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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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No-Names


1850 - 1859

SAINT W. - 1857 - 22/07/1857 – Age 25 - Pikeman. 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.

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

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

SALE T. - 1854 - 27/06/1854. Langley Green, Johnson and Co., Oldbury, Worcestershire. Suffocated in the sinking shaft.

SALISBURY James - 1855 - 02/11/1855. Hollingwood, R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of coal in mine.

SALISBURY T. - 1854 – 20/05/1854 – Age 15. Westminster, Westminster Coal Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Fall of coal.

SALMON Henry - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 10 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

SALTON Joseph - 1856 - 26/07/1856. Laffak, John and Thomas Johnson, Parr, St. Helens, Lancashire. Drawn over the pulley on the top of the headstocks. 2 killed.

SAMPSON J. - 1856 - 05/03/1856 – Age 59. Staveley, R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

SAMPSON John - 1855 - 12/04/1855 – Age 59 – Overman. Tycenol, Swansea Coal Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. By trams on incline.

SAMUEL Benjamin - 1858 - 04/11/1858. Cae, Francis Davies and Co., Llanelli, Carmarthen. Inundation ‘worked into old coals’ no plans. 10 killed.

SAMUEL Daniel - 1858 - 04/11/1858. Cae, Francis Davies and Co., Llanelli, Carmarthen Inundation ‘worked into old coals’ no plans. 10 killed.

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

SAMUEL David - 1858 - 01/07/1858 - Sinker. Pentre, Swansea, Coal Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Sliding down rope in sinking shaft.

SAMPSON George - 1852 - 19/01/1852 - A Boy. Newton, Henry Briggs, Pontefract, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SAMUEL John - 1857 - 09/03/1857 – Age 19. Cae, David, David Llanelli, Carmarthen. Entangled in the winding machinery.

SAMUEL John - 1857 - 17/11/1857 13 - Collier. Bydyllog, Messrs J. and C. Bailey, Beaufort, Monmouthshire. Fall of stone from roof.

SAMUEL John - 1859 - 02/06/1859 – Age 21. Lander Bryngwyn, Some colliers, Llanelli, Carmarthen. Fell down shaft, a man nearly blind employed as lander.

SAMUEL Thomas - 1853 - 12/12/1853 – Age 25 - Collier. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Foot slipped and fell down pit.

SAMUEL Thomas - 1855 - 20/06/1855 – Age 52 – Roadman. Aberaman, Crawshay Bailey, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp from lamp left open. No printed rules, no locked lamps.

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

SANDERS ? - 1853 - 31/05/1853. Rose Hill, Rose and Brown, Willenhall, Staffordshire. Explosion. 3 killed.

SANDERS ? - 1854 - 06/05/1854. Portway, Darby and Dawes, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal. 2 killed.

SANDERS Thomas - 1859 - 04/08/1859 – Age 50 - Collier. Garn, Blaenavon Co., Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. Fall of stone over coal.

SANDERS William - 1850 - 12/12/1850 – Age 12 - Door boy. New Duffryn, Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp 13 killed Son of Daniel.

SANDERSON Abraham - 1859 - 05/03/1859. White Lee, Bastow and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

SANDERSON John - 1857 - 07/04/1857. Wharmcliffe, Silkstone Wharmcliffe, Silkstone Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

SANDERSON T. - 1854 - 11/04/1854. Bryn, William Garstang and Son, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Predicated down the shaft by the baskets coming in collision.

SARK Phillip - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 30. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.  189 killed. Not on official list. Buried at Darfield Churchyard.

SAUL J. - 1857 - 06/04/1857 – Age 19 - Pikeman. Brades, Hunt Bros., Oldbury, Worcestershire. Old rib and pillar pit in the ‘thick coal’. The two brothers were holing, when a sudden settlement of the strata, called a ‘bump’, threw some tons of coal on to them, although the place was not four yards wide. 2 killed.

SAUL S. - 1857 - 06/04/1857 – Age 21 - Pikeman. Brades, Hunt Bros., Oldbury, Worcestershire. Old rib and pillar pit in the ‘thick coal’. The two brothers were holing, when a sudden settlement of the strata, called a ‘bump’, threw some tons of coal on to them, although the place was not four yards wide. 2 killed.

SAUNDERS ? - 1853 - 16/07/1853. Foley, W.H. Sparrow, Longton, Staffordshire. Explosion of gas under scaffold. 2 killed.

SAUNDERS William - 1850 - 17/12/1850. Kettlebrook, John Dumolo, Tamworth, Warwickshire. Piece of coal falling from an ascending tub as he was passing under the bottom of the shaft.

SAVAGE C. - 1859 - 18/09/1859 – Age 27 - Miner. Shireoaks, Duke of Newcastle, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Fall of roof.

SAVAGE S. - 1858 - 18/12/1858 – Age 42 - Hooker-on. Bredbury Pit, J. and J. Jowett, Stockport, Cheshire. The engine started without signal and the tubs fell on the hookers on. 2 killed.

SAVILLE John - 1856 - 22/09/1856 – Age 10. Chamber, William Jones and Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Crushed by a wagon at the bottom of a brow.

SAWYER Henry - 1852 - 17/11/1852. West Hallam, Colonel Newdigate, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft.

SCHOFIELD Adam - 1856 - 29/01/1856. Springfield, Farrington, Marshall and Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

SCHOFIELD James - 1856 - 04/10/1856. Oswaldtwistle, Thomas Simpson and Co., Accrington, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SCHOFIELD James - 1856 - 29/01/1856. Springfield, Farrington, Marshall and Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

SCHOFIELD John - 1852 - 27/01/1852. Rothwell Haigh, Messrs. Charlesworth, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SCHOFIELD John - 1855 - 29/12/1855. Tyldesley, Tyldesley Coal Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

SCHOFIELD Joshua - 1859 - 03/12/1859. Owlet Hall, Mason and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of stone in the shaft.

SCHOFIELD R. - 1855 - 13/03/1855 – Engineer. Bradford, Bradford Coal Co., Manchester, Lancashire. Bursting of a steam valve.

SCHOFIELD Samuel - 1857 – 19/02/1857 – Age 25. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

SCHOFIELD Thomas - 1855 – 29/12/1855. Tyldesley, Tyldesley Coal Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed. Son of John.

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

SCHOFIELD William - 1859 – 19/08/1859. Carr House, Haigh and Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of coal in the mine.

SCHOLEFIELD James - 1850 – 24/05/1850. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

SCHOLER George - 1857 – 19/02/1857 – Age 32. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

SCHOLES J. - 1854 - 28/07/1854 – Age 18. Tottington, Lower End, Thomas Scowcroft and Son, Bury. Lancashire. Thrown off in descending pit by the tubs coming into collision.

SCHOLES James - 1854 – 03/06/1854. Warren Vale, Messrs Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SCHOOLER William - 1853 – 27/10/1853. Bayley Field, T.J. and J. Ashton, Hyde, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

SCORER John - 1859 – 29/06/1859 – Age 16 – Pumper. Byers Green, R.W. Jackson, Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone away from his own work.

SCOTT A. - 1857 – 15/11/1857 – Age 43 – Overman. Hollingwood, R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Suffocated by smoke in the mine. 12 killed.

SCOTT John - 1857 – 19/02/1857 – Age 25. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Hemingfield.

SCOTT Thomas - 1854 – 25/01/1854. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of corfe in the shaft.

SCOTT Thomas - 1857 – 15/11/1857 – Age 16 – Airway repairer. Hollingwood, R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Suffocated by smoke in the mine. 12 killed.

SCOTT William - 1852 – 06/05/1852 – Age 27. Hebburn, Hebburn Coal Co., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 22 killed. Left a wife and 3 children.

SCOTT William - 1853 - 08/11/1853. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft.

