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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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No-Names


1850 - 1859

QUEEN William - 1857 - 02/03/1857 – Brusher. Carfin, William Dixon, Holytown, Lanarkshire. Fall of stone near face of workings.

QUICK John - 1858 - 18/10/1858 – Age 15 - Apparatus Boy. Pittington, Marchioness of Londonderry, Durham. Crushed by surface waggon at night.

QUINEY James - 1853 - 17/09/1853. Bargeddie, Bartonhill Coal Co., Walbridge, Lanarkshire. Drawn over pulley at pithead. 2 killed.

QUONNER James - 1855 - 26/09/1855. Kilgarth, Wilsons and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face of working.

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RACE W. - 1854 - 11/10/1854 – Age 22. Thornley, Durham. Oiling the drawing engine whilst the engine was in motion, slipped, severely crushed about head and left foot, dead when released. [The Durham. County Advertiser - 20/10/1854].

RADCLIFFE, Henry - 1858 - 15/10/1858 – Age 45 - Hewer. Woodhouse Close, Sir C. McLean, Auckland, Durham. Explosion of gas.

RADCLIFFE, John - 1852 - 06/08/1852 – A Boy. Liversedge, John Sheard, Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling in to winding machinery.

RADCLIFFE, T. - 1851 - 25/03/1851. Gospel Oak, J. and E. Walker, Tipton, Staffordshire. Thrown from skip by tackling chain breaking while descending the shaft.

RADDOX Alexander - 1855 - 20/11/1855. Craigie House, Robert Brown, Ayr, Ayrshire. Pick falling down the shaft whist deceased was at bottom.

RADFORD Aaron - 1853 - 13/10/1853 - A Boy. Skegby, J. Dogsled, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Falling into the winding gear.

RADFORD E. - 1855 - 11/09/1855 - Collier. Bickershaw. Ackers Whitley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of coal in seven feet mine.

RADFORD Edward - 1856 - 15/08/1856 – Age 30. Highfield, William Worswick, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of brickwork in sinking shaft. 2 killed.

RADFORD Joseph - 1857 - 25/02/1857 – Age 12 - Bank assistant. Wingfield, Mr. Hopkinson, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Falling down shaft.

RADFORD Thomas - 1855 - 10/01/1855. New Main, John Chambers, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

RAE Andrew - 1855 - 26/09/1855. Carron Hall, Carron Co., Falkirk, Stirling. Struck whilst ascending the shaft by an iron bolt falling down.

RAE Andrew - 1859 - 17/08/1859 – Age 23 - Collier. Kenmuirhill, John Horne, Tollcross, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof on the 18th. June.

RAE Joseph - 1859 - 15/01/1859 – Age 25 - Collier. Hurlford, John Howie and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

RAGG A. - 1857 - 11/06/1857 – Age 30 - Pikeman. Crescent, Bagnall and Sons, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Fall in the ‘new mine and fireclay coal’ whilst holing. He should have spragged the coals according to the special rules.

RAINBOW John - 1851 - 01/01/1851. Victoria, per deputy coroner, Coventry, Warwickshire. Killed in pit.

RAINE Robert - 1859 - 12/01/1859 – Age 34 - Deputy. North Bitchburn, H. Stobart and Co., Auckland, Durham. Fall of roof drawing judd.

RAINE Thomas - 1858 - 24/08/1858 - Hewer. Pease’s West, Messrs Pease, Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone.

RAINE W. - 1858 - 08/05/1858 – Age 26 - Shifter. Kelloe, John Burrell and Partners, Ferry Hill, Durham. Fall of stone and coal.

RALPH George - 1851 - 11/05/1851. Church Lees Pit, Gloucester. Fell down the pit.

RALPH George - 1855 - 07/11/1855 – Coalminer. No.2 Ram Hill Pit, Kingswood, Gloucester. Of Frampton Cotterell. Killed due to the breaking of the rope.

RALPHSON Samuel - 1857 - 12/12/1857 – Labourer. Blackley, Hurst Samuel Stock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

RAMAGE Christopher - 1858 - 24/12/1858 – Age 10 - Tub cleaner. Whitworth, Surtees and Johnson, Ferry Hill Durham. Crushed by cage at surface.

RAMAGE Thomas - 1854 - 20/11/1854. Holmes, John Horne, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of coal at the face.

RAMSAY James - 1853 - 18/06/1853. Rosehall, Addie Miller and Rankine, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

RAMSAY Ra. - 1858 - 09/06/1858 – Age 56 – Onsetter. Murton, South Hetton Coal Co., Seaham, Durham. Crushed by cage while cleaning cage hole.

RAMSAY William - 1858 - 17/04/1858 – Age 67 – Engineman. Eastfield, J.G. Buchanan, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. Fell from the mid-lodgement while examining the state of the water in it.

RAMSBOTTOM T. - 1856 - 03/06/1856. Moston, Executors of J. Stanley, Manchester, Lancashire. Falling out of tub in the pit.

RAMSDEN Robert - 1857 - 19/06/1857. Rothwell Haigh, Messrs. Charlesworth, Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

RAMSDEN T. - 1854 - 20/03/1854 - A Boy. Agecroft, A Knowles and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Run over by wagon in jig brow.

RAMSDEN William - 1851 - 06/12/1851 - A Boy. Woodthorpe, John Rhodes, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

RAMSEY David - 1858 - 15/05/1858 – Age 18 - Collier. Broadfield, Alexander Dunn and Co., Duntocher, Dumbarton. Explosion of firedamp. 4 killed.

RAMSEY George - 1850 - 05/06/1850. Wellington, Jonasson and Elliott, Usworth, Durham. Explosion of gas 13 killed.

RAMSHAW George - 1850 - 05/06/1850 – Age 60. Usworth, Wellington, Pit Jonasson and Elliott, Usworth, Durham. Explosion of gas 13 killed Left a wife.

RANDALL J. - 1851 - 09/05/1851. Neachells, Crook Haye, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

RANDALL W. - 1854 - 26/09/1854. Whites Farm, John Spittle, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

RANDLE T. - 1857 - 04/12/1857 – Age 50 - Loader. Tividale, Lord Ward, Tipton, Staffordshire. Raking out a piece of coal from under holing it suddenly fell and killed him.

RATCLIFFE T. - 1854 - 08/02/1854. Clough Hall T. Kinnersley, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

RATLER J. - 1856 - 04/06/1856 – Age 22. Langley, Butterley Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of coal.

RATTERY William - 1853 - 07/01/1853. Cuttlehill, Henderson Wallace and Co., Inverkeithing, Fife. Fall of roof at face of working.

RAWLINGS Henry - 1854 - 25/07/1854. Saltwell, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fell down pit.

