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Hartley Pit Disaster, Northumberland January, 1862 - Page 5

Thanks To Ian Winstanley For The Information - Two Hundred and Four Miners Were Killed
 
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NEW HARTLEY

Hartley Pit Disaster or Hester Pit Disaster. 16th January, 1862.

Those Who Died


There were two hundred and four victims of the disaster. The male population of three hamlets has been swept away. All underground were dead and of those who worked at the pit, only twenty five of the surface men remain alive.

A wife of one of the lost men was very ill with consumption. When he did not come home from work, she got worried but it was only after a day or two that she was told the news and this was her deathblow. She died on the Sunday and her remains were interred besides those of her husband.

John Ainsley, aged 19 years. His parents John and Elizabeth lived in Morpeth and were both blind.
William Alderton, aged 31 years who left a wife and two children.
William Allan, aged 36 years who left a wife and five children.
James Armour, aged 43 years. He was a back-overman. He left a wife and five children.
William Anderson, aged 27 years who left a wife and four children.
John Armstrong, aged 36 years. He left a wife and two children.
Edward Armstrong, aged 12 years. John was his father and John aged 10 his brother.
John Armstrong, aged 10 years. His brother and father were lost.
Abraham Atchinson, aged 20 years who left a wife and four children the youngest was four months old.
William Bannan. His name could have been Bann or Barron aged 24 years.
Mark Bell, aged 23 years.
Thomas Bell, aged 23 years.
Thomas Bell, aged 13 years and was a cousin of the above Thomas. His mother was widowed and he had four brothers and one sister.
John Bennett, aged 25 years. Two of the victims, John Coil and Patrick Sherlock lodged with him.
James Berwick, aged 34 years left a pregnant wife and two daughters.
John Berwick, aged 32 years and was brother to James. He left a wife who died of consumption in March 1862 and five children.
Robert Berwick, aged 30 years left a wife and three children.
Samuel Birtley, aged 24 years left a wife and two children the youngest was born 21st January 1862.
Samuel Blackburn, aged 26 years who left a wife and one child.
John Broadfoot, aged 19 years.
Thomas Brown, aged 25 years who left a wife and a son.
Ralph Brown, aged 15 years and was Thomas’ brother. He was an orphan and had a brother. They lived with their sister-in-law who was married to Thomas.
George Brown, aged 31 years who worked as a brakeman on the inclined plane. He left a wife who was pregnant and two young children.
William Brown, aged 25 years left a wife and two children.
John Burn, aged 49 years let a wife and three children.
Thomas Burn, aged 14 years and was John’s son.
James Campbell, aged 18 years who left a wife and three children.
George Carling, aged 27 years who left a wife and four children.
Thomas Chambers, aged 55 years who left a wife and a daughter who was not in good health.
Clark Chambers, aged 19 years who was Thomas’ son.
Alfred Cheetham, aged 33 years who left a wife and two children.
Oswald Cleghorn, aged 24 years left a wife and three children.
Henry Clough or Cleugh, aged 47 years. He worked as a rolleyway man and this was his first day at work. He left a wife and three children.
John Coil, aged 28 years. He was an Irishman who lodged with the Bennetts.
Thomas Coil, aged 37 years. He was a deputy overman and left a wife and five children.
John Coulson, aged 33 years who left a wife and four children.
Robert Coulson, aged 26 years left a wife three children.
John Cousins, aged 18 years.
Robert Cousins, aged 10 years and was John’s brother.
Philip Cross, aged 59 years. He left a wife and two children and his widowed daughter, who had two children lived with them.
Philip Cross, aged 20 years who was Philip’s son.
John Davidson, aged 38 years. He worked as a rolleyway man who left a wife and three children.
William George Davidson, aged 11 years. Son of John.
Thomas Dawson, aged 49 years who left a wife, three daughters and one son.
John Dawson, aged 12 years who was Thomas’s son.
Robert Dixon, aged 12 years. His mother had two other children and his father was in a lunatic asylum.
William Dixon, aged 27 years who left a wife and two children.
William Dixon, aged 34 years. He was a single man but he had a son who lived in Corbridge.
John Douglas, aged 25 years left a wife and an adopted child.
