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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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Pre-1840

GAFTON or GOFTON Matthew - 1799 - 11/10/1799 - age 21. Lumley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

GALLEY - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Row Harraton, Durham. Explosion. 35 killed. Son of George.

GALLEY George and 2 sons - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit, Durham. Exlosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

GALLEY Gregory - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 10 - Trapper. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 16.

GALLEY William - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 22 - Putter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 1.

GALMEY Henry - 1828 - 20/11/1828 - age 9. Washington ‘I’ Pit, Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

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

GAMEL William - 1737 - 05/08/1737 - Collier. Corpshill or Corporal Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 22 killed.

GARDENER John * - 1767 - 17/03/1767 - Pitman. Fatfield, Durham.

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

GARDINER Aaron - 1805 - 18/01/1805 - age 14 - Coalminer. Coalpit, Heath, Gloucester. Large fall of coal - fractured skull.

GARDINER Charles - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 20. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GARDINER John - 1836 - 28/01/1836 - age 16. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co Ltd., Durham. Explosion of gas. 23 killed.

GARDINER Michael - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - 45 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 25.

GARDINER Thomas - 1839 - 5/6/1839 - age 10. 'A' Coal Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

GARDINER William - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 10 - Trapper. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 24.

GARDNER Charles - 1815 - 03/05/1815. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GARDNER James - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 24. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GARDNER John - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - age 17 - Putter. Thornley, Durham. Explosion ofgas. 9 killed. Brother of Robert.

GARDNER Robert * - 1829 - 25/06/1829. Dorothea Pit, Newbottle, Durham.

GARDNER Robert - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - age 9 - Trapper. Thornley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 9 killed. Brother of John.

GARDNER Thomas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 17. Heaton Main, Newcastle. Durham Inudation. 75 killed.

GARDNER William - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 15. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GARLAND Henry - 1798 - 22/06/1798 - Coalminer. Soundwell, Gloucester. Fell from landway to bottom. Died 12 hours later.

GARLAND Isaac - 1800 - 18/08/1800. Coak Pit, Stapleton, Gloucester. Killed by coal falling on his head and shoulders.

GARLAND John - 1830 - 13/07/1830. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air. 2 killed.

GARLAND Samuel - 814 - 17/12/1814. Soundwell, Gloucester. Steam engine severed his head.

GARLAND William - 1798 - 21/12/1798 - age 12. Soundwell, Gloucester. Killed by fall of coal while at work.

GARLAND? - 1822 - 01/12/1822 11. Kingswood, Gloucester. Killed in a pit.

GARLICK Charles - 1812 - 09/10/1812 - age 40 - Coalminer. No.16 Pit, Coalpit, Heath, Gloucester. Killed by fall of stone.

GARLICK James - 1805 - 25/04/1805 - age 25 - Coalminer. No.16 Pit, Heath, Somerset. Killed by fall of stone. Left a wife and 8 small children.

GARLICK John - 1800- 23/07/1800 - Coalminer. Coalpit, Heath, Gloucester. Killed by stone falling on his head.

GARNETT Catherine - 1838 - 04/07/1838 - age 8. Huskar, Moorside Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 33 killed. Female.

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

GARRAWAY Robert - 1831 - 12/11/1831 - age 12. Croft Whitehaven, Cumberland.

GARTH John - 1743 - 28/01/1743. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. 17 Killed. Buried 16th Feb.

GAVISTON James - 1828 - 20/11/1828. Washington ‘I’ Pit, Durham, Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

GAVISTON John - 1828 - 20/11/1828 - age 15. Washington ‘I’ Pit, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

GAY William - 1817 - 19/04/1817 - age 24. Leonard and Co., Bitton, Somerset. Killed by fall of stone.

GEAN John - 1630 - 03/04/1630. Midsomer Norton, Timsbury, Somerset. Son of Roger, died at the coal pits.

GEE? * - 1819 - 09/10/1819. Lumley, George Pit, Durham.

GEORGE Barnett - 1838 - 04/07/1838 - age 9. Huskar, Moorside Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 33 killed.

GEORGE Lawton - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 14 - Lampkeeper. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 30.

GEORGE Scott - 1839 - 18/02/1839 - age 60. William Colliery, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 21 killed. Left a wife.

GHISHOLME Thomas - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Row, Harraton, Durham. Explosion. 35 killed.

GIBSON ? - 1823 - 03/11/1823 - Putter. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed. Son of Robert.

GIBSON Benjamin - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas Colliery, Robert, William and John Brandling. South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed. And two sons.

GIBSON Charles - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas Colliery, Robert, William and John Brandling. South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed.

GIBSON Edward - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 82. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GIBSON George - 1805 - 06/10/1805 - age 20 - Collier. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

GIBSON James - 1805 - 06/10/1805. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

GIBSON John * - 1833 - 26/11/1833. Wideopen Colliery, Durham.