RAWSON Joseph - 1856 - 26/11/1856 – Age 40 - Sinker. Habergham, Executors of J. Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Thrown out of tub on its striking against a stay in ascending.

RAY D. - 1853 - 26/07/1853. High Lanes, Lord Ward, Dudley, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

RAYBOLD Mark - 1856 - 10/10/1856 – Age 25 - Pikeman. Bell Treen Farm, T. and J. Badger, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal in thick coal.

RAYBOULD R. - 1857 - 22/08/1857 – Age 34 - Pikeman. Garratt’s Lane, T. and J. Badger, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal in the ‘thick coal’.

RAYNE William - 1859 - 21/09/1859 – Age 16 - Pony putter. West Stanley, David Burn, Lanchester, Durham. Crushed by a tub drawn by a pony.

RAYNOR J. - 1856 - 14/04/1856 - Sinker. Radcliffe, Knowles and Hall, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Suffocated by whitedamp in sinking pit.

READ Sarah - 1855 - 05/12/1855 - Banks woman. Plas isa, Samuel Giller, Ruabon, Denbigh. Falling down No.20 pit. Female.

READER C. - 1859 - 22/10/1859 – Age 27 - Miner. Bedworth, Messrs Williams, Coventry, Warwickshire. Fall of coal.

REASIDE Francis - 1855 - 19/09/1855. Caprington, Thomas S., Cunningham, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Drowned by working through an old waste where water had accumulated. 3 killed.

RECKLESS W. - 1851 - 20/04/1851. Somerford, Somerford Colliery Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Injured in the mine on the 14th and died 27th.

REDDISH David - 1853 - 01/12/1853. Cinder Hill, Thomas North, Nottinghamshire. Fall of roof.

REDMAN or EDMAN Thomas - 1859 - 22/07/1859 – Age 25 - Hewer. Bitchburn, Straker and Love, Crook, Durham. Fall of coal.

REDMAN Thomas - 1857 - 25/04/1857 - A Boy. Denholme, Horsfall and Co., Halifax, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

REECE J. - 1859 - 14/11/1859 - Collier. Dukinfield, Dukinfield Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp.

REED ? – 1854. Mansale’s Pit, Abersychan, Monmouthshire. Fell down shaft. Feb - 1854.

REED Thomas - 1854 - 18/01/1854. Hunsworth, Bowling Iron Co., Bradford, Leeds, Bowling Iron Co.,

REED William - 1858 - 29/09/1858 – Age 16 – Bandsman. Windmill End, Woodall and Smith, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal in thick coal. 2 killed.

REEDS T. - 1859 - 14/12/1859 – Age 17 - Trammer. Alma, Mr. Holdsworth, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Run over by train in mine.

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

REES Aaron - 1853 - 13/08/1852 – Age 35 - Collier. Cymmer, Upper Level, George Insole and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of roof. Left a wife.

REES Aaron - 1856 - 15/07/1856 – Boy. Cymmer, Insole and Son, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Explosion and afterdamp. 114 killed.

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

REES Daniel - 1857 - 15/05/1857 – Age 45. Blaenant, Richard Fothergill, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

REES David - 1851 - 02/12/1851 - Collier. Cwmcelyn, Cruttwell Allies and Co., Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

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

REES David - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Gwendraeth, Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire. 27 lives lost when some old working were holed.

REES David - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

REES David - 1859 - 06/04/1859 – Age 22. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Inundation from old workings. 26 killed. Found 1st. Nov.

REES David William - 1856 - 22/03/1856. Abernant, Fothergill and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal in 9 feet.

REES Evan - 1853 - 09/06/1853 - Collier. Pencoedcae, Carr and Co., Crumlin, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

REES Evan - 1853 - 09/06/1959 – Collier – A Boy. Pencoedcae Carr and Co., Mynyddislwyn Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

REES Isaac - 1852 - 14/06/1852 – Age 12 - Collier. Ty Trist, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouthshire. His father left a door open.

REES John - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 30. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

REES John - 1853 - 24/08/1853 – Age 11 - Collier. Mynydd Bach Y Glo, Mynydd Coal Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Breaking of incline chain.

REES John - 1854 - 25/03/1854 – Age 18 - Collier. Gadlys, Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal for want of sprags.

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

REES John - 1858 - 18/05/1858. Bryndu, G.S. Ford and Son, Tailbach Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 12 killed.

REES John - 1859 - 11/05/1859 - Collier. Hendreladais, Ynyscedwyn Iron Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of roof - stone.

REES John Llewellyn - 1858 - 13/10/1858 – Age 25. Primrose Coal Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Suffocated by vapour from engine boilers. 10 killed.

REES Joseph - 1859 - 20/03/1859 – Age 35 - Not employed. South Kelloe, R.W. Jackson, Durham. Killed by the explosion of a boiler probably resulting from weakness resulting from unequal expansion when previously overheated locally from water being too low. 5 killed.

REES Lemuel - 1859 - 09/04/1859 – Age 45 – Engineman. New Lodge, Col. Pemberton’s executors, Llanelli, Carmarthen. Fell under crankshaft on underground engine.

REES Levi - 1852 - 26/03/1852 – Age 24 - Collier. Cwmavon, English Co. of Copper Miners, Taibach, Glamorgan. Clift fell in sconge work.

REES Lewis - 1856 - 21/10/1856 – Age 17 - Collier. No. 1, Samuel Blackwell, Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Stone fell on his head, no bonnet on shaft carriage.

REES Llewellyn - 1853 - 06/01/1853 – Age 69 - Collier. Carasddu, Rev. Thomas Gronow, Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of stone in old level.

REES Morgan - 1855 - 07/09/1855 – Age 40 - Collier. Ysguborwen, Thomas and Joseph, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal.

REES Rees - 1855 - 08/08/1855 – Age 26 - Collier. Gorllwyn, William Crawshay, Hirwaun, Glamorgan. Fall of rubbish.

REES Rees - 1858 - 10/11/1858 – Age 66 - Mason. Cyfartha, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed between trams underground.

REES Richard - 1854 - 09/10/1854 – Age 68 – Collier. Tycenol, Swansea Coal Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof of heading.

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

REES Samuel - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 37. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

REES Samuel - 1855 - 07/07/1855. Hill Pit, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. Fall of stone.

REES Samuel - 1855 - 25/06/1855 – Age 22 - Collier. Blaenavon, Blaenavon Iron Co., Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

REES Samuel - 1855 - 25/06/1855 – Age 25 - Collier. Blaenavon, Blaenavon Iron Co., Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

REES Thomas - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 13. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

REES Thomas - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 23. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

REES Thomas - 1853 - 02/09/1853 – Age 14 – Carter. St. David’s, Messrs. Stanley and Co., Llanelli, Carmarthen, Stepping out on wrong side, fell down pit.