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

SCOTTON Thomas - 1854 - 03/05/1854. Kilnhurst, Thrybergh Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

SCRAGG William - 1851 - 29/03/1851. Prior’s Field, H.B. Whitehouse, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of hard rock.

SEARSON William - 1855 - 12/10/1855. Butterley Park, Butterley Iron Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Crushed by cage at bottom of shaft.

SEBBURN George - 1854 - 24/07/1854 – Age 31 - Collier. Thomas Chapel, Pembrokeshire Coal Co., Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire. Drowned in workings by a sudden flood from surface which came by adit level and old pits. 2 killed.

SEDDON Hugh - 1853 - 26/09/1853. Binniehill, John Brown, Slamannan, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

SEDDON John - 1855 - 10/02/1855. Hacken, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Bolton, Lancashire. Knocked off the cage whilst attempting to bring a long wagon up with him.

SEDDON P. - 1854 - 22/05/1854 – Age 27. Great Boys, Executors of late William Atkin, Tyldesley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

SEDDON Richard - 1857 08/12/1857 - Collier. Kinneil, William Wilson and Co., Linlithgow, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face of workings.

SEDDON W. - 1852 - 29/12/1852 - A boy. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

SEDDON W. - 1852 - 29/12/1852. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

SEDDON W. - 1852 - 29/12/1852. Pendlebury, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Son also W. Seddon killed.

SEDDONS Samuel - 1855 - 21/06/1855 - A Boy. Smithfold, John Gibson and Co., Little Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 3 July.

SEDGWICK William - 1859 - 2/06/1859 – Age 43 – Stoneworker. Willington, Straker and Love, Durham. Fall of roof.

SEFTON John - 1856 - 26/07/1856. Laffak, John and Thomas Johnson, Parr, St. Helens, Lancashire. Drawn over the pulley on the top of the headstocks. 2 killed. Jumped out and fell down shaft.

SEGAR ? - 1851 - 14/02/1851. Broad Waters, John Bagnall and Sons, Goldshill Works, Staffordshire. Kendrick was also killed by a fall of coal.

SELDON J. - 1856 - 06/12/1856 – Age 19 - Pikeman. Hange No.3, John Round, Tividale, Staffordshire. Fall in thick coal.

SELLARS Joseph - 1853 - 02/09/1853. Poynton & Worth, Lord Vernon, Poynton, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

SENIOR F. - 1858 - 06/01/1858 – Age 19 - Miner. Killmarsh, Turner Ward, Eckington, Worcestershire. Rope breaking. 4 killed.

SENIOR J. - 1858 - 06/01/1858 – Age 21 - Miner. Killmarsh, Turner Ward, Eckington, Worcestershire. Rope breaking. 4 killed.

SENIOR W. - 1858 - 06/01/1858 – Age 28 - Miner. Killmarsh, Turner Ward, Eckington, Worcestershire. Rope breaking. 4 killed.

SERGEANT Moses - 1856 - 16/04/1856. Kirklees Hall, Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Firing a shot.

SERGEANT T. - 1854 - 11/03/1854 - A Boy. Ince, A.F. Halliburton, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the Arley Mine.

SETTLE J. - 1856 - 19/01/1856 - A Boy - Hooker-on. Top o’th Lane, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. The ascending tub struck a landing plate and threw a piece of coal down the pit by which he was struck.

SETTLE T. - 1851 - 30/05/1851. Breightmet Per, Joseph Jackson, Bolton, Lancashire. Fall of coal in the 10-foot seam.

SETTLE William - 1859 - 10/11/1859 – Age 54 - Drawer. Farnworth Bridge, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Little Lever, Lancashire. Crushed by trams which ran against him. The jig-brow rope broke close to the coupling-chain socket. Died 20th. Dec.

SEYMOUR W. - 1853 - 28/03/1853 – Age 38 - Collier. Ludlow, Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Fell out of landing in shaft.

SHAKESPEARE J. - 1857 - 07/04/1957 – Age 29 - Pikeman. New Gawne, W. Mills and Son, Dudley, Worcestershire. They had barely thirled and the deputy, finding some sulphur high up (thick coal) set to work to brush it out instead of getting air in and blowing it out. As usual, it was brushed on to a candle and exploded. 2 killed.

SHAKESPEARE Richard - 1859 - 17/08/1859 – Age 44. Holt, J. Bennett and Sons, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of coal and rubbish.

SHALCROSS or SHEERCROSS or SHAWCROSS Thomas - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 32 – Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

SHANKLAND Robert - 1855 - 16/05/1855. Gateside, Messrs Whigham, Sanquhar, Dumfries. Fall of roof at face of working.

SHANKS Luke - 1850 - 05/06/1850. Wellington, Jonasson and Elliott, Usworth, Durham. Explosion of gas 13 killed Survivor.

SHARAT J. - 1859 - 18/09/1859 – Age 30 - Miner. Granville, Rev. C. Granville, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Fall of coal from the roof.

SHARLAND Samuel - 1854 - 01/10/1855 - Collier. Henwain, Cruttwell Allies and Co., Monmouthshire. Fall of roof.

SHARMAN T. - 1855 - 09/11/1855. Clough Hall, Executors T. Kinnersley, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

SHARP George - 1853 - 16/08/1853. Ubberley, John Ridgeway, Hanley Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SHARP John - 1855 - 19/01/1855. Bradshaw Lane, Richard Ayton, Halifax, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SHARPE James - 1857 - 05/05/1857 - Collier. Wellwood, William Baird and Co., Cumnock, Ayrshire. Fall of stone at face.

SHARPLES Joseph - 1853 - 10/05/1853. Clifton, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Clifton, Lancashire. Fall of coal.

SHARRATT or SHERRATT Samuel - 1856 - 06/02/1856. Kirklees Hall, Kirklees Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

SHARROCK James - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 10. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

SHARROCK James - 1859 - 17/02/1859 – Age 13 - Drawer. Walthew House, Messrs Brancker and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after firing a shot near the goaf.

SHAW Edward - 1857 - 01/08/1857. Clifton, Walker’s executors, Halifax, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SHAW George - 1853 - 29/09/1853. Warren Vale, Messrs Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

SHAW George - 1854 - 16/03/1854. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Suffocation by chokedamp. A boy.

SHAW John - 1854 - 10/07/1854. Ayrshire. John Taylor Gordon, Ayr, Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SHAW John - 1855 - 24/09/1855. Riddings, Oakes and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Crushed in shaft.

SHAW John - 1856 - 07/03/1856 – Engineman. Caprington, Thomas S. Cunningham, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Got entangled with the flywheel while in motion.

SHAW Noah - 1854 - 01/05/1854. South Normanton, Wilkinson and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Suffocated by chokedamp.

SHAW Thomas - 1856 - 13/08/1856 – Age 35. 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.

SHAW V. - 1858 - 21/04/1858 – Age 41 - Miner. Clay Cross, Clay Cross Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof. Deceased went into the waste away from his work.

SHAW W. - 1854 - 14/12/1854. Bierley, Low Moor Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SHAW W. - 1855 - 02/01/1855. Brickhouse, Richard Davis, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

SHAW W. - 1859 - 19/03/1859 – Age 15 - Loader. Rutland, Messrs Potter, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Fall of coal.

SHAW William - 1854 - 18/02/1854. Methley, B. Burnley, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of walling in shaft.

SHAWCROFT C. - 1854 - 16/08/1854. Hange, D and G Round, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

SHAWCROSS or SHEERCROSS or SHALCROSS Thomas - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 32 – Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

SHEEDEN Pk. - 1857 - 10/02/1857 – Age 22 – Onsetter. Moseley Hole, Williams and Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. In hooking on at an unprotected inset in the new mine coal, he fell down 35 yards to the ‘gubbin’ ironstone inset.

SHEERCROSS or SHAWCROSS or SHALCROSS Thomas - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 32 – Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

SHEILS William - 1858 - 14/07/1858 – Age 18 - Drawer. Portland, Allan Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

SHELDON J. - 1855 - 08/06/1855. Lyttelton Hall, W.H. Dawes, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in drawing prop.

