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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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ABBERLEY Thomas - 1860 - 08/04/1860 – Age 24 - Pikeman. Herbert’s Park, David Jones, Darlaston, Stafford. Fall of new mine holers by a slip shot.

ABBOTT Charles - 1868 - 17/08/1868 – Age 35 – Jigger. Swan Lane, Edward Johnson, Hindley Green, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 3 killed.

ABBOTT Luke - 1863 - 14/12/1863. Tinsley, B. Huntsman, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in mine.

ABERCROMBIE William - 1862 - 12/09/1862 – Age 29 - Sinker. Gartshore No.3 (ironstone), William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Stirling. Fell off the kettle whilst ascending the shaft.

ABERLEY F. - 1869 - 14/10/1869 – Age 35 - Banksman. Rough Hay (ironstone), Messrs Addenbrooke, Darlaston, Stafford. Walked into pit shaft.

ABERY or AVERY Edward - 1860 - 03/01/1860 – Deputy. Lumley, 2nd. Earl of Durham, Durham. Explosion of gas.

ABNER Stanley - 1867 - 24/04/1867 – Age 44 - Carpenter. Clay Cross, William Jackson M.P., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fell off scaffold on surface.

ABNET S. - 1864 - 12/04/1864 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Rough Hay (ironstone), Messrs Adenbrook, Darlaston, Stafford. Fall of ironstone measures had neglected to sprag whilst holing.

ABOWNE J. - 1865 - 02/04/1864 – Age 14 - Collier. Brereton Earl of Shrewsbury, Rugeley, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp 23rd Mar. Died this day. The result of his own carelessness.

ABRAHAM David - 1863 - 31/07/1863 – Age 11 - Boy. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Run over by locomotive engine.

ABRAHAM Thomas - 1865 - 30/09/1865 – Age 15 – Haulier. Neath, Abbey Neath Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Fell under trams.

ABRAMS Thomas - 1862 - 13/12/1862 – Age 26 - Jigger. Pewfall Pit, Richard Evans and Sons, St. Helens, Lancashire. By a jig drum underground.

ACKERS William - 1865 - 10/11/1865 – Age 61 – Enginewright. Bickershaw, Ackers, Whitley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Being bruised by a tub in the pit eye.

ACKET William - 1860 - 04/08/1860 – Age 9 - Not employed. Blackbrook, Messrs Bromilow Brothers, St. Helens, Lancashire. Playing on the pit bank when he fell off the stage about 15 feet.

ACKLAND James - 1860 - 16/08/1860 – Age 17. Bradley, Thorneycroft, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp in the No. 6 new mine and fireclay Coal pit. Against orders he went into the place with a naked light although a danger signal was actually up at the time.

ACTON T. - 1864 - 01/03/1864 – Age 13 - Miner. Bromfield (ironstone), WH Dawes, West Bromwich, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp in a headway where gas had not previously been seen.

ADAIR R. - 1869 - 18/12/1869 – Age 35 - Roadsman. Cleland, Monkland Iron Co., Holytown, Lanark. Struck on head by block falling rom pulley.

ADAIR William - 1869 - 26/05/1869 30 - Labourer. Over Dalserf, R Wotherspoon, Larkhill, Lanark. Ran empty into shaft when cage was not there and fell in.

ADAMS Alexander - 1862 - 18/01/1862 - Collier. Braidenhill, James Prentice, Airdrie, Lanark. By a prop or a piece of pit wood falling down the shaft.

ADAMS Alexander - 1867 - 11/01/1867 – Age 25 - Collier. Sunnyside, Archibald Russel, Wishaw, Lanark. Fall of roof while ‘stooping’ The roof was cracking and he was drawing the rails when the roof fell.

ADAMS Benjamin - 1860 - 23/10/1860. Black Waggon, British Iron Co., Corngreaves, Worcester. Fall in the thick Coal.

ADAMS C. - 1866 - 23/03/1866 – Age 35 - Bandsman. Ocker Hall, Haines and Underhill, Tipton, Stafford. Injured by explosion of gas on 16th. Died this day. 2 killed.

ADAMS Peter - 1864 - 23/02/1864 – Age 20 - Collier. Nantyglo, J and C Bailey, Monmouth. Killed by an explosion of firedamp in the Yard Seam. He had just taken service and had stolen in through the slope unknown to the manager probably to see which was the best working place when no doubt the gas ignited at his candle. He was found lying dead by those who came in.

ADAMS R. - 1863 - 31/03/1863 – Age 54 – Bondsman. Tipton, Moat, Moat Colliery Co., Tipton, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp 20th. Died this day. A sudden fall of roof in the goaf forced the gas out upon his candle.

ADAMS Samuel - 1865 - 02/03/1865. Doles Wood, Drighlington Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

ADAMS Stephen - 1860 - 26/04/1860 – Age 60 - Mason. Newbury, Newbury, Colliery Co. Vobster, Somerset. A new pit was in the course of sinking and some coal was arrived at. The men (unacquainted with firedamp) were putting in the lower length of walling and the master Sinker had just gone up when the gas was ignited in consequence of a lamp top having been removed. 3 killed.

ADAMS Thomas - 1860 - 02/11/1860 – Age 36 - Collier. Crump Meadow, Goold and Son, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of roof on the 2nd. Died on 17th.

ADAMS Thomas - 1860 - 08/06/1860 – Age 27 - Collier. Cwm, Glyn Jenkins and Edmunds, Pontypool, Monmouth. Had holed the Coal but a slip, not till then discovered, caused the mass to fall, possibly not sufficiently spragged.

ADAMS Thomas - 1860 - 08/06/1860. Cwm Glyn, Pontypool, Monmouth. Fall of mass of rubbish.

ADAMS Thomas - 1864 - 10/08/1864 – Age 34 - Collier. Abernant, Fothergill and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

ADAMS William - 1866 - 15/12/1866 – Age 34 – Redsman. Cleland, Robert Stewart, Holytown, Lanark. He was repairing slides when by some mistake in signals the Engineman raised the gate and he fell off.

