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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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Pre-1840

BACKUS Richard * - 1621 - 14/10/1621 – Gateshead, Durham.

BADDER Francis - 1839 - 16/08/1839 - Pit at Abersychan - Abersychan Monmouth. Fall of coal.

BAILEY Abraham - 1795 - 02/12/1795 - age 13. Coalminer - Soundwell Pit.  Soundwell, Gloucester. Fell from a trip to the bottom of pit.

BAILEY Edward - 1813 - 17/12/1813 – age 48. Collier Ashton-in
Makerfield. Lancashire. Hurt in coal mine.

BAILEY George 1805 06/10/1805 42 Hewer Hebburn Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

BAILEY John 1817 22/12/1817 23 Collier - Haydock and Ashtonin, Makerfield, Lancashire. Burned in a coal mine. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

BAILEY John - 1830 - 30/03/1830 - age 15. Paulton Somerset. Killed by the breaking of the rope. 5 killed 4 injured.

BAILEY Stephen - 1833 - 22/02/1833. Tipton Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BAILEY William - 1834 - 15/06/1834 – age 20 – Collier. Lancashire, Strange Lane Ashton. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

BAMBRIDGE Ann - 1823 - 13/10/1823 – age 11. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Female.

BAINBRIDGE George - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 10 – Putter. Felling Brandling Main. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 8.

BAINBRIDGE Joseph - 1794 - 12/06/1794. Harraton, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

BAINBRIDGE Matthew - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 19 – Putter. Felling Brandling Main. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 18.

BAINBRIDGE Robert - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – age 7. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BAINBRIDGE Thomas - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 17 – Putter. Felling Brandling Main. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 17.

BAINBRIDGE Thomas - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 53 – Hewer. Felling Brandling Main. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 22.

BAINBRIDGE William - 1823 - 19/06/1823. Walker Gosforth Pit, Durham. Six men were employed in clearing out an old air shaft which had been filled up about twenty years, four working upwards and two downwards. The latter were about forty fathoms from the surface, when the whole mass, consisting of mud, stones and water, gave way, and the six were instantly overwhelmed and smothered in the bottom of the pit, into which the rubbish forced its way for above thirty yards. From the length of time that it had been filled up, the sufferers had no doubt of the earth in the shaft being solid, and hence they did not think of the least danger. Immediate exertions were made to dig out the bodies. 5 killed. (Newcastle Courant 28/06/1823) Widow and three children.

BAKER - 2 sons of Edward - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit. Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

BAKER Thomas - 1767 - 17/03/1767 - Pit boy. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BALL James - 1810 - 27/04/1810 age 30. Whimsey pit, Mr.Whittuck. Soundwell, Gloucester. Fell whilst ascending by the rope breaking. 2 killed. Left a wife and family, was buried at Mangotsfield.

BAMBRIDGE Robert 1821 23/10/1821 age 7. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery. Wallsend, Northumberland.

BANKS Ellen - 1838 - 23/07/1838 age 18. Lancashire. Wife of Edward of Hindley Common, Hindley. Killed by explosion of inflammable air in a coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton. Female.

BANKS Foster - 1837 - 06/12/1837 - age 26. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth. Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

BANKS George - 30/10/1818. Sedgley, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BARKER Hugh - 1815 - 27/06/1815 - age 17. Sheriff Hill, Isabella Pit, Messrs. Lamb and Hutchinson. Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

BARNES James 1823 10/10/23 Kingswinsford, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air. 3 killed.

BARNES John - 1812 - 10/10/1812 - age 17. Harrington Mill Pit. Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

BARNES William - 1812 - 10/10/1812 - age 15. Harrington Mill Pit. Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

BARNET John - 1833 - 20/11/1833 - age 41. Wheal Jewel. Cornwall of Carn, Marth Gw. Killed in mine.

BARNETT George - 1834 - 12/11/1834 age 47. Cornwall of Rough St. Gw. Died from injury in mine.

BARNETT George - 1836 - 04/07/1838 - age 9. Huskar Moorend Pit. Mr. R.C. Clarke. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding by storm. 32 killed.

BARNETT John - 1839 - 16/11/1839 - age 41. Wellsway, Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Rope broke when descending. 12 killed.

