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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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No-Names


1850 - 1859

AARON Henry - 1858 - 17/12/1858 - Dirt carrier. Albert James Cape, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in fire clay coal.

AARON Henry - 1858 - 17/12/1858 - Dirt carrier. Albert James Cape, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in fire clay coal.

ABBOTT Joseph - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 40. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

ABBOTT Samuel - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 10 Lundhill Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

ABBOTT Thomas - 1856 - 26/02/1856. Kirkless, Executors of late Ralph Thickness, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ABBOTTS Thomas - 1853 - 04/09/1853. Cobridge, Thomas Brindley, Burslem, Staffordshire. Breaking of chain.

ABEL William - 1856 - 05/06/1856 – Age 21 – Pikeman. Plant, W.M. Sparrow Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in the new mine and fireclay coal, went under a place rendered by a recent shot.

ABLE William - 1856 - 23/04/1856 – Age 35 – Miner. Hob & Nob, Perrins and Harrison, Stourbridge, Worcester. Ascending the shaft with another man, round wire rope half inch diameter suddenly snapped.

ABLETT Richard - 1851 - 09/01/1853 - Collier – boy. Trynant Carr and Co., Crumlin, Monmouth. Fall of rubbish in heading.

ABRAHAM John - 1858 - 30/08/1858 – Age 49 - Collier. Gelligaer, Thomas Powell and Son, Gelligaer, Glamorgan. Fall of coal and stone from sides and roof.

ABRAHAM T. - 1851 - 16/01/1851. Holme House, Henry Woods, Wigan, Wigan. Crushed by tram in incline drift.

ABRAHAM William - 1859 - 06/04/1859 – Age 47. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Inundation from old workings. 26 killed. Not found.

ACKROYD Samuel - 1855 - 19/01/1855. Bunkers Hill, Rawson and Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof. A boy.

ADAM Biggart - 1857 - 17/06/1857 - Collier. Stevenston, Merry and Cunningham, Stevenston, Ayrshire. Fall of roof at face. 2 killed.

ADAMS J. - 1857 - 01/12/1857 – Age 30 – Deputy. Bullock’s Farm, T. Davies and Sons, Spon Lane, Staffordshire. Waiting to set some men on, they went into an old gaterad not 6 feet square and timbered. Here, whilst in conversation, there came a subsidence of strata called a ‘bump’ which brought down a fall that killed all three.

ADAMS John - 1858 - 29/12/1858 – Age 35 – Doggy. Osier Bed, H.M. Sparrow, Bilston, Staffordshire. A 3 link wooden chain broke through falling off the pulley which did not work true. 3 killed.

ADAMS Robert - 1857 - 25/07/1857 - Collier. Muirhouses, Dykes Colliery, Bathgate, West Lothian. Fall of roof at face of working.

ADAMS Thomas - 1856 - 04/12/1856 - 18 – Pikeman. New Mine, W.T.J. and R. Bagnall, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fell out of skip whist ascending.

ADAMSON Matthew - 1858 - 23/03/1858 – Hewer. Shincliffe, Morrison, Bell and Co., Durham. Fall of stone.

ADAMSON Thomas - 1858 - 16/10/1858 – Age 46 – Deputy. Grange, N. Wood and Partners, Durham. Fall of stone.

ADAMSON Thomas - 1859 - 23/07/1859 – Age 11 – Horse driver. South Hetton, South Hetton Coal Co., Houghton, Durham. Fall of stone in rolley way.

ADCOCK S. - 1855 - 15/02/1855. Tipton Green, Roberts and Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ADDISON Matthew - 1859 - 03/03/1859 – Age 10 – Trapper. Ludworth, Thornley Coal Co., Hartlepool, Durham. Crushed by tub and pony.

ADKISS J. - 1855 – 31/08/1855 – Whimsey. John Williams, Oldbury, Staffordshire. Fall of coal. 2 killed.

ADSHEAD James - 1859 - 04/11/1859 – Age 23 - Collier. Broomstair, Leigh, and Bradbury, Haughton, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the Big mine neglecting to sprag.

AINSBURY William - 1851 - 06/06/1851. Eagle, S.B. Ensell, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Drawn up shaft by hook catching his clothes.

AINSCLOUGH Ralph - 1854 - 30/01/1854. Kilnhurst, Thrybergh Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

AINSCOUGH John - 1855 - 12/06/1855. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed against the roof whilst riding on a train of wagons in the Patchcroft pit.