ADAMS William - 1860 - 25/02/1860 – Age 42 - Pikeman. Wood Old Field, John Naylor, Wednesbury, Stafford. Injured by a fall of Coal on 16th Dec - 1859. Died 25th Feb.

ADAMS William - 1864 - 21/06/1864 – Age 30 - Sinker. Newbury, Steeds, Pilditch and Co., Newbury, Somerset. Killed in the new sinking pit in consequence of a fall of shale of great weight coming away suddenly from the side tipping the ‘tack’ (cradle) at a terrible angle and throwing him into the sump where he was drowned. The fall of stuff was occasioned by a slip in the strata. It is the custom of the County to have a second ‘tack’ just below whilst walling and there ought to have been one in this present instance.

ADAMS William - 1865 - 02/03/1865. Doles Wood, Drighlington Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

ADAMSON D - 1868 - 17/07/1868 – Age 26 - Hewer. Usworth, George Elliot and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Fall of stone.

ADAMSON David - 1865 - 04/02/1865 – Age 14 - Driver. Jerviston, Summerlee Iron Co., Jerviston, Lanark. Crushed by tubs. It was his first day and he had not put in snibbles at the proper time.

ADAMSON George - 1866 - 03/03/1866 - Collier. Brynn Moss, Entwistle and Whittle, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Wigan 4-ft mine. 2 killed.

ADAMSON George - 1866 - 28/09/1866 – Age 28 - Sinker. Houghton, Earl of Durham, Fencehouses, Durham. Stone falling in sinking pit.

ADAMSON John - 1861 - 15/01/1861 – Age 15 – Wailer. Ryhope, Taylors and Co., Sunderland, Durham. Crushed by surface waggon.

ADAMSON Peter - 1863 - 11/03/1863 – Age 12 - Collier. Dysart, Lord Rosslyn, Dysart, Lanark. Fall of top Coal 5’x15’x15’ while the Boy was passing under it with his tub.

ADAMSON Robert - 1865 - 16/01/1865 – Age 21 - Stone teamer. Shotton, H Taylor and Co., Easington, Durham. Crushed by a tub that fell out of the cage.

ADAMSON W. - 1867 - 23/03/1867 – Age 23 - Collier. Kennet, Francis Greer, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. Coal fell on him while holing.

ADAMSON William - 1865 - 28/08/1865 – Age 13 - Driver. Cuttlehill, Henderson and Wallace, Fife. Found under the wheels of a hutch. He had apparently slipped his foot and fallen before the wheels.

ADCROFT George - 1866 - 12/09/1866 – Age 69 - Miner. Hoddlesden, Joseph Place Over Darwen, Lancashire. Roof falling in an old place which was being cleared out. Three men were cleaning up their pillars when a large quantity of shale fell upon them. They had previously tried the roof, and the man Adcroft who was the foreman of the company pronounced it safe and directed the men to work. About an hour later the fall took place, and the Consequences were George Adcroft was killed and John Taylor was taken out presumed dead. Sanderson had a narrow escape. A fellow workman near where the accident happened rescued Taylor by breathing into his mouth and other means. The injuries to Taylor are a broken thigh, left knee dislocated and scalp wounds". (Blackburn Times).

ADCROFT J. - 1861 - 16/12/1861 13 - Collier. Furnace, Griffiths and Co., Oldbury, Worcester. Fall of roof in a heathen Coal pit airway, 3 feet wide.

ADCROFT or ALDCROFT John - 1864 - 04/03/1864 – Age 50- Sinker. Scholes Fold Executors of Brandworth, Darwen, Lancashire. Falling down the shaft, being night, a new engineman in charge of the pumping engine and who had not previously handled this winding machine, incautiously attempted to do so, and over wound the basket in which the deceased was ascending.

ADDEY George - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th. December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened an seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

ADDISON James - 1867 - 26/04/1867 – Age 14 - Horse Driver. Ryhope, Taylors and Co., Sunderland, Durham. Fall of stone. Horse or set drew timber.

ADDLETON J. - 1867 - 21/03/1867 – Age 37 - Bandsman. High Lanes, Evers and Martin, Dudley, Worcester. Fall of Coal in an old thick Coal rib and pillar pit. No timber whatever used.

ADDY David jnr. - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon Colliery, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Son of David and Brother of John.

ADDY David snr. - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon Colliery, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Father of David and John.

ADDY John - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon Colliery, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. Father of 2 David’s. 76 killed.

ADLINGTON John - 1868 - 19/02/1868 – Age 53 - Collier. Walton (ironstone), Appleby and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of the sides of the shaft.

ADSHEAD S. - 1867 - 26/09/1867 - Boy. Norbury, Clayton and Brooke, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

AGAR William - 1861 - 27/06/1861 - 19 - Putter. Hetton, Hetton, Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Crushed by tub.

AGDEN Frederick - 1865 - 19/10/1865 – Age 23 -  Labourer. Denby, WD Lowe, Derbyshire. Carrying mortar across shaft slipped and fell into shaft.

AINSBROUGH John - 1869 - 04/11/1869 – Age 19 Screeman, Denaby Main, Denaby Main Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Crushed by waggons.

AINSCOUGH James - 1864 - 02/08/1864 - Labourer. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

AINSCOUGH John - 1868 - 17/09/1868 – Age 39 - Collier. California, Wigan Coal and Iron Co Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

AINSLEY John - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 19. New Hartley, Messrs., Carrs Seaton, Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. His parents John and Elizabeth lived in Morpeth and were both blind.

AINSLEY Thomas - 1862 - 07/08/1862 – Age 21 - Hewer. Charlaw, William Hunter and Partners, Sactiston, Durham. Killed by fall of stone.

AINSWORTH B. - 1861 - 25/03/1861 - Miner. Stonetrough, Williamson Brothers, Tunstall, Stafford. Fall of Coals.