SHELDON J. - 1858 - 19/04/1858 – Age 28 - Banksman. Stanton, J. and A. Nadin, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. By over winding.

SHELDON John - 1856 - 07/06/1856 – Age 29 - Pikeman. Piercy, Thomas Cox and Co., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in thick coal.

SHELDON John - 1856 - 13/08/1856 – Age 36. 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.

SHELDON S. - 1854 - 04/08/1854. Coseley, S. Groucott and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fell down shaft.

SHELDON Samuel - 1858 - 06/10/1858 – Age 46 - Pikeman. Oakeswell, Horton and Millington, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in gateroad, new mine and fireclay.

SHEPHERD C. - 1858 - 12/02/1858 – Age 37 - Pikeman. Cooper’s Bank, Blackwell and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of thick coal in old ‘rib and pillar’ pit.

SHEPHERD George F.  - 1857 - 19/02/1857. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 189 killed.

SHEPHERD J. - 1857 24/10/1857 20 - Pikeman. Moxley, David Rose, Bilston, Staffordshire. Holing under the ‘bat’ which lies between the ‘new mine and fire-clay coals’, it fell upon him for want of spragging in disobedience
of the 28th sepecial rule.

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

SHEPHERD Thomas - 1855 - 10/02/1855. Strafford, Smith and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

SHEPPARD Edward - 1853 - 30/11/1853. Cowdenbeath, Forth Iron Co., Dunfermline, Fife. Breakage of rope. 4 others killed.

SHEPPERD W. - 1855 - 14/03/1855. Heath, Charnock, John Rosebottom, Chorley, Lancashire. Fall of coal. Died 24th.

SHERRATT or SHARRATT Samuel - 1856 - 06/02/1856. Kirklees Hall, Kirklees Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

SHERWOOD A. - 1857 - 10/09/1857 – Age 40. Gwane, William Mills and Sons, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp at the far end of the workings in the rise or crop side of the pit. The falling in of the roof had closed up the airways and the pit on that side filled up with gas and the subsequent want of discipline unquestionably caused the immediate act of firing the sulphur. 9 killed.

SHERWOOD Herbert - 1858 - 04/04/1858 – Age 25 - Hewer. Job’s Hill, Messrs. Pease, Crook, Durham. Fall of stone and coal.

SHINNEN William - 1859 - 01/06/1859 – Age 19 - Bottomer.  Hurlford, John Howie and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fell down the shaft from surface by going improperly on to the cage before it was rested.

SHIPLEY T. - 1856 - 07/12/1856 – Age 30. Bell Tree Farm, T and J Badger, Dudley, Worcestershire. Leg broken in fall in thick coal on 25th Nov, died 7 Dec.

SHIRTCLIFFE Thomas - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 17. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.  189 killed. Not on official list. Buried at Darfield Churchyard.

SHOOTER S. - 1857 - 10/10/1857 – Age 14 - Trammer. Ripley, Butterley Co., Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

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

SHORT E. - 1855 - 14/07/1855. Fox Yards, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

SHORT George - 1853 - 14/10/1853 – Age 10. Buffery, William Haden, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fell down shaft.

SHORT James - 1854 – 04/11/1854. Dore, Pearce and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of coal in the shaft.

SHORT Joseph - 1853 – 10/10/1853. Swinton, Messrs Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SHORT Joseph - 1854 – 25/12/1854 – Age 11. Golden Valley, Kingswood, Gloucester. Perished when the crosspiece of the cart in which they were descending pit on Christmas Eve 1854, broke off and they were thrown 100 yards to the bottom. 5 killed. Of Cadbury Heath.

SHORT Joseph - 1858 – 16/04/1858 – Age 67 – Wasteman. Black Boy, Black Boy Coal Co., Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone.

SHORT R. - 1853 – 01/06/1853. Friary, Morris and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SHORTHOUSE J. - 1851 – 07/03/1851. Willingsworth, Haines Brothers, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SHUBOTHAM A. - 1858 – 20/11/1858 – Age 22 - Miner. Bradley Green, William Bradbury, Congleton, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

SICKSMITH George - 1853 – 26/01/1853. Kirklees Hall Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SIDALL George - 1855 – 13/02/1855. Staveley, Butterley Iron Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

SIDDAL Daniel - 1856 – 06/05/1856. Bradford, Thomas Livesey and others, Manchester. Strangled by the cage chain twisting round his neck on landing at the bottom of the pit.

SIDDALLS William - 1853 - 16/06/1853. Gresley Wood, Robinson and Co., Burton-on-Trent Derbyshire. Fall of coal.

SIDDENS John - 1859 - 09/05/1859 - Collier. Millfield, John Hendrie and Co., Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp by going into a working that had been stopped with a naked lamp.

SIDDON Thomas - 1855 - 24/10/1855. Swannington, W. Worswick, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire. Crushed by corfe in mine. A boy.

SIDEBOTTOM Charles - 1859 - 09/11/1859. Rothwell Haigh, Messrs Charlesworth, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

SILCOCK H. - 1851 - 30/12/1851. Victoria, Hugh Mackay, Rainsford, Lancashire. Fall of coal whilst holing.

SILCOX John - 1857 - 27/05/1857 – Age 30 - Collier. Tyr, Nicholas John Russell, Cwmtillery, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp from using naked light whilst breaking through into old work. 13 killed 5 injured.

SIM David - 1857 - 15/05/1857 - Collier. Fairlie, John Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SIMCOCK R - 1851 - 10/05/1851. Ford Green, Norton-in- Moors Staffordshire. Fall of coal while holing.

SIMCOCK R. - 1851 - 10/05/1851. Ford Green, Charles Hales Norton-in-Moors, Staffordshire. Fall of coal while holing.

SIMISTER W. - 1856 - 20/03/1856. Knutton, W.F. Gordon, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fell down working shaft.

SIMKIN J. - 1855 - 07/11/1855. Laffak, Bromilow Brother and Sothern, St. Helens, Lancashire. Hand injured. Died from lockjaw 20th.

SIMM J. - 1855 - 14/06/1855. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in No.3 pit. 2 killed.

SIMM John - 1850 - 08/11/1850. Rock Pit, Messrs Evans and Turner, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp 13 killed.

SIMM Richard - 1857 - 24/05/1857 - Collier. Broomfield, Stone and Fisher, Standish, Wigan, Fall of coal.

SIMMONS Edward - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 11. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

SIMMONS James - 1852 - 07/10/1853. Little Lever, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Bolton, Lancashire. Piece of coal falling down the shaft as he was about to ascend.

SIMMONS Joseph - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 26. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

SIMMONS S. - 1858 - 20/03/1858 – Age 50 - Sinker. Walls End, R. Thomas, Bilston, Staffordshire. Killed by a piece of stone falling down the shaft.

SIMMONS T. - 1857 - 21/12/1857 – Age 16 - Trammer. Alfreton, Iron Works, Messrs. Oakes, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Run over by loaded tram attempting to take two down an incline instead of one which he had been ordered to do so.

SIMMS ? - 1855 - 16/08/1855. Haydock, Richard Evans and Sons, St. Helens, Lancashire. Suffocated by afterdamp in No.1 Florida pit. 2 killed.

SIMMS George - 1853 - 12/02/1853 – Age 20 - Collier. Sirhowy, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Sirhowy, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal from slip.

SIMMS John - 1856 - 21/02/1856. Winstanley, Meyrick Bankes, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SIMON Samuel - 1859 - 22/04/1859 – Age 18. Cardiff, Pentyrch, T.W. Booker and Co., Cardiff, Glamorgan. Fall of roof large stone on the heading.

SIMOX John - 1856 - 24/04/1856 – Age 18. Old Park No. 28, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Spine injured by fall in the thick coal nearly two years since, died 24th Apr.