AINSLEY Walter * - 1853 - 02/01/1853 – Age 43 Leasingthorne, Blackboy Coal Co., Auckland, Durham.

AIRD Joseph - 1857 - 07/08/1857 - Collier. Kinniel, William Wilson, Linlithgow, Lanarkshire.  Drowned by workings communicating with an old waste standing full of water 4 killed.

AITCHISON Thomas - 1858 - 22/04/1858 – Age 17 - Collier. Highland Park, Brown and Rennie, Kilsyth, Stirling. Fall of coal.

AITKEN Andrew - 1856 - 26/07/1956. Gatehead. Archibald Finnie, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Crossing the shaft when the cage lifted unexpectedly. A boy.

AITKIN George - 1857 - 25/06/1857. Orgreave, R. Sorby Esq., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

AITON James - 1858 - 02/08/1858 – Age 27 - Collier. Skerrington, Allan Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock Ayrshire. Fall of roof coal, while engaged taking it down.

AKENS Patrick - 1859 08/01/1859 – Age 28 – Hewer. Iveston, Derwent Iron Co., Lanchester, Durham. Fall of roof.

ALBRIGHTON Thomas - 1852 - 27/10/1852. Baddesley, W.S. Dugdale, Atherstone, Warwick. Fall of roof.

ALCOCK Joshua - 1856 - 22/01/1856. Silverdale, Stannier and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fell with wagon down pit.

ALDERSON John - 1858 - 02/02/1858 – Age 14 - Hooker-on. Adelaide’s Messrs. Pease, Auckland, Durham. Crushed through tubs through incline chain breaking.

ALDERSON William - 1857 - 31/01/1857. North Bierley, Bowling Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in mine. A boy.

ALDRED George - 1853 - 15/08/1853. Stoneclough, Knowles and Stott, Kearsley, Lancashire. Falling off ladders in descending the pit. A boy.

ALDRED Levi - 1855 - 03/03/1855. Smithfold, John Gibson and Sons, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 15th.

ALLAN Joseph - 1851 - 27/03/1851. Park Field, J. Pugh and Co., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Piece of brick falling from side of shaft.

ALLAN R. - 1851 - 09/06/1851. Little Lever, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Bolton, Lancashire. Fall of dirt from the side of a sinking pit.

ALLAN Robert - 1853 - 23/06/1853. Mitchell and Mowbray, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Fall of roof.

ALLAN Thomas - 1853 - 03/03/1853. Tinsley Park, B. Huntsman, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Crushed by the cage at the bottom of the shaft.

ALLBROOK George - 1857 - 13/04/1857 – Age 64 - Collier. New Crawshay, Bailey, Cwmnantddu, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp at candle on entering stall, want of ventilation and proper examination by fireman. 2 killed.

ALLCHURCH J. - 1858 - 27/01/1858 – Loader. Twidale, Lord Ward Dudley, Worcester. Fall of thick coal occasioned by smooth-faced divisional structure.

ALLDRED T. - 1855 – 19/11/1855 – Age 12. Great Boys, Fletcher and Scowcroft, Tyldesley, Lancashire. Falling down the shaft from a mouthing.

ALLEN Henry - 1855 – 03/07/1855 – Age 12 - Collier. Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal from roof.

ALLEN Henry - 1855 - 30/06/1855 – Age 14 - Collier. Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal from roof.

ALLEN J. - 1854 - 06/02/1854 – Age 27. Worsley, Bridgewater Trustees, Manchester, Lancashire. A scaffold in ladder pit gave way while he was repairing it.

ALLEN John - 1852 - 05/10/1852. Loscoe E.F. Whittingstall, Belper, Derby. Breaking of a pit rope.

ALLEN John - 1855 - 19/05/1855. Coltness, A.G. Simpson, Wishaw, Lanark.  Fall of roof whilst reducing pillars.

ALLEN John - 1857 - 23/06/1857. Silverdale, Stannier and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Suffocated by blackdamp.

ALLEN Robert - 1854 - 01/10/1854. Soothill, T.S. Brooke, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ALLEN Thomas - 1857 - 24/10/1857. Old Silkstone Coopers and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

ALLENSON Joseph - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 23. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

ALLOT George - 1853 - 22/12/1853. West Melton, John Law, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Breaking of pit rope.

ALLOTT Martha - 1857 - 09/05/1857 - A girl. Denby Grange, Sir J.L.L. Kaye, Bart, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Crushed by a railway waggon. Female.

