William - 1845 - 01/11/1845 – Age 60. Soundwell, Gloucester. Accident caused by a frayed rope. 4 killed 1 injured.

HARRISON James - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 29. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

HARRISON John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 12. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of William.

HARRISON Peter - 1847 - 28/01/1847 – Age 38 - Bricklayer. Spindlepoint, Kersley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 4 killed.

HARRISON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 13. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of John.

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

HART Benjamin - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Left a wife and 6 children.

HART? - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West,  Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Son of Benjamin.

HARTLEY George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 43. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 3 orphaned children.

HARTLEY John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 25. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

HARWOOD John * - 1843 – Age 9. Over Darwin, Lancashire.

HASWELL, Thomas - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 42 - Hewer. 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.

HATHAWAY Edwin - 1844 - 14/07/1844 – Age 22. Bristol Gloucester. Killed in a coalpit. Buried Westerleigh.

HAWORTH James - 1847 - 13/01/1847. Cat Hole, Accrington, Lancashire. In removing a prop in the coal pit the earth above fell in upon him, and he was dreadfully crushed. He left a wife to deplore his death". (Blackburn Standard).

HAY John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 14 – Driver. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

HAZELDINE Benjamin - 1845 - 22/07/1845. New Slopes, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of rubbish.

HEALEY Thomas - 1841 - 07/02/1841 – Age 18. Stoney Heys, RochDale, Lancashire. They went without permission into a deserted breast high coal works, to get coal by removing the pillars which had been left to support the roof. It is supposed that they had succeeded in removing a pillar when a large stone, two or three tons in weight fell upon them, and killed Healey on the spot, crushing nearly every bone in his body. About five o'clock the same afternoon, they were discovered, and Whitworth, who was removed still alive, died shortly afterwards". 2 killed.

HEAP James - 1840 - 07/02/1840 21 – Collier. No.2 Burges Land, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of gunpowder while preparing to blast. Face and eyes damaged. 7 weeks off work. Injured.

HEATH Moses - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 16. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield  Colliery Co., Broadfield, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 9 Killed.

HEATON John - 1840 - 18/12 - 1840 – Age 20. Wike, Yorkshire. Unexpected fall of earth from the roof of pit.

HEATON John - 1843 02/03/1843 12 Lancashire. Son of Thomas and Mary of St Helens. Drowned in the pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

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

HEDLEY Thomas - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 32 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Wife and three children.

HENDERSON Robert - 1849 10/9 - 1849 – Age 11. Croft, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

HENRY W - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 19. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Of Goose Butts.

HENSHAW W - 1846 - 17/11/1846. Rounds Green, New, Mr. North, Oldbury, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 25 killed.

HERRON Stephen - 1841 - 15/03/1841. Cowpen, North Pit, Durham. Fall down shaft. 4 killed.

HESLOP George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 20. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

HESLOP James - 1840 - 23/10/1840 – Age 40 – Sinker. Farnacres, Durham. Water from old workings. 5 killed. Left a wife and child.

HESSLE Robert - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 31. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 2 children.

HEWISON George * - 1845 - 04/08/1845 – Age 57. East Holywell, Durham.

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

HILAND or HOLLAND William - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 11. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

HILL David - 1840 – Labourer. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell upon mandrill. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct. 5th 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

HILL John - 1841 - 21/01/1841. Bowling, Yorkshire. Accidental fall down a shaft in landing a corve.

HILLS John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 44. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

HILTON Joshua - 1840 - 29/01/1840 – Age 37 – Collier. Watergate, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fell out of tub in ascending. Died - 18 Mar.

HILTON Richard (injured) - 1841 - 09/02/1841 – Age 23 – Collier. Hilton Lane, No.2., Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 15s. Falling of roof. Hip dislocated. Single.

HILTON Thomas - 1840 - 24/10/1840 – Age 11 - Drawer. Chaddock, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fell down ladder. Ankle dislocated. 3 weeks off work. Injured.

