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Teresa Kemp - I am researching Bolton Magraith
David Magraith - Searching for info about Robert Lovell Magrath, manager of the Shevington Colliery 1850
David Magraith - Looking for info from Ireland in general and Co. Meath in particular, it all seems pretty scarce.
Dr Kenneth G Townend PhD - Looking for information, there was an accident in the Castleford, Barnsley area, the boss/manager/ had to sack a member of his family?
Michael Thomas Adams - My Father, Thomas Adams, died in a Pit Accident in 1957, Possibly Hucknall
John Turner - Looking For Information About My Farther, Charles William Turner
Stan Gardner - Any Information. Fatal Accident - Dominic O Gara at Wood Pit Colliery 1961?
Eric Wilde - Trying to locate a list of miners in the Eastwood area from 1750 until 1880
Gail Blood - Where are the graves belonging to the miners of Leycett and Mr Lightfoot of the Minnie Pit?
Pauline Salt (Simcock) - Family Tree and Norton Park Colliery



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David Magraith
21 April 2010
Searching for info about Robert Lovell Magrath, manager of the Shevington Colliery 1850

Greetings Fionn,
I live in Brisbane Australia and am searching for information about Robert Lovell Magrath who is my g-g-grandfather.   Apparently he was manager of the Shevington Colliery prior to emigrating to Australia in 1850.  He lived with his family in Whitehall Street, Standish-cum-Langtree in the 1840's having previously lived in Ireland.  

We have census records as well as birth certificates of 2 of his children.  

Do you know of the Shevington Colliery?    Information about his life before the 1841 census is limited but it is believed he was in the East India Company fighting a war in Burma in 1823 where he received horrendous wounds, but lived.  

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
David Magraith


I wonder if you know of any sources for information from Ireland in general and Co. Meath in particular. Again Irish information is pretty scarce and I have tried all the generally know information bases without success.
Again thank you for your assistance



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Teresa Kemp
04 January 2012
I am researching Bolton Magraith

Hi,
I have come across David Magraith on your site. Are you able to send him my details?

I am researching Bolton Magraith who married Jane Nicholls Friggens, the G-grandmother of my husband.

Regards,

Teresa Kemp


Information forwarded Teresa


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Dr Kenneth G Townend PhD
9 July 2010
Looking for information, There was an accident in the Castleford, Barnsley area, the boss/manager/ had to sack a member of his family.

 
I am tracing family history, which members of my family where miners including a pit deputy or manager.
 
Sorry a needle in a hay stack for you.
 
I have been informed that Castleford, Barnsley (which is a big area) an accident in a mine where the boss? manager? deputy had to sack a member of his family for the accident?
 
I can not find the pit, and am aware that you may not be able to trace this for me.
The dates I am looking for are around 1874, the family name Atherton. 
 
I have been told he could be Wooley?

Ken



From: Michael Thomas Adams
Sent: 28 June2010
Subject: Thomas Adams died in a Pit Accident in 1957, Possibly Hucknall

I’m looking for any information of the death of my father who died in a mine in 1957, I think in Hucknall.

I live in Muskvale in Victoria, Australia. I’m coming over to the U.K. in Sept this year for a wedding. My Father's name, was Thomas Adams.  At the time we lived at Junction House Hucknall, that’s about it.

Any thing would help.

Yours faithfully
Michael Thomas Adams.

 


From: John Turner
Sent: 24 May 2010
Subject: Looking For Information About My Farther, Charles William Turner

Dear sir
I am looking for information concerning my Farther, Charles William Turner, the information I have is he was born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent in 1919, September 3rd he lived at 27 Croft Court Smallthorne till he moved to Cambridge, he went straight into the pit when he left school, he worked at two pit's one being Chatterley Whitfield,and the other Sneyd colliery, he may have worked at others?

He told me about the 1942 Sneyd pit disaster, whether he was working at Sneyd or Chatterley Whitfield I am not sure, but he volunteered for the rescue at Sneyd.

He met my mother and married between 1940 - 1942  my mother had a still born baby boy, then the second baby was born in 1944 and died two weeks later, he is buried at Smallthorne church I was born in March 25th 1948 in Smallthorne.

We left Smallthorne around 1951. During the war years my mother worked at a munitions factory at Hanley. Her name was Pat (Pattie) Turner nee Arrowsmith.

I would appreciate any information about my father or mother or if there are any photos of them some of my father when he was in the mine's.



From: Stan Gardner
Sent: 19 April 2010
Subject: Any Information. Fatal Accident - Dominic O Gara at Wood Pit Colliery 1961?


Death of Dominic O Gara at Wood Pit Colliery 1961.

I was working with Dominic installing stonedust barriers when he went upbrew to return for a hammer from the previos job when he was hit by runaway tubs and was found by myself and a deputy and he was certainly dead before he reached the pit surface.

Thank you for your reply


All I can find is a Mining Accident - O'Gara. This shows not all records are accurate as it states he did not die on the scene but he could have died later; obviously this entry is wrong as you were there Stan and know it to be otherwise.

Name: O'GARA D (injured)
Age: 61
Date: 16 May 1961
Occupation: Dayman
Colliery: Wood
Owner: NCB
Town: Haydock
County: Lancashire
Notes: Struck by runaway tubs - leg fractured. 2 injured.



From: Eric Wilde
Sent: 9 April 2010
Subject: Trying to locate a list of miners in the Eastwood area from 1750 until 1880

I am trying to locate a miners list that I could glean information from for my ancestors who were miners in the Eastwood area from 1750 until 1880.  I would appreciate any info you could link me up to. 

Thank You  Eric


Unfortunately there is no overall database of mining employment available! Given the number of people employed in the industry over the centuries this would be a very large database. Where records survive they show the list of employees by Colliery, if your relative moved between collieries then you will have to consult a number of lists and with the lack of records remaining this could well be a fruitless task.

What records survive from the colliery companies (including the NCB) will have been deposited with a local archives service, probably your local Records Office or Local Studies library which you will actually have to visit to view the documents and that is so for all archives, as far as I know. More Information



From: Gail Blood
Sent: 3 April 2010
Subject: Where are the graves belonging to the miners of Leycett and Mr Lightfoot of the Minnie Pit?

I wonder if you could help, after checking around, I cannot seem to find any graves belonging to the miners of Leycett. I’ve checked Madeley church yard. Madeley Cemetery, to me they seem to have vanished into thin air.

I am particularly interested in finding the resting place of Mr Lightfoot, who I know wasn’t from Leycett but was in the Minnie pit, I am told he is buried in Madeley too, any ideas of how I can find out, and find the graves?

This is for a project my hubby is working on for his friend in Norfolk, who is an ancestor of Mr Lightfoot, he is very into Stoke on Trent coalmines, and thinks your website is fantastic...

Any help gratefully received.....

Thanks
Gail Blood



From: Pauline Salt (Simcock)
Sent: 20 March 2010
Subject: Family Tree and Norton Park Colliery

Hi I wonder if you can help at all, I am doing my family tree and have discovered that my grand father and great grand father were both miners I am assuming that the pit they worked at would be the Norton Park Colliery I am aware that it is no longer in existence and I am assuming that it was this colliery because of the area in which they lived, Norton in the Moors, Endon and Stockton Brooke.

Perhaps I have got it wrong and there were other collieries and if so perhaps you might be able to point me in the right direction.
 
Many thanks
Pauline Salt (Simcock)




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