GIBSON John - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 31. Heaton Main, Newcastle,Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

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

GIBSON John - 1833 - 07/12/1833 - Engineman. Wideopen Colliery, Durham. An inquest was held at Hazelrigg, on th 27th inst., by Stephen Reed esq., coroner, on the body of, engine-man at Wideopen Colliery, who lost his life on the Tuesday previous, by the bursting of one of the boilers of the main pumping-engine, about 9 o`clock at night. No person being there but himself, and the boiler being in a good state of repair, the cause of this melancholy occurence is left entirely to conjecture. The verdict was "accidental death," without any deodand, the jury being unable to find out any ground of blame. (Newcastle Courant 07/12/1833).

GIBSON Matthew - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 22. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham Inudation. 75 killed.

GIBSON Matthew - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas Colliery, Robert, William and John Brandling. South Shields Durham Explosion of gas. 51 killed Son 1.

GIBSON Nicholas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 18. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GIBSON Richard - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 45. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GIBSON Robert - 1823 - 03/11/1823 - Hewer. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed. Of Collier Row. Father and son killed.

GIBSON Thomas - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas Colliery, Robert, William and John Brandling. South Shields Durham Explosion of gas. 51 killed. Son 2.

GILDROY George - 1809 - 14/09/1809 - age 27 Killingworth Durham. Explosion of gas. 12 killed. Buried 16th September.

GILDROY John - 1809 - 14/09/1809 - age 42. Killingworth, Durham. Explosion of gas. 12 killed. Buried 16th September.

GILES Andrew - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - age 16 - driver. Rolley, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The 3 'Giles' were brothers.

GILES Henry - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - age 21 - Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

GILES James - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - age 19 - Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

GILL John - 1821 - 13/4/1821 - age 11. William Colliery, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

GILLIS John - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - age 20 - Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left mother with 3 of his children.

GILROY George * - 1837 - 18/04/1837 - age 10. Wearmouth, Durham.

GILROY Henry - 1828 - 20/11/1828. Washington ‘I’ Pit, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed.

GIMLINSON Joseph - 1838 - 24/10/1838 - age 22. Lowca, John pit 'H', Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed.

GLASSELD Thomas - 1826 - 28/09/1826. Sedgley, Stafford. By damp and foul airs.

GLAVE John - 1812 - 03/10/1812 - age 18 - collier. Haydock, Lancashire. Son of Thomas and Ruth Glave. Killed at the colliery.

GODFREY George - 1817 - 12/02/1817 - age 18. Bitton, Somerset. Killed in a pit.

GOLDING George - 1823 - 06/04/1823 - age 9 - Coalminer. Kingswood, Gloucester Killed in the pit.

GOLIGHTLY ? - 1823 - 03/11/1823 - Putter. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed. 3 brothers of this name.

GOODALL Thomas (?) - 1836 - 10/02/1836. Level at Blaenavon Pit, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of a large stone. 3 killed?.

GOODALL William - 1837 - 08/07/1837 - age 13. Gloucester. Pushed a tram too close to the pit and it overbalanced taking the boy with it. A distance of 55 yards. (Gloucester Journal).

GOODHILL Nancy - 1834 - 19/08/1834 - age 17. Little Houghton, Durham. Female.

GOOLDEN Joseph - 1839 - 01/06/1839 - A lad. Lodge Pit, Brain and Co., Kingswood, Gloucester. Drowned in the pit which flooded. It took 3 months to recover the bodies. 9 killed.

GOOLDEN Stephen - 1839 - 01/06/1839 - A lad. Lodge Pit, Brain and Co., Kingswood, Gloucester. Drowned in the pit which flooded. It took 3 months to recover the bodies. 9 killed.

GORDON John - 1737 - 05/08/1737 - Collier. Corpshill or Corporal Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 22 killed.

GORDON John - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 19. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GORDON John - 1821 - 23/10/1821 - age 20. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

GORDON Joseph - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 10. Trapper - Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 25.

GORDON Robert - 1812 - 10/10/1812 - age 61. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

GORDON Robert - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 40 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 27.

GORDON Thomas - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 8 - Trapper. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 27.

GORDON Thomas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 15. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GORE James - 1836 - 06/10/1836 - age 72. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

GORNER Thomas - 1838 - 20/07/1838 - age 17. Lancashire. Son of John and Alice of Hawkley in Pemberton. Killed in the pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

GORTON Daniel - 1830 - 07/07/1830. Westbromwich, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air. 3 killed.

GOTHARD John - 1838 - 04/07/1838 - age 8. Huskar, Moorside Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 33 killed.

GRADON Peter - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - age 11 - Driver. Thornley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 9 killed. Brother of John.

GRAHAM Arthur - 1737 - 05/08/1737 - Collier. Corpshill or Corporal Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 22 killed.

GRAHAM George - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - age 11 - Putter. Thornley, Durham. Explosion ofgas. 9 killed. Brother of John.

