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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

RADCLIFFE Peter * - 1843 – Age 13. Over, Darwin, Lancashire.

RAFFLE William - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 32. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Left a wife and 3 children.

RAFFLE William jnr - 1848 - 15/08/1848. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Came out (Injured) and not expected to live.

RAISBRICK John (injured) - 1840 - 31/10/1840 – Age 11 - Waggoner. Cannel Pit, Knowle, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Run against waggon down jig and bruised his leg.

RAMSHAW Robert - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 18. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

RANDALL David – 1842. Skewan. Killed by fall of roof.

RANKIN James - 1840 - 23/10/1840 – Age 40 – Sinker. Farnacres, Durham. Water from old workings. 5 killed. Left a wife and 6 children.

RANSON Matthew - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 15 - Onsetter. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Bigge, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed.

RASHLEY John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 16. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

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

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

REDHEAD Gaw. (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Foot bruised by stone from roof. 12 days off.

REED John - 1841 - 19/04/1841 - 28 – Deputy. Willington, Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Unmarried.

REED Matthew (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Injury to chest and back by coal. 4 days off.

REES Joseph - 1849 - 19/05/1849 – Age 10. Llantwitt, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 7 killed. Son of Thomas.

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

REES Thomas - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 23. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

REES Thomas - 1849 - 19/05/1849 – Age 50. Llantwitt, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 7 killed.

RENNISON or KENNISON Edward - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 18. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

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

RHODES John - 1847 04/12 - 1847 – Age 19. Haugh Hay, RochDale, Lancashire. Suffocated. 3 killed.

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

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

RICHARDS Jonathan - 1840 – Miner. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of earth in works. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct. 5th - 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

RICHARDS Richard – 1842. Gelligaer. Killed by falling coal.

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

RICHARDSON Elliot - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 38. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and family, father of John. Buried in South Hetton.

RICHARDSON George - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 29. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 1 child.

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

RICHARDSON Jacob - 1843 - 23/06/1843 – Age 36. Braysdown, Mr Wait, Somerset. 7 killed. The Colliers on the night shift prepared for descent and stood upon the runner a platform which covered the mouth of the pit. They attached themselves to the chain by means of a hook and a piece of rope forming a noose for the reception of one leg. They were lifted off the platform by the engine with a view to its being moved over the mouth of the pit so they could be let down. After descending about 100 feet the drum wheel was observed to be revolving rapidly having become disconnected from the main wheel and in consequence of the frightful velocity the men were dashed to pieces on a projecting stage erected a few fathoms from the bottom of the pit. At the bottom waited young John Ashman and 21 years old Richard Pickford. Both were hit by the falling bodies and debris, receiving serious injuries of which John died in about a week. Richard was said to be "still alive" and hopes of his recovery entertained on 8th July, though he had a broken thigh and leg. Left a widow and six children.

RICHARDSON Job - 1843 - 23/06/1843 – Age 30. Braysdown, Mr Wait, Somerset. 7 killed. The Colliers on the night shift prepared for descent and stood upon the runner a platform which covered the mouth of the pit. They attached themselves to the chain by means of a hook and a piece of rope forming a noose for the reception of one leg. They were lifted off the platform by the engine with a view to its being moved over the mouth of the pit so they could be let down. After descending about 100 feet the drum wheel was observed to be revolving rapidly having become disconnected from the main wheel and in consequence of the frightful velocity the men were dashed to pieces on a projecting stage erected a few fathoms from the bottom of the pit. At the bottom waited young John Ashman and 21 years old Richard Pickford. Both were hit by the falling bodies and debris, receiving serious injuries of which John died in about a week. Richard was said to be "still alive" and hopes of his recovery entertained on 8th July, though he had a broken thigh and leg.

RICHARDSON John - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 26 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Left a wife.

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

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

RICHARDSON William - 1849 - 05/06/1849 - Age 45 - Hewer. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Left a wife and 6 children.

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

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

ROBINSON Benjamin - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 19. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Married.

ROBINSON George (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Foot bruised by stone from roof. 6 days off.

ROBINSON Peter - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 24. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

ROBINSON William jnr. - 1844 - 11/01/1844 – Age 19. Duke Pit, Earl of Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

ROBINSON William snr. - 1844 - 11/01/1844 – Age 47. Duke Pit, Earl of Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

ROBSON Edward - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 23 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Brother of John.

ROBSON Henry (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley Driver. Earsdon, Durham. Leg lacerated by rolleys. 7 days off.

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

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

ROBSON John - 1848 - 15/08/1848. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Came out (Injured) and not expected to live.

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

ROGERS Jeremiah - 1845 - 07/07/1845. Fry's Bottom, Clutton, Somerset. Died suddenly in the coal pit.

ROGERS Samuel - 1849 - 19/05/1849 – Age 21. Llantwitt, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 7 killed.

ROSCOE William (injured) - 1840 - 26/10/1840 – Age 12 - Drawer. Hilton Lane, No.1. Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 4s. Falling of dirt from the roof. Thigh fractured. Single. Seventeen weeks off work.

ROSECAMP Robert - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 33. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 4 children. Brother of William.

ROSECAMP William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 22. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Married. Brother of Robert.

ROUTLEDGE Joseph - 1841 - 10/08/1841 - Deputy Overman. Haswell, Coal Co Ltd., Sunderland Durham. Explosion of inflammable gas, his son was killed in the 1844 explosion.

ROUTLEDGE William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 18. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Cousin to Daniel Lemmon, father was burnt to death in the same Colliery previously.

ROW Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 42. Darley Main, WorsboroughDale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias, Lancashire. Jim.

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

ROWE John Cotton - 1846 - 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

ROWLANDS David - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 9. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

ROWLANDS Thomas - 1844 - 01/01/1844 – Age 61. Middle Pit, Dinas, Pembroke. Explosion of firedamp. 12 killed.

RUMLEY David - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 12 - Putter. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Came out (Injured) but not expected to live.

RUSHTON Cilas - 1840 - 27/04/1840 – Age 30 – Collier. Sandersons Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. Suffocated.

RUSHTON Thomas - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 30 - Collier. Marynalls pit,  Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. Slightly burnt. 1 weeks off work.

 

 

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