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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

SAGER or SAGAR Joseph - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 29. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 6 children.

SANDERSON James - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 40. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 2 children.

SANDERSON John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 24. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Married.

SCHOFIELD J. - 1846 - 01/01/1846. Toftshaw, Bretton Bowling Co. Bradford, Yorkshire. Exploison of gas. 5 killed.

SCHOLES John (injured) - 1841 - 14/09/1841 – Age 40 – Labourer. Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Removing timber.

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

SCOTT Matthew (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by rolleys: knee hurt. 6 days off.

SCRAFTON Joseph - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 21. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

SEACOME James (injured) - 1841 - 01/02/1841 – Age 38 - Engineer. Marynall’s, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 18s. Starting the engine when under repair. Arm fractured. Married with two children, 8, 6, 3 and 1 years. Wife living. Average weekly income 12s. Four weeks off work.

SEAL Robert (injured) - 1841 - 09/09/1841 – Age 23 - Waggoner. No.4 Pit, Chamber, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Toe crushed by coal falling out of waggon.

SEDDON William - 1840 - 19/06/1840 – Age 62 – Collier. Burgess No.3, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp due to his own carelessness. Severely burnt. Died 28 June.

SEDDONS James - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 26. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 2 children.

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

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

SELLS Thomas - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 10. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire Jim.

SHARP John - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Hewer. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

SHARP Joseph - 1840 - 14/08/1840 – Age 33. North Bierley, Yorkshire. Unexpected fall of coal from the roof of a pit.

SHARP Joseph - 1841 - 22/01/1841 – Age 12. Bowling Yorkshire. Accidental fall down a shaft in landing a corve.

SHARP William - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Hewer. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

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

SHEARD Joseph - 1840 - 11/06/1840. Halifax, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. Deceased compelled to go in by William Sheard, his employer.

SHEARD William - 1840 - 11/06/1840 – Age 30. Halifax, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp, deceased persisted in going into the pit although warned by seeing the firedamp as he went on.

SHILLAW William - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 22 - Hewer. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

SHONE William - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 22. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield  Colliery Co., Broadfield Stafford. Explosion of gas. 9 Killed. Married.

SIDDON Edward - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 10 - Drawer. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Thrown out of bucket when it came in contact with bearer. 4 killed 2 injured. Thigh broken head bruised. Injured.

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

SIMMONDS Thomas - 1842 - 24/02/1842. Middle Pit, Radstock, Somerset. Killed by a beam falling on him.

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

SIMPSON James (injured) - 1840 - 16/12/1840 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Fancy Pit (Werneth) Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Finger end cut off by the roof falling on edge of waggon.

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

SINGLETON Peter (injured) - 1841 - 11/02/1841 – Age 48 – Collier. Edge Fold, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 14s. Falling of coal. Head Bruised. Married with three children, 21, 11, and 8 years. Wife living. Average weekly income 7s. One week off work.

SIXSMITH Joshua - 1840 - 16/01/1840 – Age 36 – Collier. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 8 weeks off work. Injured.

SKIDMORE W. (injured) – 1842. Woodfield. Head crushed by falling coal. Idle some time.

SLANEY Thomas - 1844 - 11/01/1844 – Age 22. Duke Pit, Earl of Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

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

SMITH Edward * - 1843 - 29/12/1843 – Age 15. Haswell, Coal Co Ltd., Sunderland, Durham.

SMITH Edward – 1847 - Jun 1847. Blaendare, Monmouth. Fall of coal.

SMITH James - 1840 - 17/11/1840 – Age 13. North Bierley, Yorkshire. Killed in pit by a corve falling on him.

SMITH John - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 14 - Driver or Putter. Stormont Main, J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

SMITH John - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 36. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield Colliery Co., Broadfield Stafford. Explosion of gas. 9 Killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

SMITH John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 36. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Left a wife.

SMITH Mathew - 1841 - 10/04/1841. Northowram, Yorkshire. Fall down a shaft, deceased holding the clatch-irons without giving notice to draw up.

SMITH Robert - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 18 - Putter. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

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

SMITH Thomas (Injured) - 1841 – Shifter. Earsdon, Durham. Back hurt by stone. 6 days off.

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

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

SPEAK John - 1846 - 27/04/1846. Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of great weight of stone.

SPENCE Robert - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 34 - Deputy Overman. Stormont Main, J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Wife and four children.

SPENCER Edward - 1841 - 22/09/1841 – Age 20 - Coal Getter. Dunkenhalgh Park, Messrs Haworth, Barnes and Boardman, Blackburn, Lancashire. On Monday morning the overlooker went around through the different workings with a safety lamp, and there appeared to be no danger. At that time the deceased was at work in his proper place. Shortly after the overlooker had gone, the deceased said to a fellow workman that he would go and steal a pillar, and for that purpose went into a part of the mine that is not inspected, and into which he had no business to go. Immediately he had got there an explosion took place from the candle which he held in his hand. He was much burnt about the face and other parts of the body, and he died on the evening of the following day. There were about 26 persons employed in the mine, and they were employed under penalty not to leave the place they are set to work. A verdict of "accidental death" was recorded. (Blackburn Standard).