GRAHAM John - 1841 - 05/08/1841 - age 16 - Putter. Thornley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 9 killed. Brother of George.

GRAHAM William - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 7. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GRAY ? - 1833- 28/05/1833. Lambton, Lumley Eight, Durham.

GRAY Christopher - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 14. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GRAY John - 1820 - 03/03/1820 - age 44. Felling, Durham.

GRAY John - 1828 - 20/11/1828 - age 16. Washington ‘I’ Pit, Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

GRAY John - 1834 - 24/11/1834. St. Lawrence, Durham.

GRAY Joseph - 1839 - 01/03/1838 - age 11. Soutbowram, Yorkshire. Accidental fall of stone from roof of pit.

GRAY Robert * - 1837 - 18/04/1837 - age 15 - Wearmouth, Durham.

GRAY Thomas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 12. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GRAY William - 1825 - 03/07/1825 - Overman. Fatfield, Judith Pit, W M Lamb and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed.

GRAYSON James - 1836 - 06/10/1836 - age 16. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

GRAYSON Sarah - 1836 - 06/10/1836 - age 16. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell Bolton, Lancashire Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed. Female.

GREEN ? - 1824 - A child. Pucklechurch, Gloucester. Found dead in the pit.

GREEN James - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - age 19 - Craneman. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

GREEN John - 1705 - 05/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of firedamp.

GREEN John - 1823 - 28/08/23. Darlaston, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air. 4 killed.

GREEN Joseph - 1789 - 28/02/1789 - Collier. Kingswood, Gloucester of Coalpit Heath. Blown into a coalpit by a sudden gust of wind and killed on the spot.

GREEN Peter - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - age 16 - Stone Stower - Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

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

GREEN Simon - 1812 - 24/02/1812 - age 19 - Whimsey. Cadbury Heath, Somerset. Hit by a stone when ascending.

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

GREEN William - 1815 - 03/05/1815. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GREENALL Joseph - 1836 - 15/09/1836 - age 11. Lancashire. Son of George and Helen of Lower Lane Ashton. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

GREENALL Peter of Bruch Hall, Haydock - 1838 - 28/11/1838 - age 48 - Collier. Lancashire. Killed by piece of wood falling on him. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

GREENER F - 1819 - 19/6/1819 - age 9. Bottlebank, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

GREENER Isaac - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 24 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 9.

GREENER Isaac - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 65 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 17.

GREENER John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - age 21 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 24.

GREENER Martin - 1813 - 24/12/1813 - Deputy. Felling, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

GREENLAND Thomas - 1805 - 02/10/1805 - age 16. Wilton Coalworks, Somerset. Killed in pit. Buried Midsomer Norton.

GREGORY George - 1830 - 30/03/1830 - age 38. Paulton, Somerset. Killed by the breaking of the rope. 5 killed 4 injured. Left a widow and 6 children.

GREGORY John (survivor) - 1830 - 30/03/1830 - age 15. Paulton, Somerset. Killed by the breaking of the rope. 5 killed 4 injured.

GREGORY John - 1830 - 30/03/1830 - age 35. Paulton, Somerset. Killed by the breaking of the rope. 5 killed 4 injured. Left a widow.

GRELLAN George - 1838 - 24/10/1838 - age 14. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed.

GRELLAN George - 1838 - 24/10/1838 - age 14. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed.

GREY Christopher - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 14. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inudation. 75 killed.

GREY Thomas - 1799 - 11/10/1799 - age 17. Lumley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Son of Thomas Grey.

GREY Thomas - 1799 - 11/10/1799 - age 50. Lumley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Father of Thomas Grey.

GRICE Thomas - 1828 - 07/06/1828. Wednesbury, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air.

GRIFFITHS Charles - 1836 - 19/03/1836. Gloucester. Fell from a cart in which he was riding. (Gloucester Journal).

GRIFFITHS Thomas - 1837 - age 8 - Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell into pit. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 20th., 1838 and Mar 2nd., 1839.

GRIFFITHS William - 1837-8 - Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell into pit. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 20th., 1838 and Mar 2nd., 1839.

GRISHOLM Thomas - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit, Durham. Exlosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

GRUNDY Thomas - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit, Durham. Exlosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

GRUNDY William - 1838 - 08/11/1838 - age 12 - Collier. Dornings Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Leg fractured. 66 weeks off work injured.

GUEST William - 1829 - 15/09/1829. Kingswinsford, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air. 5 killed.

GUEST Zachariah - 1829 - 15/09/1829. Kingswinsford, Stafford. Explosion of sulphorous air. 5 killed.

GULLIFORD Charles - 1831 - 18/08/1831. Middle Pit, Radstock, Somerset. Killed by falling down the pit.

GUMM James - 1834 - 01/10/1834 - age 49. Tining, Radstock, Somerset. Killed by the bow of the hudge falling on his head.

 

 

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