AINSWORTH James - 1866 - 21/07/1866 – Age 48 - Miner. Honeywell Lane, Booth and Marland, Oldham, Lancashire. Roof stone falling in Great mine.

AISBETT Thomas - 1869 - 29/01/1869 – Age 31 - Deputy. Springwell, J Bowes and Partners, Gateshead, Durham. Explosion of gas. 5 killed.

AITKEN Alexander - 1861 - 16/07/1861 – Age 47 - Miner. Kelvinside, Montgomerie and Fleming, Glasgow, Lanark. Inundation from an adjoining waste. 2 killed.

AITKEN Charles - 1866 - 22/08/1866 – Age 60 - Collier. High Possil, M Wallace and Co., Glasgow, Lanark. Fall of Coal and roof.

AITKEN J. - 1869 - 19/05/1869 – Age 47 - Collier. Edgehead, John Christie, Dalkeith, Mid Lothian. Hurt by a piece of stone falling off roadside. Died in infirmary.

AITKEN William - 1866 - 10/09/1866 – Age 15 - Pony driver. Espieside, William Baird and Coatbridge Lanark. Fell before a train of loaded hutches and was run over by them.

AKENHEAD William - 1864 - 02/09/1864 – Age 14 - Apparatus onsetter. West Auckland, Blockow and Vaughan, Auckland, Durham. Crushed by spur wheel.

AKERSLEY John - 1864 - 05/05/1864 – Age 42 - Hewer. Leasingthorn, Black Boy Coal Co., Bishop Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone.

ALCOCK J - 1868 - 12/11/1868 – Age 35 – Engineer. Ketley, Corbyns Hall Colliery Co., Kingswinsford, Stafford. Whilst repairing the flywheel fence he fell into the race when the crank struck him inflicting injuries from which he died that day.

ALCORN James - 1862 - 11/02/1862 – Age 46 - Collier. Glenlogan, Portland Iron Co., Cumnock, Lanark. Fall of roof.

ALDCROFT or ADCROFT John - 1864 - 04/03/1864 – Age 50 - Sinker. Scholes Fold, Executors of Brandworth, Darwen, Lancashire. Falling down the shaft, being night, a new Engineman. In charge of the pumping engine and who had not previously handled this winding machine, incautiously attempted to do so, and overwound the basket in which the deceased was ascending.

ALDERSON John - 1863 - 19/03/1863. Wyke (ironstone), Low Moor Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

ALDERSON Richard - 1867 - 11/12/1867 – Age 50 - Labourer. West Auckland, Bolckow, Backhouse and Co., Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed between two Coal trucks.

ALDERSON Thomas - 1866 - 25/07/1866 – Age 39 – Fireman. Cliviger, Cliviger Co., Burnley, Lancashire. Suffocation from gas from a part of the mine which had taken fire at an underground steam boiler being in this instance sulphuretted hydrogen. It neither extinguished the lights like chokedamp nor exploded like firedamp. 3 killed.

ALDERSON William - 1860 - 02/03/1860 - Back overman, Burradon Colliery, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Left a wife and 5 children.

ALDERTON William - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 31. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton, Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and two children.

ALDRED John - 1868 - 29/05/1868 - Miner. Martholme, Richard Fort MP, Great Harwood, Lancashire. Coal falling from side of a level as he was doing some repairs. It fell from the break which usually takes place at the side of the level and he should have set sprags.

ALDRED Peter - 1863 - 30/04/1863 – Dayman. Clifton, Hall, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Clifton, Lancashire. Waggons crushing him in the engine brow.

ALDRED Peter - 1867 - 24/09/1867 – Age 23 - Hooker-on. Chanters, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Crushed by the tub waggons getting off the rails at the top of the engine brow.

ALDRED Samuel - 1862 - 12/07/1862 - Miner. Bank, John Wright, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Died 13th.

ALECKIN Henry - 1860 - 07/01/1860 - Pony Driver. Thornley, T. Wood and Co., Hartlepool, Durham. Head crushed between Coal tub and roof.

ALEXANDER Matthew - 1861 - 04/02/1861 - Collier. Arniston, John Christie, Dalkeith, Mid Lothian. Fall of Coal at face of working.

ALEXANDER Robert - 1860 - 22/10/1860 – Age 20 - Collier. Benstone, Ludovic Houston, Johnstone, Renfrew. Irruption of water from old workings. 5 killed.

ALISON John - 1860 22/10/1860 20 - Collier. Benstone Coal Pit, Ludovic Houston, Johnstone, Renfrew. Irruption of water from old workings. 5 killed.

ALKAR William - 1863 - 19/01/1863 – Age 41 - Collier. Rose Bridge, Case and Morris, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

ALLAN Henry - 1861 - 13/02/1861 - Collier. Dundonald, James A. Naismith, Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of stone from roof.

ALLAN Hugh - 1863 - 04/04/1863 - Miner. Polkemmet No.5 (ironstone), Shotts Iron Co., Bathgate Lanark. Fall of roof at face.

ALLAN John * - 1869 - 18/08/1869 35 Crosby Durham.

ALLAN John - 1863 - 13/09/1863 – Age 30 - Collier. Sunnyside, Archibald Russell, Wishaw, Lanark. Fall of roof while taking out pillars.

ALLAN John - 1863 - 21/01/1863 – Age 33 - Collier. Clackmannan, Clackmannan Coal Co., Clackmannan. Neglected to prop roof at face.

ALLAN John - 1869 - 18/08/1869 – Age 35 - Deputy. Crosby, Mulcaster and Co., Maryport, Cumberland. Fall of stone.

ALLAN William - 1862 - 07/03/1862 - Collier. Tillicoultry James Snowdowne, Tillicoultry, Clackmannan Fall of roof while redding. 2 killed.

ALLAN William - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 36. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and 5 children.

