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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840 - 49

UNWIN Robert - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 20. Swyre and Lees Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured.

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

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


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VETCH George - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 47. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 9 children. Body not found.

VINSOM or ENSOME Thomas - 1846 - 15/04/1856 – Age 10. Fire Clay, Messrs. Pemberton, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.


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WAILES Thomas - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 20. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Son of Thomas Wailes.

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

WAINWRIGHT John - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 11. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

WALKER A - 1846 - 01/01/1846. Toftshaw, Bretton Bowling Co., Braford Yorkshire. Exploison of gas. 5 killed. Brother of H.

WALKER H - 1846 - 01/01/1846. Toftshaw, Bretton Bowling Co., Braford Yorkshire. Exploison of gas. 5 killed. Brother of A.

WALKER J - 1846 - 01/01/1846. Toftshaw, Bretton Bowling Co., Braford Yorkshire. Exploison of gas. 5 killed. Father of A and H.

WALKER William - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 39. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Married.

WALLWORK Ann - 1840 - 07/02/1840 – Age 21 - Drawer. No.3 Burges Land Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Caught by a wagon. leg fractured. 16 weeks off work. Female. Injured.

WALLWORK Tom - 1842 - 15/02/1842. Clifton, Botany Bay, Lancashire. While preparing the ground for the new headgear. They were buried under tons of sand and brick, and it was not until March 13th that they were recovered. 2 killed.

WALTER William - 1845 - 05/02/1845 – Age 14. 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".

WALTON William - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 30. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Left a wife and child.

WANLESS Joseph - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 41. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

WARD Hans - 1844 - 28/09/1844 - Age 30. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 5 children pregnant with the 6th.

WARD John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 13. Whinney Hill, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

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

WARD Samuel - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 9. Rothwell Haigh, Victoria Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

WARDLE James - 1849 - 05/06/1849 - Age 17 - Putter. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

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

WATERS James - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 20 - Hewer. Stormont Main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Left a wife.

WATKINS John - 1845 - 18/03/1845. Abiathar, Jones's Pit, Monmouth. Fell down shaft. 5 killed.

WATSON George - 1848 - 28/10/1848. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Stranger. Body not found.

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

WATSON George (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back (Injured) by coal. 8 days off.

WATSON George (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back (Injured) by stone. 37 days off.

WATSON George (Injured) - 1841 - Rolley-driver. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by rolleys: leg bruised. 6 days off.

WATSON John (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Laceration of scalp by coal falling. 10 days off.

WATSON John (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. Earsdon, Durham. Foot (Injured) by stone. 64 days off.

WATSON William (Injured) - 1841 - Putter. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by tram: back bruised. 2 days off.

WATTS John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Left wife.

WEATHERBY William - 1840 - 23/10/1840 – Age 25. Farnacres, Durham. Water from old workings. 5 killed.

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

WEDDLE William - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 33. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and family.

WENDWARD Thomas - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed. Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Killed by roof falling on him while at work.

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

WESTERMAN William - 1847 - 17/05/1847 – Age 12. Beeston Main, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 9 killed.

WHEATMAN Henry - 1844 - 28/09/1844 - Age 42. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 1 child Buried in South Hetton.

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

WHEWELL Ellen - 1841 - 03/02/1841 – Age 9. Bank Moor, Rostron's coalpit, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Deceased was a - Drawer at Simpson and Rostron's coalpit at Bank Moor, Oswaldtwistle, last Monday she was drawing to the edge of the pit, when a piece of coal fell from a basket which was being hoisted up and struck the deceased on the back. She however continued her work and for the three following days, but on the forth day she was obliged to give up her coaling, and she died last Thursday morning. "Accidental Death" Femaile.  (Blackburn Standard).

WHINNEY James * - 1845 - 18/08/1845. Castle Eden, Durham.

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

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

WHITEHEAD James - 1847 - 04/12/1847 – Age 30. Haugh Hay RochDale, Lancashire. Suffocated. 3 killed.

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

WHITELEY James - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 42. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Left a wife.

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

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

WHITFIELD John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 31. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Buried in South Hetton.

WHITTAKER Evan - 1841 – Age 12. Dunkenhalgh Park, Messrs Howarth, Barnes, and Boardman, Blackburn, Lancashire. They were killed by falling down the shaft at a pit when the rope broke. March. 2 killed. On Thursday night last about a quarter past ten, having to work all night the banksman was letting them down in to the pit in a tub, the ropes of which broke when they had only descended a yard or two, and they fell to the bottom a distance of 75 yards and were both killed on the spot. The pit, which is a newly formed one and is much effected by foul air, and in order to purify it a fire has been kept at the bottom for a day or two. The rope, which was a new one appears to have coiled at the bottom the last time it was used, it had been let down and by that means had been burnt. One of the men who was going down (coming out?) into the pit by the other end of the rope met the burning rope coming up, and shouted immediately to the banksman to tell him of it, but owing to the noise made by water falling down the sides of the mine he could not make them understand what he said. A verdict of 'Accidental death' was recorded. (Blackburn Standard).

WHITTLE William - 1840 - 19/06/1840 – Age 12. Lancashire. Son of Peter and Elizabeth of Parr. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WHITWORTH John - 1841 - 07/02/1841 – Age 13. 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.

WIDDRINGTON Ra. (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back of neck and back hurt by coal. 7 days off.

WILD John - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 40 – Collier. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. He was shoeing a mule in the stables at the time of the explosion and was killed when the roof fell on him.

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

WILDING William - 1846 - 24/11/1846 – Age 16. Burgh John, Hargreaves, Coppull, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

WILKINS ? - 1844 - 14/02/1844. Landshipping, Colonel Owen, Haverford West, Pembroke. Inundation of water. 40 killed. Orphan of the late Jane Wilkins.

WILKINS Matthew - 1846 - 09/07/1846 – Age 15. East Wheal Rose, Captain Middleton, manager, Newlyn, Cornwall. Flooding. 36 killed.

WILKINSON Thomas - 1844 - 27/03/1844 – Age 12. Batley Hills, Habergham, Lancashire. The deceased was a block printer, and on Saturday afternoon he went to the coal mines in the company of some persons who worked there.

WILKINSON William - 1840 - 23/10/1840 – Age 28. Farnacres, Durham. Water from old workings. 5 killed. Widower and 1 child.

WILKINSON William - 1840 - 28/04/1840 – Age 21. Lindley, Yorkshire. Accidental fall of earth from roof of pit.

WILLIAM Grimshaw - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 45. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Left a widow and one child. 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.

WILLIAMS David - 1849 - 19/05/1849. Llantwitt, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 7 killed. Survived. 2 of this name.

WILLIAMS Edward - 1840 – Haulier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Killed by tram. Between Mar. 23rd and Oct. 5th 1840. William Davies, Coroner.

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

WILLIAMS Howell - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 28. Old Duffryn, Mr. Powell Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

WILLIAMS Isaac - 1848 - 24/04/1848 – Age 23. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

WILLIAMS John - 1846 - 29/01/1846. Blaenavon, Pit Blaenavon, Monmouth. Kicked by a horse.

WILLIAMS John - 1847 – 27/11/1847. Pit at Abersychan, Monmouth. Fell down shaft.

WILLIAMS John - 1849 - 19/05/1849 – Age 16. Llantwitt, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 7 killed.

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

WILLIAMS R - 1848 - 24/04/1848 – Age 27. Victoria Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Shaft accident. 11 killed.

WILLIAMS Rees - 1844 - 01/08/1844 – Age 24. Old Duffryn. Mr. Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 29 killed.

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

WILLIAMS Thomas - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 15. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Showed only a slight injury to his forehead.

WILLIAMS Thomas – 1848. Pit at Cwmbran, Monmouth. Fall of a large stone. Apr - 1848.

WILLIAMS William - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 17. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Killed by afterdamp.

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

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

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

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

WILLIAMSON Isaac - 1847 - 17/6/1847 – Age 12. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

WILLIAMSON John - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 34 – Deputy. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Brother of Robert. Wife and 6 children pregnant with the 7th Buried in South Hetton.

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

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

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

WILLIS George - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 20. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and several children.

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

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

WILLIS John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 12 - Trapper. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

WILLIS Mark - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 34. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Wife and 6 children one an infant of three weeks.

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

WILLIS W. (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.

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

WILSON Francis - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 69. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire. Jim.

WILSON J. (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.

WILSON John * - 1840 - 18/06/1840. Hartley, Durham.

WILSON John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 33 - Hewer. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Wife and 4 children.

WILSON Thomas (Injured) - 1841 - Hewer. Earsdon, Durham. Back (Injured) by stone. - 18 days off.

WILTSHIRE Benjamin - 1845 - 01/11/1845 – Age 33. Soundwell, Gloucester. Accident caused by a frayed rope. 4 killed 1 injured.

WINDER John - 1849 - 24/01/1849 Age 31. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 4 children.

WINDLOW John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 60 - Shifter Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Widower with 5 children.

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

WINLOW John - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 60. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed.

WINSTANLEY James - 1841 - 15/02/1841 – Age 45 – Collier of Crow Lane Newton, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WINSTANLEY Samuel - 1840 - 04/11/1840 – Age 38 – Collier of Leyland Green, Ashton. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WINSTANLEY William - 1844 - 13/01/1844 – Age 9. Illegitimate son of Dinah of Old Florida, Haydock, Lancashire. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WINTER Ezra - 1847 05/03/1847 – Age 27. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Left 2 orphaned childen.

WINTER George - 1849 24/01/1849 – Age 19. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

WINTER Robert - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 28. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

WINTERBOTTOM John (injured) - 1840 - 18/11/1840 – Age 25 - Coal getter. No.3 Pit Chamber Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. A pick stuck into his hand.

WITHERS James - 1847 - 11/04/1847 – Age 11. Wellsway, Radstock, Somerset. Killed by stuff falling on him.

WOLFE Joseph - 1844 - 28/09/1844 – Age 25. Haswell, Messrs Plummer and Taylor, Durham. Explosion of gas. 95 killed. Wife and 1 child Brother of Peter Buried in South Hetton.

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

WOOD Charles - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 17. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed.

WOOD Thomas - 1841 - 19/04/1841 – Age 39 - Wood-leader. Bigge's Pit, Matthew Bell, Willington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 32 killed. Left a wife a 6 children.

WOODHEAD David - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 11. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

WOODHEAD John - 1840 - 02/11/1840 – Age 29. Northowram, Yorkshire. Accidental fall from a corve in ascending the shaft.

WOOLCOT W. (escaped) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - Water leader. 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.

WORRAL Joseph - 1847 - 02/06/1847 – Age 50 – Collier. Gerards Bridge, Speakman, Caldwell and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed. Left a wife and 5 children.

WORSHIP Noah - 1840 - 23/08/1840 – Age 11. Bierley, North Yorkshire. Killed in pit by a corve running over him, deceased going before instead of behind the corve.

WORTH John - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 15. Rothwell Haigh, Victoria, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed. Son of Samuel.

WORTH Samuel - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 40. Rothwell Haigh, Victoria, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed. Father of William and John. Left a wife and 6 children.

WORTH William - 1840 - 24/01/1840 – Age 13. Rothwell Haigh, Victoria, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

WORTHY William - 1848 - 29/03/1848. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 20 killed. Wife and 2 children.

WRAGG William - 1842 - 15/04/1842 – Age 18. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured. Eldest of nine children.

WRIGHT John (injured) - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Foot bruised by coal. - 18 days off.

WRIGHT Joseph - 1841 - 15/03/1841 – Age 37. Cowpen, North Pit Durham. Fall down shaft. 4 killed.

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

WROE William - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 21. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed.

WROE William - 1847 - 05/03/1847 – Age 41. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 4 children.


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YATES John - 1840 - 04/03/1840 – Age 30 – Collier. Dean Moor, coal level, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Slightly burnt and bruised. Married with six children, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and one 3 months. Wife living, not earning. Two weeks off work.

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

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

YATES Thomas (injured) - 1841 - 04/02/1841 – Age 21 – Collier. Cinder Field, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Average weekly wages 15s. Falling of roof. Back much injured. Married with a 1 month old child. Wife living.

YATES Thomas jnr. - 1840 - 04/03/1840 – Age 10 - Drawer. Dean Moor, coal level Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. 7 injured. 3 weeks off work.

YEARN Thomas (injured) - 1841 - 14/07/1841 – Age 12 - Waggoner. No.1 Pit, Chamber Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Thigh fractured and other bruises. Cleaning the waggon road when the shale fell from the roof.

YORKE Joshua - 1840 - 04/03/1840 – Age 14 - Drawer. Dean Moor, coal level Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Firedamp. 7 injured. 1 week off work.

YOULL William - 1849 - 05/06/1849 – Age 51 – Wasteman. Hebburn, Messrs. Easton and Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 33 killed. Left a wife and 7 children.

YOUNG James - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 29 - Hewer. Stormont Main J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Wife and four children first day in the pit.

YOUNG John - 1843 - 05/04/1843 – Age 12 - Driver or Putter. Stormont Main J. Grace Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed.

YOUNG Michael - 1847 - 29/11/1847 – Age 13. Threapthwaite (Arlecdon), Whitehaven, Cumberland.

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

YOUNG? * - 1841 - 29/05/1841. Derwent Crook, Durham. A young man.

 

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