SIMPKIN D. - 1854 – 12/05/1854. Platt Lane, Wright and Taylor, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SIMPKIN John - 1852 – 13/10/1852 – Age 28. Victoria, AF and D Mackay and Co., Rainford, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SIMPSON ? - 1853 – 02/04/1853. Shelton, Lord Granville, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Scaffold chain broke repairing shaft. 2 killed.

SIMPSON Andrew - 1852 – 16/06/1852 – Age 18. Seaton, Seaton Coal Co., Seaham, Durham. Explosion of gas. 6 killed. Brother of John the brothers being the only support for mother aged 86.

SIMPSON George - 1859 - 16/06/1859 - Collier. Carron Iron Works, Carron Co., Falkirk, Stirling. Fall of stone at face of working.

SIMPSON J. - 1859 - 29/12/1859 - Sinker. Holly Bush, W. Bowers, Fenton, Staffordshire. Flat rope broke. 2 killed.

SIMPSON John - 1852 - 16/06/1852 – Age 36. Seaton, Seaton Coal Co., Seaham, Durham. Explosion of gas. 6 killed. Brother of Andrew the brothers being the only support for mother aged 86.

SIMPSON John - 1856 - 03/07/1856. Brown Moor, Edward Waud, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of coal in the mine.

SIMPSON John - 1856 07/10/1856 - Collier. Stevenson, Stevenson Coal Co., Holytown, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face of workings. 2 killed.

SIMPSON John - 1859 - 26/04/1859 - Collier. Cleland, Robert Stewart, Hamilton Fife. Fall of stone at face of working.

SIMPSON Joseph - 1855 - 06/07/1855. Millfield, Robert Levenston, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face of working.

SIMPSON N. - 1858 - 03/02/1858 – Age 24 - Miner. Wombridge, J. Bennett and Co., Wellington, Shropshire Fall of coal.

SIMPSON Thomas - 1858 - 19/10/1858 – Age 19 – Blacksmith. North End, Simpson Walker, Cockfield Fell, Durham. Killed by gin lever. Horse fell and broke shafts.

SIMPSON Thomas - 1859 - 30/09/1859 – Age 19. Wallows No.10, Lord Ward, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. Crushed against a wharf wall whilst carelessly turning a truck.

SIMPSON William - 1852 - 16/06/1852 – Age 27. Seaton, Seaton Coal Co., Seaham, Durham. Explosion of gas. 6 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

SIMPSON William - 1852 - 23/09/1852 Braehead, Trustees of R.H. Simpson, Baillieston, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

SIMPSON William - 1854 - 06/10/1854. Garforth, R. Gascoyne, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SIMPSON William - 1856 - 13/08/1856 – Age 33. 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.

SIMPSON William - 1856 - 16/01/1856 - Collier. Blackbraes, James Russell and Son, Falkirk, Stirling. Falling from an upper working to the pit bottom.

SIMPSON William - 1858 - 25/08/1858. Overman, Sunningside, Archibald Russell, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof whilst removing wooden props.

SIMS George - 1853 - 12/02/1853 – Age 20 - Collier. Abersychan, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp, no locked lamp.

SIMS H. - 1857 - 09/06/1857. Silverdale, Stannier and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

SIMS Thomas - 1857 - 25/12/1857 – Age 60. Foxhole, C.H. Smith, Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of coal about 50lbs.

SIMS William - 1852 - 29/04/1852 – Age 20 - Collier. Kilaymont, WT Brown, Swansea, Glamorgan. Interruption of water form old workings.

SINCLAIR Andrew - 1858 - 28/05/1858 – Age 32 - Collier. Espieside, William Baird and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SINCLAIR James - 1858 - 08/11/1858 - Collier. Wellwood, Thomas Spowart, Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of roof in drawing road.

SINER J. - 1859 - 15/08/1859 – Age 38 – Enginewright. Wilnecote, Perrins and Harrison, Tamworth, Staffordshire. Knocked off cage by capstan rope.

SINERN A. - 1855 - 14/06/1855. Darlaston Green, New British Iron Co., Darlaston, Staffordshire. Fell out of skip whilst ascending.

SISSON John - 1852 - 10/10/1852. Cotmanhay, Barber and Co., Ilkeston Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft.

SIVITER S. - 1857 - 10/09/1857 – Age 20. Gwane, William Mills and Sons, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp at the far end of the workings in the rise or crop side of the pit. The falling in of the roof had closed up the airways and the pit on that side filled up with gas and the subsequent want of discipline unquestionably caused the immediate act of firing the sulphur. 9 killed.

SKELDON B. - 1857 - 27/03/1857 – Age 35 - Pikeman. Sutherland, Hopkins and Bradley, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of comminuted fire-clay over the ‘brooch coal’, came on him in the gateroad and smothered him.

SKELLY James - 1853 - 27/07/1853. Perceton, P.B.M. Macredie, Irvine, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SKELTON Samuel - 1853 - 07/03/1853. Silkstone, Messrs Charlesworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SKELTON William - 1859 - 19/01/1859 – Age 13. Glebe J and E Walker, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coal from a thick coal pillar in Gate Road.

SKERRIMORE John - 1852 - 12/06-1852. Butterley Park, Butterley Iron Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Falling down shaft.

SKIDMORE B. - 1858 - 12/05/1858 – Age 44 – Deputy. Blue Fly, Bennett and Taylor, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of thick coal.

SKIDMORE Joshua - 1853 - 01/12/1853. Titford, Chance Bros., Birmingham, Warwickshire. Fall of coal.

SKIDMORE Theo - 1850 - 27/11/1850. Wide Waters, Lord Ward, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SKIDSON George - 1859 - 19/07/1859 – Age 58. Capponfield, J. Bagnall and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal whilst filling.

SKIM John - 1856 - 14/06/1856. Caraway, Evan Edmunds and Co., Llanelli, Carmarthen. Blackdamp.

SKIPTON J. - 1851 - 04/04/1851. Dudley Port, Dixon and Burne, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

SLATER Anthony - 1854 - 02/12/1854. Clay Cross, Clay Cross Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of coal.

SLATER Daniel - 1858 - 01/07/1858 – Age 42 - Collier. Railway, R. Handley, Fenton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

SLATER S. - 1855 - 12/04/1855. Ocker Hill, Bennett and Taylor, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of coals. 3 killed.

SLATER William - 1859 - 21/05/1859. Wooley, Wooley Coal Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Crushed by steam engine.

SLEACE Robert - 1853 - 21/07/1853. New Mine, Parker and Halford West, Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal. 2 killed.

SMALL Thomas - 1858 - 06/10/1858 – Age 34 - Pikeman. Somerford, Somerford Coal Co., Willenhall Staffordshire. Fall of coal in gateroad, new mine and fireclay.

SMALLMAN G. - 1855 - 03/03/1855. Lloyds, Fosters and Co., Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Fell down shaft.

SMALLMAN Joseph - 1850 - 03/04/1850 – Age 53 - Miner. Witton Lane, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Accidental by a quantity of coal falling upon him in a coal pit. George Hinchcliffe Coroner West Bromwich, Registered 29 June 1850.

SMART Samuel - 1858 - 29/09/1858 – Age 19 – Bandsman. Windmill End, Woodall and Smith, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal in thick coal. 2 killed.

SMART William - 1858 – 06/02/1858 – Age 37 - Collier. Ayrshire. J.T. Gordon, Ayr, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

SMELLIE David - 1854 – 28/09/1854. Blackbraes, James Russell and Son, Falkirk, Stirling. Fell from an upper work to the pit bottom.

SMETHURST James - 1851 – 05/04/1851. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

SMETHURST William - 1856 – 03/05/1856. Little Bolton, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp, died 15th. June.

SMITH ? - 1850 – 17/12/1850. Springfield, Henry Farrington and Co., Leigh, Lancashire. Another named Prescott was killed in the same explosion of firedamp.

