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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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Pre-1840

M'QUEEN Arthur - 1831 - 12/11/1831 – age 9. Croft, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

M'KITTE George - 1837 - 28/07/1837. Isabella Union and Lady Pits, Mr. Curwen, Workington, Cumberland. Inrush of the sea. Many killed.

MADDISON Jacob - 1838 - 19/12/1838. Wallsend, Church Pit, William Russell, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion. Left wife and several children. 11 killed.

MADDISON Mark - 1786 - 03/11/1786. Wallsend, Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion 6 killed.

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

MAILSON RD - 1826 - 14/10/1826. Gloucester.  Fall of stone (Gloucester Journal.)

MAIN or MAINE William - 1705 - 04/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed. Buried Oct.5.

MANCHESTER James June, 1806. Whiston, St Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 16 killed. Burial register records the names as ‘Killed in fire at a coal pit in Whiston’.

MANCHESTER Thomas - June, 1806. Whiston, St Helens, Gloucester. Explosion of gas. 16 killed. Burial register records the names as ‘Killed in fire at a coal pit in Whiston’.

MANCHESTER William June, 1806. Whiston, St Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 16 killed. Burial register records the names as ‘Killed in fire at a coal pit in Whiston’.

MARSDEN John - 1836 - 06/10/1836 – age 17. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

MARSH William - 1838 - 20/08/1838 – age 28 – Collier. Linnyshaw, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp owing to carelessness in not using safety lamp. Severely burnt back and legs. Died 7th. Sept. 1 killed 1 injured.

MARSHALL Edward - 1814 - 12/08/1814 – age 25. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed.

MARSHALL Thomas - 1839 - 04/04/1839. Balance Pit at Race Monmouth. Fell down shaft. 2 killed. A comment next to the extract states - 'Both killed instantly. Trevethin Church register.

MARSON William - 1828 - 26/04/1828. West Bromwich, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 2 killed.

MARTIN Daniel - 1832 - 12/04/1832 – age 29. Camerton, Somerset. Killed by a coal waggon going over him.

MARTIN George - 1814 - 22/02/1814. Mr Jeffries, Warmley. Killed at work in the pit.

MARTIN Michael - 1831 - 20/09/1831. Willington, High Pit, Durham. Explosion. 11 killed.

MARTIN Thomas * - 1834 - 24/11/1834. Hartley, Durham.

MARTLEW John - 1832 - 25/09/1832 – age 13 – Son of Mary – Collier. Lancashire. Killed by explosion of inflammable air in a coal pit. 6 killed. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

MARTLEW John - 1831 - Sept. 1831 - age 16 – Collier. Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 6 killed.

MARTLEW Thomas - May 1831 – age 40 – Collier. Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

MASON ? - 1823 - 03/11/1823 – Putter. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed.

MASON Christopher - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 34 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas, 92 killed. Married Buried July 27.

MASON George - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – age 21. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

MASON John - 1805 - 29/11/1805 – age 10. Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

MASON John - 1809 - 14/09/1809 – age 50. Killingworth, Durham. Explosion of gas. 12 killed. Buried 15th September.

MASON Luke - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 19 – Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

MASON Peter - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 17 – Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

MASON Robert - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 13 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. The four ‘Masons’ were brothers.

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

MASON Thomas - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 12 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

MASON William - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 15 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

MATTHEWS William - 1815 - 03/06/1815 – age 37 – Coalminer. Messrs Davies & Co., Gloucester.  A large quantity of coal and rubbish fell on him. (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner.).

MAY Robert - 1822 - 16/12/1822 – age 36. Serridge Pit, Coal pit Heath, Gloucester.  Suffocated and drowned. 3 killed.

McCARTHY William - 1812 - 12/11/1812 – age 20. Hanham Pit, Oldland. Killed by falling out of the cart.

McGAUBIN John - 1831 - 12/11/1831 – age 13. Croft, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

McGEE Alexander - 1837 - 06/12/1837 – age 50. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Left a wife and large family.

McGEE Alexander - 1837 - 06/12/1837 – age 50. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Left a wife and large family.

McGEE George - 1837 - 06/12/1837 – age 18. Springwell Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Son of Alexander.

McGUINNIS Felix - 1839 - 18/02/1839 – age 33. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 21 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

McLELLON John - 1823 - 13/10/1823 – age 13. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

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

McMULLEN William - 1839 - 18/02/1839 – age 11. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland Explosion of gas. 21 killed. Brother of Robert.

McNAY Edward - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 18 – Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

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

MEREDITH James - 1819 - 06/04/1819 – age 11 – Coalminer. Bilson, Moorewood, Gloucester.  Killed whilst at work. 5 killed. (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner.).

MERRETT Henry - 1774 - 17/09/1774 – age 12. Newton, Somerset. Lay asleep near the fire at the mouth of a pit at Newton in Somerset when he was called by one of the men. He gave a sudden start and fell into the pit nearly 60 fathoms deep whereby he was so terribly bruised he immediately expired.

MESSINGHAM Ralph - 1783 - 01/04/1783. Sandycroft Colliery, Hawarden, Flintshire. Killed by explosion of damp. 6 killed. Sandycroft Colliery Transcripts of the Parish Registers of St Deniol's of Ewloe Buried Apr 9.

METCALF Joseph - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 25. Lowca John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Left a wife and child.

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

MILES John - 1818 - 13/11/1818 – age 17. Serridge Pit, Coal pit Heath, Gloucester.  Burnt to death by firedamp.

MILES William - 1828 02/12/1828 – age 38 – Collier. Gloucester.  Fall of coal. (Gloucester Journal.).

MILES William - 1830 - 09/01/1830. Pontypool Levels, Capel, Hanbury. Leigh & Watkin. George Employed with 2 others erecting an arch and when it was nearly completed he was engaged securing the key stone when a large mass of coal fell and crushed him. Verdict Accidental Death. (Monmouthshire Merlin).

MILLAR William - 1832 - 07/03/1832. Beamish, James Joicey and Co Ltd., Durham. Drowned, body recovered 23rd March.

MILLARD Grant - 1831 - 09/10/1831 – age 35. Ludlow's, Somerset. Killed by falling down Ludlow's Coalpit striking his thigh off.

MILLER George - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 16 – Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of John.

MILLER John - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 12 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of George.

MILLER Thomas - 1813 - 17/07/1813 – age 16. Collingwood Main, Burdon Main, Messrs. Bells Robinson and Company, Chirton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

MILLER Thomas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – age 16. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

MILLER Thomas - 1826 - 17/01/1826. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed.

MILLINGTON Joseph - 1820 - 10/07/1820 – age 12. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Son of Isaac and Mary. Killed in the coal mine. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

MILLINGTON Peter - 1810 - 02/02/1810. Ewloe, Harwarden, Flint of Shotton. Killed by a roof fall.

MILLINGTON William - 1817 - 19/05/1817 – age 67. Farmer, Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Contusion of spine in a coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

MILLS Abraham - 1831 - 02/12/1831. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

MILLS Daniel - 1826 - 04/12/1826. West Bromwich, Stafford Explosion of sulphurous air.

MILLS Edward - 1831 - 16/11/1831. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

MILLS Richard - 1837 - 26/12/1863. Saddleworth, Yorkshire. Fell from a corve in ascending the shaft of a coal-pit. Deceased and another boy in the corve with a collier and was properly cautioned.

MILSOM John - 1799 - 01/04/1799 – age 35. Pile, Marsh, Dennis, Butler, Gloucester.  Drowned when water broke in. Bodies recovered 25th April due to foul air. 4 killed.

MITCHESON Forest - 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 8/06/1823) Widow and four children.

MITCHESON George - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 18 – Putter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July - 17.

MONID ? - 1839 - 28/06/1939. St. Hilda, Robert, William and John Brandling, South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed.

MOOD William * - 1806 - 28/03/1806. Killingworth, Durham.

MOODY Benjamin - 1824 - 19/11/1824, Dorothea Pit, Newbottle, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed.

MOODY James - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas, Robert, William and John Brandling, South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed. Brother of John.

MOODY John - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Row, Harraton, Durham. Explosion. 35 killed.

MOODY John - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas, Robert, William and John Brandling, South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed. Brother of James.

MOODY Robert - 1832 - 07/03/1832 – age 35. Beamish, James Joicey and Co Ltd., Durham. Drowned body recovered 23rd March.

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

MOON Michael - 1821 - 23/10/1821- age  44. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

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

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

MOOR William - 1836 - 06/10/1836 – age 38. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

MOORE Ann - 1817 - 05/01/1817 – age 12. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Daughter of Robert. Killed in a coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton. Female.

MOORE James - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 12 Way-cleaner. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of Thomas.

MOORE James - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 12. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Brother of William.

MOORE John - 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.

MOORE Joshua - 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.

MOORE Oct – 1821. Burradon, Killingworth, Durham. Rope broke. 3 killed.

MOORE Thomas - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 14 - Helper-up. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of James.

MOORE William - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 16. Lowca, John pit H, Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Brother of James.

MORCOM Mark - 1839 - 01/03/1839 – age 20. Tresavean, Cornwall of Crofthandy. Killed in mine.

MORETON David - 1808 - 27/10/1808 – age 21. Cowhorne Pit, Oldland. Killed by rubbish falling on him.

MORETON Henry - 1810 - 26/07/1810 – age 21. Made for Ever, Warmley, Gloucester. Drowned by water bursting from a spout.

MORETON or MORTON Henry - 1810 - 25/08/1810. Made for Ever, Kingswood, Gloucester.  Owing to the breaking of the water, upon four men, named Rawbones, Palmer, Artour (Arthur?) and Morton, the two former secured themselves by clinging round the timber used as props, tho' not without their being materially hurt. Artour was driven by the torrent several score yards to the mouth of the pit and received so much injury he was taken to Bristol Infirmary. Morton was drowned in the pit and the body has not been found.

MORGAN ? - 1830 - 21/12/1830. Briitsh Iron Co. Level, Monmouth. Brother of John Morgan at Varteg. No further details.

MORGAN David – 1779. Winch Pond, Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp, 11 killed. 9 of the victims had this surname.

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

MORGAN James - 1817 - 23/06/1819. Bilston, Stafford. By damp and foul airs.

MORGAN John - 1830 - 21/12/1830. British Iron Co., Monmouth. Level Roof fall.

MORGAN John - 1837-8 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed to death. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 26th. 1837 and June 14th. 1838.

MORGAN Mary – 1753. Unknown, Merthyr Tydfyl, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of coal. Female.

MORGAN T. - 1788 - 14/04/1788. Llansamlett, Swansea, Glamorgan. An explosion of gas, naked lights. 13 Killed.

MORGAN Thomas - 1819 - 06/04/1819 – age 26 – Coalminer. Bilson, Moorewood, Gloucester.  Killed whilst at work. 5 killed. (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner.).

MORGAN William - 1772 - 01/08/1772. Holcombe, Somerset. Killed by falling down a shaft.

MORRIS A. - 1788 - 14/04/1788.  Llansamlett, Swansea, Glamorgan. An explosion of gas, naked lights. 13 Killed.

MORRIS Frederick - 1830 10/03/1830. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 2 killed.

MORRIS George - 1833 - 02/09/1833. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

MORRIS John - 1807 - 07/04/1807. Mostyn, Flint. The fire (explosion) took place and the mass burial of 24 men took place the next day Five days later, another two men who died from their wounds were buried. All men were noted as residents of Tre Mostyn. Buried on April 8th, 1807. "Burnt in Mostyn Colliery April 7, 1807 by a Noxious vapor called the Fire Damp".

MORRIS John - 1838 - 28/11/1838. Cinder pit, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Inrush of water. 15 killed.

MORRIS Rowland Oct – 1821. Ebenezer, West Bromwich, Stafford. Fall of coal and ironstone. 6 killed.

MORRIS Thomas - 1822 - 26/08/1822 – age 38 – Coalminer. Moseley Green, Gloucester. Suffocation. (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner.).

MORRIS Thomas - 1834 - 29/05/1834. Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

MORRIS William * - 1803 - 19/08/1803. Durham.

MORROW Thomas - 1798 - 01/03/1798 – age 30 – Pitman. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

MORROW Thomas - 1799 - 25/09/1799 – age 30. Wallsend, Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion of gas 13 killed.

MORROWS Thomas - 1813 - 24/12/1813 – Overman. Felling, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

MORTON Fenwick * - 1837 - 13/11/1837. North Elswick, Durham.

MOSS Anne - 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. Female.

MOSS Thomas - 1836 - 06/10/1836 – age 60. Blackrod, Mr. Blundell, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

MOULD Elias - 1814 - 12/08/1814 – age 37. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed.

MOULTRAY James - 1828 - 20/11/1828. Washington, Usworth, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 14 killed 6 injured.

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

MOWBRAY George - 1794 - 12/06/1794. Harraton, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

MUIR John * - 1832 – age 43. Fordell, Fife. Explosion/cave in.

MUIR Walter * - 1832 – age 59. Fordell, Fife. Explosion/cave in.

MUIR James * - 1838. Fordell, Fife. Crushed by nail can.

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

MULL Amelia - 1838 - 11/09/1838 – age 11 – Drawer. No.3, Burgess land, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 injured. 3 weeks off work. Female. Injured.

MULL Parnalia - 1838 - 11/09/1838 – age 13 - Drawer. No.3, Burgess land, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 injured. 3 weeks off work. Female. Injured.

MULLER Nicholas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – age 15. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

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

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

MUMFORD Cuthbert - 1803 - 25/09/1803 – age 16 – Labourer. Wallsend, ‘C’ Pit, Gateshead, Northumberland. An explosion, 13 killed 20 inured twenty.

MURRAY James - 1824 - 3/9/1824 – age 13. James Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

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

MUSGRAVE Francis - 1760 - 09/07/1760. Westerleigh. Killed in a coal pit.

 

 

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