ALLATT George - 1861 - 14/10/1861. High Royd Hall and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ALLCHURCH J. - 1865 - 14/02/1865. Amblecote Hill and Allchurch, Stourbridge, Worcester. Fell part way down the shaft the skip became detached from the foot-hook of the gin rope. 2 killed.

ALLCOCK W. - 1862 - 29/04/1862 – Age 60 – Bondsman. Moat, Moat Colliery Co., Tipton, Stafford. Accidental fall of Coal in thick Coal from a slip.

ALLEN Alfred - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon Colliery, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Single.

ALLEN G. - 1860 - 10/11/1860 – Age 40 – Doggy. Ketley, Mathews and Bond, Kingswinsford, Stafford. Crushed by skip on incline plain.

ALLEN George - 1865 - 27/07/1865 - Collier. Clay Cross, William Jackson and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of bind roof.

ALLEN George - 1869 - 10/06/1869 – Age 33. Ferndale, David Davies and Sons, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas from a blower. 53 killed.

ALLEN George - 1869 - 15/09/1869 – Age 28 - Collier. Tinsley, B Huntsman, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Coal took fire from some unknown source and they were suffocated. Shafts obliged to be sealed. 3 killed.

ALLEN Henry - 1863 - 28/05/1863 – Age 26 - Drawer. Edge Green, Richard Evans and Co., Ashton, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ALLEN Henry - 1867 - 06/12/1867 – Age 26 - Banksman. Choppington, Lambert Nicholson and Co., Blythe, Northumberland. Cage drawn up to pulleys and fell upon him.

ALLEN James - 1861 - 21/07/1861 – Age 40 – Engineer. Nash and Sprinkle Limited Co., Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Entangled in winding machinery. Not regularly employed.

ALLEN John - 1869 - 31/08/1869 – Age 35 – Pitheadman. Cadder (ironstone), Carron Iron Co., Bishopbriggs, Lanark. Was struck by the winding rope in its descent after breaking.

ALLEN Matthew - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth Bamber and Co. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December - 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened an seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

ALLEN Nathaniel - 1865 - 27/12/1865 – Age 35 - Miner. Magnalls, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Coal and earth falling in his place in the Brassey mine.

ALLEN Richard - 1860 - 05/08/1860 - Collier. Freystrop, Sir J. Pakington, Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Fall of roof.

ALLEN Robert - 1866 - 26/04/1866 – Age 23 – Stoker. Cwmbran, John Lawrence, Cwmbran, Monmouth. There was a steam engine underground for the deep workings and the water for generating steam is so very bad that they frequently have to blow right through. For this there was a large Cock but it was unavoidably close to the main horse road. The haulier came out about 2.30 am but unfortunately either his horse ran away or he drove him too fast for on arriving at the boilers the trams flew off the plates and he knocked down the upright pipe to which the Cock was attached and the escape of the steam became so rapid and fierce. Not one of the three men escaped. I have since had double Cocks established so that there is but little possibility of any repetition. 3 killed.

ALLEN Robert - 1866 - 26/04/1866. Cwmbran, Boiler explosion. 3 killed.

ALLEN Robert - 1867 - 31/10/1867 – Age 45 - Hewer. Cramlington, Lamb Potter and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Fell down shaft while ascending.

ALLEN T. - 1863 - 05/02/1863 – Age 24 - Collier. Shelton, Lord Granville, Stoke, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ALLEN Thomas - 1864 - 07/09/1864 – Age 21 - Collier. Cymmer Level, TC Hinde, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas.

ALLEN Thomas - 1868 - 31/08/1868 – Age 14 - Driver. Adelaide, Joseph Pease and Partners, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

ALLEN W. - 1862 - 23/06/1862 - Collier. Ettingshall Lodge, Ettingshall Lodge Colliery Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fell out of skip whilst descending.

ALLEN William - 1865 - 16/06/1865 – Age 28. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar Monmouth. Explosion of carburetted hydrogen gas in the Bedwellty new Colliery. Part of a cross heading had been permitted to fill with firedamp to the extent of between 50 and 60 yards lengthways and was thus allowed to remain for a certain number of days notwithstanding that people occasionally passed and repassed one mouthing of the heading and a lesser one called the ‘Cross hole’. I remark that the Colliers should have been taken from their work and the gas safely dislodged. 26 killed.

ALLEN William - 1869 - 31/08/1869 – Age 53 – Weighman, Fforchaman, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by trucks on surface.

ALLERTON John - 1868 - 27/01/1868 – Bricksetter. Whiston, Wigan and Whiston Coal Co., Prescot, Lancashire. Fell into shaft from surface.

ALLIGHAN J. - 1868 - 20/10/1868 – Age 60 - Labourer. Howley Park, Howley Park Co., Batley, Yorkshire. Fell off waggon of timber while unloading it.

ALLISON Robert - 1867 - 29/03/1867 – Age 56 - Hewer. Bourne Moor, Earl of Durham, Fencehouses, Durham. Fall of stone in a broken jud.

ALLISON Robert - 1869 - 29/03/1869 – Age 71 - Hewer. Low Bitchburn, John Sharp, Darlington, Durham. A shot exploded unexpectedly.

ALLPORT A - 1868 - 17/12/1868 – Age 42 - Deputy. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal about 2cwt.

ALLPORT N. - 1862 - 25/09/1862 – Age 30 - Loader. New Bearmoor, New British Iron Co., Corngreaves, Worcester. Whilst removing some slack from under a large piece of Coal it accidentally rolled over upon him on the 24th. Died this day. Thick Coal pit.

ALLPORT N. - 1866 - 11/01/1866 - Bandsman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Worcestershire. Accidental fall of Coal in thick Coal pit.

ALLSON J. - 1867 - 23/02/1867 – Age 50 - Bandsman. Bradley (ironstone), GB Thorneycroft and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Whilst removing a sprag the roof fell and killed him on the spot.

