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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

LAWSON John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 16. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

LAWSON Richard - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 46. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 7 children.

LAWSON Robert - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 12. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

LAWSON Thomas - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 41 - Putter. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co. Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Came out (Injured) and not expected to live. Left a wife and 8 children.

LAWTON James - 1840 - 09/11/1840 – Age 39 – Inspector. Hilton Lane, No.1 Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Severely burnt. Average weekly wages £1. 5s. Married with five children 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 years. Four weeks off work. Explosion of firedamp in the D. Moor, Coal.

LAYLANDS James - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 29. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 2 children Buried in South Hetton.

LEASE James - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Body not recovered. Left a wife and child.

LEE John - 1847 - 02/06/1847 – Age 17 - Drawer. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St.Helens Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

LEE Thomas (injured) - 1840 - 15/10/1840 - Age 26 - Hooker-on. Chaddock Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 16s. Tub caught him. Leg bruised. Married with two children 6 and 4 years. Wife living. Two weeks off work.

LEES Henry - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 15. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured.

LEES John (injured) - 1841 - 25/08/1841 - Age 30 - Coal getter. Cannel Pit, Knowle Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Hand crushed by roof falling.

LEES Joseph (injured) - 1841 - 11/09/1841 – Age 12 - Waggoner. No.1 Pit, Chamber Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Leg crushed by roof falling.

LEES Thomas (injured) - 1840 - 04/11/1840 – Age 43 - Coal getter. Trusdey Pit, Chamber and Werneth - Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Foot crushed by shale falling from roof and broke one toe.

LEMMON Daniel - 1844 - 28/09/1844. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 1 child cousin to William Routledge.

LESTER John (injured) - 1840 - 09/12/1840 – Age 17 - Waggoner. Fancy Pit (Werneth) Chamber and Werneth - Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Arm crushed by waggon at bottom. The lad fell as he was taking the waggon to the shaft.

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

LEWIS Evan - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 19. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

LEWIS George - 1845 - 05/02/1845 - A lad. 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".

LEWIS George - 1849 - 06/03/1849 – Age 15 - Drawer. Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed.

LEWIS John - 1841 – Labourer. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Drowned in pit. Between Apr. 5th and Oct. 1st - 1841. William Davies, Coroner.

LEWIS John - 1849 - 06/03/1849. Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed.

LEWIS Matthew - 1849 - 06/03/1849 – Age 13 - Drawer. Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed Twin of George.

LEWIS Thomas – 1848. Vipond’s, Varteg, Monmouth. Fatally injured, no details. Feb - 1848.

LEWIS Thomas - 1849 - 06/03/1849 – Age 15 - Drawer. Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed Twin of George.

LEWIS Thomas – 1849 - Mar - 1849. Garn - yr – Erw, Monmouth. Run over by trams.

LEYSHON Thomas - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age - 16. Middle Pit, Dinas, , Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

LIDDELL J. - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 16. Bigges, Mr. Bigge Willington, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

LIDDELL Thomas - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 44. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and 6 children.

LINDLEY Isaac - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 30. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 2 children.

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

LINDLEY Samuel - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 28. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 3 children.

LIPPIATT George - 1845 - 13/02/1845 – Age 10. Greyfield, Clutton, Somerset. Killed in the pit.

LISH William - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 23. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

LISTER George - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 19. Rothwell Haigh, Victoria, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

LITHERLAND Thomas - 1841 - 24/06/1841 – Age 10. Lancashire. Son of Thomas and Hannah of Haydock. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

LITTLEWOOD John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 23. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 2 children.

LLEWELLYN Thomas - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Left dependent sister.

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

LLEWELLYN William - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 18. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

LLEWELLYN William - 1844 - 14/02/1844 Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Left a wife and 1 child.

LLOYD Philip (injured) - 1842 – Collier. Waterloo. Broke thigh, three ribs and one arm by roof falling.

LOCKYER John - 1840 - 19/05/1840 – Age 7. Tyning's, Radstock, Somerset. The boy carried his father's dinner to the pit. He fell into the reservoir which received hot water from the boiler. He was found dead.

LOEBERY Daniel - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 32. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and a child.