BARRACLOUGH Joseph - 1839 - 03/09/1839 – age 14. Holmfirth, Yorkshire. Unexpected explosion of firedamp.

BARRAS Christopher - 1798 - 01/03/1798 – age 20. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

BARRAS Christopher - 1799 - 25/09/1799 – age 20. Wallsend, Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion of gas 13 killed.

BARRETT Robert - 1782 - 27/10/1782 – age 19. Kingswood, Gloucester. Buried St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol. The entry in the parish register reads:
Brought from the Infirmary. Died from accident when coalpit fell in upon him.

BARROW Anthony * - 1808 - 30/11/1808 – age 32. Fatfield Hall Pit. Durham.

BATE John - 1829 - 09/05/1829 – Kingswinsford, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BATEMAN Samuel - 1801 - 31/05/1801 – age 19. Rudgeway Castle and Co. Stapleton, Gloucester. Killed in the pit.

BATEMAN William - 1791 - 26/11/1791 – age 35. Mr Brayton Killed in the coal pit by a large amount of rubbish falling upon him.

BATES Thomas * - 1805 - 21/09/1805. Durham.

BATLEY George - 1833 - 30/05/1833. Lindley Top. James Waterhouse of Lumley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

BATLEY George - 1833 - 30/05/1833. Lindley Top. James Waterhouse of Lumley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

BATMAN Francis - 1798 - 14/09/1798 – age 10 - Coalminer. Siston Hall Pit. Gloucester. Let go of hold on the timbrel rope. 2 killed.

BATSON John - 1735 - 06/11/1735. Two Mile Hill, Gloucester. Drowned in flooding of pit.

BATT John - 1809 - 04/01/1809 – age 53. Hole Lane, Leonard and Co. Gloucester. Killed by fall of roof. Left wife and six children.

BATT John - 1811 - 12/06/1811 - Whimsey. Pit Yate, Gloucester. Killed by falling off a cart while ascending pit.

BATT William * - 1822 – age 33 - Coal miner. Kingswood, Gloucester. Killed in the pit. May 1822.

BATTERSBY John - 1810 - 29/01/1810 – age 34 – Collier. Haydock, Lancashire. Illegitimate son of Betty Battersby. Killed when coming up the coal pit with a brick.

BAUGH Samuel - 1817 - 10/05/1817 - Wolverhampton, Stafford. Killed By damp and foul airs.

BAYLEY Abraham - 1795 - 02/12/1795 – age 13. Soundwell, Gloucester. Fell from the trip to the bottom of the pit.

BAYLEY Charles - 1820 - 06/06/20. Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BEANEY George - 1821 - 19/10/1821 – age 32. Neshams, Newbottle, Durham. Suffocated by noxious gases from the old workings. 6 killed.

BEARS Thomas - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 48 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married. Buried July 25.

BEDDOW Edward - 1826 - 27/11/1826. Tipton Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BEDDOW Henry Thomas - 1826 - 17/11/1826. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BEECH Thomas - 1833 - 10/08/1833. Kingswinsford, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 2 killed.

BEEDLING James - 1837 - 06/12/1837 – age 22. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BEEDLING James - 1837 - 06/12/1837 - age 22. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BEESE George - 1799 - 01/04/1799 – age 26. Pile Marsh, Dennis, Butler, Gloucester. Drowned when water broke in. Bodies recovered 25th April due to foul air. 4 killed.

BEESE John - 1802 - 04/08/1802 – age 39. Lower Lodge, Duke of Beaufort, Gloucester. Killed in the pit.

BEESE Sampson - 1800 - 11/07/1800 – age 16. Deep Pit, Duke of Beaufort, Gloucester. Died from broken neck due to rope breaking while they were ascending. 2 killed.

BELL Edward - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 12. Putter Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 15.

BELL Edward - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 19. Rolley-driver. Mr. Russell's colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The 4 ‘Bells’ were brothers.

BELL Francis - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 22. Craneman, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The 4 ‘Bells’ were brothers.

BELL George * - 1834 - 17/09/1834.  Elemore Hetton Coal Co Ltd., Durham.

BELL George - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 14 - Putter. Felling, Brandling Main,
Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 16.

BELL Richard - 1826 - 17/01/1826. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

BELL Richard - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 19 – Putter. Mr. Russell's colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The 4 ‘Bells’ were brothers.