ALLUDGE Thomas - 1865 - 15/06/1864 – Age 42 - Collier. Glascote, Glascote Coal Co., Tamworth, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ALMES Samuel - 1869 - 13/05/1869 – Age 14 - Driver. Wingate Grange, Executors of J Gully, Ferry Hill, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

ALMOND J. - 1861 - 16/12/1861 – Age 11 - Drawer. Kearsley, Samuel Scowcroft, Manchester, Lancashire. A piece of Coal falling down the shaft from a tub which was being landed at the Old Doe pit.

AMBLER John - 1860 - 22/02/1860. Shelf, Bowling Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

AMBLER William - 1861 - 01/01/1861. Brown moor, Edward Waund, Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the sinking shaft. 2 killed.

AMOR John - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon Colliery, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Married.

AMOS Robert - 1862 - 11/08/1862 – Age 12 - Doorboy. No.6, Darby and Co., Victoria, Monmouth. Going to his work a bit of shale from the roof in the main road came down suddenly and killed him as he was passing. Happened not 50 yards from the bottom. Supposed to be under 12.

AMOS W. - 1866 - 06/01/1866 – Age 56 - Pikeman. Old Moorcroft, Messrs. Lloyds, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal rib and pillar pit.

AMOUR James - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 48 – Bank overman. New Hartley, Messrs., Carrs, Seaton, Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and 5 children.

AMOUR R. - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 14 - Deputy overman. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

AMOUR W - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 14. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

AMSCOUGH William - 1866 - 01/05/1866 - Carpenter. Norley Colliery, Norley Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Falling in the shaft while fixing pumptrees.

ANDERS Henry - 1866 - 04/05/1866 – Age 48. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Little Delph Mine. 13 killed.

ANDERS James - 1863 - 25/07/1863 – Age 56 - Fireman. Laffak, John and Thomas Johnson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Breaking of a jig rope upon an inclined plane.

ANDERS Peter - 1865 - 20/08/1865 – Age 55 - Collier. Croppers Hill, James Radley, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof Coal in Rushy Park mine.

ANDERS Richard - 1866 - 07/07/1866 – Age 34 – Breaks man. Haigh, Wigan Iron and Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed between Coal trucks on the surface.

ANDERS Thomas - 1860 - 20/09/1860 – Age 21 - Collier. Haydock, Richard Evans and Co. St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of top Coal in a pillar 3 yards wide.

ANDERS Thomas - 1866 - 04/05/1866. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Little Delph Mine. 13 killed.

ANDERS Thomas - 1867 - 20/08/1867 - Collier. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Little Delph mines. 14 killed.

ANDERS Thomas - 1867 - 25/03/1867 – Age 20 - Hooker-on. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Something falling down the pit on him.

ANDERSON James - 1865 - 17/02/1865 - Collier. New Hollingwood, Staveley Coal Co., Ltd, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal from shot.

ANDERSON James - 1866 - 14/09/1866 – Age 14 - Boy. Bourtreehill Colliery, Bourtreehill Coal Co., Dreghorn, Ayrshire. Caught between the cage and the side of shaft. Cage lifted without proper signal.

ANDERSON John - 1860 - 08/03/1860 – Age 30 - Drawer. Eglington, William Baird and Co. Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Supposed to have been run over and jammed against a Coal pillar by a hutch heading on a heading road while in the act of lowering it.

ANDERSON John - 1861 - 13/04/1861 – Age 58 - Hewer. Brancepeth, Strakers and Love, Durham. Crushed by tub.

ANDERSON John - 1862 - 28/04/1862 – Age 52- Roadsman. Craigie House, Robert Brown, Ayr, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

ANDERSON John - 1866 - 31/10/1866 – Age 18 - Water leader. Pelton Fell Colliery, Lord Dunsany and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Killed by an explosion of firedamp in the Busty Bank Seam. 24 killed. Single of Pelew Houses.

ANDERSON John - 1869 - 09/04/1869 – Age 50 - Sinker. Castle Eden Colliery, William Co., Castle Eden, Durham. Fell out of kibble.

ANDERSON Thomas - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed, forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened and seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

ANDERSON William - 1862 - 10/03/1862 - Collier. Tillicoultry Colliery, James Snowdowne, Tillicoultry, Clackmannan. Fall of roof while redding. 2 killed.

ANDERSON William - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 17. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

ANDERTON E - 1865 - 12/09/1865 - Collier. California, Kirklees Hall Coal and Iron Co., Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire. The rope breaking by slipping off the drum as they were ascending the pit. It was a Conical or compensating drum without grooves. 8 killed.

ANDERTON James - 1865 - 20/10/1865 – Age 40 - Collier. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ANDERTON John - 1862 - 17/04/1862. Whitwood, Briggs and Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Crushed in shaft.

ANDERTON Thomas - 1868 - 18/05/1868 – Age 39 - Labourer. Rose Bridge, JG Morris, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof while drawing props.

ANDREW Moses - 1868 - 30/09/1868. Wynnstay, New British Iron Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Explosion of gas. 10 killed 13 injured.

ANDREW Thomas - 1864 - 11/11/1864 - Miner. Haughton, Thomas Shaw Haughton, Lancashire. Bin earth falling in the Hard mine. Died 18th Jan. 1865.

ANDREW Thomas - 1869 - 13/02/1869 – Age 21 - Hewer. Seaham, Earl Vane, Sunderland, Durham. Fall of stone.
ANDREWS D. - 1862 - 22/05/1862 – Age 14 - Collier. New Field, Messrs. Bagnall, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Fall of roof rock in the yard Coal from between two slips. The father of Andrews was the butty. 2 killed.

ANDREWS Nicholas - 1863 - 02/12/1863 – Age 27 – Brakesman. Shotton, Haswell Coal Co., Hartlepool, Durham. Falling down shaft.

ANGLES J.J. - 1861 - 07/06/1861 – Age 13 – Greaser. Adventure Rainton, Marchioness of Londonderry, Houghton, Durham. Crushed between locomotive engine tender and waggons.