LOMAX Richard - 1846 – 24/11/1846. Burgh, John Hargreaves Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Injured.

LONGSTAFF Joseph - 1847 – 17/05/1847 – Age 55. Beeston Main, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 9 killed.

LONGSTAFFE George - 1849 – 05/06/1849 – Age 33. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

LONGSTAFFE Samuel - 1849 – 05/06/1849 – Age 33 – Swithchboy. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Son of G.

LONSDALE, James (injured) - 1841 – 06/07/1841 – Age 26 – Coal getter. No.1 Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Leg crushed by roof falling.

LOVE Thomas - 1845 – 21/08/1845 – Age 48. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

LOVETT Joseph - 1844 – 06/10/1844 – Age 30 – Collier. Lancashire, of Blackbrook, Ashton. Burned in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

LOWBERY Charles - 1848 – 28/10/1848 – Age 21. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

LOWCOCK or LAWCOCK James - 1849 – 05/06/1849 – Age 68 – Borer. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Left a wife.

LOWE Decimus - 1843 – 09/08/1843 – Age 37 – Miner. Oldbury, Stafford. Explosion of Sulphur in a coal pit.

LOWE John - 1841 – 21/07/1841 – Age 19. Son of Ralph and Anne of Haydock Green, Haydock, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

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

LOWE Thomas - 1843 - 11/11/1843 – Age 40 – Collier. Parr Stocks, Parr, Lancashire. Killed by stone falling on him and killing him outright. Buried St Thomas, Ashton.

LOWES Andrew (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. Earsdon, Durham. Inner ankle joint hurt by rolleys. 21 days off.

LOWES Edward - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 37 - Platelayer and Deputy. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Widower.

LOY George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 40. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 5 children.

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


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MACDOUGALL John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 46. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 4 children. Body not recovered.

MACLEOD John - 1845 – 21/08/1845 – Age 40 – Deputy. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

MAINWARING Solomon - 1848 – 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Left 1 child.

MALLINSON Ann - 1842 – 21/02/1842 – Age 16. Cockerham Road, Hopwood and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 3 killed. Female. There were two explosions, Mallinson’s father had died just three weeks before.

MALLINSON Martha - 1842 – 21/02/1842 – Age 15. Hopwood’s, Cockerham Road, Hopwood and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 3 killed. Female. There were two explosions, Mallinson’s father had died just three weeks before.

MARSDEN James - 1843 – Winder. Hilton, Darwen, Lancashire. Fell 40 yards to the bottom of the shaft. He was descending to inform the underground workers it was time to finish their shift.

MARSDEN William - 1840 – 06/04/1940 – Age 42. Wyke, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp, caused by decased taking the top from his lamp.

MARSH Henry - 1848 – 28/10/1848 – Age 12. Whinney Hill, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

MARSH James (injured) - 1841 – 02/03/1841 – Age 14 - Drawer. Sandersons, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Sanderson’s Average weekly wages 5s. Firedamp. Burnt. Single.

MARSH James - 1840 – 15/11/1840 – Age 66 – Labourer. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Arm bruised by wagon. 4 weeks off work.

MARTIN George - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 21. Bigges, Mr. Bigge, Willington, Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

MARTIN Michael - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 36 - Hewer. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

MARTIN William - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 10 - Trapper. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Son of Michael Martin.

MARTLEW James - 1841 – 05/05/1841 – Age 55. Lancashire. Of Goose Green, Pemberton, Killed by coal waggons. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

MASON Simpson - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 10 - Trapper. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

MASTERS Thomas - 1843 – 05/04/1843 – Shifter. Stormont Main, (King Pit) John Grace and Partners, Wrekenton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 28 killed.

MATHER Absolom - 1849 – 06/03/1849 – Age 19 - Drawer. Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed.

MATHER Ann - 1840 – 24/10/1840 – Age 17 - Drawer. Edge Fold Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Bruised. 9 weeks off work. Female. Injured.

MATHER Henry - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 19. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

MATHER Thomas - 1840 – 24/10/1840 – Age 11 - Drawer. Caddock, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fell down ladders. Ankle dislocated. 3 weeks off work.