SMITH Alfred - 1854 – 25/10/1854 – Age 22 - Collier. No.1 Engine Pit, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH Benjamin - 1851 – 16/09/1851 – A Boy. Upper Whitley, Messrs. Cardwell, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SMITH D. - 1857 – 15/05/1857 – Age 28 – Shaftsman. Victoria, J. Troughton and Co., Coventry, Warwickshire. Falling from cage in shaft.

SMITH Daniel - 1853 – 08/12/1853 – Age 39 – Engineer. Pennywell Lane, Chick Keeling and Co., Bristol, Gloucester. Engine started while fixing pumps.

SMITH Edward C. - 1856 – 13/10/1856 – Age 10. No. 1 Level, Beaufort Iron Co., Beaufort, Monmouthshire. Fell down unfenced pit.

SMITH Eli - 1854 – 22/05/1854. Rounds Green, Bennett and Taylor, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

SMITH G. - 1855 – 06/02/1855. Darlaston Green, S. Mills, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal while holing.

SMITH G. - 1855 19/01/1855 Old Park Lord Ward Dudley,
Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

SMITH G. - 1856 – 07/11/1856 – Age 45. Glascote, Gibbs Canning and Co., Tamworth, Warwickshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH Hamlet - 1852 – 19/04/1852 – A Boy. Marehay, Messrs. Cursham, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft from the rope being wilfully put out of gear.

SMITH Henry - 1857 - 14/02/1857 – Age 48 - Collier. Varteg, John Vipond, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Fall of rock vein after blasting.

SMITH J. - 1853 - 04/03/1853. Coneygre, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coals.

SMITH J. - 1853 - 15/02/1853 - A Boy. Prescott Brook, David Bromilow and Co., Prescott, Lancashire. Some props being knocked upon him by a fall of roof.

SMITH J. - 1854 - 04/05/1854. Lion, N.B. Iron Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

SMITH J. - 1855 - 06/02/1855. Lewisham, Heath Colliery Co., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coals.

SMITH J. - 1856 - 01/10/1856 – Age 15. Snibston, R. Stephenson and Co, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Fall of roof.

SMITH J. - 1856 - 12/04/1856. Whaley Bridge, F.G. Gisborne, Stockport, Cheshire. Falling down the shaft. His Lordship’s agent, summoned for not establishing rules.

SMITH J. - 1859 - 07/02/1859 - Collier. Astley, Dunkirk Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

SMITH J.T. - 1853 - 18/12/1853. Bilston, New Furnaces, Blackwell and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH James - 1851 - 27/01/1851. Golden Hill, Robert Williamson, Lawton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof while holing.

SMITH James - 1856 - 03/05/1856 - Age 35 - Loader. Saltwell No.3, Lord Ward, Netherton, Worcestershire. Fall of coal in thick coal.

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

SMITH James - 1858 - 16/05/1858 – Age 15 - Apparatus boy. Woodhouse Close, Sir Charles McLean Auckland, Durham. Fell off pit-heap wall.

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

SMITH Job - 1857 – 05/10/1857 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Ettingshall, W.T. Smith, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of 30 to 40 tons of coal and stuff in an old rib and pillar pit in the ‘thick coal’. A dangerous mine.

SMITH John * - 1856 – 31/03/1856. Wellwood Fife. Fall of roof.

SMITH John - 1852 - 06/05/1852 – Age 33. Hebburn, Hebburn Coal Co.., Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 22 killed, Left a wife and 4 children.

SMITH John - 1853 - 03/06/1853 - Collier. No.8 Pit, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SMITH John - 1853 - 04/08/1853 – Age 40 – Labourer. Werfa Nixon and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Coal tram tipping on him.

SMITH John - 1853 - 15/07/1853. Gerards Bridge, Caldwell Thompson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SMITH John - 1854 - 12/08/1854. Wortley, Ingham and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Suffocated by chokedamp.

SMITH John - 1855 - 21/02/1855. Whitwick, Stenson and Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Crushed by the cage at the bottom of the shaft.

SMITH John - 1856 - 06/05/1856 – Age 29 - Pikeman. Todd’s End, Welch and Barrow, Tipton, Staffordshire. Descending the shaft with 5 others he suddenly fell out of the skip.

SMITH John - 1856 - 21/09/1856 – Age 42 - Collier. No. 2, Pontypool Iron Co., Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Fall of top coal.

SMITH John - 1856 - 31/03/1856 - Wheel-keeper. Wellwood, Thomas Spowart, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof whilst repairing incline.

SMITH John - 1856 - Glyn Pit, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Fall of roof. Sep - 1856.

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

SMITH John - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 51. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

SMITH John - 1857 - 22/12/1857. Broadhead, Copeland and Co., Stoke, Staffordshire. Explosion of powder.

SMITH John - 1857 - 28/01/1857 – Age 36 - Loader. Tibbington, Jonathan E. Howl, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of stuff in an ancient rib and pillar pit in the thick coal where the hathen coal was gotten below and where in fact, there was no bearing or support.

SMITH John - 1858 - 04/11/1858 – Age 26 - Collier. Stevenson, Merry and Cunningham, Stevenson, Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SMITH John - 1858 - 12/07/1858 – Age 15 - Horse Driver. Haswell, Haswell Coal Co., Haswell, Durham. Crushed by tubs against fallen timber.

SMITH John - 1859 - 24/01/1859 – Age 14. Park Head, Evers and Martin, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of ironstone measure whilst engaged in workings of the Heathen coal.

SMITH John - 1859 - 26/01/1859. Prestwood No.2, B. Gibbons, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH Joseph - 1854 - 09/02/1854. Hawkesbury, G. Whieldon, Coventry, Warwickshire. Crushed by steam engine.

SMITH Joseph - 1856 - 22/05/1856 – Age 50 – Butty. Eve Hill, J and T Badger, Dudley, Worcestershire. As he was ascending the shaft a woman who was banking let a cast plate slip from her hands.

SMITH Joseph - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 22. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Woobwell.

SMITH Joseph - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 53. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.

SMITH Joseph - 1859 - 14/04/1859 – Age 25. Cockshutts, Ashton and Corns, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Not employed at the colliery. He jumped on to the dolly chain which broke on descending and falling to the bottom of the shaft was killed.

SMITH Martin - 1851 - 20/09/1851. Thorncliffe, Newton, Chambers and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SMITH R. - 1855 - 28/03/1855. Tividale, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

SMITH R. - 1856 - 06/10/1856. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH Richard - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 15. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed. Son of Richard.

SMITH Richard - 1852 - 10/05/1852 – Age 38. Middle Duffryn, Thomas Powell, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp. 65 killed. Father of Richard.

SMITH Richard - 1856 - 14/06/1856. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of stone.

SMITH Richard - 1856 - 23/06/1856. Shafton, Proctor and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Falling down shaft.

SMITH Richard - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 25. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Jump.

SMITH Robert - 1853 - 06/06/1853 – Age 29 – Engineman. Murton, Durham. Killed by a waggon which ran off a waggonway. [The Durham Chronicle - 19/06/1863].

SMITH S. - 1854 - 27/02/1854. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Poynton, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

SMITH S. - 1856 - 23/09/1856. Grange Lane, Joseph Stenton, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed. A boy.

SMITH Samuel (injured) - 1850 - 29/05/1850. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

SMITH Samuel - 1853 - 20/01/1853. Whitwick, Stenson and Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Falling down the shaft.

SMITH Samuel - 1854 - 28/06/1854. Swadlincote, Boardman and Co., Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft.

SMITH Samuel - 1855 - 26/06/1855. Rutland, Samuel Potter, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH T. - 1851 - 06/05/1851. Brymbo, Brymbo Co., Brymbo, Denbigh. Explosion of firedamp.

SMITH T. - 1853 - 03/03/1853. Old Park, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coals.