REES Thomas - 1855 - 18/10/1855 – Age 11 - Collier. Rhas Las Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouthshire. Fell on mandrill which he was carrying.

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

REES Thomas - 1857 - 14/09/1857 – Age 53. Ystrabarwig, Thomas Powell and Son, Llantwit, Fardre, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas.

REES Thomas - 1857 - 17/02/1857 – Age 32 - Collier. No.15, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Fall of clod between two old coals.

REES Thomas - 1858 - 07/07/1858 – Age 12 - Boy. Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell down air shaft.

REES Thomas - 1859 - 27/08/1859 – Age 25 – Carpenter. Blaengwawr, David Davies, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fell into shaft whilst fixing the shaft top protection.

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

REES Watkin - 1858 - 13/10/1858 – Age 55 - Collier. Cwmsaebran, Bute Merthyr Coal Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of coal (Abergorchy vein).

REES Watkin - 1858 - 27/11/1858 – Age 23 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Sons, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal (top coal 9-feet vein).

REES William - 1853 - 08/12/1853 – Age 35 - Collier. No.13 Pit, English Copper Co., Cwmavon, Glamorgan. Fall of rubbish from top of balance pit. 3 killed.

REES William - 1853 - 15/09/1853 – Age 65 - Collier. Waynwyllt, Mr Rees and others, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp from using naked light in pillar workings. 15 others burnt. Manager, John Johns incompetent. Rules and cautions neglected. Verdict of manslaughter against David Simms. 3 killed.

REES William - 1853 - 23/12/1853 – Age 37 - Collier. Brynddu, Ford and Son, Pyle, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 5 killed.

REES William - 1855 - 23/01/1855 - Age 28 - Collier. Abergwawr, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal for want of propping.

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

REES William - 1857 - 10/06/1857 – Age 13. Llangennech, Llangennech Coal Co., Llanelli, Carmarthen. Crossing the shaft.

REES William - 1859 - 06/04/1859 – Age 53. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Inundation from old workings. 26 killed. Found 31st. Oct.

REES William - 1859 - 13/05/1859 – Age 13 – Carter. Mynde, Wolfram and Co., Llanelli, Carmarthen. Fall of roof in level near shaft. 2 killed.

Rees Jenkins - 1857 - 15/01/1857 – Age 50. Cwm, Avon Grosvenor and Co. of Copper Miners of England Port Talbot, Glamorgan. Fall of coal from roof.

REESE Robert - 1853 - 11/01/1853. Coed, Talon, Edward Oakley, Mold, Flint Fall of roof.

REEVES ? - 1853 - 09/04/1853 - Banksman. Darlaston, Green Granger and Co., Darlaston, Staffordshire. - Banksman. Fell with bowk. 2 killed.

REEVES R. - 1854 - 26/01/1854. Roway, Haines and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

REGAN B. - 1853 - 01/03/1853 - Hooker-on. Amberswood, R.B.B.H Blundell, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of stone from side of shaft.

REID Adam - 1856 - 23/11/1856. Sillyhole, No.5, Dalmellington, Iron Co., Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp.

REID Charles - 1856 - 27/12/1856 – Pitheadman. Carfin, William Dixon, Holytown, Lanarkshire. Falling down pit while pushing a hutch forward.

REID Isaac - 1857 - 12/01/1857 – Age 56 - Banksman. Stapledge Colliery, Joseph Roberts, Quidchurch. Fell down shaft whilst pushing tram on runner.

REID James - 1854 - 13/11/1854. Edmonstone, John Wauchope, Dalkeith, Mid Lothian. Fall of roof in drawing road.

REID James - 1854 - 29/08/1854. Easter Moffat, Johnstone and Gilmour, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face.

REID William - 1853 - 17/09/1853. Bargeddie, Bartonhill Coal Co., Walbridge, Lanarkshire. Drawn over pulley at pithead. 2 killed.

REID William - 1856 - 23/06/1856 - A Boy. Warrickhill, Merry and Cunningham, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof at the face.

RELLET Richard - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 10. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 189 killed. Not on official list. Buried at Darfield Churchyard.

RESTON R. - 1851 - 14/04/1851. Bradley, Richard Fisher, Standish, Lancashire. Piece of coal falling from an ascending basket.

REYNOLDS Thomas - 1859 - 06/04/1859 – Age 25. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Inundation from old workings. 26 killed. Not found.

REYNOLDS William - 1859 - 03/05/1859 – Age 26 - Collier. Elled, J and C Bailey, Nantyglo, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

RHODEN John - 1856 - 25/09/1856. Holland, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

RHODES George - 1857 - 03/05/1857. Hoyland, Day and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal in the mine.

RHODES John - 1853 - 27/08/1853. Liley Clough, Messrs Cardwell, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

RHODES John - 1855 - 22/06/1855. Hange, Trustees of John Round, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal. 4 killed.

RHODES John - 1859 - 15/01/1859. Gregory Spring, Mr. Joseph Sheard, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

RHODES Oliver - 1851 - 26/11/1851 – Age 12. Apedale Colliery, Apedale, Staffordshire. Falling out of corf in descending shaft.

RHYNA James - 1852 – 16/07/1852 – A Boy. Hoyland, Day and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Run over by corves.

RICE John - 1854 – 16/09/1854. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

RICH Job - 1855 – 11/06/1855 – Age 70 - Collier. Shortwood, Wetheren Cossham and Co., Pucklechurch Somerset. Fall of roof in the road.

RICHARD William - 1858 – 06/08/1858 – Age 70 – Overman. Penydarran, William Foreman, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas, going into old workings with a naked candle.

RICHARDS ? - 1857 – 26/02/1857. Glyn Pit, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Fall of stone.

RICHARDS Daniel - 1856 – 26/02/1856 – Age 57 - Collier. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal whilst removing shale.

RICHARDS David - 1851 – 08/02/1851. Oldfield, Staffordshire. Murdered by rope being wilfully cut. 3 killed.

RICHARDS David - 1855 - 20/09/1855 – Age 14 - Haulier Cwmcelyn, Cruttwell, Allies and Co., Monmouthshire. Fell into sump.

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

RICHARDS Edward - 1851 - 15/12/1851 – Age 46 - Collier. Townhill, David Reed, Swansea, Glamorgan. Driving heading, roof fell.

RICHARDS G. - 1853 - 02/09/1853. Rookery, George Jones, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

RICHARDS George - 1854 - 21/12/1854 – Age 20 - Collier. Rhas Las, Dowlais Iron Co., Gelligaer, Glamorgan. Fall of coal.

RICHARDS John - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 12. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

RICHARDS John - 1854 - 01/03/1854. Coneygre, John Hopkins and Son, Dudley, Worcestershire. Chain broke while ascending.