BELL Robert - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 13 – Rolley-driver. Mr. Russell's colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The 4 ‘Bells’ were brothers.

BELL William * – 1799 – 05/01/1799 – age 62. Durham.

BELL William – 1821 – 23/10/1821 – age 16. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BELL William – 1821 – 23/10/1821 – age 45. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BELL William – 1835 – 18/06/1835 – age 16. Rolley-driver. Mr. Russell's colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The 4 ‘Bells’ were brothers.

BELLEY John – (survivor) – 1812 – 25/05/1812 – Trapper. Felling Brandling Main, Jarrow Durham Explosion of gas. 92 killed.

BENNETT Daniel – 1821 – 17/07/1821 – age 12. Soundwell, Gloucester. Drowned in reservoir of pit by fall out of coal cart while ascending. 2 killed. Son of George.

BENNETT Daniel – 1821 – 17/07/1821 – age 14. Soundwell, Gloucester. Drowned in reservoir of pit by fall out of coal cart while ascending. 2 killed. Son of John.

BENNETT George – 1829 – 11/07/1829 – Coalminer. Soundwell, Gloucester. Killed while descending pit by breakage of rope to which he attached himself.

BENNETT George – 1838 – 29/03/1838 – age 23 – Miner. Cannel Level, Dixon Green Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of gunpowder when preparing to blow rock. Died 3 Apr.

BENNETT Job – 1813 – 02/07/1813 – age 19. Mr Stockham, Gloucester. Killed falling down pit.

BENSON Fletcher – 1838 – 24/10/1838 – age 15. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Brother of John and Jonathan.

BENSON James – 1828 – 25/11/1828. Crossgates (ironore), Dalton, Lancashire. Suffocated by foul air. 2 killed 2 others escaped. Of Ireleth. Left widow and family.

BENSON John – 1838 – 24/10/1838 – age 19. Lowca John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Brother of Jonathan and Fletcher.

BENSON Jonathan - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 14. Lowca John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Brother of John and Fletcher.

BENT Charles - 1834 - 08/7/1834 – age. Saltom, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

BENTHAM Edward - 1836 - 06/10/1836 – age 56. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

BERRICK John * - 1834 - 24/11/1834 – Hartley, Durham.

BERWICK John - 1812 - 10/10/1812 – age 8. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

BEVERLEY Jonathon - 1803 - 25/09/1803 – age 16. Wallsend ‘C’ Pit, Gateshead, Northumberland. An explosion, 13 killed 20 inured.

BICKLEY John - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – age 12. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BILLING Samuel - 1834 - 14/01/1834 – age 22. Wheal Busy, Cornwall of Kenwyn. Killed by the falling of a rock.

BILLINGE William - 1838 - 20/08/1838 – age 26 - Collier. Linnyshaw Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp owing to carelessness in not using safety lamp. Severely burnt head and hands. 23 weeks off work. Injured.

BINNS Abraham - 1838 - 22/06/1838 – age 15. Wilsden, Yorkshire. Fall of scale from a corve hitting against the ledges of the shaft.

BIRBECK Thomas 1798 - 01/03/1798 – age 20. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

BIRBECK Thomas - 1799 - 25/09/1799 – age 20. Wallsend Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion of gas 13 killed.

BIRCH Thomas – 1744 – 12/11/1744. Mangotsfield, Gloucester. Fell into coal pit.

BIRD Isaac – 1792 – 26/01/1792 – age 14. Somerset. Drowned in Coal pit. Buried at Newton St Loe.

BISHOP George – 1824 – 25/01/1824 – age 16. Timebury, Somerset of Clutton. Killed in the coalpit. Buried Clutton.

BLACKBOROUGH George – 1799 – 19/02/1799 – age 18 – Coalminer. New Duke of Beaufort, Stapleton, Gloucester. Fell down pit.

BLACKBURN – 1838 – 16/02/1838. Robin Hood, Messrs Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 5 killed.

BLACKER William Vokes – 1825 – 13/02/1825 – age 17. Ludlow's, Somerset. Killed in the coalpit by earth and stones falling on him. Buried Radstock.

BLANCH Joseph – 1815 – 03/05/1815 – age 19. Futteral, Gloucester. 2 killed. (From the Bible of Stephen Blanch 1750 - 1804).

BLANCH Joseph – 1815 – 17/08/1815 – age 22. Futteral, Gloucester.

BLANCH Stephen – 1815 – 03/05/1815 – age 22. Futteral, Gloucester. 2 killed. (From the Bible of Stephen Blanch 1750 - 1804).

BLANCH Stephen – 1815 – 26/01/1815 – age 20. Futteral, Gloucester.

BLAYLOCK Mathew – 1823 – 13/10/1823 – age 14. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

BLOOMER James – 1826 – 17/01/1826 – Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

BLOOMER Joseph – 1826 – 17/01/1826. – Explosion of gas 34 killed.

BLOOMER Joseph snr – 1826 – 17/01/1826 – Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

BLOUNT Robert – 1836 – 01/10/1836 – age 30. Coppice Nook, Oldham, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp 4 killed.

BLOUNT Thomas – 1836 – 01/10/1836 – age 10. Coppice Nook, Oldham, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp 4 killed.

BOGGON John – 1831 – 09/07/1831 – Boy. King Pit, Wreckington Birtley, Iron Works, Durham. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

BOND Frederick William – 1820 – 30/08/1820. Clandown, Somerset. His head fractured by a kick from a horse. Buried Radstock.

BONES Matthew * – 1804 – 06/02/1804. Durham.

BONES Robert – 1838 – 19/12/1838. Wallsend Church Pit, William Russell, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion. Left wife and 9 children. 11 killed.

BOOTH Ann – 1839 – 29/05/1839 – age 12 – Drawer. Meadowhead, Messrs Haworth and Barnes Rishton, Lancashire. During the time when the machinery was stopped, she was leaning against a part of it when it was set in motion, and she was caught by one of the wheels and drawn in. The machinery was stopped as soon as possible, but it was found that she was killed instantly. A verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded. (Blackburn Gazette). Female.

BOOTH Edward - 1833 - 30/05/1833. Lindley Top, James Waterhouse of Lumley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

BOOTLAND John - (survivor) - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - Wagon Driver. Felling Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 92 killed.

BOTTOM Robert * - 1807 - 09/03/1807. Durham.

BOURNE John - 1705 - 03/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed. Buried Oct.4.

BOURNE William - 1821 - 14/12/1821 – age 9. Ludlow's Somerset. Fell 24 fathoms down Coal Pit and buried Radstock.

BOUTLAND John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 46 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 23.

BOUTLAND William - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 19 - Crane on-setter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 17.

BOWDEN Robert - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – age 27. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BOWLAM Henry - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – age 77. Wallsend ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BOWMAN Thomas * - 1736 - 14/06/1736. Washington, Durham.

BOX John - 1788 - 10/05/1788. Timebury, Somerset. As some people were at work in a level, in the parish of Timebury, one John Box went down and was suffocated by means of the foul air.

BRADLEY Isaac - 1805 - 29/11/1805 – age. Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

BRAIN Joseph - 1810 - 29/12/1810 – Coalminer. Mr. Toghill, Warmley Common, Gloucester. Killed in the pit.

BRAIN Moses - 1833 - 06/11/1833. Pucklechurch, Gloucester. He and another man went into the pit which was on fire. His companion became unconscious and he fastened him onto the rope to be taken up. He lost his life.

BRAIN Sampson - 1798 - 14/09/1798 – age 8 - Coalminer. Siston Hall Pit, Gloucester. Let go of hold on the timbrel rope. 2 killed.

BRAIN William - 1832 - 07/01/1832. Gloucester. He was cautioned of the danger of a quantity of projecting coals but he disregarded the advice and continued his work till suddenly the whole mass fell on him. (Gloucester Journal).

BRAY William - 1834 - 21/12/1834 – age 49. Cornwall of Carmarthen. Blown up by powder in the mine.

BRAYSON Andrew - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – age 40. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham; Inundation. 75 killed.

BREWER John - 1838 - 15/12/1838. Gloucester (Glos Journal).

BRIDGES James - 1797 - 07/03/1797. Timsbury, Somerset. Killed in a coal work. 2 killed.

BRIDGES William - 1831 - 27/04/1831 – age 67. Tyning, Radstock, Somerset. Killed in the pit of Timebury.

BRIGHT Henry - 1820 - 05/07/1820 – age 45 – Coalminer. Bitton, Gloucester. Killed in the pit by rubbish falling on their bodies. 2 killed.

BRIGHT Jonathan - 1820 - 24/3/1820 – Quarryman. Gloucester. A quantity of stone falling upon him. (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner).

BRIMBLE William - 1829 - 07/06/1829 – age 36. Camerton, Somerset. Jumped down the coalpit. Buried Camerton.

BRIMELOW James - 1831 - 28/07/1831 – age 5. Lancashire. Son of Samuel and Ellen. Drowned in Stubshaw Cross Pit near Turnpike in Ashton. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

BRITAIN William 1806, 09/06/1806. Camerton, Somerset. Riding a small cart underground drawn by an ass, which vehicle is usually employed to convey the coal from different parts where it is dug to the large store below the mouth of the pit, but was then empty. As he was going along at a brisk pace he did observe it was come to a spot where the roof of the passage was much lower than it was before and neglecting to stoop his head, his back was bent double by the sudden violence of the shock and his spine snapped. The poor fellow was drawn up and lived some hours.

BRITTON Ann - 1812 - 12/02/1812 – age 40. Cowhorne, Britton, Gloucester. Accidentally fell down pit. Female.

BRITTON Charles - 1791 - 03/09/1791. Vobster Coal Works, Vobster, Somerset. On Tuesday last a most melancholy accident happened in a Coal pit near Mells, Somerset between 6 and 7 o’clock in the morning, the pit took fire by which means eleven persons therein were burnt to death. We cannot but lament that some effectual means are not devised to prevent the deplorable effects of the inflammable air, too commonly issuing from the clefts and crannies of the mines of that part of the country. Surely the preservation of lives of human beings who are constantly employed in such hazardous labour is a subject worthy of the serious attention of every friend of humanity. Buried Mells on 02/09/1791. 7 killed.

BRITTON Thomas - 1799 - 22/03/1799 – age 27 – Coalminer. Coalpit Heath, Gloucester. Killed by stone and rubbish falling on him. Son of William and Elizabeth.

BRITTON Thomas - 1800 - 11/07/1800. Deep Pit, Duke of Beaufort, Gloucester. Died from broken neck due to rope breaking while they were ascending. 2 killed.

BROCKLAND John - 1828 - 25/11/1828. Crossgates (ironore), Dalton, Lancashire. Suffocated by foul air. 2 killed 2 others escaped. Of Dalton. Left widow and family.

BROOK Joseph - 1839 - 06/12/1839 – age 13. Bradford, Yorkshire. Accidental fall down a shaft of stone from the roof of pit.

BROOKS Robert - 1799 - 24/11/1799 – age 11 – Coalminer. Stibbs Pit, Oldland, Gloucester. Fell 40 fathoms down the pit.

BROUGH Barnaby - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. Fatfield, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

BROUGH John - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROUGH John - 1837 - 28/07/1837. Isabella Union and Lady Pits, Mr. Curwen, Workington, Cumberland. Inrush of the sea. Many killed.

BROUGH Jonathan - 1837 - 28/07/1837. Isabella Union and Lady Pits, Mr. Curwen, Workington, Cumberland. Inrush of the sea. Many killed.

BROUGH Robert - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROUGH Thomas - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROUGHBANK? Matthew - 1805 - 06/10/1805 – age 18 – Driver. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

BROUNE Clemment - 1705 - 04/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of firedamp.

BROUNE Robert - 1705 - 04/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead. Durham Explosion of firedamp.

BROUNE William - 1705 - 04/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead. Durham Explosion of firedamp.

BROWN 2 - sons of Isabella - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

BROWN 1 - Son of Isabella - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Row, Harraton, Durham. Explosion. 35 killed.

BROWN ? (Injured) - 1833 - 23/11/1833 – Pitman. Low Moorsley, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 6 injured. Expected to recover.

BROWN Elizabeth - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Female.

BROWN James * - 1806 - 28/03/1806 – age 19. Killingworth, Durham.

BROWN James - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROWN John - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROWN John - 1826 - 17/01/1826. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

BROWN Joseph - 1825 - 03/07/1825 – Craneman. Fatfield, Judith Pit, W M Lamb and Co. Chester-le-Street, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed. Brother of Robert.

