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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

NAYLOR James - 1840 - 02/03/1840. Bowling, Yorkshire. Fall of dirt from a corve. The corve not properly fastened by deceased.

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

NEASHAM John * - 1843 - 01/09/1843. Wearmouth Durham.

NEEDHAND Joseph (injured) - 1841 - 20/05/1841 – Age 40 - Coal getter. No.1 Pit Chamber, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Foot crushed by piece of stone falling from roof.

NESHAM Arthur - 1843 - 05/08/1843 – Age 71. Thornley, Durham. He was killed having slipped at the bottom of the shaft on the metal plates for the trams to run on.

NEWCOMBE John - 1841 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Found drowned. Between Apr. 5th and Oct. 1st 1841. William Davies, Coroner.

NEWTON Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back hurt by stone. 6 days off.

NEWTON William (injured) - 1841 - 10/09/1841 – Age 15 - Waggoner. Fancy Pit (Werneth), Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Knee injured by stone falling.

NICHOLS John (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Foot and leg bruised by stone from roof. 21 days off.

NICHOLS Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Pick-hole in leg. 6 days off.

NICHOLSON Edward - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 19. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor. Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

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

NICHOLSON Thomas (injured) - 1841 - 30/03/1841 – Age 35 - Coal getter. No.3 Pit Chamber, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Back and loins (Injured) by roof falling.

NICHOLSON Thomas - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 16. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

NICHOLSON William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 - Age 11. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

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

NIXON Joseph - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 19 - Putter. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

NOBLE Edward - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 23 - Backoverman. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Left a wife and child.

NOBLE John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 40. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 4 children Buried in South Hetton.

NORCROSS R. - 1849 - 03/07/1849. Laffack, JT Johnson St. Helens Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.



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ODDY George - 1847 - 17/05/1847 – Age 29. Beeston Main, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 9 killed.

OLDFIELD James - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 13. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Eldest of six children who was scorched and bruised.

ONDER Joseph - 1847 - 04/12/1847 – Age 19. Haugh Hay, Rochdale, Lancashire. Suffocated. 3 killed.

ORD George - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 17 – Flatman. 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.

OWEN Thomas - 1848 – 24/04/1848 – Age 18. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

OWEN William - 1848 – 21/06/1848 – Age 18. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

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


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

PAISLEY Samuel (Injured) - 1841 - Braking-incline, Earsdon, Durham. Tumbled down on an under-ground bank: dislocated hip joint: broke thigh bone. 22 days off.

PALMER George - 1845 - 05/02/1845 – Age 41. 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".

PALMER George - 1849 - 22/11/1849. Abersychan, Monmouth. Fell down shaft.

PALMER R. (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.

PALMER William - 1849 - 26/02/1849. Bird in’the Hand, David Bromilow and Co., Eccleston, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

PARFITT Joseph - 1849 - 16/11/1849 – Age 9. Radstock, Somerset. Killed by bad air in the coalpit.

PARKER David – 1842. Gnoll and Eaglebush. Head slit open by piece of rock and killed.

PARKER George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 13. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

PARKER William (injured) - 1842 - Gnoll and Eaglebush. Broke his leg by rock falling.

PARKES John - 1847 - 01/12/1847. Nantyglow, Messrs Bailey, Monmouth. Explosion. 8 killed. 2 sons also killed.

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

PARSONS John junr. - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 20. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

PARSONS John snr. - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 48. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Left a wife.

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

PARTINGTON Richard - 1840 - 23/03/1840 – Age 22 – Collier. Burgess No.3, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of dirt. Hip dislocated. 7 weeks off work. Injured.

PATINGTON Ralph - 1841 – 20/09/1841 – Age 10. Lancashire. Son of William of Edge Green, Golborne. Burned in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas, Ashton.

PEACH John - 1847 – 05/03/1847 – Age 17. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

PEARCE William - 1846 – 09/07/1846 – Age 16. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

PEARSON James - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 18 - Putter. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Alive when brought out of the pit.

PEARSON Robert - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 9 - Trapper. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Brother of Thomas.

PEARSON Thomas - 1841 – 19/04/1841 – Age 15 – Driver. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Brother of Robert.

PEEL Peter - 1845 – 21/08/1845 – Age 50. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

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

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

PENNINGTON James (injured) - 1841 – 29/10/1841 – Age 29 – Hooker-on at the bottom. No.4 Pit, Chamber, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Head (Injured) by fall of bolt from cage.

PENS May - 1840 – 13/02/1840 – Age 16 - Drawer. Chaddock Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Arm fractured. 9 weeks off work. Female.

PEREGRINE Henry – Sept 1841 – Unknown. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Burnt, naked light.

PHELPS J - 1848 – 24/04/1848 – Age 29. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

PHELPS James - 1848 – 21/06/1848 – Age 29. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

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

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

PICKFORD Daniel - 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.

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

PICTON Joseph - 1844 – 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Left a wife 3 sons and 3 children.

PIGG Robert (Injured) - 1841 – Master Wasteman. Earsdon, Durham. Injury of chest: sternum fractured by stone. 35 days off.

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

PIPER Thompson - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Furnaceman. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Survivor.

PLADDY Peter - 1844 - 11/01/1844 – Age 23. Duke Pit, Earl of LonsDale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

PLATT William - 1849 - 26/02/1849. Bird in’the Hand, David Bromilow and Co., Eccleston, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

PLUMMER Joseph - 1848 - 26/05/1848 – Age 8. Writhlington, Somerset. Killed in the coal pit.

PORTER John - 1845 - 01/11/1845 – Age 30. Soundwell, Gloucester. Accident caused by a frayed rope. 4 killed 1 injured.

PORTER William - 1849 - 26/02/1849. Bird in’the Hand, David Bromilow and Co., Eccleston, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

POTTER Anthony - 1840 - 10/08/1840 – Age 56 – Collier. Sandersons Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Burnt. 2 injured. 2 weeks off work. Injured.

POTTER Anthony - 1840 - 28/02/1840 – Age 56 – Collier. Sandersons, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of coal. Foot bruised. 3 weeks off work.

POTTS Thomas * - 1845 - 25/10/1845. South Moor, Durham.

POWELL Charles - 1849 - 17/12/1849. Golynos coal level, Monmouth. Fall of coal.

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

POWELL Edward - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 21. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

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

POWELL John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

PRESCOTT James - 1843 - 03/01/1843 – Age 26 – Collier of Edge Green, Golborne, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PRESCOTT John - 1840 17/12/1840 – Age 15 - Collier of Edge Green, Golborne, Lancashire. Killed by smothering damp in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PRESCOTT Ralph - 1840 - 20/12/1840 – Age 15. Labourer of Blackbrook, Ashton, Lancashire. 41 Accidentally killed falling down a coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PRESCOTT Thomas - 1840 - 24/10/1840 – Age 21 - Collier of Edge Green, Golborne, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PRESTON Simon - 1842 - 05/03/1842. Mr. Brettargh's, RochDale, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed. Wife and family. 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).

PRINGLE George (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Lost an eye by wound from a coal struck off by pick point. 78 days off.

PROCTOR Margaret * - 1847 - 20/03/1847. Burradon, Durham. Female.

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

PULLING W. - 1847 - 31/05/1847. Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of rubbish and stone.

PYLE Thomas (injured) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Tapper. 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.

 

 

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