ANGLESEY William - 1868 - 14/01/1868 – Filler. Ewloe Hall, Ewloe Hall Coal Co., Buckley, Mold, Flint. Explosion of gas.

ANGUS James - 1865 - 29/11/1865 – Age 61- Roadsman. Holmes, John Horne, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

ANIBLE J. - 1860 - 03/09/1860 – Age 20 - Miner. Kilburn, J. Ray, Belper, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft from half way owing to the descending cage being forced out of the guides with a piece of timber which the deceased took with him. 4 killed.

ANNETTS James - 1861 - 26/02/1861 – Age 13 - Collier. Crump Meadow, A Goold and Co., Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fell 21 yards (from scaffold station) to the bottom of the shaft and was drowned.

ANSLOW J. - 1861 - 28/10/1861 – Age 21 - Pikeman. Bridge (ironstone), Lloyd and Povey, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of gubbin ironstone measures. He neglected to sprag whilst holing as required by special rule 28.

ANSLOW W. - 1864 - 23/04/1864 – Age 22 - Banksman. Essington, S Mills, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Neglected to turn stop block and pushed skip into pit shaft and followed it.

ANTHONY John - 1869 - 24/12/1869 – Age 13 - Collier. Shipley, AM Mundey, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal (soft Coal pit).

ANTHONY William - 1869 - 02/01/1869 – Pitman. Gwendraeth, David Watney, Llanelly, Carmarthen. Killed by falling down shaft whilst engaged in regulating the flow of water.

APPLEBY Thomas - 1869 - 18/02/1869 - 24 - Hewer. Tudhoe, Weardale Iron and Coal Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Run over by set on engine plane.

APPLETON Alice - 1866 - 15/03/1866 – Age 16 - Coal cleaner. Rainford, Walmsley and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Attempting to cross the line when the trucks were moving. Female.

APPLETON Joseph - 1868 - 26/06/1868 – Age 18 - Waggoner. Bardsley, Bardsley Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Shale from roof breaking the timbering about 10yds from the face of the work as he and the Collier were underneath with a waggon.

APPLETON Samuel - 1865 - 18/11/1865 – Age 50 - Collier. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of Coal near vault.

APPLETON Thomas - 1863 - 02/10/1863 – Age 45 - Sinker. Gerards Bridge, Caldwell and McCormack, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fell from scaffold while repairing shaft.

ARBRINGTON John - 1867 - 20/01/1867 – Age 28 - Collier. Glascote Colliery, Firmstone, Tamworth, Staffordshire. Fall of roof Coal.

ARBUCKLE George - 1864 - 29/10/1864 – Age 25 - Collier. Skellyton, Hamilton and McCulloch, Lanarkshire. Fall of top Coal.

ARBUCKLE George - 1869 - 01/07/1869 - Collier. Netherton, Scott and Gilmour, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Fall of stone at face.

ARCHBOLD William - 1860 - 19/11/1860 – Age 12 - Mason. Thornley, T. Wood and Co. Darlington, Durham. Fall of stone.

ARCHER George - 1865 - 31/01/1865 – Age 40 - Banksman. Birley Vale, Sheffield, Coal Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fell down shaft.

ARCHER William - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Talk o’th’ Hill, North Stafford Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of gas. 92 killed.

ARCHIBALD Thomas - 1868 - 13/11/1868 – Age 14 - Drawer. Prestongrange, Sir George Suttie, Prestonpans, East Lothian. The roof fell on him while pushing his tub out main road.

ARDERN H. - 1862 - 05/05/1862 – Age 16 - Jigger. Norbury, Clayton and Brooke, Stockport, Cheshire. Waggon ran over him on brow.

ARFORD John - 1863 - 17/10/1863. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Port Talbot, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 39 killed.

ARGUST Thomas - 1861 - 09/08/1861 – Age 13 - Collier. Gelligaled, Crawshay Bailey MP, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

ARGYLE Richard - 1866 – 31/10/1866 – Age 13 – Coupler. Pelton, Lord Dunsany and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Killed by an explosion of firedamp in the Busty Bank Seam. 24 killed. Of Pit Houses.

ARKINSTALL T - 1869 - 23/08/1869 – Age 34 - Collier. Priors, Lee Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

ARKLEY R. - 1862 - 05/04/1862 – Age 42- Sinker. Hall Field, FJ Smith, Hanley, Staffordshire. Fell off a scaffold in the shaft.

ARKLEY Thomas - 1862 - 04/08/1862 – Age 50. Way-wright Nicholson’s, Marchioness of Londonderry Rainton, Durham. Crushed by tubs on the engine plane.

ARMFIELD Joseph - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 17. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

ARMFIELD Robert - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 17. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

ARMITAGE Alfred - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened an seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

ARMITAGE Thomas - 1860 - 09/06/1860 - A Boy. Wrenthorpe, Micklethwaite and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

ARMITAGE William - 1862 - 08/02/1862. Babes in the Wood, Crawshaw and Co., Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Falling down sinking shaft.

ARMOUR Richard - 1869 15/09/1869 32 - Labourer. Burnbank Boyd, Gilmour and Co., Galston, Ayrshire. Fall of roof at face.

ARMSON Frank - 1867 - 24/09/1867 – Age 39 - Collier. Bretby, Earl of Chesterfield, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Blasting powder.

ARMSTRONG E. - 1866 - 20/08/1866 – Age 17 - Miner. Priors Lee (ironstone), Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ARMSTRONG Edward - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 12. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

ARMSTRONG J T - 1862 - 01/10/1862 – Age 12 - Waggoner. Peel, Matthew Bennett and Brothers, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in the Trencherbone mine. 2 killed.

ARMSTRONG J. - 1860 - 22/02/1860 – Age 32 - Shaftsman. Staveley, R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft from surface.

ARMSTRONG John (injured) - 1864 - 09/08/1864 - Shifter. Seghill, Laycock and Co., Seghill, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 6 killed.