SPENCER Robert - 1843 - 05/04/1843 - Deputy. Stormont Main, (King Pit) John Grace and Partners, Wrekenton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 28 killed.

SPINK John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 31. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire Jim.

STABLES Isaac - 1845 - 27/08/1845 – Age 35 – Collier. Stubbin Pit, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Sudden Death Apoplexy as found by the Jury.

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

STEEL Charles - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 27. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

STEEL George - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 31. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

STEEL Joseph - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – 24. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 2 children.

STEELE John – 1849. Finney Green, Stafford. Killed in pit. Dec/Jan 1849.

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

STEPHENS John - 1846 – 09/07/1846.  East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed. Married with 9 children.

STEVENSON William - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 46 – Collier. Marynalls pit, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. Slightly burnt. 2 weeks off work.

STEWART James - 1845 - 21/08/1845 - Age 60. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

STEWART Ridley * - 1845 - 15/01/1845. Wingate, Durham.

STEWART Thomas - 1845 - 03/04/1845 – Trapperboy. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland.  Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

STILMAN Emanuel - 1848 – 21/06/1848 – Age 27. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

STONEHOUSE Edward (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Contusion of back by stone from roof. 21 days off.

STRONG Aaron (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. East Holywell, Durham. Hand (Injured) by coal from jud. 27 days off.

STUBBS Thomas - 1848 – 15/08/1848 – Age 27 – Bearer. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co. Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed. Left a wife and child.

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

SULLIVAN James - 1841 – Labourer. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell into patch. Between Apr. 5th and Oct. 1st 1841. William Davies, Coroner.

SURTEES John - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 16. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of William cousin of Ralph Buried in South Hetton.

SURTEES Ralph - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 19. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Cousin of John and William. Buried in South Hetton.

SURTEES William - 1844 – 28/09/1844 – Age 12. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of John cousin of Ralph Buried in South Hetton.

SUTCLIFFE Jonathan - 1841 – 26/02/1841. Halifax, Yorkshire. Accidental and unexpected explosion of firedamp.

SWANTON John - 1849 – 06/03/1849 – Age 18 - Drawer. Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed.

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

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

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

SYKES John - 1849 – 24/01/1849 – Age 18. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.


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TATTON ? (injured) - 1848 - 28/08/1848. Albion Wood and Company, Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

TAYLOR Abraham (injured) - 1841 - 07/08/1841 – Age 13 - Waggoner. New Engine Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Knocked down by waggon in brow and cut by the wheels in the loins.

TAYLOR Abraham - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 13 – Shifter. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Wife and 6 children.

TAYLOR Ad (Injured) - 1841 – Deputy. Earsdon, Durham. Back hurt by stone. 15 days off.

TAYLOR Benjamin (injured) - 1841 – 21/05/1841 – Age 11 - Waggoner. No.4 Pit, Chamber, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Fingers crushed between waggons.

TAYLOR Edward - 1847 – 23/06/1847 - Hewer. Tyne Main Carr and Co., Felling Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed. Left a wife and children.

TAYLOR George - 1849 – 06/03/1849 – Age 23 – Collier. Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed.

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

TAYLOR James * - 1840 - 18/06/1840. Hartley, Durham.

TAYLOR James - 1840 - 22/01/1840 – Age 26 – Collier. Burgess Land No.2, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. Slightly burnt. 3 weeks off work.

TAYLOR John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 26. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Left a wife.

TAYLOR John (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back hurt by coal. 6 days off.

TAYLOR Moses (injured) - 1841 - 06/10/1841 – Age 17 - Waggoner. New Engine Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Hip crushed and other bruises in the hands and legs. Lamed by roof falling.

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

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

TAYLOR Stanley (injured) - 1841 - 18/02/1841 – Age 50 – Carter. Manchester Road Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Leg hurt by cart wheel. The horse became restive threw him down and the wheel passed over his leg.

TAYLOR William - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 21. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed.

TEASDALE, Christopher - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 21. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of John and Stephen Buried in South Hetton.

TEASDALE, John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 19. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of Christopher and Stephen Buried in South Hetton.

TEASDALE, Stephen - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 17. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of John and Christopher. Buried in South Hetton.

TEMPEST Dad * - 1845 - 25/10/1845. South Moor, Durham.

TENNANT Matthew (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Hand and fingers (Injured) by coal. 6 days off.

TERRETT George - 1846 - 16/05/1846 – Age 9. Churchway Pit, Gloucester. (Gloucester. Journal).

TETLEY George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 23. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and child.

THIRLAWAY Michael - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 18. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

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

THOMAS Benjamin - 1841 - 21/01/1841 – Age 12. Tong, Yorkshire. Explosion of gunpowder, deceased intending to secrete a portion.

