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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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1840-49

INCIDENTS WITH NO NAMES

1840 - 29/12/1840 British Iron Co. Fell down shaft. 2 killed. Names not reported.

1842 – Age 15 – Lad. Gwrhay. Killed by top falling.

1842 – Boy. Gnoll and Eaglebush. Killed by fall of roof.

1846 - 28/08/1846. Bogle Hole, Clyde Iron Works, Tollcross, Lanark. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

1847 - 28/01/1847. Westleigh, Leigh, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 5 killed.

1847 - 30/11/1847. Ince Hall, Wigan, Lancashire. Flooding. 6 killed.

1848 - 01/02/1848. Collier Pit at Abersychan, Burnt by firedamp.

1848 - 23/02/1848. Victoria Swire and Lees Dukinfield, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

1848 - A youth. Pit at Pentwyn. Fell down shaft. Aug - 1848.


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ABRAHAM Field - 1843 – 05/04/1843 – Age 12 - Driver or Putter. Stormont main, J. Grace, Esq., Durham. Explosion of gas 27 killed. Alive when brought out of the pit.

ACKTON or ASHTON James - 1849 - 24/01/1849 - Age 17. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire Jim.

ADDY William - 1847 – 05/03/1847 – Age 26. Ardsley Main, Oaks, Messrs Firth Barber, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 73 killed. Wife and 2 children.

ADKINS or ATKISS Abram - 1846 - 15/04/1856 – Age 32. Fire Clay, Messrs. Pemberton, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

AFFLECK William - 1849 - 06/03/1849 – Age 20 – Collier. Ince Hall, Middle Patricroft Pit, Ince Hall, Coal and Cannel Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 12 killed.

AIKIN John - 1848 – 28/10/1848 – Age 17. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

AITKEN Thomas - 1848 - 28/10/1848 – Age 39. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 5 children.

AKENHEAD THOMAS ? injured - 1841 - Putter. East Holywell, Durham. Fell before tram, ribs broken. 29 days off.

ALEXANDER Andrew - 1842 - 16/12/1842 – Age 14. Fenwick, Belford, Durham. Inundation. 2 killed. Brother of Andrew.

ALEXANDER George - 1842 - 16/12/1842 – Age 25. Fenwick, Belford, Durham. Inundation. 2 killed. Brother of Andrew.

ALLEN Andrew injured - 1841 - Hewer. East Holywell, Durham. Chest bruised by stone from roof. 12 days off.

ALLEN William (injured) - 1840 - 23/12/1840 – Age 14 - Waggoner. No.4 Chamber Pit, Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Fingers crushed. In attempting to stop a waggon going down the brow he fell and it went over his hand.

ALMOND Michael * - 1841 - 29/05/1841 - Engineer. Derwent Crook, Durham.

ANDREWS John (injured) - 1841 - 06/10/1841 – Age 17 - Waggoner. No.4 Chamber Pit. Chamber and Werneth Colliery Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Knee injured by falling on rails. Fell while pushing a waggon.

ARDEN William - 1840 - 16/02/1840 – Age 15 - Drawer. Dornings Field, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Wagon ran against him. Leg fractured. 6 weeks off work. Injured.

ARMSTRONG John - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Age 15 - Putter. Thornley, Mr. Wood, Durham. The explosion took place at about 4.14 p.m. in the north west district of the Harvey Seam ‘A’ Pit and was caused by an accumulation of gas in the third board past the waggon bord which had accumulated by a trap door being left open by a trapper by, Robert Gardener, who was under nine years of age. The gas was ignited by a naked candle. There was downcast shaft at the Colliery and the upcast was a staple from the Hutton Seam which was 21 fathoms above the Harvey and 145 fathoms below the surface. All the dead were buried at Kelloe.9 killed.

ARROWSMITH Ralph - 1845 - 21/08/1845 – Age 24. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed. Married.

ASHCROFT John - 1848 - 28/08/1848 – Age 49. Albion Wood and Company, Hindley, Green Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. Several killed and some injured.

ASHMAN John - 1843 - 23/06/1843 – Age 11. Braysdown, Mr Wait, Somerset. 7 killed. The Colliers on the night shift prepared for descent and stood upon the runner a platform which covered the mouth of the pit. They attached themselves to the chain by means of a hook and a piece of rope forming a noose for the reception of one leg. They were lifted off the platform by the engine with a view to its being moved over the mouth of the pit so they could be let down. After descending about 100 feet the drum wheel was observed to be revolving rapidly having become disconnected from the main wheel and in consequence of the frightful velocity the men were dashed to pieces on a projecting stage erected a few fathoms from the bottom of the pit. At the bottom waited young John Ashman and 21 years old Richard Pickford. Both were hit by the falling bodies and debris, receiving serious injuries of which John died in about a week. Richard was said to be "still alive and hopes of his recovery entertained on 8th July, though he had a broken thigh and leg.