SMITH T. - 1855 - 12/09/1855. Marsden, Executors of J. Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. A hook slipped and precipated him down the sinking shaft.

SMITH T. - 1855 - 12/12/1855. Alston, Bennett and Co., Oldbury, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SMITH Thomas - 1852 - 14/09/1852. Hulton, James Oliver, manager, Bolton, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SMITH Thomas - 1858 - 22/03/1858 - Sinker. Torbanehill, James Russell and Son, Bathgate, West Lothian. Bucket and rope falling on him by the winding engine being taken out of gear.

SMITH Thomas - 1859 - 14/05/1859 – Age 28 – Branchdriver. Newfield, R.W. Jackson, Auckland, Durham. Crushed by surface wagon.

SMITH Thomas - 1859 - 29/04/1859 – Age 19. Parkfield, Parkfield Iron Co., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of brushing.

SMITH Thomas. - 1852 - 11/09/1852. Standish, Almond Brook, John Taylor, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SMITH W. - 1853 - 03/06/1853. Coseley, Groncott and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire. Iron bar fell down shaft.

SMITH W. - 1855 - 26/11/1855. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Works, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of coal.

SMITH W. - 1856 - 19/07/1856 – Age 14. Sledmore, William Haden, Dudley, Worcestershire. Suffocated by carbonic acid gas in consequence of going beyond the current of air.

SMITH William - 1851 - 09/08/1851 - Collier. Malgo Vale Colliery, S Reynolds and Co., Bristol, Gloucester. Rope broke. 5 killed.

SMITH William - 1851 - 12/08/1851. Riddings, A.M. Mundy, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

SMITH William - 1853 - 05/10/1853 – Age 30 - Collier. Cromhall, Sampson Crewe, Tapwell Bottom, Gloucester. Fall of roof.

SMITH William - 1853 - 06/05/1853. Kelvin, Montgomery and Fleming, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Fell off the cage.

SMITH William - 1853 - 20/08/1853. Worsley, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SMITH William - 1855 - 24/05/1855. Lords Fields, William Wilde, Ashton-under-Lyne Lancashire. Fall of coal.

SMITH William - 1856 - 30/08/1856 - Bottomer. Auchenheath, Duke of Hamilton, New Lanarkshire, Lanarkshire. Being crushed betwixt cage and side of pit.

SMITH William - 1857 - 14/03/1857 - Horse driver. Morningside, Shotts Iron Co., Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Fall of stone in main horse road.

SMITH William - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 27. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed.

SMITH William - 1858 - 23/02/1858 – Age 20 - Collier. Hill Pits, Blaenavon Co., Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal in one of the stalls.

SMITH William - 1859 - 01/06/1859 – Age 15 - A boy. Atherton, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Explosion of gunpowder in his pocket in Gib Field pit, died 10th.

SMURTHWAITE T. - 1851 - 07/04/1851. Norwood, Per, John Stokeld, Evenwood. Knocked down by tubs on incline.

SNADDON Helen - 1856 - 18/10/1856 - Pithead Woman. Redding, Duke of Hamilton, Falkirk, Stirling. Falling down pit whilst pushing a hutch forward. Female.

SNADDON John - 1856 - 14/10/1856 – Driver. Alloa, Alloa Coal Co., Alloa, Lanarkshire. Falling off cage whilst ascending the pit.

SNAPE Alfred - 1852 - 26/11/1852. Mosborough Moor, Richard Swallow, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

SNAPE Daniel - 1859 - 26/12/1859 – Age 60 - Collier. Blaguegate & Bickerstaff, Lord Skelmersdale, Latham, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

SNEAD R. - 1855 – 02/06/1855. Willenhall Road, George Jones, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fell off scaffold into water below.

SNEADON Robert - 1857 – 13/07/1857 – Overseer. Gartgill, William Baird and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. A crowbar fell down the shaft upon him while putting in a bunting.

SOAPHOUSE Richard - 1854 - 11/05/1854. Bingley, Hounsfield and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

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

SOMERS (alias CHAMBERLAIN) John - 1851 - 13/01/1851 – Age 24. Camerton, Somerset. Killed in the coal pit.

SOMERVILLE John - 1852 - 07/07/1852. No.1, Mingle, Wilson and Co., Kinneil, near Bo’ness, Lanarkshire. Piece of ironstone falling from cage ascending pit.

SORBIE Mitchell - 1856 - 16/10/1856 - Drawer. Auchenheath, James Ferguson and Co., Lanarkshire. Fall of stone from side of drawing road.

SOUTHAL B. - 1857 - 09/12/1857 – Age 14. Hyatt’s Farm, Whitehouse and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Riding up a foot or two to amuse himself went too far up to drop and then fell from exhaustion.

SOUTHALL F. - 1854 - 31/07/1854. Whitehall, G. Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Another killed.

SOUTHALL J. - 1857 - 01/12/1857 – Age 35 – Chartermaster. Oak House, J. Richards, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in an old rib and pillar pit in the ‘thick coal’.

SOUTHALL Samuel - 1856 - 09/02/1856 – Age 15 – Driver. Corbyns Hall, Daisy Hill Pit, Matthews and Bond, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. Went into stable underground in the dark and with a strap, struck a horse which kicked and killed him.

SOUTHERN Wright - 1851 - 22/12/1851 – Age 15 - Drawer. Ince Hall, A.F. Haliburton, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 14 killed.

SOUTHWOOD J. - 1855 - 24/01/1855 – Age 42. Little Lever, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died from burns 27th.

SOWERBY John - 1858 - 03/04/1858 – Age 11. Wailer, South Hetton, South Hetton Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Crushed by apparatus cage on surface.

SOWREY William - 1853 - 14/01/1853 - A Boy. Wortley, Ingham and Sons, Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

SPEAKMAN W. - 1855 - 23/10/1855 – Age 19. Atherton, John Fletcher and Others, Leigh, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Gibfield mine. 2 killed, 3 others burnt.

SPEIGHT Joseph - 1852 - 24/03/1852. Thornhill, Joshua Ingraham, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Fall of walling in the shaft.

SPEIRS Andrew - 1853 - 21/02/1853. Coathill, John Davidson, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Falling down pit from main coal to ironstone.

SPENCE John - 1852 - 19/01/1852. Newton, Henry Briggs, Pontefract, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SPENCE Robert - 1857 - 02/12/1857 – Pitheadman. Garthamlock Colliery, Henry Graham, Baillieston, Lanarkshire. Fell down sinking shaft.

SPENCE Robert - 1857 - 18/12/1857 - Sinker. Moorsley, Durham. Knocked out of the kibble by a rock from a blast, fell 24 fathoms to the shaft bottom and was killed.

SPENCER James - 1852 - 10/01/1852 - A Boy. Staveley, Richard Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Run over by corves.

SPENCER W. - 1854 - 04/04/1854. Whiteheath, Midland Coal Co., Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of coal. Another killed, unnamed.

SPERRY Thomas - 1854 - 08/06/1854. Bagworth, Lord Maynard, Leicester. Leicester. Drawn over the pit pulleys.

SPICER Samuel - 1859 - 07/10/1859. Blowers Green, B. Cartwright, Dudley, Worcestershire. Suffocated by chokedamp. 2 killed.

SPIRES R. - 1855 - 20/10/1855. Oak House, Lord Granville, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SPOONER Thomas - 1854 - 15/01/1854. Claypit Lane, Henry Bent, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SQUIRE Thomas - 1852 - 23/12/1852 – Age 15. Upholland, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Walked into shaft shortly after he had ascended.

STAFFORDSHIRE. J. - 1854 - 27/03/1854. Old Park, Lord Ward Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

STAFFORDSHIRE. J. - 1857 - 02/07/1857 – Age 30 - Loader. Osier Bed, W.H. Sparrow, Bilston, Staffordshire. A fall of coal in the ‘new mine and fire-clay coals’ apparently caused by a smooth-faced slip.

