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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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Pre-1840

UNTHANK Ralph * - 1757 - 18/11/1757. Long Benton, Durham.

UNWIN David - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 48. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

UNWIN Nicholas - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 58. Braking inclined plane. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July - 17.

URWIN David - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 48. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

USHER Matthew - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 12 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

USHER Michael - 1813 - 28/09/1813 – Age 23. Fatfield Hall Pit, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed.


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VARDY Robert * - 1709 - 10/09/1709. Gateshead, Durham.

VAZIE William jnr - 1805 29/11/1805 10 Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

VAZIE William snr - 1805 - 29/11/1805 – Age 34. Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

VEAL John - 1818 - 02/06/1818 – Age 20. Radford Coalwork, Somerset. Killed at the pit.

VEN Thomas - 1812 - 10/08/1812 – Age 18. Rowberow, Somerset. He was crushed to death in a mine.


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

WAGGET Thomas - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – Age 34. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

WAGGETS Christopher - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – Age 31. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

WAGGETS Thomas - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – Age 34. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit, Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

WAGGETT JC - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 16 – Driver. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of Ralph.

WAGGETT Ralph - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 19 – Driver. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of JC.

WAGGOTT John - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 14 – Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left his mother with 3 children.

WAGGOTT John - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 21. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left his mother with 3 children.

WAGGOTT Ralph - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 16 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left a widow and 10 children.

WAGGOTT Ralph - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 75 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Left a widow and 10 children.

WAINWRIGHT Lawrence – 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’.

WAKEFIELD Todd - 1837 - 06/12/1837 – Age 32. Springwell, Lord Ravensworth, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 27 killed. Left a wife and 4 children.

WAKES Edward * - 1806 - 28/03/1806. Killingworth, Durham.

WALES Joseph - 1805 - 06/10/1805. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

WALKER George - 1838 - 01/02/1938 – Age 26. Lindley, Yorkshire. Fall of a stone from the shaft side. No neglect.

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

WALKER James - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – Age 22. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed.

WALKER Michael - 1705 - 04/10/1705. Stony Flatt, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 30 killed. Buried Oct.4.

WALKER Michael - 1805 - 29/11/1805 – Age 35. Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

WALKER Richard - 1805 - 29/11/1805 – Age 33. Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

WALKER William - 1805 - 29/11/1805 – Age 9. Oxclose, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

WALKER William - 1838 - 02/05/1838 – Age 16. Bradford Moor, Yorkshire. Thrown from a corve to the bottom of the shaft by the rope breaking, the engineer neglecting to stop his rope in proper time; the boy coming up without notice, and contrary to the rules.

WALL Matthew * - 1834 - 28/03/1834. Buddle Pit, Pittington, Durham.

WALMSELEY William - 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.

WALTER Charles * - 1809 - 13/12/1809.

WALTER Samuel * - 1771 - 16/02/1771.

WALTON John – 1836v28/01/1836 – Age 14. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co Ltd., Durham. Explosion of gas. 23 killed.

WANLASS Joseph - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 10 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

WANLESS John - 1805 - 06/10/1805. Hebburn. Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

WARD Andrew - 1834 - 18/07/1834. West Bromwich, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

WARD Henry - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 25. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Left a widow and 4 children.

WARD James - 1832 - 20/10/1832 – Age 21. Gloucester. Fall of earth and stone. (Gloucester. Journal).

WARD John - 1798 - 01/03/1798 – Age 37 – Pitman. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

WARD John - 1799 - 25/09/1799 – Age 37. Wallsend, Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion of gas 13 killed.

WARD William - 1836 - 28/01/1836 – Age 20. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co Ltd., Durham. Explosion of gas. 23 killed.

WARDLE John * - 1808 - 30/11/1808 – Age 29. Fatfield, Hall Pit, Durham.

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

WARDLE Ralph * - 1837 - 11/09/1837. Aimwell Pit, Rainton, Durham.

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

WARMBY Joshua - 1838 - 06/11/1838 – Age 24. Collier No.1 Hilton Lane, Bridgewater Trust Worsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Slightly bruised. Injured.

WARR John - 1821 - 13/07/1821 – Age 30 – Coalminer.  Burch’s Pit, Gloucester. A large stone falling on his head. (Glos. Record Office D260 Notebook of Wm. Joyner coroner.).