ASHMORE? - 1847 - 28/06/1847. Higher Patricroft, Kirkless Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed. A boy.

ASHTON or ACKTON James - 1849 - 24/01/1849 – Age 17. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Alias Lancashire Jim.

ASHTON Samuel (injured) - 1841 - 24/06/1841 - Age 19 - Waggoner. No.1 Pit Chamber and Werneth - Colliery Co. Oldham, Lancashire. Hand crushed.

ASHWORTH Rowland (injured) - 1841 - 21/10/1841 - Age 13 - Waggoner. No.3 Pit Chamber, Bridgewater Trustees, Lancashire. Three of his fingers hurt by a waggon against the roof. Owing to the rail being broke the waggon being thrown upwards.

ASPDEN Joseph - 1848 - 22/02/1848. Victoria Swire and Lees, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of gas 3 killed.

ASPDEN William - 1848 - 22/02/1848. Victoria Swire and Lees, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of gas 3 killed.

ASPINALL John - 1842 - 15/04/1842 - Age 18 – Collier. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured.

ASPINALL John - 1842 - 15/04/1842 - Age 44 – Collier. Swyre and Lees, Hyde, Cheshire. Explosion of gas. 17 killed 8 seriously injured.

ATHERTON T. - 1849 - 03/07/1849. Laffack, JT Johnson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

ATKINSON Edward - 1849 - 24/01/1849 - Age 36. Darley Main, Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 75 killed. Wife and 2 children.

ATKINSON George - 1845 - 21/08/1845 - Age 11. Jarrow, Durham. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

ATKINSON John - 1844 - 11/01/1844 - Age 20. Duke Pit, Earl of Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

ATKINSON John - 1848 - 28/10/1848 - Age 23. Whinny Hill, Haematite Mining Co., Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Explosion of gas. 30 killed. Left a wife and 2 children.

ATKINSON Thomas (escaped) - 1841 - 05/08/1841 – Shifter. Thornley Mr. Wood, Durham. The explosion took place at about 4.14 p.m. in the north west district of the Harvey Seam ‘A’ Pit and was caused by an accumulation of gas in the third board past the waggon bord which had accumulated by a trap door being left open by a trapper by, Robert Gardener, who was under nine years of age. The gas was ignited by a naked candle. There was downcast shaft at the - Colliery and the upcast was a staple from the Hutton Seam which was 21 fathoms above the Harvey and 145 fathoms below the surface. All the dead were buried at Kelloe.9 killed.

ATKISS or ADKINS Abram - 1846 - 15/04/1856 - Age 32. Fire Clay Messrs. Pemberton, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

ATTWELL George - 1849 - 06/04/1849. Bottom Pit, Monmouth. Killed by falling stone.

ATTWELL John - 1846 - 14/01/1846. Black Vein, J Russell Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of gas. 35 killed.

AULD John injured - 1841 - Putter. East Holywell, Durham. Hurt by coal: lost end of little finger. 8 days off.

AYLESBURY Richard - 1843 - 23/06/1843 - Age 25. Braysdown, Mr Wait, Somerset. 7 killed. The - Colliers on the night shift prepared for descent and stood upon the runner a platform which covered the mouth of the pit. They attached themselves to the chain by means of a hook and a piece of rope forming a noose for the reception of one leg. They were lifted off the platform by the engine with a view to its being moved over the mouth of the pit so they could be let down. After descending about 100 feet the drum wheel was observed to be revolving rapidly having become disconnected from the main wheel and in consequence of the frightful velocity the men were dashed to pieces on a projecting stage erected a few fathoms from the bottom of the pit. At the bottom waited young John Ashman and 21 years old Richard Pickford. Both were hit by the falling bodies and debris, receiving serious injuries of which John died in about a week. Richard was said to be "still alive and hopes of his recovery entertained on 8th July, though he had a broken thigh and leg. Of Camerton.

AYLESBURY Thomas - 1843 - 23/06/1843 - Age 23. Braysdown, Mr Wait, Somerset. 7 killed. The Colliers on the night shift prepared for descent and stood upon the runner a platform which covered the mouth of the pit. They attached themselves to the chain by means of a hook and a piece of rope forming a noose for the reception of one leg. They were lifted off the platform by the engine with a view to its being moved over the mouth of the pit so they could be let down. After descending about 100 feet the drum wheel was observed to be revolving rapidly having become disconnected from the main wheel and in consequence of the frightful velocity the men were dashed to pieces on a projecting stage erected a few fathoms from the bottom of the pit. At the bottom waited young John Ashman and 21 years old Richard Pickford. Both were hit by the falling bodies and debris, receiving serious injuries of which John died in about a week. Richard was said to be "still alive and hopes of his recovery entertained on 8th July, though he had a broken thigh and leg. Of Radstock.

 

 

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