ARMSTRONG John - 1860 - 16/04/1860 – Age 51 - Collier. Hillhead, John Gilmour and Co. Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. By going onto the cage at the pit bottom when it was in motion and got crushed between it and the shaft.

ARMSTRONG John - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 10. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

ARMSTRONG John - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 36. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. He left a wife and two children.

ARMSTRONG John - 1864 - 27/09/1864 – Age 13 - Boy. New Beechwood, Charles Seeley, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Run over on incline.

ARMSTRONG John - 1865 - 17/11/1865 – Age 46 - Roadsman. Canonbie, Duke of Buccleuch, Canonbie, Dumfries Fall of roof while taking out wood.

ARMSTRONG John - 1869 - 26/12/1869 – Age 66 – Screener. Walbottle, RO Lamb and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Fell off screens.

ARMSTRONG R. or G. - 1867 - 07/02/1867 – Age 12 – Doorkeeper. Thornley, London Steam Colliery and Coal Co., Ferry Hill Durham. Killed by a set of tubs in the engine plane, while getting off. Riding contrary to rules.

ARMSTRONG Robert - 1864 - 29/09/1864 – Age 14 – Ponyputter, Thornley, Thornley, Coal Co., Thornley, Durham. Fall of stone.

ARMSTRONG Thomas * - 1866 - 18/03/1866. Cambois, Durham.

ARMSTRONG Thomas - 1865 - 01/05/1865 – Age 20 - Fireman. Haswell, Haswell Coal Co., Haswell, Durham. Explosion of underground boiler. 4 killed.

ARMSTRONG William - 1868 - 15/05/1868 – Age 54 - Collier. Brimelow Fields, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ARNOLD George - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened and seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

ARNOLD J. - 1867 - 26/07/1867 – Age 34 – Stoker. Car House, Rhodes and Harvey, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Corf falling on him from pit heap.

ARNOLD John - 1867 - 15/02/1867. Cwm Lickey Coal Pit. Fall of a large stone.

ARNOLD Matthew - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened and seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

ARNOLD T - 1868 - 14/10/1868 – Age 42 - Assistant Deputy. Spring, Vale Union Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal the too frequent result of neglecting to timber.

ARNOLD Thomas - 1863 - 26/06/1863 – Age 18 - Collier. Park Thomas and Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 6 killed. Proceedings instituted before magistrates for a violation of the 1st General Rule not have been sufficient ventilation. Penalty of £40 imposed.

ARNOT W. - 1863 - 22/11/186 – Age 31 – Engineer. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Fell out of the horse (or cradle) down pumping pit shaft.

ARTHUR Samuel - 1869 - 11/11/1869 – Age 11 - Collier. Hendreforgan, Alexander Bain, Ystalyfera, Glamorgan. Killed by explosion of gas. 6 killed.

ARTHUR William - 1866 - 13/12/1866 - Boy. Talk o’th’ Hill, North Stafford Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of gas. 92 killed.

ARUNDALE George - 1867 - 22/02/1867 – Age 37 - Collier. Victoria, Messrs. Hudson and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

ASHALL Peter - 1869 - 12/07/1869 – Age 32 – Day Labourer. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof while setting timber. 2 killed.

ASHBURN Isaac - 1868 - 20/04/1868 – Age 44 – Overman. Asby, Asby Coal Co., Arlecdon, Cumberland. Explosion of gas.

ASHCROFT Henry - 1865 - 30/05/1865 – Age 22 - Collier. Tawd Vale, Tawd Vale Colliery Co., Ormskirk, Lancashire. Fall of Coal in Main Delf.

ASHCROFT James - 1861 - 01/11/1861 – Age 15 - Collier. Shevington, John Tayleur and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 13 killed.

ASHCROFT John - 1861 - 01/11/1861 – Age 47 - Collier. Shevington, John Tayleur and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 13 killed.

ASHCROFT John - 1867 - 09/04/1867 – Age 16 – Horsedriver. Bistree Co., l. Tomkinson, Mold, Flint. Run over on tramway above ground.

ASHCROFT John - 1869 - 01/04/1869 – Age 12 - Pony driver. High Brooks, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 37 killed.

ASHCROFT Solomon - 1861 - 01/11/1861 – Age 13 - Collier. Shevington, John Tayleur and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 13 killed.

ASHMAN J. - 1863 - 08/12/1863 – Age 59 - Pikeman. Dudley, Port Dunn and Ganner, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of shale in thin mine. Injured 24th Nov. died this day.

ASHMAN Thomas - 1868 - 29/05/1868 – Age 21 - Collier. No.9, Ebbw Vale Co., Ltd., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Fall of bell mould by which he was severely injured, he died next day.

ASHMAN W - 1869 - 20/03/1869 - Pikeman. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Supposed to have been suffocated by carbonic acid gas.

ASHMORE John - 1861 - 11/06/1861 – Age 13 – Trammer. Clay Cross, William Jackson and Partners, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Suffocated in the No.2 black shale pit in consequence of an inundation of water from old workings. Sealed him up for 22 days. 23 killed.

ASHMORE John - 1869 - 13/02/1869 – Age 56 - Collier. Axe Edge, Buxton Lime Co., Buxton, Derbyshire. Run over on underground incline. Chain breaking.

ASHMORE Samuel - 1861 - 11/06/1861 – Age 21 - Miner. Clay Cross, William Jackson and Partners, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Suffocated in the No.2 black shale pit in consequence of an inundation of water from old workings. Sealed him up for 22 days. 23 killed.

ASHON William - 1864 - 02/07/1864 – Age 54 - Miner. Ashton’s Field, Bridgewater Trust, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Coal falling on him in the Trencherbone mine. Died 5th.

ASHTON Henry - 1867 - 15/10/1867 – Age 22 - Collier. Calder, Charles Wheatley, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of stone.