WATCHMAN Thomas - 1824 - 19/11/1824. Dorothea Pit, Newbottle, Durham. Explosion of gas. 11 killed.

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

WATKINS David - 1836 - 06/06/1836. Level at Abersychan, Monmouth. Fall of mass of earth.

WATKINS James - 1837 - 16/02/1837. Level at Pentwyn, Monmouth. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

WATSON Abraham * - 1795 - 06/02/1795.

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

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

WATSON John - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 12. Heaton Main, Newcastle,  Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

WATSON John - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 20. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

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

WATSON Luke - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 15 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

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

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

WATSON Robert * - 1834 - 24/11/1834. St. Lawrence, Durham.

WATSON Simon * - 1795 - 19/05/1795.

WATSON Thomas - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 10. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

WATSON William (survivor) - 1817 - 30/06/1817. Harraton Old Pit, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 33 killed 1 survivor.

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

WATTS Samuel - 1839 - 15/12/1839 – Age 18. Old Pit, Radstock, Somerset. Killed falling down a cut in the pit.

WAUGH Thomas - 1826 - 30/05/1826 – Age 10 .Townley Main, Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

WEARS William - 1836 - 28/01/1836 – Age 35. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co Ltd., Durham. Explosion of gas. 23 killed.

WEBSTER Hannah - 1838 - 04/07/1838 – Age 13. Huskar Moorside Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 33 killed. Female.

WEEKS Thomas * - 1798 - 24/10/1798.

WELSBY John - 1839 - 04/01/1839 – Age 23 – Collier. No.3 Burgess Land Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 4 injured. 3 weeks off work. Injured.

WELSH Edward - 1812 - 10/10/1812 – Age 8. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

WELSH John * - 1804 - 19/07/1804 – Age 41. Durham.

WELSH John - 1823 - 03/11/1823 – Hewer. Plain Pit, Rainton, Durham. Explosion of gas. 57 killed Of Collier Row.

WELSH Johnson - 1812 - 10/10/1812 – Age 8. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

WELSH Thomas - 1812 - 10/10/1812 – Age 15. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

WEST Abraham - 1811 - 07/11/1811. Camerton, Somerset. Killed in the coal pit.

WEST Joshua - 1839 - 04/10/183 – Age 9. North Bierley, Yorkshire. Fall from a corve in ascending a shaft contrary to rules.

WESTMORELAND Moses - 1828 - 7/10/1828 – Age 14. Saltom, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

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

WETSTONE Charles * - 1809 - 22/06/1809.

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

WHEATLEY Joseph - 1826 - 30/05/1826 – Age 19. Townley Main, Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

WHEATLEY Michael - 1826 - 30/05/1826 – Age 59. Townley Main, Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

WHEATLEY Michael - 1839 - 18/02/1839 – Age 13. William, Whitehaven, Cumberland Explosion of gas. 21 killed.

WHEATLEY Thomas - 1826 - 30/05/1826 – Age 21. Townley Main, Townley, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

WHEELER Robert - 1809 - 14/09/1809 – Age 18. Killingworth, Durham. Explosion of gas. 12 killed. Buried 15th September.

WHITCHURCH John - 1834 - 12/07/1834. Siston. Large stone many tons in weight fell on him.

WHITE James * - 1806 - 01/09/1806.

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

WHITE John - 1817 - 01/04/1817 – Age 54 – Coalminer. Baynton and Co., Ritton. Fell from the Landway to the bottom of pit.

WHITEHEAD George - 1811 - 20/09/1811 – Age 15. Buff Pit, Richard Haynes, Oldland. Killed falling from the landway.

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

WHITFIELD George - 1835 - 19/11/1835 – Age 15 – Putter. Burdon Main, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

WHITFIELD Joseph * - 1826 - 27/10/1826. Benwell, Durham.

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

WIDDRINGTON Henry - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 20. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

WIDDRINGTON Ralph - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 56. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

WIDDRINGTON Ralph jnr. - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 28. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

WILE Ralph - 1813 - 17/07/1813 – Age 41. Collingwood Main, Burdon Main, Messrs. Bells Robinson and Company, Chirton Durham. Explosion of gas 8 killed.