Patrick Duffy, aged 34 years who was an Irishman and left a wife and three children.
James Duffy, aged 10 years.
Allison Elliott, aged 29 years who worked as a stoneman. He left a widow and three children.
Edward Elliott, aged 19 years. His parents kept a public house in Choppington.
George Fairbairn, aged 33 years son of William.
William Fairbairn, aged 70 years, He left a widow, Margaret who was described as a ‘poor weak woman’ who was left to live with her son Robert at Cowpen.
Henry Ford, aged 32 years who left a pregnant wife.
John Ford, aged 27 years who left a pregnant wife and a child.
Peter Ford, aged 12 years. He was the nephew of another victim, William Oliver. His 50 year old father was described as ‘an ailing man’ and he had a brother and a sister.
Joseph Forester, aged 19 years. He was an orphan who lived with his aunt.
John Forester, aged 15 years and Joseph’s brother.
George Fulton, aged 25 years. He left a pregnant wife.
John Gallagher, aged 32 years who left a wife and two children.
Duncan Gallagher, aged 28 years. John was his brother.
Henry Gibson, aged 18 years.
William Gledson, aged 71 years who left a wife.
William Gledson, aged 43 years and was William’s son. He left a wife and a child.
George Gledson, aged 41 years who was another son of William. He left a wife and a child.
Thomas Gledson, aged 16 years and Thomas’s son.
Thomas Gledson, aged 36 years, son of William (snr.) who left a wife.
James Glen, aged 18 years. He had a disabled father and four brothers and sisters.
William Glen, aged 14 years.
George Glen, aged 12 years.
Patrick Gormley, aged 25 years.
Christopher Graham, aged 27 years who left a wife and two children.
George Hall, aged 28 years who left a wife and two children.
James Hamilton, aged 56 years. A Scotsman who left a wife and child.
James Hamilton, aged 12 years, son of James.
John Harding, aged 14 years.
Thomas Harrison, aged 16 years.
Frank Hauxwell, aged 25 years who left a wife and child.
George Hays, aged 41 years who left a wife and three children.
Thomas Hepple, aged 27 years.
George Hill, aged 31 years who left a wife and three children (?) of which was in the Blind Asylum.
Robert Hill, aged 21 years, a stoneman.
George Hindmarsh, aged 30 years. This was his first day at work and he left a wife and five children.
John Hodge, aged 33 years, a Scot who left a wife and three children.
Andrew Houston, aged 34 years, a Scot who left a wife with a baby who was eight days old.
James Howard, aged 20 years. His father was a ventriloquist.
Joseph Humble, aged 33 years who left a wife and five children.
Peter Humble, aged 33 years who left a wife and two children.
Henry Hunter, aged 13 years.
Winsnip Jacques or Jacks, aged 24 years who left a wife and three children.
Joseph Johnson, aged 41 years left a wife and three children.
Robert Johnson, aged 42 years, brother to Joseph.
William Kennedy, aged 30 years who left a wife and three children, the youngest was born 20th. Jan 1862.
George Laws, aged 20 years, an onsetter who lived with his widowed mother.
Thomas Laws, aged 34 years. He lived with his widowed mother and younger brother.
John Liddle, aged 46 years left a wife and four children.
Thomas, George and John Liddle, aged 18, 16 and 11 years respectively. They were brothers and John was their father.
Thomas Liddle, aged 41 years and was John’s brother. He left a wife and three children.
Thomas Liddle, aged 11 years, son of Thomas.
William Liddle, aged 40 years who left a wife and four children.
James and William Liddle, aged 15 and 17 respectively. They were William’s sons.
William Logan, aged 30 years, a Scot who left a pregnant wife and five children.
John Long, aged 15 years. His father was a blind miner.
Robert Long, aged 17 years and was John’s cousin.
Thomas Macauley, aged 38 years who left a wife.
Richard McClutchey, aged 24 years who left a pregnant wife and three children.
William McCracken, aged 24 years.
William McFarlane, aged 15 years.
John McKee, aged 55 years who left a pregnant wife and three children.
Adam McKee, aged 24 years, son of John.
Robert McMullen, aged 27 years. His wife died of consumption soon after the disaster and left a two year old daughter.
Peter Manderson, aged 50 years. He left a wife who was the sister of Joseph Humble the under-viewer.
Robert Marley, aged 23 years who left a wife.
Hugh Mason, aged 24 years.
Walter Miller, aged 43 years, a stoneman Who left a wife and five children.
William Miller, aged 34 years, a stoneman and brother of Walter. He left a wife and three children and at the time of the first payments from the Relief Fund, one of the children had typhus fever.