ALLSEBROOK Thomas - 1853 - 24/09/1853. Ibstock, Ibstock Coal Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Boiler bursting.

ALMOND T. - 1855 - 30/10/1855 – Age 13. Scholes Fold, J. and J. Brandwood, Over Darwen, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ALPINE John - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 16. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

ALSOP J. - 1859 - 13/04/1859 – Age 22 – Coal Miner. Aston, Mr. Rhodes, Dronfield, Derby Fall of coal.

AMBERS Thomas - 1856 - 18/11/1856. Walthew House, William Hill, Brancker and Co., Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of coal and roof.

AMOS J. - 1859 – 23/05/1859 – Age 40 - Collier. Old Park, Old Park Co., Shifnal, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

AMOS R. - 1859 - 26/01/1859 – Age 35. Edward Poole, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

AMOUR Richard * - 1859 - 29/07/1859 – Age 50. Seaton Coal Co., Durham.

ANCEL Thomas - 1858 - 30/10/1858 – Age 55 – Banksman. Blakemoor, John Bagnall and Sons, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Falling down the shaft.

ANDERSON Archibald - 1858 - 30/06/1858 – Age 14 - Collier. Titwood, Sir John Maxwell Bart, Pollokshaws, Lanark.  Fall of roof.

ANDERSON George - 1856 - 12/07/1856 – Drawer. Wellwood, Thomas Spowart and Co., Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of roof in drawing road.

ANDERSON Henry - 1850 - 11/11/1850 – Age 11. Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Brother of William and John of Houghton Le Spring.

ANDERSON John - 1850 - 11/11/1850 – Age 14. Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Brother of William and Henry of Houghton Le Spring.

ANDERSON John - 1850 - 11/11/1850 – Age 42. Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Left a wife and 4 children of Philadelphia.

ANDERSON John - 1858 - 04/12/1858 – Age 53 - Collier. Riskend, M. Hay and Son, Kilsyth, Stirling. Fall of roof.

ANDERSON Joseph - 1858 - 19/01/1858 – Age 11 - Horse driver. Pease’s West, Messrs. Pease, Crook, Durham. Crushed by tubs drawn by a horse.

ANDERSON T. - 1856 - 24/05/1856. Shelton, Lord Granville, Stoke, Staffordshire. Fell down shaft.

ANDERSON Thomas - 1853 - 12/08/1853. Broadfield, John Speakman and Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Falling down a sinking pit.

ANDERSON William - 1850 - 11/11/1850 – Age 18. Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Brother of John and Henry of Houghton Le Spring.

ANDERTON H. - 1851 - 12/06/1851. Douglas Bank, J.A. Case, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

ANDERTON James - 1856 - 26/12/1856. Bank House, Francis Charlton, Middle Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp, died 2nd Jan.

ANDREW George - 1859 - 11/07/1859 - Collier. Fairbottom, Leeses and Booth, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the Black Mine at Woodpark pits there being a creep. 2 killed.

ANDREW Matthew - 1859 - 11/07/1859 – Drawer. Fairbottom, Leeses and Booth, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the Black Mine at Woodpark pits there being a creep. 2 killed.

ANDREW W. - 1855 - 23/03/1855. Denton, Jacob Fletcher, Manchester, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

ANDREWS Peter - 1859 - 12/07/1859 – Age 33 - Collier. Blackbrook, Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ANDREWS Thomas - 1856 - 15/07/1856. Cymmer, Insole and Son, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Explosion and afterdamp. 114 killed.

ANDREWS William - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 29 - Collier. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

ANDREWS William - 1853 - 15/08/1853 – Age 11 – Labourer. New Pit, C.H. Smith, Llansamlet, Glamorgan. Run over by tram whilst riding up incline.

ANGELL S. - 1855 - 30/09/1855. Moseley, Chillington Co., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

ANGLESEY Robert (injured) - 1852 - 04/03/1852. Ince Hall, Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ANGLESLEY Robert - 1852 - 22/11/1852. Platt Lane & Bradshaw Hall, Wright and Taylor, Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 1st Dec.

ANGUS John - 1858 - 15/05/1858 – Age 45 - Sub Oversman. Stonelaw, John R. Reid, Rutherglen, Lanark.  Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

ANSON J. - 1856 – 04/07/1856 – Age 51 – Sinker. Park Road, William Stott, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire. Fall from a bearer in the sinking pit.

ANTHONY David - 1856 – 29/03/1856. Birch, Gure Pegg and Co., Llansamlet, Glamorgan. Fall in shaft.