RICHARDS John - 1854 - 18/01/1854 – Age 23 - Collier. Sguborwen, Thomas and Joseph, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal for want of sprags.

RICHARDS John - 1856 - 26/02/1856. Mynydd Bach, W.P. Struve and Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Found at the bottom of shaft.

RICHARDS R. - 1855 - 01/11/1855 Chamber William Jones and Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Falling out of the tub in ascending No.3 pit.

RICHARDS Richard - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 55. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

RICHARDS T. - 1854 - 20/01/1854. Prior Field, H.B. Whitehouse, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

RICHARDS Thomas - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Gwendraeth, Alfred Watney, Llanelli, Carmarthen. Eruption of quicksand from valley. 26 killed. Left a wife and child.

RICHARDS Thomas - 1854 - 28/10/1854 – Age 18 - Collier. Llandafen, Sims Willyams and Co., Llanelli, Pembrokeshire. Explosion of firedamp resulting from neglect of Inspectors cautions. No locked lamps.

RICHARDS Thomas - 1856 - 21/04/1856 – Age 52 - Collier. No. 19, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof at face of stall, three quarter coal.

RICHARDS Thomas - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 14 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

RICHARDS W. - 1858 - 12/01/1858 – Age 41 - Pikeman. Lewisham, Earl of Dartmouth, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of thick coal from side of pillar, occasioned by a ‘bump’.

RICHARDS William - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 16. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

RICHARDS William - 1855 – 03/11/1855 – Age 42 - Collier. New Tredegar, Thomas Powell, Tredegar, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

RICHARDS William - 1855 – 08/01/1855 – Age 20 - Collier. New Pit, C.H. Smith, Llansamlet, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof.

RICHARDS Zachariah - 1856 – 15/07/1856. Cymmer, Insole and Son, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Explosion and afterdamp. 114 killed.

RICHARDSON Job - 1857 – 04/03/1857 – Age 21 - Miner. Shipley, A.M. Mundy, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

RICHARDSON John - 1858 – 11/09/1858 – Age 54 – Stoneworker. Newbottle, Earl of Durham, Houghton-le-Spring Durham. Fall of stone.

RICHARDSON John - 1858 – 26/11/1858 – Age 20 – Apparatus boy. Cassop, R.P. Philipson, Hartlepool, Durham. Fall from apparatus when up to oil sheave.

RICHARDSON John - 1859 – 23/02/1859 – Age 11 – Horse driver. Eppleton, Jane Pit, Hetton Coal Co., Houghton, Durham. Crushed by a horse.

RICHARDSON Joseph - 1857 – 04/03/1857 – Age 25 - Miner. Shipley, A.M. Mundy, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

RICHARDSON Thomas - 1852 – 06/05/1852 – Age 26. Hebburn, Hebburn Coal Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 22 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

RICHARDSON Thomas - 1853 – 10/06/1853. Rothwell Haigh, Messrs. Charlesworth, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

RICHARDSON William - 1852 - 28/02/1852 – Age 36 – Coal breaker. Old Pit, Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Roof insecurely propped.

RICHARDSON William - 1854 - 29/03/1854. Manor, Hounsfield and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

RICHARDSON William - 1857 - 05/09/1857 - Collier. Rose Bridge, Case and Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

RICHES J. - 1855 - 30/05/1855 – Osier. Bed, W.H. Sparrow and Co., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

RICKETTS James - 1851 - 07/06/1851 – Age 49 - Collier. Kingswood, George Brain and Co., Bristol, Gloucester. Explosion of steam boiler. 8 killed.

RIDDELL Michael - 1859 - 17/02/1859. Tanfield Lea, Durham. He was killed by a fall of stone in the pit.

RIDER Jabez - 1855 - 17/08/1855. Victoria, Elijah Sutcliffe, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

RIDGE Thomas - 1858 - 20/05/1858 – Age 48 - Loader. Ubberley, John Ridgeway, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Run of tubs on incline.

RIDGEWAY James - 1858 - 17/04/1858 – Age 25 - Collier. Poynton and Worth, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

RIDGEWAY John - 1858 - 17/04/1858 – Age 33 - Collier. Poynton and Worth, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

RIDGWAY Daniel - 1852 - 13/11/1852. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of coal.

RIDINGS R. - 1854 - 16/06/1854 – Age 19. Stoneclough, Knowles and Scott, Bolton, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Cotton Tree pit.

RIDINGS Richard - 1851 - 11/02/1851. Dukinfield, Dukinfield Coal Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Died 31st. from an explosion.

RIGBY J. - 1854 - 25/01/1854 – Age 17. Ravenhead, Bromilow, Haddock and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Crushed by the parallel motion of one of the engines.

RIGBY J. - 1855 - 17/10/1855 - Sinker. Atherton, John Fletcher and others, Leigh, Lancashire. Explosion of shot in ramming.

RIGBY James - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 28. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

RIGBY Joseph (injured) - 1851 - 07/08/1951. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

RIGBY Joseph - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 26. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

RIGBY S. - 1855 - 15/10/1855. Ketley, Ketley Co., Wellington, Shropshire. The butty threw a slab down the pit.

RIGBY William (injured) - 1851 - 27/01/1851. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

RIGBY William - 1854 - 14/09/1854. Walthew house, W.H. Brancker and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Premature of a shot in blasting powder.

RIGHTFORTH James - 1856 - 15/09/1856. Overton, James Robertson and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall from a mid-working.

RIGLEY H. - 1854 - 11/09/1854. Strangeways Hall, Strangeways Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Falling down the No.3 pit.

RILEY Benjamin - 1854 - 19/04/1854. Park Gate, Earl Fitzwilliam, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

RILEY Eli - 1855 - 18/06/1855 – Age 10. Pole, William Pickup, Over Darwen, Lancashire. Falling out of whisket or light basket in ascending the pit.

RILEY John – 1855 - 14/02/1855 - A Boy. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Crushed by the cage at the bottom of the shaft.

RILEY Patrick - 1850 - 11/11/1850 – Age 13. Houghton, Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas 26 killed Of Newbottle.

RILEY Simon - 1853 - 06/08/1853. Roundwood, Greaves and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Falling down shaft.

RILEY Thomas - 1851 - 08/02/1851 – Labourer. Oldfield, Staffordshire. Murdered by rope being wilfully cut. 3 killed.

RIMMER William - 1853 - 07/09/1853 – Age 58. Royal, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Struck by a piece of coal which fell down the pit from a tram at the top as he was about to ascend.

RIMMINS S. - 1854 - 02/06/1854. Darlaston, N.B. Iron Co., Darlaston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

RINGLEY ? - 1851 - 13/01/1851. Blackbrook, Bromilow Brothers and Southern, St. Helens, Lancashire. Samuel Daniels also killed. Breakage of hook on the down brow.