ASHTON J - 1862 - 07/08/1862 – Age 42 - Pikeman. Cockshutts, Aston and Shaw, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in new mine Coal. He, contrary to deputy’s orders, removed the building or Cogging from under the Coal on the roadside and thereby lost his life.

ASHTON Stephen - 1868 - 25/11/1868 – Age 40 - Collier. Little Mountain, Little Mountain Colliery Co., Buckley, Mold, Flint. Fall of Coal.

ASHTON William - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 22. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

ASHURST Henry - 1869 - 24/08/1869 – Age 44 - Collier. Tawd Vale, Tawd Vale Colliery Co., Ormskirk, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASHURST James - 1862 - 27/09/1862 – Age 42 - Fireman. Pemberton, Messrs. Blundell and Sons, Pemberton, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASHURST John - 1860 - 07/04/1860 – Age 29 - Collier. Pemberton, Messrs. Blundell and Sons, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the 4 foot mine.

ASHURST John - 1868 - 19/02/1868 – Age 20 – Brakesman. Springs, Pearson and Knowles, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by Coal truck above ground.

ASHURST Thomas - 1868 - 25/11/1868. Hindley Green, John Scowcroft and Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 62 killed.

ASHURST William - 1867 - 08/03/1867 – Age 34 - Miner. How Bridge, 6 Feet, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Roof earth falling.

ASHWOOD William - 1868 - 24/07/1868 – Age 58 - Miner. Faskine No.8, W Baird and Co., Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Was struck by his pinch which slipped while he was forcing a piece of ironstone from the face.

ASHWORTH Charles - 1869 - 17/02/1869 – Age 38 - Miner. Hartford, Oldham, Middleton and Rochdale Co., Ltd Oldham, Lancashire. Roof stone falling.

ASHWORTH David - 1867 - 18/08/1867 – Age 14 – Stoker. Martholme, Richard Fort MP, Accrington, Lancashire. Falling down winding shaft. He had not noticed the Engineman raise the cage taking with it the self-acting fence. He pushed a waggon into the pit and followed it.

ASHWORTH James - 1867 - 11/01/1867 – Age 37 - Coal Miner. Rhodes Bank, Leeses, Jones and Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Stone falling upon him whilst drawing props.

ASHWORTH James - 1868 - 27/11/1868 – Age 45 - Miner. Burnt Hills, Executors of John Hargreaves, Wholaw Nook, Lancashire. Roof falling as he was taking out a prop.

ASHWORTH John - 1867 - 16/05/1867 - Ticket Boy. Radcliffe Moor, Thomas Fletcher Bradley, Fold, Lancashire. Caught by the wheels of the winding engine. Died in Manchester, Infirmary.

ASKERLEY John - 1864 - 05/05/1864 – Age 42. Leasingthorne, Durham.
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ASKINS G - 1869 - 08/05/1869 – Age 22 - Pikeman. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Accidentally buried by fall of roof and shut in thick coal pit.

ASPEY J. - 1861 - 22/05/1861 – Age 40 – Pitman. Agecroft, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. A piece of timber which was being lowered slipped from the rope and fell on him as he was putting horse-trees in the shaft.

ASPEY Peter - 1865 - 08/11/1865 - Labourer. Norley, Norley Colliery Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of Coal in which a shot had been fired.

ASPEY William - 1861 - 03/08/1861 – Age 46 - Collier. Norley, Norley Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASPINAL Thomas - 1863 - 25/05/1863 – Age 35 - Sinker. Tunnel, John Taylor and Son, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire. From injuries received while drilling out of a charge that had misfired.

ASPINALL Edward - 1862 - 27/09/1862 – Age 44 - Labourer. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington and Sons, St. Helens, Lancashire. Collapsing of the pit. 2 killed.

ASPINALL George - 1866 - 11/01/1866 – Age 40 - Collier. Meadows, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Haigh, Wigan, Lancashire. A shot exploded before he could get away.

ASPINALL R. - 1862 - 12/03/1862 – Age 12 - Driver. Lever, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Little Lever, Lancashire. Found with his waggons drawn against him by the Pony between Hacken pit and the canal.

ASPINALL William - 1867 - 28/01/1867 – Age 27 - Collier. Hindley, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ASTBURY G. - 1864 - 02/05/1864 – Age 50- Sinker. St. Georges J Poultney, Wellington, Shropshire. Rope breaking.

ASTLE R. - 1861 - 11/06/1861 - Collier. Clifton and Kearsley, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Clifton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Wet Earth pit. Died 5th July 2 others injured.

ASTLEY J. - 1861 - 06/03/1861 - Hanger-on. Foxyards, T. Creswell, Tipton, Staffordshire. A piece of Coal fell from an ascending skip. He had no business in the bottom of the shaft when loaded or empty skips were being raised or lowered therein.

ASTON B. - 1867 - 02/09/1867 - Deputy. Grange Aston and Co., Oldbury, Worcester. Whilst in the act of removing timber props he was smothered in gateroad. A life lost to save a stick of timber worth sixpence.

ASTON R - 1868 - 18/08/1868 – Age 40 - Pikeman. Old Park, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcester. Premature explosion of shot brought down a fall of coal on him.

ASTON W. - 1864 - 19/03/1864 – Age 56 - Pikeman. Ettingshall Lodge (ironstone), Ettingshall Lodge Colliery, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of rock in ironstone measures.

ASTONS Thomas - 1867 - 16/03/1867 – Age 22- Sinker. Park, D Davis and Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by a stone falling from the side of the shaft.

ATACK George - 1868 - 16/04/1868 – Age 18 - Driver. Preston, J Bower and Sons, Leeds, Yorkshire. Run over by tubs.

ATCHINSON or ATKINSON Abraham - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 20. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

ATHERSMITH J. - 1862 - 08/12/1862 – Age 21 - Pikeman. Hatherton, WF Fryer, Walsall, Staffordshire. Accidental fall of Coal from between two slips not previously seen.

ATHERSMITH W. - 1869 - 12/07/1869 - