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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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Pre-1840

PARKER Ellen - 1838 - 04/07/1838 – age 15. Huskar, Moorside Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 33 killed. Female.

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

PAINTER Edward - 1829 - 15/05/1829. Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

PAINTER Thomas - 1837 - 06/06/1837 – age 26 – Collier. Lancashire. Of Garswood Gate, Ashton. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PALLISTER - Oct 1821. Burradon, Killingworth, Durham. Rope broke. 3 killed.

PALMER George - 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.

PALMER George - 1839 - 27/05/1839 – lad. Kingswood, Messrs. Braine and Co, Kingswood, Somerset. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

PALMER Isaac - 1744 - 11/04/1744. Siston. Killed in the pit.

PALMER William - 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.

PARKER Ellen - 1838 - 04/07/1838 – age 15. Huskar, Moorend Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley Yorkshire Flooding by storm. 32 killed. Female.

PARKER George * - 1803 - 02/12/1803.

PARKER Matthew - 1826 - 28/01/1826. Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

PARKES David - 1837 - 07/12/1837 – age 18. Nantyglo, Mr. Bailey, Blaina, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

PARKES John - 1837 - 07/12/1837 – age 16. Nantyglo, Mr. Bailey, Blaina, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

PARKES John - 1837 - 07/12/1837 – age 46. Nantyglo, Mr. Bailey, Blaina, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

PARKIN Anthony - 1803 25/09/1803 – age 18. Wallsend, ‘C’ Pit, Gateshead, Northumberland. An explosion, 13 killed 20 inured twenty.

PARKIN John - 1826 - 30/05/1826 – age 48. Townley, Main Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

PARKIN Thomas - 1803 - 25/09/1803 – age 14 – Pitman, Wallsend, ‘C’ Pit, Gateshead, Northumberland. An explosion, 13 killed 20 inured twenty.

PARKINSON David - 1838 - 26/05/1838. Stanton Iron Ore, Lancashire. Cabin took fire and the smoke descended the shaft. 2 killed. Left a widow.

PARR Joseph - 1836 - 05/11/1836. Gloucester. A lad who fell from the top of the coalpit to the bottom instantly killed. (Gloucester Journal).

PARRY John - 1807 - 07/04/1807. Mostyn, 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": Buried April 13 - 1807. Brother of Peter.

PARRY Joth (Jonathan?) - 1807 - 07/04/1807. Mostyn, 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": Buried April 13 - 1807.

PARRY Peter - 1807 - 07/04/1807. Mostyn, 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": Buried April 13 - 1807. Brother of Thomas.

PARRY William - 1837- age 8- Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed by fall. William Davies, Coroner. Between Oct.10th., and Dec. - 17th, - 1838.

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

PARTINGTON James - 1838-02/03/1838 - age 15 – Drawer. Crumbanke Pit in Burgess Land, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley Lancashire. Standing at the bottom of the pit to receive empty basket when a piece of coal fell. Killed instantly.

PASCOE William - 1836 - 05/05/1836 – age 31. Wheal Friendship, Cornwall of Helwin. Killed in mine.

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

PATRICK William - 1835 - 18/06/1835 - 17 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland, Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of David.

PATTERSON James - 1786 - 03/11/1786. Wallsend, Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion 6 killed.

PATTISON George - 1813 - 28/09/1813 – age 16. Fatfield Hall Pit, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed.

PATTISON Thomas * - 1808 - 23/10/1808 – age 40. Durham.

PAUL Robert - 1812 - 17/10/1812 – age 11. Clay Pit, Oldland. Killed falling from landway.

PAYNE Robert - 1827 – age 56. Camerton, Somerset. His candle went out in the pit at Camerton and in stepping forwards, thinking himself on solid ground, fell down and was dashed to pieces.

PEACOCK Abraham (survivor) - 1735 - 06/11/1735 – age 10. Two Mile Hill, Gloucester. Caught in flooding of pit. Rescued after ten days and nights.

PEACOCK Edward (survivor) - 1735 - 06/11/1735 – age 38. Two Mile Hill, Gloucester. Caught in flooding of pit. Rescued after ten days and nights.

PEACOCK Isaac * - 1803 - 27/05/1803.
PEALE Matthew - 1808 - 29/11/1808 – age 7. Harraton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

PEARCE James - 1839 - 16/11/1839 – age 17. Wellsway, Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Rope broke when descending. 12 killed.

PEARSON Christopher - 1839 - 18/02/1839 – age 14. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 21 killed. Brother of Robert.