RIPLEY, Joseph - 1854 - 10/12/1854. Emroyd Pit, Stansfield and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

RISHTON or RUSHTON Doctor - 1859 - 11/06/1859 – Age 34 - Collier. Dunkenhalgh, Joseph Barnes, Church, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Copy Clough pit, died 14th. He passed the danger signal. A viewer was since, called in.

 

RITCHIE Edward - 1852 - 03/08/1853. No.1 Corsehead, Messrs Bairds, Dalry, Ayrshire. Falling down the pit. Ironstone mine.

RITCHIE Thomas - 1856 - 01/11/1856. Barleith, John Galloway and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Overwinding. The engineman raised the cage instead of lowering it.

RITCHIE Walter - 1855 - 25/04/1855. Grangemouth, Grangemouth Coal Co., Falkirk, Stirling. Fall of coal at the face of working.

RITCHIE Walter L - 1855 - 25/04/1855. Grangemouth Coal Co., Lady Pit, Lanarkshire. Met with his death while engaged in blasting coals in consequence of the insufficient nature of the fuse which he was using. The fuse took effect on the charge before he had time to reach a proper distance from the coal which he was blasting, and his injuries were so severe that he died within an hour afterwards. We understand that the company, although in no way was liable for the man's death, provided his coffin, and that this is the first accident, of this nature which has occurred at these works during the last seven years. Please let me hear from you. (Falkirk, Herald 03/05/1855).

ROACH John - 1851 - 12/09/1851 - Collier. Gethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of coal.

ROACH John - 1857 - 24/09/1857 - Drawer. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

ROACH William - 1859 - 06/10/1859 – Age 40 - Collier. Gadlys, Thomas Wayne and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal (9-foot vein).

ROBBINGS George - 1858 - 12/06/1858 – Age 12 – Boy. Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell under trams.

ROBBINS James - 1853 - 25/10/1853 – Age 26 – Haulier. Old Pit, Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Fall of roof.

ROBERT Benjamin - 1852 - 01/11/1852 – Age 13 – Doorboy. Gadlys, Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal from pillar.

ROBERT J. - 1855 - 02/12/1855 - A Boy. Ruabon Coal & Coke Works, Ruabon, Coal & Coke Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed Died 4th.

ROBERTS David - 1855 - 08/05/1855 – Age 24 - Collier. Gethin, Cyfartha, Glamorgan. Fall of coal while holing.

ROBERTS Edward - 1853 - 20/09/1853. Shelton, Lord Granville, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ROBERTS Edward - 1858 - 24/07/1858 - Drawer. Moreton, Hall Bloomer and Frost, Chirk. Chain broke on incline.

ROBERTS Edwin - 1855 - 14/09/1855 – Age 19 - Collier. Rock, Henry Marsh, Blackwood, Monmouthshire. Drowned by interruption of water, insufficient plans of former workings.

ROBERTS Elias - 1852 - 21/07/1852 – Age 18 - Sinker. Gethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell down the pit in pushing stage.
ROBERTS Elias - 1856 - 09/02/1856. Ince Hall, Robert James, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling down the pit.

ROBERTS Evan - 1852 - 18/11/1852 – Age 26. Plas, Kynaston, TE Ward and Son, Ruabon, Denbigh. Falling off the cage whilst ascending the shaft, supposed to have been in a fit.

ROBERTS Evan - 1858 - 29/12/1858 – Age 23 – Bandsman. 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.

ROBERTS H. - 1857 - 09/10/1857 – Age 24 - Pikeman. Longmeadow, Joseph Hackett, Oldbury, Worcestershire. A fall of ‘stone coal’ whilst cutting the side of a pillar in the ‘thick coal’ although the place was only three yards wide.

ROBERTS J. - 1859 - 24/12/1859 – Age 45 - Collier. Far Green, Lord Granville, Hanley, Staffordshire. Exploded a shot while drilling it out.

ROBERTS James - 1855 - 15/12/1855 – Age 29 - Collier. Pluckpenny, C and T Brain, East Dean, Gloucester. Fall of coal on head.

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

ROBERTS Llewellyn - 1853 - 07/09/1853 – Age 40 - Collier. Tondu, Iron and Coal Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Firedamp exploded at an unscrewed safety lamp. The management and the state of the colliery were very defective.

ROBERTS Owen - 1857 - 20/10/1857 - Collier. Broughton, Broughton Coal Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Fell down shaft.

ROBERTS Robert - 1856 - 12/10/1856. Coleshill, William and Parry Jones, Bagillt, Flint By the coal screen at the pit bank.

ROBERTS Robert - 1857 - 29/12/1857 – Age 25. Abernant, Richard Fothergill, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fell off stage in shaft.

ROBERTS Thomas - 1850 - 09/12/1850. Bull Holes, Benjamin Gibbons jnr., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. A piece of brick falling down the shaft.

ROBERTS Thomas - 1854 - 16/04/1855 – Age 10 – Doorboy. No.1 Coal Level, Dowlais Iron Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Tram passed over him.

ROBERTS Thomas - 1855 - 16/04/1855 – Age 10 – Doorboy. No.1 Coal Level, Dowlais Iron Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Tram passed over him.

ROBERTS Thomas - 1857 - 01/04/1857 – Age 42. Tondee, John Brogden and Sons, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Suffocated in old workings.

ROBERTS William - 1853 - 21/12/1853 – Age 26 - Collier. Abercarn, Abercarn Gwythen Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

ROBERTS William - 1853 - 30/11/1853 – Age 45 – Labourer. Dowlais, Dowlais Iron Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Run over on railway.

ROBERTS William - 1853 - 30/11/1853 – Age 55 – Labourer. Dowlais, Dowlais Iron Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Run over on railway.

ROBERTS William - 1856 - 30/09/1856. Pwll-y-lord, Lloyd Llanelli, Carmarthen. Fall of stone. No notice given fined 10/- and costs.

ROBERTS William - 1859 - 11/10/1859 – Age 30 - Collier. Tryddyn Farm, May and King, Mold, Flint. Fall of roof coal.

ROBERTS William - 1859 - 16/06/1859 – Age 15 - Trapper. Westminster, Westminster Coal Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Run over by loaded wagon.

ROBERTSHAW S. - 1857 - 03/02/1857. Birkby Lane, Robertshaw and Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 4 killed.

ROBERTSON James - 1856 - 04/07/1856. Plan, John Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof at the face.

ROBERTSON John - 1854 - 21/11/1854. Houston, Henry Hardie and Co., Linlithgow, West Lothian. Breakage of the rope while ascending the pit.

ROBERTSON John - 1856 - 18/08/1856 Eastfield J.G. Buchanan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at the face.

ROBERTSON Thomas - 1857 - 17/01/1857 - Collier. Carron hall, Carron Co., Falkirk, Stirling. Fall of roof at face of working.

ROBERTSON Thomas - 1859 - 20/12/1859 – Age 22 - Hewer. Trindon Grange, John Forster, Hartlepool, Durham. Fall of coal and stone, taking side off coal.

ROBIN S. - 1858 - 07/03/1858 – Age 25 - Miner. Prior’s Lee, Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

ROBINS E. - 1853 - 15/04/1853. Blakemoor, British Iron Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of roof.

ROBINS James - 1858 - 12/02/1858 – Age 32 - Collier. Bedwellty, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof in a stall in the Elled coal.

ROBINS John - 1854 - 30/01/1854 - Pump man. Tillery, T.P. and D Price, Monmouthshire. Fall from carriage whilst repairing pipe.

ROBINSON A. - 1853 - 09/01/1853. Bradley Lodge, Baldwin and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ROBINSON E. - 1856 - 24/12/1856. Foley, W.H. Sparrow, Longton, Staffordshire. Tried to ascend by holding on.

ROBINSON George - 1858 - 01/10/1858 – Age 50 – Deputy. 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.

ROBINSON J. - 1857 - 03/02/1857. Birkby Lane, Robertshaw and Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 4 killed.

ROBINSON John - 1857 - 03/10/1857. Thornley, Durham. Crushed by two rolleys laden with tubs of coal coming down self-acting incline. [The Durham. Chronicle - 09/10/1857].

ROBINSON Robert - 1853 - 21/01/1853 – Age 26. New Cottam, Appleby and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Breaking of a chain. 3 men and 4 boys.

ROBINSON S. - 1855 - 04/12/1855. Langton Coke and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft.

ROBINSON S. - 1856 - 05/11/1856 – Age 46 – Deputy. Bell Tree Farm, T. and J. Badger, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of thick coal whist examining.

ROBINSON T. - 1853 - 24/12/1853 – Age 21. Blackbrook, Bromilow Brother and Sothern, St. Helens, Lancashire. Crushed between two wagons.

ROBINSON Thomas - 1859 - 12/08/1859 – Age 11 - Doorkeeper. South Hetton, South Hetton Coal Co., Houghton, Durham. Crushed by train in engine plane.

ROBINSON W. - 1854 - 09/11/1854. Wolverhampton, Whitehouse and Poole, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in the gateroad. 2 others killed.

ROBINSON W. - 1858 - 14/12/1858 – Age 28 - Sinker. Tipton Green, C. Roberts and Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Drawn over pulley.

ROBINSON W. - 1858 - 29/01/1858 – Age 40 – Deputy. Lodge, Davies and Sons, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of thick coal in wide place, but immediately brought about by a ‘bump’.

ROBINSON William - 1859 - 06/05/1859 – Age 25 – Branchdriver. South Hetton, South Hetton Coal Co., Houghton, Durham. Crushed by surface waggon.

ROBSON John - 1857 - 08/04/1857. Greenland Walls, Mrs. Johnson and Messrs. Carr, Berwick-on-Tweed, Durham. Water broke into the pit from old workings. 5 killed.

ROBSON Robert - 1859 - 31/08/1859 – Age 55 - Shifter. Seaton, Seaton Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Fall of roof.

ROBY Henry - 1853 - 09/07/1853. Standish, John Taylor, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 19th.

ROBY Nehemiah - 1852 - 02/07/1852. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed against a stay in attempting to come up the shaft on a full tram.

RODDEY Anthony - 1855 - 17/01/1855. Whitwick, Stenson and Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Fall of roof.

RODDY Edward - 1856 - 29/01/1856 – Roadsman. Rosehall, Addie and Miller, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Stone falling from side of pit whilst ascending.

RODGER Andrew * - 1851 - 19/11/1851. West Wemyss, Fife.

RODHAM Joseph - 1859 - 24/02/1859 - Hewer. Shield Row, New Pit, William Bell and Co., Pontop Durham. Fall of stone.

RODWAY Thomas - 1853 - 09/10/1853. High Lancs, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

RODWELL John - 1854 - 03/06/1854. Warren Vale, Messrs Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ROE Edward - 1856 - 08/03/1856. Shelton, Lord Granville, Stoke, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ROEBUCK Samuel - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 24. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed.

ROGER John - 1856 - 18/11/1856 - A Boy. Fergushill, No. 19, Archibald Finnie, Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Fall of coal at the face.

ROGERS A - 1858 - 01/07/1858 – Age 18 - Collier. Railway, R. Handley, Fenton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

ROGERS Alfred - 1856 - 25/09/1856. Pit at Abersychan, Monmouthshire. Fall of earth.

ROGERS David - 1852 - 15/04/1852 – Age 30 - Collier. Resolven, JW Lyons, Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of coal off the rib.

ROGERS Eli - 1852 - 18/12/1852 33 - Collier. Wethered, Cossham and Bendall. Kingswood, Gloucester. Drowned at Shortwood by the bursting of a barrier which kept the water in an old pit which had not been used for more than a century. Two other men narrowly escaped. Davis was single; Rogers was a widower with children of seven and five. 2 killed.

ROGERS George - 1853 - 13/05/1853. Speedwell, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

ROGERS H. - 1854 - 15/11/1854. Birchen Coppice, Jones and Darby, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp.

ROGERS Humphrey - 1856 - 24/12/1856. Coleshill, William Jones and Co., Bagillt. Flint Fall of roof.

ROGERS 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.

ROGERS J. - 1859 - 18/05/1859 – Age 20 - Collier. Sneyd Green, Stanier and Co., Burslem, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ROGERS John - 1851 - 04/09/1851 – Age 35. Werfa, Nixon and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Breakage of rod in balance pit. 14 killed.

ROGERS John - 1859 - 24/02/1859 – Age 59 - Sinker. Astley, S. Jackson and Co., Astley, Lancashire. Struck by a stone which was upset out of the sinking bucket on being landed at the surface.

ROGERS Llewellyn - 1853 - 06/01/1853 – Age 69 - Collier. Carasddu Level, Revd. Thomas Gronow, Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of stone in old level.

ROGERS Peter - 1857 - 05/02/1857 – Age 32. Tyle-coch Colliery, Carr and Co., Rhondda, Glamorgan. A cart load of bricks pushed into shaft whilst the masons, were walling. 3 killed.

ROGERS R. - 1851 - 09/04/1851. Madeley Wood, Madeley Wood Co., Shifnal, Staffordshire. Crushed by tram on rail becoming displaced.

ROGERS William - 1853 - 29/07/1853. Roway, R. Haines and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ROGERS William - 1856 - 07/05/1856. Vron, Maurice and Low, Wrexham, Denbigh. Fall of roof.

ROGERS William - 1859 - 22/07/1859. New Rough Hill, Cadman and Dodd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fell down the shaft while pushing a dam into the pit. He was not employed at the colliery.

ROGERSON Robert - 1850 - 11/11/1850 – Age 15. Houghton, Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Explosion of gas 26 killed.

ROLLASON W. - 1858 13/03/1858 72 - Pikeman. Green S. Mills, Darlaston, Stafford. Fall of fire-clay coal.

ROLLING James - 1852 - 04/06/1852. New Gawber, Sturgess and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

ROLLO John - 1852 - 14/09/1852. No.5, Langloan, Addie Miller and Ranken, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

ROLPH George - 1851 - 07/05/1851 – Age 17 - Loader. Churchway, Timothy Bennett, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fell from landing in shaft.

ROLPH George - 1855 - 03/11/1855 – Age 40 - Collier. Ram Hill, Middleton Smyth and Co., Westerleigh, Gloucester. Breaking of rope by it getting over the arms of the drum. 2 killed.

ROLPH Job - 1856 - 14/05/1856 – Age 19 - Collier. Parkfield, Wethered Cossham and Co., Bristol, Gloucester. Went into blackdamp in search of hammer. The North workings at Parkfield Colliery, Pucklechurch, were charged with carbonic gas owing to the pound becoming so full of water that it stopped the air drift. Precautions were taken to stop the men entering the workings, but Rolph had left a sledge hammer there which he went in to retrieve. When he had been gone too long, Richard Wheeler a married man with numerous children) went in to bring him out. When he too did not reappear, George Rowlands went in, after him, Arthur Bryant. Bryant found that Rowlands had been overcome by gas and was able to drag him out, but could not find the other two. Mr. Grace the surgeon was able to treat Rowlands, who returned home to Coalpit Heath. The bodies of Rolph and Wheeler were not found until the following day, lying within six feet of each other. Herbert Mackworth, H.M. Inspector of Mines, praised the proprietors, Wethered & Cossham for the state of the workings and said nothing could have been done to prevent the tragedy. Inquest held at The Colliers Arms, Pucklechurch. 24/05/1856. 2 killed.

ROOKE John - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 26. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.  189 killed.

ROOKE John - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 26. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Worsbrough Dale.

ROPER Richard - 1859 - 06/10/1859 – Age 15 - Drawer. Platt Lane, Wright and Mercer, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the 4-feet mine.

ROSCOE Peter - 1854 - 18/02/1854 33 Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.
ROSCOW James - 1851 - 23/04/1851. Worsley, Earl of Ellesmere, Manchester, Lancashire. Falling to lower seam from mouthing.

ROSE E. - 1854 - 24/08/1854 - Pony Driver. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by trams in Cannel pit.

ROSE J. - 1851 - 05/05/1851. Shelton, Peter Williams, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Falling down the shaft on going to his work.

ROSE John - 1853 - 06/03/1853 .Snibston, Stephenson and Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Crushed between coal wagons.

ROSE John - 1856 - 02/05/1856. Upper Elsecar, Earl Fitzwilliam, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

ROSS James - 1859 - 06/05/1859 – Age 44 - Collier. Annandale, Archibald Finnie, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

ROSS William - 1854 - 11/10/1854. Stevenston, Merry and Cunningham, Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Winding drum getting out of gear. 2 killed.

ROSS William - 1859 - 25/01/1859 – Age 15 – Boy. Stevenston, Merry and Cunningham, Stevenston Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ROSSER David - 1854 - 18/02/1854 - Miner. Henwaun, Cruttwell, Allies and Co., Cwm Celyn, Monmouthshire. Drowned in sump.

ROSSER David - 1857 – 08/10/1857 – Age 15 – Collier. Machen, Machen Colliery Co., Newport, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal in big vein slant.

ROSSER John - 1858 – 25/02/1858 22 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

ROSSER Morgan - 1852 – 10/05/1852. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed. Survivor.

ROSTRON Joseph - 1853 – 15/11/1853 – Age 21. Breightmet, James Hardcastle, Bolton, Lancashire. Crushed by a tub of coals.

ROTHERHAM, J. - 1854 – 02/09/1854. Holland, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Upholland, Lancashire. Fall of roof in 7-foot mine. Died 6th.

ROTHERHAM, William - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 30. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

ROTHWELL J. - 1851 – 24/06/1851. Platt Bridge, Ralph Thicknesse, Hindley, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ROTHWELL J. - 1856 – 22/08/1856. Clough Hall, T. Kinnersley’s executors, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of a lingering shot.

ROUGHLEY Henry - 1856 – 17/11/1856. Broad Oak, Bournes and Robinson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ROUND ? - 1853 – 25/08/1853. Wallows, Lord Ward, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ROUND Pk. - 1857 - 18/12/1857 – Age 15 – Driver. Green, Samuel Mills, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Fall in the ‘new mine and fire-clay coals’ caused by a slip joint.

ROUND Robert - 1853 – 03/09/1853 – Age 21. Spring, Thomas Pearson, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by a tram whilst sleeping on the level.

ROUND Thomas - 1856 – 13/08/1856 – Age 34. Ramrod Hall, Lord Ward, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed. Cause in the first place there being no means for artificial production of a current of air. In the second the neglect of the butty Thomas Baker who had not examined the pit before the men descended.

ROUND William - 1857 – 20/11/1857 – Age 36 - Pikeman. Sutherland, Hopkins and Bradley, Tipton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp brought about by his own temerity.

ROUTLEDGE B. - 1856 – 01/07/1856 – Age 30. Clay Cross, Clay Cross Iron Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

ROWAN Walter - 1853 – 01/09/1853. Sillyhole, Dalmellington, Lanarkshire. Suffocated by chokedamp.

ROWBOTTOM Edward - 1855 - 08/11/1855. Moira, Moira Coal Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire. Crushed by the cage at the bottom of the shaft.

ROWE Stephen - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 33. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

ROWE Thomas - 1858 - 18/10/1858 – Age 46 – Deputy. Black Boy, Black Boy Coal Co., Auckland, Durham. Explosion of gas.

ROWE William (injured) - 1852 - 16/04/1852. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

ROWLAND ? - 1854 - 21/01/1854. Moors Lane, Bache and Co., Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Gin rope broke whilst ascending. 2 others killed.

ROWLAND Charles - 1854 - 18/12/1854 – Age 23 - Collier. North Side, Messrs. Struckley, Bristol, Gloucester. Holding down bolt of engine broke and sent them down the shaft. The bolt iron was extremely bad. 4 killed.

ROWLAND Evan - 1854 - 25/01/1854. Peter's Pit, Abersychan, Monmouthshire. Cage fell down shaft. 3 killed.

ROWLAND John - 1856 - 10/06/1856. Llanelli, Simms Williams, Neville, Llanelli, Carmarthen. Fell out of basket ascending shaft.

ROWLAND Patrick - 1859 - 12/02/1859. Mesty Croft, Williams and Hammond, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Explosion of sulphur in main course. 4 killed.

ROWLAND Rees - 1852 - 05/11/1852 – Age 14 - Collier. Duffryn, Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney Monmouthshire. Fall of earth from slip.

ROWLANDS David - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed. Survivor.

ROWLANDS Lewis - 1852 - 21/04/1852 – Age 49 - Collier. Castel waiver, William Davies, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Bell of stone fell from roof.

ROWLANDS Rowland - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 43. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed.

ROWLANDS William - 1852 - 10/05/1852. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed. Survivor.

ROWLEY J. - 1854 - 12/01/1854. Widewaters, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

ROWLEY Jesse - 1855 - 17/04/1855. Newton, Briggs and Co., Pontefract, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

ROWLEY John - 1855 - 07/05/1855. Ashenough, Thomas Emberton, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of stone whilst sinking.

ROWLEY R. - 1859 - 10/01/1859 – Age 17 - Loader. Clough Hall, T. Kinnersley’s Trustees, Harecastle, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

ROWLEY S. - 1853 - 24/02/1853. Golden Hill, Williamson Bros., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ROWLEY T - 1857 - 30/03/1857 – Age 24 - Pikeman. Tenscore, Johns and Murcott, Bilston, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp in a cross heading not then thirled. The man went to brush out the sulphur (always a bad proceeding) but stuck their candle exactly in a part of the gateroad where it would receive the gas so brushed out; the result was they were so badly burnt that they all died. 3 killed.

ROWLEY W. - 1857 - 22/07/1857 – Age 12 - Dirt carrier. Ramrod Hall, Lord Ward, Oldbury, Worcestershire. The concussion of a shot brought down a heavy fall of ‘stone coal’ and bat in the ‘thick coal’ workings. 2 killed.

ROWLEY W. - 1857 - 30/03/1857 – Age 27 - Pikeman. Tenscore, Johns and Murcott, Bilston, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp in a cross heading not then thirled. The man went to brush out the sulphur (always a bad proceeding) but stuck their candle exactly in a part of the gateroad where it would receive the gas so brushed out; the result was they were so badly burnt that they all died. 3 killed.

ROWSON R. - 1857 - 25/03/1857. Dunkirk, Dunkirk Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

ROYDS Richard - 1859 - 24/11/1859 – Age 36 - Collier. Higginshaw Lane, John Smethurst, Royton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 25th. Dec. The firedamp accumulated in a rise corner of a place which had only one entrance.

ROYLANCE W. - 1854 - 23/12/1854. Hulton, William Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire. Fall of stone from side of Trencherbone pit whilst descending.

ROYSTON George - 1859 - 29/03/1859 – Age 23. Old Beamoor, New British Iron Co., Cradley Heath, Worcestershire. Fall of vein in thick coal from the side of the nob.

RUBERY Joshua - 1853 - 08/12/1853. Lodge, Thomas Davis and Son, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Explosion of boiler.

RUCK John - 1850 - 12/12/1850 - Collier. New Duffryn, Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed Married with a child. Listed as injured.

RUDD G. - 1852 - 06/11/1852 - Sinker. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Piece of stone falling on him out of the side of the shaft.

RUDD James (injured) - 1851 - 14/12/1851. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tub.

RUDD William - 1851 - 17/05/1851. Amberswood, Blundell, Wigan, Lancashire. Piece of wood falling down the shaft upon him.

RUDDICK Thomas - 1852 - 01/10/1852 – Age 44 - Sinker. Old, Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Fuse hung fire whist blasting. Left a child.

RUMLEY James - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 40 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

RUNDER J. - 1854 - 11/11/1854. Newmarket, Messrs Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 6 killed.

RUNSIEMAN George - 1856 11/09/1856 - Sinker. Niddrie, R.B. Wardlaw, Ramsay, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian. Falling down pit by scaffold giving way.

RUSHFORTH John - 1853 - 26/03/1853. Kirklees, R.A. Thicknesse, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

RUSHTON E. - 1856 - 20/06/1856 - Sinker. Astley, Sam Jackson and Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Falling out of the sinking bucket after lighting a shot.

RUSHTON or RISHTON Doctor - 1859 - 11/06/1859 – Age 34 - Collier. Dunkenhalgh, Joseph Barnes, Church, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Copy Clough pit, died 14th. He passed the danger signal. A viewer has since, been called in.

RUSHWORTH Joseph - 1857 - 18/12/1857. Ossett Common, Mr. J. Mitchell, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

RUSSELL Francis - 1856 - 14/02/1856 - Collier. Grangemouth, Grangemouth Coal Co., Falkirk, Stirling. Fall of roof at face of working.

RUSSELL John - 1853 - 02/09/1853. Pittencrieff, Forth iron Co., Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of roof.

RUSSELL John - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 27. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Hemingfield.

RUSSELL Robert - 1852 - 14/10/1852. No.13, Legbrannock, Monkland Iron and Steel Co., Bothwell, Lanarkshire. Fell down pit.

RUSSELL Robert - 1857 - 07/08/1857 - Drawer. Kinneil, William Wilson, Linlithgow, Lanarkshire. Drowned by workings communicating with an old waste standing full of water 4 killed.

RUSSELL Stuart - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 17. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Hemingfield.

RUSSELL William - 1852 - 22/10/1952 – Age 40 - Collier. Tir Nicholas, John Russell, Risca, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp at naked light.

RUSSELL William - 1855 - 20/09/1855 – Pitheadman. Clifton Hill, Thomas Jackson and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Falling down shaft.

RUSSELL William - 1856 - 21/08/1856 – Age 35 - Sinker. Ettingshall, Henry Hill, Sedgley, Staffordshire. Fall of heavy balance weight in shaft.

RYAN D. - 1859 - 03/03/2859 – Age 27 - Collier. Holly Bush, William Bowers, Fenton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

RYDINGS Richard - 1856 - 15/01/1856 – Age 30. Stoneclough, Knowles and Stott, Kersley, Bolton, Lancashire. Crushed by a wagon in the brow in the Singing Clough pit.

RYLANDS ? Wigan, Lancashire. A brick falling upon him from descending basket whilst walling the shaft.

RYLANDS Thomas - 1859 - 28/06/1859 – Age 32 - Fireman. Norley Hall. Norley Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas.

RYMES William - 1856 - 11/07/1856 – Bankhead. M’Naughton and Hood, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at the face.

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