MATTHEW David - 1847 – 02/06/1847 – Age 15 - Drawer. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

MATTHEW John - 1847 – 02/06/1847 – Age 17 - Drawer. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

MATTHEW John - 1847 – 02/06/1847 – Age 45 – Collier. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Left a wife and several children. Father of the Mathews killed.

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

MATTHEW Peter - 1847 02/06/1847 – Age 22 – Collier. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

MATTHEWMAN George - 1847 – 05/03/1847 – Age 28. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 4 children.

MATTHEWS Abraham - 1847 – 05/03/1847 – Age 35. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Left a wife and 6 children.

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

MAUDLIN James (injured) - 1841 – 05/08/1841 – Overman. 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.

MAUGHAN James - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 23. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

MAY Samuel - 1846 – 09/07/1846 – Age 17. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

McAMESTY Bernard - 1844 – 11/01/1844 – Age 27. Duke Pit, Earl of LonsDale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

McCASHAM John - 1844 – 11/01/1844 – Age 27. Duke Pit, Earl of LonsDale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

McLEAR Robert - 1847 – 05/03/1847 – Age 19. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

McMINN John - 1848 – 17/3/1848 – Age 10. Duke, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

MELLOR Daniel - 1847 – 05/03/1847 – Age 19. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

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

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

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

MERRIFELD Simon - 1846 – 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

MERYCK William - 1841 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of earth and stones. Between Oct.5th and 14th 1841. William Davies, Coroner.

MICHELL Richard - 1846 – 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

MILBY James - 1848 – 28/10/1848 – Age 26. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

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

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

MOAK William - 1848 – 09/02/1848. Heathfield, Messrs. Salter and Raybould Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 16 killed.

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

MOFFAT Joseph - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 25. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Married Buried in South Hetton.

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

MONOHAGHAN Patrick - 1848 – 28/10/1848 – Age 41. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 7 children. Body not found.

MOODY Thomas - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 25. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

MOON J. (injured) - 1842 Risca. Off work five months, broken leg.

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

MORETON Isaac - 1840 – 09/04/1840 – Age 24. Bristol, Gloucester. Of Oldland. Killed in a coalpit. Buried Bitton.

MORETON William - 1840 – 15/07/1840 – Age 31 – Collier. Burgess No.3, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Struck by stone in blasting. Foot bruised. 3 weeks off work. Injured.

MORGAN David - 1844 – 01/01/1844 – Age 14. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

MORGAN David - 1844 – 01/08/1844 – Age 30. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

MORGAN George (escaped) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Shifter. 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.

MORGAN John - 1847 - 27/08/1847. Cinder Pits, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Crushed by a tram.

MORGAN John - 1848 - 21/06/1848 – Age 32. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed. Widowed.

MORRIS James - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 11 - Drawer. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Thrown out of bucket when it came in contact with bearer. 4 killed 2 injured.

MORRIS Richard - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 30. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

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

MORRISS Lewis - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 12. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

MORRISS Thomas - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 48. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

MORRISS William - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 17. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

MOSES Thomas - 1840 – Unknown. Merthyr, Tydfil, Glamorgan. Burnt, naked light. June.

MOSS Jane - 1846 - 24/11/1846 – Age 25. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Female left a child.

MOULTER Thomas - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 31 – Shifter. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Wife and two children.

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

MULL James - 1840 - 14/05/1840 – Age 30 – Miner. Edge Fold, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Breaking of rope when descending shaft. 2 killed instantly.

MULL Peter - 1840 - 16/12 - 1840 – Age 32 – Collier. Edge Fold, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 12s. Falling of roof. Shoulder, collarbone, and neck fractured. Single. Nine weeks off work.

MULL William - 1841 - 17/03/1841 – Age 15 - Drawer. Edge Fold, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 7s. Firedamp. Very much burnt. Single. Died March 23, 1841.

MULVANNY John (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Side and chest hurt by coal. 6 days off.

MURRAY Walter * - 1847 - 17/09/1847. Percy Main, Durham.

MUSGRAVE John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 18 Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Son of John Musgrave.

MUSGRAVE John - 1845 - 21/08/1845 - Age 50 Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

 

 

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