THOMAS David - 1844 - 01/08/1844. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed. Son of James. Burnt to a cinder.

THOMAS David - 1848 - 21/06/1848 – Age 29. Victoria Iron Works, John Frazer, agent, Aberdare, Monmouth. Shaft accident. 11 killed. Wife and 2 children.

THOMAS George - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 33. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

THOMAS James - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 42. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

THOMAS John – 1842. Gnoll and Eaglebush, Fell out of tub descending shaft and was killed.

THOMAS John - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife and 7 children.

THOMAS L. (injured) – 1842. Gnoll and Eaglebush. Broke breast-bone by coal falling.

THOMAS Richardson - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 20 - Hewer. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

THOMAS Robert - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife and 68children.

THOMAS Thomas - 1840 – Labourer. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Accidental death. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct. 5th 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

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

THOMASON William - 1843 - 06/03/1843 – Age 12. Lancashire. Son of Peter and Mary of Broad Oak Parr. Killed by falling down the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

THOMPSON James - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 26. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

THOMPSON John - 1841 - 19/10/1841 – Age 17 - Waggoner. Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Killed by the roof falling on him while at work. Worked with his father.

THOMPSON Matthew - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Putter. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

THOMPSON Thomas - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Hewer. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

THOMPSON Wanless - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 55. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and large family. Buried in South Hetton.

THOMPSON William - 1840 - 05/03/1840 – Age 70+. Lindal iron ore, Lindal, Lancashire. Sitting on a plank when the ground fell and buried them. 2 killed.

THORNTON Samuel - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 35. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield Colliery Co., Broadfield, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 9 Killed. Left a wife and 7 children.

THORPE or BROADBENT Levi - 1848 - 22/02/1848. Victoria Swire and Lees Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of gas 3 killed.

THRISTAM Richardson - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 45 – Shifter. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Wife and 2 children.

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

TICKLE Bryan (injured) - 1848 - 28/08/1848 – Age 25. Albion Wood and Company, Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

TILDSLEY Joshua (injured) - 1841 - 21/01/1841 - Age 29 – Collier. Sanderson’s Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 15s. Falling of coal. Head bruised. Married with 4 children, 8, 6, 3 and 1 years. Wife living. One week off work.

TIPPET Richard - 1846 - 09/07/1846. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed. Old man.

TIPTON Jacob - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 11. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield Colliery Co., Broadfield, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 9 Killed.

TOMKINSON Alfred - 1843 - 26/06/1843 – Age 18. Greenfields Ash Pit, Broadfield Colliery Co., Broadfield, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 9 Killed.

TONES Joseph - 1848 - 15/08/1848 – Age 66 - Hewer. Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

TONKIN John - 1846 - 09/07/1846 – Age 37. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

TOPPING Richard - 1840 - 16/02/1840 – Age 24 – Miner. Sandersons Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Slightly burnt. 2 weeks off work. Injured.

TOPPING Thomas (injured) - 1848 - 28/08/1848. Albion Wood and Company, Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

TOVEY Samuel - 1844 - 07/01/1844 – Age 32. Westerleigh, Gloucester. Killed in a coal pit.

TRAVERSE John - 1840 - 27/03/1840 – Age 28 – Collier. Lancashire of Boarded Barn Lane, Haydock. Killed in the coal pit by coal falling on him. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

TRAVERSE John - 1841 – 21/09/1841 – Age 27 - Collier Lancashire of Haydock Park Haydock. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

TREBILCOCK George - 1846 – 09/07/1846 – Age 23. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

TREMBLING John - 1845 - 18/03/1845. Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of rubbish.

TREVENA William - 1840 – 20/03/1840 – Age 14. Cornwall of Carharrack. Fell from a ladder.

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

TULIP John - 1843 – 05/04/1843 – Age 15 – Driver or Putter. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq Wrekenton Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Alive when brought out of the pit.

TUNNEY Richard (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Fore arm broken: wrist dislocated by coal. 77 days off.

TURNBULL George - 1849 – 05/06/1849 – Age 41. Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Left a wife and 6 children.

TURNBULL James - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 12. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of Thomas.

TURNBULL Thomas - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 22. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of James Buried in South Hetton.

TURNBULL Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Leg hurt by coal. 6 days off.

TURNER Betty - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 18 - Drawer. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Thrown out of bucket when it came in contact with bearer. 4 killed 2 injured. Female.

TURNER George - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 21. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

TURNER Seth - 1846 - 24/11/1846 – Age 23. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Brother of William.

TURNER William - 1846 - 24/11/1846 – Age 25. Burgh, John Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Brother of Seth.

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

TURTON Joseph - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 36. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 2 children.

TWEDELL Andrew (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back hurt by stone. 23 days off.

TWEEDIE Peter - 1845 - 03/04/1845 - Hewer. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

TWEEDLE Peter - 1845 - 03/04/1845. West Moor, Killingworth, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

TYLER or FILER Jeremiah - 1843 - 23/06/1843 – Age 16. 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 year 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.

 

 

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