BROWN Martin – 1835 – 18/06/1835 – age 33 – Hewer. Wallsend, Northumberland Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left a widow and 3 children.

BROWN Matthew – 1812 – 25/05/1812 – age 28 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 16.

BROWN Michael – 1839 – 28/06/1839. St Hildas, Robert, William and John Brandling. South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed.

BROWN Ralph – 1808 – 29/11/1808 – age 28 – Pitman. Harraton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

BROWN Robert – 1825 – 03/07/1825 – Craneman. Fatfield, Judith Pit W M Lamb and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed. Brother of Joseph.

BROWN Snowdon – 1826 – 17/01/1826. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

BROWN Thomas – 1767 – 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROWN Thomas – 1826 – 30/05/1826 – age 60. Townley Main, Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

BROWN Thomas – 1829 – 11/07/1829. Gloucester. Fall of coal. (Gloucester Journal).

BROWN William * - 1806 - 28/03/1806 – age 34. Killingworth, Durham.

BROWN William - 1767 - 17/03/1767 – Pitman. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

BROWNING Thomas - 1834 - 16/05/1834. Pontypool Workings, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp.

BRUNTON Thomas - 1819 - 04/07/1819. Britton, Gloucester. Killed in the pit.

BRYANT ? - 1839 - 16/11/1839 - Landing coal. Huish, Somerset. Missed his footing and fell 200 yards to the bottom and was dashed to pieces.

BRYANT Benjamin - 1791 - 03/09/1791. Vobster coalworks, Vobster, Somerset. On Tuesday last a most melancholy accident happened in a Coal pit near Mells, Somerset between 6 and 7 o’clock in the morning, the pit took fire by which means eleven persons therein were burnt to death. We cannot but lament that some effectual means are not devised to prevent the deplorable effects of the inflammable air, too commonly issuing from the clefts and crannies of the mines of that part of the country. Surely the preservation of lives of human beings who are constantly employed in such hazardous labour is a subject worthy of the serious attention of every friend of humanity. Buried Mells on 02/09/1791. 7 killed.

BRYANT Charles - 1815 - 09/01/1815 – age 14 - Coalminer, Engine. Stapleton, Gloucester. Killed by scaffold giving way.

BRYANT Henry - 1795 - 29/04/1795 – age 13. Starveall, St George, Gloucester. Gassed by sulphur rising.

BRYANT Samuel - 1872 - 10/02/1872 – age 23. Easton Pit, Kingswood, Gloucester. Killed by the fall of a huge piece of coal, five feet long, two feet wide, eighteen inches thick and weighing nine hundredweight. 10/02/1872.

BRYANT Samuel - 1816 - 19/02/1816 – age 26. Yate Coalworks, Westerleigh, Gloucester. Died from concussion of the brain.

BRYANT Thomas - 1807 - 14/03/1807. Yate Coal pit, Robert Redderdone, Gloucester. Killed in the pit. Son of Samuel.

BRYANT William - 1794 - 20/06/1794 – age 14. Soundwell, Gloucester. Fell into the pit while working with others.

BRYANT William - 1828 - 25/09/1828. Kingswood Gloucester. Killed by a stone falling on him at Mangotsfield pit.

BUCKLEY John - 1821- 23/10/1821 – age 12. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend Northumberland Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BUDD Samuel - 1745 - 22/04/1745. High Littleton, Somerset. A large cliff or rock fell in on them and killed him. Wife and six children. 1 killed, 1 injured.

BUDDLE John - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 19 - Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The three ‘Buddles’ were brothers.

BUDDLE Matthew - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 14 - Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The three ‘Buddles’ were brothers.

BUDDLE Michael - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 17 - Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The three ‘Buddles’ were brothers.

BUDDLE Roger - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – age 17. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

BUDGET George – 1816 - 24/03/1816 – age 25. Hudge Middle Pit. Radstock, Somerset. Had his head cut off in coming up the Middle Pit. Buried Radstock.

BULL George - 1797 - 14/10/1797. Paulton, Somerset. Killed at the coal works. Buried Paulton.

BULL George - 1830 - 30/03/1830 – age 24. Paulton, Somerset. Killed by the breaking of the rope. 5 killed 4 injured. Left a widow and child.

BUMFORD John - 1823 - 22/07/23. Darlaston, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

BUNN James - 1820 - 19/08/1820. Barlake, Sir John Cox, Wincanton, Somerset, was dreadfully scalded by the bursting of the boiler of the steam engine that he survived only a few hours.

BUNN Richard - 1821 - 08/08/21. Rowley Regis, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 6 killed.

BUNN Thomas - 1821 - 08/08/21. Rowley Regis, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 6 killed.

BURCHILL Charles - 1797 - 24/12/1797 – age 27. Lodge Pit, Duke of Beaufort, Gloucester. Killed while 7cwt. of rubbish fell on him.

BURCHILL Stephen - 1797 - 24/12/1797. Mangotsfield, Gloucester. Killed in the pit.

BURCHILL Thomas - 1791 - 18/11/1797. Mangotsfield, Gloucester. Killed in a coal pit.

BURCHILL William - 1875 - 21/12/1875 – age 24 – Collier. Colliery, Wethered and Cossham, Kingswood, Gloucester. Injured by a fall of clod, died 27th December.

BURDETT George * - 1755 - 02/05/1755. Boden's Pit, Yorkshire.

BURGESS Thomas - 1799 - 18/11/1799. St George, Gloucester. Killed when a cart loaded with rubble and stone ran over them. 2 killed.

BURKINSHAW James - 1836 - 04/07/1838 – age 7. Huskar Moorend Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding by storm. 32 killed. Brother of George.

BURKINSHAW George - 1838 - 04/07/1838 – age 10. Huskar Moorside Pit Mr. R.C. Clarke. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 32 killed. Brother of James.

BURLISON Thomas * - 1801 - 25/09/1801. Durham.

BURNETT Eldred - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 18. Lowca John Pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed.

BURNETT Eldred - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 18. Lowca John Pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed.

BURNIP James - 1821 - 19/10/1821 – age 36. Neshams, Newbottle, Durham. Suffocated by noxious gases from the old workings. 6 killed.

BURNITT John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 21 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 22.

BURREL John - 1809 - 14/09/1809 – age 39. Killingworth, Durham. Explosion of gas. 12 killed. Buried 16th September.

BURRELL Francis * - 1837 - 18/04/1837 – age 12. Wearmouth, Durham.

BUSH John - 1700 - 28/09/1700. Kingswood, Gloucester. Buried at Westerleigh. Killed by a fall of stone upon his head in the coal-pit.

BUTLER John – 1821 - Oct 1821. Ebenezer, West Bromwich, Stafford. Fall of coal and ironstone. 6 killed.

BUTTON John jnr - 1791 - 03/09/1791. Vobster Coalworks, Vobster, Somerset. On Tuesday last a most melancholy accident happened in a Coal pit near Mells, Somerset between 6 and 7 o’clock in the morning, the pit took fire by which means eleven persons therein were burnt to death. We cannot but lament that some effectual means are not devised to prevent the deplorable effects of the inflammable air, too commonly issuing from the clefts and crannies of the mines of that part of the country. Surely the preservation of lives of human beings who are constantly employed in such hazardous labour is a subject worthy of the serious attention of every friend of humanity. Buried Mells on 02/09/1791. 7 killed.

BUTTON John snr - 1791 - 03/09/1791 – Collier. Vobster Coalworks, Vobster, Somerset. On Tuesday last a most melancholy accident happened in a Coal pit near Mells, Somerset between 6 and 7 o’clock in the morning, the pit took fire by which means eleven persons therein were burnt to death. We cannot but lament that some effectual means are not devised to prevent the deplorable effects of the inflammable air, too commonly issuing from the clefts and crannies of the mines of that part of the country. Surely the preservation of lives of human beings who are constantly employed in such hazardous labour is a subject worthy of the serious attention of every friend of humanity. Buried Mells on 02/09/1791. 7 killed.

BUTTON William - 1837 - 05/03/1837 – age 27. Huish Coal Pit. Somerset. Fell down a cut in Buried Radstock.

BYBEE William - 1826 - 11/11/1826 - Coalminer. Gloucester. Fall of coal. (Gloucester Journal.).

 

 

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