Andrew Morgan, aged 44 years. He was a widower with a daughter who went to live with her married sister in Fence Houses.
John Mullen, aged 36 years who left a wife and four children.
Michael Murray, aged 26 years who lodged with the Mullens.
Peter Nesbitt, aged 20 years. He was the nephew of Peter Manderson.
John Nicholson, aged 14 years.
Joseph Nicholson, aged 20 years and brother of John.
Joshua Nicholson, aged 52 years who left a wife and three children.
Robert North, aged 26 years who left a wife and two children.
George and Thomas North, aged 15 and 12 years respectively. Brothers.
Alexander North, aged 10 years.
William Oliver, aged 56 years, left a wife and daughter. He was the Uncle to Peter Ford.
John, James, William and Peter Oliver, aged 27, 21, 17 and 15 years respectively, all sons of William.
John Ormiston, aged 32 years who left a wife and two children.
William Palmer, aged 35 years who left a wife and three children.
William Pape, aged 14 years.
Thomas Pearson, aged 28 years.
William Redpath, aged 24 years who left a pregnant wife and three children.
Robert Reynolds, aged 33 years, a Scot, left a wife and five children.
Alexander Richardson, aged 22 years left a wife.
Hugh Riley, aged 30 years left a wife and two children.
Mathew Robinson, aged 30 years left a wife and two children.
Thomas Robinson, aged 42 years left a wife and three children.
Ralph Robson, aged 36 years left a pregnant wife and five children.
James Robson, aged 12 years. His father was a disabled miner.
Thomas Ross, aged 46 years who was a widower who had a daughter.
Edward Rowley, aged 33 years left a wife and three children.
John Rutherford, aged 25 years.
William Rutherford, aged 23 years brother of John.
Thomas Rutherford, aged 32 years left a wife and two children.
George Scarefield, aged 51 years lived with his parents and sister who ‘took fits’.
Thomas Sebastian, aged 19 years who lived with his widowed mother.
George Sharp, aged 49 years left a wife and three children.
George Sharp, aged 15 years and George Sharp aged 13 years, both sons of George (snr.).
Henry Sharp, aged 44 years, a deputy overman who left a wife.
Thomas Sharp, aged 48 years, brother of Henry.
Patrick Sherlock, aged 14 years.
Robert Small, aged 19 years.
Francis Smith, aged 33 years who left a wife and five children.
William Smith, aged 19 years left a pregnant wife. He was a glass maker of Seaton Sluice and was visiting the pit.
Edward Softley, aged 17 years.
Lionel Stainsby, aged 23 years.
William Stanley, aged 23 years.
Joseph Taylor, aged 36 years left pregnant a wife and two children.
William Telford, aged 29 years, a rolleyman left pregnant a wife and two children.
John Ternent, aged 44 years a deputy overman, left an adopted daughter and five children.
George Ternent, aged 15 years son of John.
George Thirwell, aged 27 years left a wife and two children.
William Tibbs, aged 32 left a wife and four children, two of which were twins.
James Tierney alias Gallagher, aged 14 years.
James Tryer, aged 36 years.
John Veitch, aged 21 years.
George Wade, aged 31 years left a wife and a two month old son.
Benjamin Walker, aged 21 years.
James and William Walker, aged 16 and 12 years respectively. Their mother was a widow.
Patrick Walpole, aged 30 years left a wife from which payment of relief was withheld.  This was the only one of the suffers to which this happened. No reason was given.
Christopher, Thomas and John Wanless, aged 20, 19 and 14 years respectively. Brothers.

James Watson, aged 38 years left a wife.
Joseph Watson, aged 16 years son of James.
John Watson, aged 38 years left a wife and four children.
Thomas Watson, aged 16 years son of John.
Thomas Watson, aged 34 years who left a wife and three children.
Robert Wears, aged 20 years.
Thomas Wears, aged 40 years left a wife and three children.
William White
, aged 16 years who lived with is widowed mother.
John B. Wilkinson, aged 38 years, a rolleyway man who left a pregnant wife
and three children.
George Wilson, aged 16 years an orphan.
Thomas Watson
Thomas Watson – Pit Man
William Wilson, aged 12 years.
David Wypher or Wyper, aged 24 years left a pregnant wife and a son who was ‘deformed and imbecile’ and was granted relief up to the age of 18 years.
John Youll, aged 28 years left a wife and four children.
John Young, aged 25 years left a wife and two children.
Henry Younger, aged 33 years a deputy overman who left a wife and two children.

Coffins
Removal of the coffins