PEARSON Daniel - 1823 - 10/10/23. Kingswinsford, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 3 killed.

PEARSON Edward - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 14 – Putter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July - 17.

PEARSON George - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 26 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 16.

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

PEARSON John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 58 – Shifter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 8.

PEARSON John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 64 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 25.

PEARSON John - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

PEARSON Joseph (survivor) - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 92 killed.

PEARSON Matthew - 1813 - 28/09/1813 – age 1.6 Fatfield, Hall Pit. Chester-le-Street, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed.

PEARSON Robert - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – age 10 – Trapper. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried September 1.

PEARSON Robert - 1835 - 19/11/1835 – age 30 – Hewer. Burdon Main, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

PEEL Harrison - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 12. John, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

PEEL Henry - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 50. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Left a wife and child.

PEEL Robert - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – age 11. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Son of Henry.

PEEL William * - 1826 - 27/10/1826. Benwell, Durham.

PEMBERTON Robert - 1839 - 04/01/1839 – age 21 – Collier. No.3, Burgess Land, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 4 injured. 7 weeks off work. Injured.

PENDLETON R. - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – age 15 - Rolley-driver. Wallsend, Northumberland, Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left his mother with 5 children.

PENDLINGTON Ralph * - 1835 - 18/06/1935. Wallsend, Durham.

PENDRY Elizabeth - 1820 - 09/06/1820 – age 6. Cumgwrach Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 5 dead. Female.

PENDRY William – 1809. Dowlais Level, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Sept. Burnt. Naked lights.

PENHALL William - 1815 - 18/12/1815 – age 48 – Coalminer. Gloucester.  Fell down a certain coal pit from out of a coal cart. About 45 yds (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner.).

PERRAH William - 1837 - 01/01/1837 – age 30. Tresavean, Cornwall of Trevarth Lane end. Killed in blasting a rock.

PERRY Aaron - 1818 - 26/04/1818 – age 33. Clutton, Somerset. Killed in the coal pit.

PHILIPSON - 1826 - 30/05/1826 – age 24. Townley Main, Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

PHILLIPS Henry – 1837 - age 8 – Miner. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed by falling earth. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 26th., - 1837 and June 14th., 1838.

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

PHILLIPS John - 1818 - 20/04/1818. Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

PHILLIPS John - 1839 - 12/08/1839. Pit at Abersychan, Monmouth. Fall of stone.

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

PHILLIPS William - 1838 - 05/01/1838. British Iron Co., Monmouth. Fall of rock.

PIERCE William - 1798 - 23/12/1798. Mangotsfield. Killed in the pit.

PILLING Thomas - 1819 - 22/12/1819. Little Harwood, Lancashire. Bursting of a boiler belonging to a steam engine of a coal mine there. The explosion on this occasion was most tremendous. The fragments of the boiler were carried to a considerable distance, and the building enclosing it was completely dispersed. One of the unfortunate men was carried along with a portion of the boiler to a field some distance, and another who was working in the Engine Pit was killed by the stones of the building which fell in to it. Three other persons were severely injured. One of them we understand is still in a dangerous state. The boiler which was about to be repaired and the explosion was occasioned by the pressure of steam being increased beyond the extent of which it was calculated to bear". The jury returned a verdict of 'Accidental death'. 4 killed (Blackburn Mail).

PILLING Thomas - 1827 - 16/04/1827 - age 21 - Collier. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Son of Thomas and Betty. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PINKEY Thomas - 1835 - 19/11/1835 - age 10 - Way cleaner. Burdon Main, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

PINKLEY George - 1821 23/10/1821 - age 50. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland, Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

PINKLEY John - 1821 - 23/10/1821 - age 33. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland, Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

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

PLUMMER Daniel - 1761 - 13/02/1761. Westerleigh. Killed in the pit.

PLUMMER Edward - 1801 - 14/03/1801. Mells, Somerset. Suffocated in a coalpit. 3 killed. Left a wife and family.

POLLITT James - 1815 - 23/03/1815 - age 21. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield Lancashire. Son of Miles and Betty. Killed by firedamp. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

POOL George * - 1798 - 24/05/1798.

POOLE John * - 1803 - 17/02/1803.

POSTEN Joseph - 1826 - 15/04/1826. Norton, Stafford. By damp and foul airs. 2 killed.

POTTER John - 1813 - 02/03/1813 - age 52. Golborne, Lancashire. Son of John and Mary Potter. Killed in the coal mine.