WILKINSON Catherine - 1836 - 06/10/1836 – Age 16. Blackrod Mr. Blundell, Bolton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed. Female.

WILKINSON John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 - 35 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 27.

WILKINSON Robert - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 21 – Trapper. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of W.

WILKINSON Thomas - 1838 - 19/12/1838. Wallsend, Church Pit, William Russell, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion. Left wife. 11 killed.

WILKINSON William - 1831 - 29/01/1831. Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

WILKINSON William - 1835 - 18/06/1835 – Age 17 - Rolley-driver. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed. Brother of R.

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

WILLIAM Hought - 1743 - 28/01/1743. North Biddick, Durham. Explosion of gas. - 17 Killed. Buried - 18th Feb.

WILLIAM John - 1837-8 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed to death. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 20th. 1838 and Mar 2nd. 1839.

WILLIAM Wood - 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. Son of Mr. Wood, boiler makers of Sheffield (Blackburn Mail).

WILLIAMS Aaron - 1837 - 12/07/1837. Level at Abersychan, Monmouth. Fall of coal.

WILLIAMS David - 1837-8 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Burnt. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 20th. - 1838 and Mar 2nd. 1839.

WILLIAMS David - 1839 – Unknown. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Burnt, naked lights.

WILLIAMS Enock - 1837-8 - Miner. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed in level. William Davies, Coroner. Between Dec. 20th. 1838 and Mar 2nd. 1839.

WILLIAMS J - 1838 – Unknown. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Burnt, naked lights.

WILLIAMS James - 1813 - 14/06/1813. Neale & Co., Westerleigh. Killed by the bucket falling on his head.

WILLIAMS John * - 1803 - 10/12/1803.

WILLIAMS 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 vapour called the Fire Damp": Son of John.

WILLIAMS John - 1822 - 16/12/1822 – Age 19. Serridge Pit, Coal pit, Heath, Gloucester. Suffocated and drowned. 3 killed.

WILLIAMS John - 1833 - 13/06/1833. Coal pit, Heath. Killed by a quantity of coals falling on him.

WILLIAMS John - 1835 - 16/06/1835. Pit at Pentwyn, Monmouth. Killed by a falling brick.

WILLIAMS John - 1837-8 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Burnt in firedamp. William Davies, Coroner. Between June - 18th. and Sept. - 18th., 1838.

WILLIAMS John snr - 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 vapour called the Fire Damp".

WILLIAMS John Thomas - 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 vapour called the Fire Damp".

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

WILLIAMS Robert - 1810 - 27/04/1810 – Age 17. Whimsey pit, Mr. Whittuck, Soundwell, Gloucester. Fell whilst ascending by the rope breaking. 2 killed.

WILLIAMS Thomas - 1820 – 21/06/1820. Castle and Co Fishponds. Fell down pit.

WILLIAMS Thomas – 1837 – Age 8 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed. William Davies, Coroner. Between Apr. 1st. and Sept. 2nd. - 1839.

WILLIAMS Thomas – 1837 – Age 8 – Collier. District of Merthyr, Glamorgan. Crushed. William Davies, Coroner. Between Oct.10th. and Dec. 17th, - 1838.

WILLIAMS Thomas - 1839 – 01/06/1839 – Age 23. Duck Pit Gloucester. (Glos Journal).

WILLIAMS William - 1779 – 21/01/1779. Westerleigh. Killed in a coal pit.

WILLIAMS William - 1830 – 12/01/1830. Level of C H, Leigh, Monmouth. Fall of marl, earth and stone.

WILLIAMS William - 1830 – 21/08/1830. British Iron Co., Monmouth. Level fall of large mass of coal.

WILLIAMS 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 vapour called the Fire Damp": Unrelated to the other John Williams.

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

WILLIS John - 1705 – 23/05/1705. Trinham. Killed in a coal pit.

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

WILSON Charles - 1812 – 25/05/1812 – Age 20 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Buried July 25.

WILSON Edward * - 1834 – 28/03/1834. Buddle Pit, Pittington, Durham.

WILSON Edward - 1805 – 06/10/1805 – Age 25 – Collier. Hebburn, Durham. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

WILSON Edward - 1821 – 23/10/1821 – Age 30 – Pitman. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed. Buried 25th Oct. - 1821.

WILSON James - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 35. Lowca, John pit H, Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Left a wife and 5 children. Brother of John.

WILSON John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 30 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July - 18.

WILSON John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 32 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July - 17.

WILSON John - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 30. Lowca, John pit H, Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Left a wife and 3 children.

WILSON Jonathan - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 12. Lowca, John pit H, Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Son of James.

WILSON Joseph - 1798 - 01/03/1798 – Age 13 – Pitman. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

WILSON Joseph - 1799 - 25/09/1799 – Age 13. Wallsend, Gateshead, Northumberland. Explosion of gas 13 killed.

WILSON Joseph - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 25 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 23.

WILSON Michael - 1815 - 03/05/1815 – Age 15. Heaton Main, Newcastle, Durham. Inundation. 75 killed.

WILSON Robert - 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 vapour called the Fire Damp".

WILSON Robert - 1812 - 10/10/1812 – Age 14. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

WILSON William - 1776 - 07/10/1876. Ovington’s, Ovington, East Rainton, Durham. Explosion of powder. 5 killed.

WILSON William - 1812 - 10/10/1812 – Age 19. Harrington Mill Pit, Pensher, Durham. Explosion of gas 28 killed.

WILSON William - 1821 - 23/10/1821 – Age 28 – Pitman. Wallsend, ‘A’ Pit Russell’s Colliery, Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 52 killed. Buried 25th Oct. - 1821.

WILTSHIRE Samuel - 1839 - 27/05/1839. Kingswood, Messrs. Braine and Co., Kingswood, Somerset. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

WIND George - 1815 - 27/06/1815 – Age 20. Sheriff Hill, Isabella Pit, Messrs. Lamb and Hutchinson, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

WIND John * - 1806 - 17/06/1806 – Age 15. Durham.

WIND William - 1815 - 27/06/1815 – Age 50. Sheriff Hill, Isabella Pit, Messrs. Lamb and Hutchinson, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

WINSTANLEY Henry - 1825 - 22/12/1825 – Age 17 – Collier. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Burned in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WINSTANLEY John - 1816 - 11/08/1816 – Age 16. Haydock and Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Son of John and Betty. Killed by a coal waggon. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WINSTANLEY Thomas - 1838 - 26/03/1838 – Age 36 – Collier. Lancashire. Of Senely Green, Ashton. Killed in the coal pit by falling roof. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

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

WINTER George - 1830 - 30/03/1830 – Age 48. Paulton, Somerset. Killed by the breaking of the rope. 5 killed 4 injured. Left a widow and 5 children.

WITT William - 1753 - 27/10/1753 – Age 13. Lower Easton. Killed falling down the pit.

WITTY William * - 1834 - 24/11/1934. Hartley, Durham.

WOOD James - 1835 19/11/1835 – Age 30 – Hewer. Burdon Main, Durham. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

WOOD John - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 27 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 22.

WOOD Joseph - 1812 - 25/05/1812 – Age 39 – Hewer. Felling, Brandling Main, Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas 92 killed. Married Buried July 27.

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

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

WOODINGTON George * - 1795 - 28/08/1795.

WOOLDRICH Samuel - 1824 - 14/09/1824. Wolverhampton, Stafford. Explosion of sulphurous air.

WRIGHT Amos - 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. Brother of Isaac.

WRIGHT Francis - 1836 - 02/01/1836 – Age 45 – Collier. Lancashire of Haydock. Killed in the coal pit. Buried St Thomas Ashton.

WRIGHT Isaac - 1838 - 04/07/1838 – Age 12. Huskar, Moorside Pit, Mr. R.C. Clarke, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Flooding of the workings by a violent storm. 33 killed. Brother of Amos.

WRIGHT Joseph - 1835 - 18/06/1835 21 – Putter. Wallsend, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 102 killed.

WRIGHT William - 1839 - 28/06/1839. St Hildas, Robert, William and John Brandling. South Shields, Durham. Explosion of gas. 51 killed. Left wife and family.

WYAN John - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 21. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed.

WYAN Jorden - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 16. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Brother of John and Robert.

WYAN Robert - 1838 - 24/10/1838 – Age 25. Lowca, John pit, H Curwen, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 40 killed. Left a wife and 3 children.

 

 

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