STAFFORDSHIRE. James - 1851 - 19/08/1851 - Trapper boy. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

STAINFORTH Jabez - 1859 - 17/03/1859 – Boy. Woodthorpe, John Rhodes, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

STAINTHORPE Jonas - 1855 - 23/12/1855. Westgate Manor, Woodhead and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in mine.

STALEY William - 1852 - 31/12/1852. Stanton, Messrs Nadins, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Crushed in the mine.

STAMFORD G. - 1855 - 26/01/1855. Old Park, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

STAMFORD J. - 1855 - 19/01/1855. Old Park, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

STANAWAY M. - 1853 - 02/08/1853. Brades Hill, Joseph Hackett, Tividale, Staffordshire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

STANDISH J. - 1853 - 25/02/1853. Whitfield, William Booth, Norton, Staffordshire. Brick fell down shaft.

STANFIELD Aaron - 1859 - 23/05/1859 – Age 66 - Assistant Underlooker. Broomstair, Leigh and Bradbury, Haughton, Lancashire. A tram loosed down the pit upon him by a mistake about the catches. There were of a complicated kind and no cage used.

STANFORD J. - 1854 05/01/1854. Spon Lane, David and Sons, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fell amongst the machinery.

STANGE William - 1856 - 18/10/1856 – Age 18 - Collier. Brandy Bottom, Brandy Bottom Coal Co., Pucklechurch, Gloucester. Fall of coal from face when felling.

STANLEY Charles - 1859 - 31/01/1859. Queen’s Gardens, G. H. and A. Hickman, Bilston, Staffordshire. Crushed by an empty skip falling upon him at the bottom of the shaft.

STANLEY J. - 1855 - 15/10/1855. Mabbs Bank, Williams Brothers, Bilston, Staffordshire. Explosion in sump. 3 killed.

STANLEY Richard - 1859 - 25/08/1859. Friary, Thomas Morris, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof between two ‘slip things’ in heathen coal.

STANLEY William (injured) - 1851 - 25/06/1951. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

STANNABEE E. - 1853 - 25/07/1853. Broadfield, Broadfield Co., Fenton Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

STANNERS James - 1855 - 29/01/1855. Kinneil, Trustees of John Wilson, Linlithgow, West Lothian. Falling down the shaft whilst attempting to slide down the conductors.

STANTON Daniel - 1853 - 01/07/1853. High Lanes, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

STANWAY W. - 1859 - 01/04/1859 - Collier. Bradley Green, W. Bradbury, Congleton, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

STAPLETON John - 1855 - 07/04/1855. Eastwood, Barber and Co., Nottinghamshire. Fall of roof.

STARBUCK Abraham - 1857 - 04/03/1857 – Age 43 - Miner. Shipley, A.M. Mundy, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

STARBUCK Abraham jnr. - 1857 - 04/03/1857 – Age 13 - Trammer. Shipley, A.M. Mundy, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

STARBUCK George - 1855 - 09/01/1855. Rutland, Samuel Potter, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Fall of timber in the shaft.

STARBUCK John - 1857 - 04/03/1857 – Age 24 - Miner. Shipley, A.M. Mundy, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

STARCHER T. - 1854 - 27/11/1854. Wood Farm, Thorneycroft and Co., Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of coal while cutting.

STARKEY John - 1857 - 07/01/1857 – Age 39 - Loader. Hall Park, William Riley, Bilston, Staffordshire. Killed by a fall of coal and roof, the ‘new mine coal’ was gotten just above, and the ‘bottom coal’ below, so that the seam was left without support.

STATHAM F. - 1858 - 11/09/1858- Age 30 – Butty. Silverdale, F. Stanier and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp on 3rd. inst.

STEAD Samuel - 1854 - 21/09/1854 - A Boy. Cross Green, E.J. Maude, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

STEAD William - 1854 - 29/07/1854. Sykes, Terry and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

STEAD William - 1857 - 22/06/1857. Sykes, Terry and Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

STEADMAN James - 1855 - 22/02/1855 - Collier. Nantyglo, J. and C. Bailey, Aberystwyth, Brecon. Fall of stone.

STEADMAN R. - 1857 - 08/08/1857 – Age 53 - Sinker. Knowle, Blackwell and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fell down the shaft whilst freeing a boy.

STEEL R. - 1856 - 10/03/1856. Victoria, Hudson and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft. 2 killed.

STEEL Thomas - 1853 - 22/10/1853. Wortley, Ingham and Sons, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

STENSON H. - 1859 - 08/09/1859 – Age 17 - Trammer. Mosborough Moor, Messrs. Swallow, Eckington, Derbyshire. Suffocated by smoke from underground fire. 2 killed.

STENTON ? - 1852 - 22/12/1852. Lower Elsecar, Earl Fitzwilliam, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 10 killed.

STEPHEN James (injured) - 1851 - 13/10/1851. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas.

STEPHENS Benjamin - 1858 - 22/03/1858 – Age 39 - Collier. Aberaman, David Williams, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

STEPHENS George - 1854 - 24/11/1854 – Age 32 - Collier. Ebbw Vale, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Fell down shaft. 2 killed.

STEPHENS J. - 1851 - 21/05/1851. Nagers Field, Nagers Field Colliery Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of roof.

STEVEN John - 1853 - 07/12/1853. Dalzell, Trustees of the late John Wilson, Motherwell, Fife. Taken to the pithead pulley and in attempting to leap off fell down the pit.

STEVENS J. - 1854 - 03/01/1854. Salt Well, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp.

STEVENS S. - 1857 - 16/04/1857 – Age 10 - Asst. Banksman. Common Side, Cochrane and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fell down the shaft. Far too young to be employed in that sort of duty.

STEVENS W. - 1855 - 10/08/1855. Riddings, Brettle and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal.

STEVENSON Alexander - 1853 - 01/12/1853. Glengarnock, Merry and Cunningham, Kilbourne, Lanarkshire. Fall of coal.

STEVENSON John - 1852 - 25/11/1852. Crofthead, Coltness Iron Co., Whitburn. Struck by piece of stone. Ironstone mine.

STEVENSON John - 1854 - 19/10/1854. Chapelhall, Monkland Iron and Steel Co., Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

STEVENSON John - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 25. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Ardsley.

STEWARD William - 1858 - 03/11/1858 – Age 23. Thornley, Thornley Coal Co., Hartlepool, Durham. Crushed by engine plane of tubs.

STEWART Alexander - 1859 - 05/12/1859 – Age 45 - Collier. Bonnyton, Merry and Cunningham, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof and clod.

STEWART Robert - 1853 - 08/09/1853. West Thornton, Archibald Finnie and Sons, Kilmarnock, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

STEWART Walker - 1854 31/08/1854. Tranent Colliery, H.F. Cadell, Haddington, East Lothian. Fell off hanging scaffold to the bottom of the pit, the crane getting out of gear. 2 killed.

STINSON S. - 1857 - 02/03/1857 – Age 32 - Miner. Swannington, W. Worswick, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Fall of roof.

STOBART James - 1858 - 01/10/1858 – Age 16 - Water leader. 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.

STOCK John - 1859 - 19/05/1859 - Collier. Newbridge, Richard Rowlands, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Carriage broke in shaft whilst fixing guide chains.

STOCK Reuben - 1851 - 08/09/1851 - Collier. Tredegar Colliery, Tredegar, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp, no locked lamps.

STOCK Thomas - 1853 - 20/12/1853 – Age 63. Blackbrook, Bromilow, Brother and Sothern, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of top coal.

STOCK Thomas - 1859 - 10/08/1859 – Age 25 - Collier. Haydock, Richard Evans and Co., St Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

STOCKMAN John - 1853 - 13/07/1853. Barrhill, John Watson, Kilsyth, Stirling. Fall of coal.