POTTS Benjamin - 1824 - 19/07/1824. Cheslyn Hay, Stafford. By damp and foul airs.

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

POWELL Howell - 1837 - age 8 - Miner. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed by fall. William Davies, Coroner, Between Dec. 20th., 1838 and Mar 2nd., - 1839.

POWELL Obadiah - 1828 - 13/12/1828 - Coalminer. Pucklechurch Pit, Kingswood, Gloucester. Killed by a stone falling on him. He was descending by a rope fastened to his body and lowered by two fellow workmen who were then themselves put down by a boy. The boy then immediately left the scene as his services would not be required until the following morning. The rope attached to Powell, not being long enough to reach the bottom, he was suspended the whole of the night as the two men had no means of raising the alarm or of drawing themselves up. In the present case as the poor man's death was instantaneous, assistance would have been to no avail but surely it behoves the proprietors of the colliery to station a person at the mouth of the pit in order to work the engine in cases of emergency.

POWELL Samuel * - 1797 - 02/03/1797.

POWELL Samuel - 1834 - 10/05/1834. Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air. 2 killed.

POWELL William - 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.

PRATT Cuthbert - 1823 - 03/11/1823 - Putter. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed. Of West Rainton.

PRATT John - 1815 - 03/05/1815 - age 10. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

PRATT Luke (survivor) - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 92 killed.

PRATT Peter - 1814 - 12/08/1814 - age 24. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed.

PRATTEN Joseph - 1833 - 01/12/1833 - age 39. Writhlington, Radstock, Somerse.t Killed in the pit by the stuff falling on him.

PREEST William - 1812 - 05/11/1812 - age 27 - Coalminer. Burchells Well Pit, Gloucester. Fell from the landway about 70 yds.

PRESCOTT George - 1830 - 23/01/1830 - age 9. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Son of George and Sarah Killed falling down a coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

PREWETT Thomas - 1795 - 28/12/1795 – age 17. Starveall, Bristol, Somerset. Fell down pit due to breaking of rope. 2 killed.

PRICE David – 1832. Dowlais Pits, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Nov. Burnt, naked lights.

PRICE Edward - 1837 - 06/12/1837 - age 40. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Left a widow and 8 children.

PRICE Isaac - 1827 - 16/06/1827 - Collier. Gloucester.  Fall of rubbish. (Gloucester Journal.).

PRICE Joseph - 1804 - 17/01/1804 - Age 22. Siston, Hill Pit, Mrs. Petersons, Somerset. Killed by six tons falling on him.

PRICE Joseph - 1822 - 23/07/1822. Bilston, Stafford. By damp and foul airs. 2 killed.

PRICE Philip - 1838 - 28/11/1838. Level at Blaenavon, Monmouth. Workings flooded. 15 killed.

PRICE Pitman * - 1804 - 17/01/1804.

PRICE Robert - 1837 - 06/12/1837 - Age 24. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Nephew of Edward.

PRIDDLE James - 1823 - 13/12/1823 - Age 11. Clandown, Somerset. Found dead under a waggon much bruised in the head.

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

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

PRINGLE Joseph - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - Age 16 - Putter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 16.

PRINGLE Matthew - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 18 - Putter. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July - 17.

PRISK Joseph - 1835 - 01/07/1835 - Age 24. Penstruthal, Cornwall Of Gwennap. Killed in mine.
PRITCHARD Edward - 1937 - 04/09/1837. Race Ironworks, Monmouth. Sat down to take his mid-day meal when a portion of the level fell and killed him on the spot.

PROUD Robert - 1813 - 28/09/1813 - Age 15. Fatfield, Hall Pit, Chester-le-Street Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed.

PROUD Thomas - 1813 - 28/09/1813 - Age 11. Fatfield, Hall Pit, Chester-le-Street Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed.

PROUD William - 1813 - 28/09/1813 - Age 13. Fatfield, Hall Pit, Chester-le-Street Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed

PROVIST Charles * - 1794 - 02/12/1794.

PUDLEY John - 1823 - 03/11/1823 - Hewer. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed. Of Houghton.

PUGH Joseph - 1823 - 09/10/23. Sedley, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

PUNCHEON Robert - 1837 - 06/12/1837 - Boy. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Survivor

PUNCHEON William * - 1834 - 04/10/1834. Springwell, Durham.

PUNTER Francis * - 1806 - 26/06/1806.

PYLE Ralph * - 1828 - 22/08/1928. Benwell, Durham.

 

 

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