ANTHONY John - 1851 – 04/09/1851 – Age 13. Werfa, Nixon and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas in which 14 died.

ANTHONY John - 1853 – 14/02/1853 – Age 23 - Collier. Big Coal Pit, Dowlais Iron Co., Dowlais, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of coal in beginning stall.

ANTHONY John - 1853 – 14/02/1853 – Age 24 - Collier. Big Coal Pit, Dowlais Iron Co., Dowlais, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of coal in beginning stall.

APPLETON John - 1858 - 20/08/1858 – Age 33 - Collier. Fenton Park, L. Lawton and Co., Fenton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ARAM John - 1853 - 20/01/1853. Cinder Hill, Thomas North, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Fall of coal.

ARAN or HIRAM Elisha - 1851 - 22/12/1851 – Age 15. Ince Hall, A.F. Haliburton, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 14 killed.

ARANDALE James - 1854 - 11/12/1854. Howlet Hall, Mason and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

ARBLASTER William - 1857 - 25/03/1857. Pinnox, H.H. Williamson, Tunstall Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ARCHER George - 1857 - 07/01/1857. Bradley, C. Wheatley Esq., Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Crushed by corfe in mine. A boy.

ARCHER J. - 1855 - 31/12/1855. White’s Farm, John Spittle, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fell down pit.

ARMITAGE Henry - 1853 - 07/10/1853. Victoria, Haigh and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

ARMITAGE Henry - 1855 - 15/10/1855. Flockton Moor, Jaggar and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of coal in shaft. A boy.

ARMITAGE Thomas - 1859 - 12/07/1859 – Boy. Milnthorpe, Messrs. Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ARMITAGE - William - 1852 - 30/12/1852. York-Road, Messrs Garsides, Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

ARMOUR Richard - 1859 - 29/06/1859 – Age 50 – Screener. Seaton Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Crushed by wagons at surface.

ARMSTRONG James - 1852 - 27/12/1852. Woothorpe, John Rhodes, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

ARMSTRONG John - 1854 - 10/12/1854 – Age 31 – Screenman. Wingate Grange, Durham. Run over by moving train, He refused amputation of foot. (Accident 22 Nov. - 1854.) [The Durham. County Advertiser - 15/12/1854].

ARNOLD David - 1853 - 16/04/1853 – Age 12 - Collier. Eaglesbush, Penrose and Evans, Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of coal off the rib.

ARNOLD Robert - 1856 - 03/07/1856 – Age 17 - Collier. Old Coal, Cruttwell and Levick, Coalbrook Vale, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp by cause of violations by the management of the following special rules, adequate ventilation, constant supervision underground, no single main door, no locked lamps wherever firedamp was known to exist. The owner neglected to comply with the Act. 9 killed and 2 rescuers.

ARNOT Robert - 1858 - 27/12/1858 – Age 45 – Sinker. Ardeer, Merry and Cunningham, Kilwinning, Ayr. Fell off a sinking kettle while ascending the shaft.

ARROWSMITH James - 1859 - 08/04/1859 – Age 12 – Greaser. John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Crushed whist attempting to pass under the pumping cranks in the engine house at How Bridge pit.

ARTHUR James - 1859 - 26/03/1859 – Age 57 - Collier. Barkip, Hugh Parker, Beith, Ayr. Fall of coal at coal face.

ASHALL H. - 1855 - 20/08/1855. Croppers Hill, James Radley, St. Helens, Lancashire. Falling down a pit 14 yards deep on sliding rope. Died 22nd.

ASHALL John - 1859 - 07/07/1859 – Age 28 – Daywageman. Blackeyhurst, Samuel Stock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASHBROOK John - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 24. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

ASHBY Dempster - 1855 – 09/01/1855. Haunch Wood, Nowell and Sons, Nuneaton, Warwick. Falling down the shaft.

ASHCROFT R. - 1854 – 08/04/1854. Bickershaw, Ackers, Whitley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in drawing props.

ASHCROFT Richard - 1857 – 13/08/1857 - Collier. Pemberton, Messrs Blundells, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASHCROFT S. - 1854 – 16/02/1854 – Age 22. Atherton, John Fletcher and others, Chowbent, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

ASHCROFT T. - 1851 – 12/06/1851. Fairbottom, Lees and Booth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Fall of stone.

ASHCROFT Thomas - 1857 – 12/02/1857. Glade Hill, J. and J. Johnson, St. Helens, Lancashire. In jig-brow by a wagon running against him.

ASHCROFT William - 1853 - 27/05/1853. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by train of tubs.

ASHFORD John - 1855 - 16/11/1855. Oaks Firth and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal in mine. 2 boys killed.

ASHLEY G. - 1855 - 31/10/1855. Bradley Lodge, W. Baldwin and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ASHMAN Edwin - 1852 - 23/07/1852 – Age 12 – Haulier. Wait, Savage and Co., Braysdown, Somerset. Explosion of gunpowder.

ASHMAN George - 1853 - 13/02/1853 - Collier. John Russell, Risca, Monmouth. Fall of roof.

ASHMAN Henry - 1855 - 06/06/1866 – Age 13 - Collier. Coal Barton Coal Co., Frome, Somerset. Fall of shale.

ASHMAN W. - 1858 - 12/04/1858 – Age 16 – Haulier. Risca, Coal Co., Newport, Monmouth. Placed himself in front of tram whilst it was in rapid motion and was thrown down and killed.

ASHTON George - 1859 - 11/01/1859 – Age 20. Glebe, Ashton and Wyatt, Bewdley, Worcester. Explosion of firedamp. Died 16th. Jan.

ASHTON Samuel - 1853 - 14/07/1853. Bardsley, Jonah Harro, Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

ASHTON Samuel - 1859 - 25/01/1859 – Age 40 - Collier. Woodside, Booth and Marland, Oldham Lancashire. Fall of roof in drawing a prop.

ASHTON Thomas - 1852 - 04/08/1852 25 - Collier. Wimbrow Level, Peter Teague, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of coal whilst holing.

ASHTON William - 1851 - 20/12/1851. Warren Vale, Messrs. Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 52 killed.

ASHTON William - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 22. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

ASHURST Benjamin - 1859 - 30/04/1859 – Age 11 – Drawer. Ince Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed between wagon and sides of tunnel.

ASHURST Samuel - 1857 - 31/10/1857 - Collier. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASHURST Thomas - 1854 - 13/09/1854. Ashton, Eccles and Stock St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of coal. Died 20th.

ASHWORTH E. - 1851 - 07/03/1851. Bellfield, Knowles and Co., Rochdale, Lancashire. A broken rope falling on him whilst passing through the bottom of the shaft.

ASHWORTH Joseph - 1857 - 30/04/1857. Rothwell Haigh, Messrs. Charlesworth, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

ASHWORTH W. - 1854 - 04/04/1854. Dukinfield Coal Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ASPAY John - 1850 - 09/12/1850. Ince, AF Haliburton Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the Arley mine pit.

ASPINAL John - 1856 - 14/05/1856. New Town, Johnathan Lamb, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 24th.

ASPINALL E. - 1854 - 30/03/1854 – Age 17. Moss Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

ASPINALL J. - 1854 - 27/01/1854. West, Houghton, William Barton, Bolton, Lancashire. Fall of top coal. A boy.

ASPINALL Joseph - 1853 - 28/11/1853. William Hulton, Hulton, Lancashire. Falling from cage when ascending Park pit.

ASTBURY J. - 1854 - 19/01/1854. Broadfield, Copeland and Co., Fenton, Staffordshire. Fell out of chains whilst ascending.

ASTLEY A. - 1855 - 18/02/1855. Russell’s Hall, Blackwell and Co., Dudley,  Worcester. Drawn over pulley.

ASTON Thomas - 1852 - 04/08/1852 – Age 25 - Collier. Wimbrow Level, Peter Teague and Co., West Dean, Somerset. Fall of coal whilst holing. Left wife and child.

ATHERSTON J. - 1856 - 09/06/1856 – Age 50 – Deputy. Furnace No.13, William Bennitt, Oldbury, Shropshire. Suffocated by carbonic acid gas in heathen coal.

ATHERTON G. - 1855 - 27/12/1855. Blackeyhurst, Samuel Stock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ATHERTON Geoffry (injured) - 1851 - 15/05/1851. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Shaft and cage accident.

ATHERTON James - 1853 - 06/08/1853 – Age 16. Hey Field, Thomas Livesey, West Leigh, Lancashire. Falling down the shaft from the 4-feet mounting.

ATHERTON John - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 19. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

ATHERTON John - 1859 - 29/10/1859 – Age 29 - Collier. Gerards Bridge, Caldwell and Maccormack, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof coal.