STOCKS Ralph - 1855 - 13/01/1855. Victoria, Messrs Haigh, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

STOKES Charles - 1854 - 02/09/1854. Piercy, Thomas Cox and Co., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

STOKES James - 1859 - 24/08/1859. Ward, Bagnall and Sons, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Fall of scaffold whilst sinking a shaft and was drowned in 3 or 4 yards depth of water.

STOKES S. - 1855 - 31/01/1855. Portway Hall, Darby and Dawes, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

STONE James - 1855 - 24/10/1855 – Age 10 - Trammer. Crown, William Marsden, Warmley, Gloucester. Breaking of incline chain, chair too light.

STONE Thomas - 1853 - 22/10/1853. Tividale, Hopkins and Bradley, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

STONES Charles - 1851 - 06/12/1851. Woodthorpe, John Rhodes, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

STONES John - 1852 - 06/08/1852 – Age 30. Smithfold, John Gibson and Co., Little Hulton, Lancashire. Fall of coal.

STONES John - 1854 - 28/02/1854. Prior Fields, H.B. Whitehouse, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fell out of skep while ascending.

STONES R. - 1858 - 18/01/1858 – Age 18 - Miner. Clay Cross, Clay Cross Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Rope breaking. 4 killed.

STOPFORD C. - 1858 - 24/04/1858 – Age 30 - Hooker-on. Hyde, Henry Bradbury, Hyde, Cheshire. A brick fell from side of shaft.

STOREY Robert - 1850 – 05/06/1850 – Age 35. Usworth, Wellington Pit, Jonasson and Elliott, Usworth, Durham. Explosion of gas 13 killed. Left a wife and 1 child.

STORRIE John - 1855 – 09/02/1855. John T. Gordon, Ayr, Ayrshire. Fall of roof near face of working.

STOWE S. - 1859 – 14/12/1859. Old Park No.36, Lord Ward, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of coal while removing a tree to let the coal down.

STRACHAN Stewart - 1857 – 15/06/1857 - Collier. John T. Gordon, Ayr, Ayrshire. Explosion of firedamp.

STRADLING William - 1855 - 29/08/1855 – Age 24 - Collier. Cymmer, New Pit, George Insole and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp from leaving door open. No rules, overman or double doors.

STRANG Thomas - 1859 - 13/04/1859 - Collier. Blackbraes, James Russell and Son, Falkirk, Stirling. Fall of coal at face of working.

STRANGE William - 1856 - 25/11/1856 - Pit Carter. Brandy Bottom Pit, Kingswood, Gloucester. Of Pucklechurch Killed in the pit.

STREET John - 1853 - 01/06/1853. Parkgate, Earl Fitzwilliam, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

STREET Joseph - 1853 - 05/03/1853. Gresley Wood, Robinson and Co., Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Run over by a coal wagon.

STREET Joshua - 1854 - 03/08/1854. Chamber, William Jones and Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

STRONG Edwin - 1858 - 25/02/1858 – Age 10 – Doorboy. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Son, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 19 killed.

STRONG George - 1852 - 27/10/1852. Polkemmet, John White, Whitburn, Lanarkshire. Earth falling on him.

STRONG William - 1858 - 28/01/1858 – Age 49 – Stoneworker. Leasingthorne, Blackboy Coal Co., Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone.

STUBBS Thomas - 1858 - 10/07/1858 – Age 43 - Hewer. Kelloe East, John Burrell and Partners, Ferry Hill, Durham. Died, 10 July - 1858, from burns after an explosion of gas.

STURGESS Benjamin - 1854 - 27/03/1854. Moira, Moira Coal Co., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester. Fall of roof.

SUGDEN William - 1852 - 16/12/1852. Bierley, Clayton and Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SULLIVAN Nicholas - 1854 - 18/02/1854 – Age 12. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 89 killed.

SUMMER Richard - 1856 - 02/11/1856 Platt Lane, Wright and Mercer, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

SUMMERS George - 1858 - 13/01/1858 - Miner. Rhymney Works, Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouthshire. Fall of rubbish whilst holing the coal in the brynporllog patch.

SUMMERS Isaac - 1854 - 14/04/1854 – Age 23 - Collier. Ebbw Vale, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp at naked light. 2 killed.

SUMMERS John - 1852 - 09/01/1852 - Collier. Camerton, Camerton Coal Co., Bath, Somerset. Fall of roof.

SUMMERS John - 1854 - 14/04/1854 – Age 28 - Collier. Ebbw Vale, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp at naked light. 2 killed.

SUMMERS John - 1857 - 08/10/1857 - Collier. Dunnikier J. and A. Goodall, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Fall of roof at face of working.

SUMNER William - 1853 - 27/06/1853 – Age 19. Rose Bridge, John Ashton, Case, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

SUNLEY James - 1856 - 13/12/1856. Waterloo, J.T. Leather, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

SUTCLIFFE Joseph - 1856 - 22/04/1856. Bradshaw Lane, Wilcock and Co., Halifax, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

SUTTON J. - 1853 - 07/06/1853. The Nabs, Silverdale Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SUTTON John - 1856 - 16/04/1856. Stonetrough, Williamson Bros., Tunstall, Staffordshire. Fall of coal.

SUTTON W. - 1855 - 12/03/1855. Agecroft, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Piece of broken iron plate falling from a mouthing in shaft as he was waiting to come up.

SWAIN Elisha - 1859 - 20/08/1859 – Age 21. Pump House, J. Bagnall and Sons, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Caused by water coming up on them as they were driving ahead to an old shaft without boring. 2 killed.

SWAINE Jonathan - 1853 - 29/12/1853. Waterloo, Kirkby Fenton, Leeds, Yorkshire. Breaking of a pit rope.

SWAN (N) John - 1851 - 15/07/1851 – Age 34. Silverdale, Staffordshire. Killed In Explosion. Naked candle. Buried 17/7/1851 Audley.

SWANN Joseph - 1856 - 24/01/1856 – Age 36. Forty Horse, Butterley Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas.

SWEETING Samuel - 1855 - 16/07/1855. Flockton, Victoria, Sir J.L.L. Kaye, Bart, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

SWIFT Henry - 1852 - 06/08/1852. Morley Park, Messrs Mold, Belper Derbyshire. Explosion of firedamp.

SWIFT J. - 1855 - 02/07/1855 – Age 17. Broad Oak, Bournes and Robinson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof coal.

SWIFT John - 1852 - 27/05/1852. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SWIFT Mary - 1857 - 21/11/1857 – Age 21 – Banks woman. Monmore Green, Corbett and Co., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. In stretching out her arms to hang the horse-net to the foot-hook she fell down the shaft, the night being dark and slippery. Another victim of a bad system. Female.

SWIFT Richard - 1855 - 18/04/1855. Glade Hill, John and Thomas, Johnson Parr, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

SWIFT William (injured) - 1851 - 31/12/1851. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tub.

SWINBANK Richard - 1858 - 28/01/1858 – Stoneworker. Nettlesworth, Johnasson and Elliott, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Fall of stone.

SYKES Benjamin - 1859 - 11/03/1859 – Age 16 - Hewer. Howden, William Snowdon, Crook, Durham. Fall of stone from roof.

SYLVESTER Charles - 1850 – Age 29. Apedale, Staffordshire. Fall of stone in pit Feb/Mar - 1850.

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

SYLVESTER Thomas - 1851 - 20/12/1851 - Fire trier. Warren Vale, Messrs. Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 52 killed.

SYMCOCK J - 1851 - 16/10/1851 - Charter master. Norton, Staffordshire. Explosion of fire-damp.

SYME Thomas - 1854 - 14/09/1854. Eglinton, Eglinton Iron Co., Irvine, North Ayrshire. Struck by the crank of a pumping machine.

SYMONDS J. - 1859 - 15/02/1859 – Age 21. Prior Field, H. B. Whitehouse, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of rock in gate road.

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