HINCHCLIFFE George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 28. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

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

HINDMARSH John - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Trapper – boy. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

HITCHEN John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 14. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

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

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

HOBSON Aaron - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 26. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

HODGSON Richard - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 32. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 3 children.

HOGG Robert - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 20. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

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

HOLIDAY James (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. Earsdon, Durham. Foot and leg lamed by rolleys. 21 days off.

HOLIDAY Robert (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon Durham. Heel wounded by tram. 16 days off.

HOLIDAY Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Bank-overman. Earsdon, Durham. Thigh hurt by stone. 27 days off.

HOLLAND Abraham - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 32. Ardsley Main, Oaks Messrs Firth, Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 4 children.

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

HOLLAND Job - 1846 - 17/11/1846 – Butty. Rounds Green New, Mr. North Oldbury Stafford. Explosion of gas. 25 killed.

HOLLAND or HILAND William - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 11. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

HOLLAND William jnr. - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Ae 11. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

HOLME Isabella - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Ae 13 - Drawer. Cinder Field Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Thrown out of bucket when it came in contact with bearer. 4 killed 2 injured. Female.

HOOPER Robert - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 12 – Driver. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

HOPE Peter - 1840 - 12/02/1840 – Age 24 – Collier. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Bruised. 3 weeks off work. Injured.

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

HOPKINS Benjamin - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife and 6 children.

HOPKINS David - 1849 - 19/05/1849. Llantwitt, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 7 killed. Survived.

HOPPER Robert * - 1849 - 05/06/1949. Hebburn, Durham.

HOPTON Thomas - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 52. Rothwell Haigh, Victoria Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

HORLER George - 1846 - 22/11/1846 – Age 32. Clandown, Somerset. Killed by the rope falling on him.

HORROCKS James (injured) - 1841 - 11/05/1841 – Age 12 - Waggoner. No.4 Pit Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Fingers crushed between two waggons.

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

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

HOUGH Benjamin - 1841 - 20/04/1841. Wrenthorpe, Yorkshire. He was descending the shaft alone at five o' clock in the morning, when an explosion occurred and he was dashed to death.

HOUGH John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 30. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 3 children.

HOWARTH Richard - 1843 - 25/11/1843 – Age 7. Old Sink, Lancashire. Death caused by a large stone falling upon him on Thursday whilst working at the bottom pit, Rooley Moor. A verdict of "accidental death" was recorded". (Manchester Guardian).

HOWE William - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 22. Bigges, Mr. Bigge, Willington, Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

HOWEY William - 1841 19/04/1841 24 - Putter. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

HUGGUP John - 1841 – Onsetter. East Holywell, Durham. Crushed by car in shaft coming down on him: concussion of spine: back broke since dead.

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

HUGHES Hugh - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Ag 11 - Driver or - Putter. Stormont Main J. Grace, Esq Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Alive when brought out of the pit.

HUGHES W. - 1846 - 01/01/1846. Toftshaw, Brttom Bowling Co., Braford Yorkshire. Exploison of gas. 5 killed.

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

HUMBLE John (escaped) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Tapper. 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.

HUNBEY William - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 35. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 4 children.

HUNSLEBY Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 12. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire. Jim.

HUNTER * - 1841 - 27/10/1841. Fife, Scoonie Bridge.

HUNTER John (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. Earsdon, Durham. Leg hurt by rolleys. 6 days off.

HUNTER Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Injury of the eye by coal from pick point. 2 days off.

HURCOMB Abraham - 1844 - 28/07/1844. Crumpmeadow, Gloucester. (Cinderford Baptist Chapel Graveyard).

HURLEY George - 1845 - 18/03/1845. Abiathar, Jones’s Pit, Monmouth. Fell down shaft. 5 killed.

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

HUTCHINSON William - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Ag 24. Darley Main, Worsborough
Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

 

 

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