ATKINS Joseph - 1851 - 07/07/1851. Bedworth, Charity, Williams and Co., Coventry, Warwick. Fall of roof.

ATKINS Margaret - 1857 - 07/10/1857 – Age 16 – Banker. Hope, Messrs. Campbell and Needham, Bedwellty, Monmouth. Crushed between carriage and landing in attempting to descend pit clothes caught. Female.

ATKINS Thomas - 1855 - 23/05/1855. Baddesley, W.S. Dugdale, Atherstone, Warwick. Fall down shaft. A boy.

ATKINSON George - 1854 - 01/06/1854. Belling, Joseph Mitchell, Barnsley Yorkshire. Fall of coal in the shaft. A boy.

ATKINSON John - 1852 - 16/12/1852 – Drawer. Atherton, Ralph Fletcher and Partners, Chowbent, Lancashire. Fall of coal.

ATKINSON John - 1857 - 07/02/1857. Haigh, Earl of Crawford, Wigan, Lancashire. Breaking of rope in sinking pit. 2 killed.

ATKINSON Joseph - 1854 - 31/12/1854. Garforth, R. Gascoigne, Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by corves. A boy.

ATKINSON N. - 1851 - 15/05/1851. Denton, Jacob Fletcher, Manchester. Fall of roof whilst holing in the Great Wood pit.

ATKINSON Thomas - 1850 - 11/11/1850 - Age 16. Houghton, Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas 26 killed.

ATKINSON Thomas - 1853 - 10/09/1853. Bickershaw, Acker, Whitley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in drawing props.

ATKINSON William - 1853 - 04/08/1853 – Age 13. Smithfold, John Gibson and Co., Little Hulton, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Victoria pit.

ATKINSON William - 1859 - 06/06/1859 - Age 44 – Hewer. Hetton, Hetton Coal Co., Houghton, Durham. Fall of top coal in main coal seam.

ATTENBOROUGH F. - 1857 - 07/08/1857 – Age 18 – Stoker. Newcastle, T. North, Nottingham. Entangled in drum arms of winding gear.

ATTWOOD J. - 1858 - 01/02/1858 – Age 45 – Overman. Garratt’s Lane, T. and J. Badger, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Caused by the fracture of a rivet chain in a shaft about 100 fathoms in depth. 2 killed.

ATTWOOD Joseph - 1854 - 25/12/1854 – Age 21. Golden Valley, Kingswood, Gloucester. Perished when the crosspiece of the cart in which they were descending the pit on Christmas Eve, broke off and they were thrown 100 yards to the bottom. 5 killed. Of Hanham.

ATTWOOD William - 1858 - 04/11/1858 – Age 35 – Pikeman. Old Hurst Hall, Holcroft and Pearson Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Fall of top when working ribs in thick coal.

ATTY Thomas - 1858 - 01/10/1858 – Age 14 – Driver. Page Bank, R.W. Jackson, Brancepeth, Durham. Supposed to have suffocated by inhaling the smoke entering the mine from the main quarter brattices and plany tubbing of the shaft being on fire probably originating from a spark from the furnace igniting soot. 9 killed.

ATTY Thomas - 1858 - 30/09/1858 – Age 39 – Overman. Page Bank, R.W. Jackson, Brancepeth, Durham. Knocked off cage and fell down shaft.

AUBERRY William - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 36 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

AUBERRY William jnr. - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 12. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

AUBERY Daniel - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Gwendraeth, Alfred Watney, Llanelly, Carmarthen. Eruption of quicksand from valley. 26 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

AUBERY David - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Gwendraeth, Alfred Watney, Llanelly, Carmarthen. Eruption of quicksand from valley. 26 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

AUBERY Jenkin - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 28. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

AUSTIN T. - 1855 - 14/04/1855 – Age 15. Hapton Valley, Executors of J. Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Whins Pit.

AVERY T. - 1851 - 03/06/851. Grovelands, John Bagnall and Sons, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

AVERY William - 1855 - 01/10/1855 – Age 14 - Lamp Keeper. Thornley, Durham. Climbing into cage. Cage was moved 24 fathoms up the shaft - jammed against buntings as cage ascended. [The Durham. Chronicle - 12/10/1855].

AYLESBURY William - 1852 - 02/11/1852 - Age 45 - Collier. Old Pit, Contess of Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Fall of grey rock roof.

AYTON James - 1858 - 08/06/1858 - Age 31 – Hewer. Castle Eden Coal Co., Castle Eden, Durham. Fall of stone.

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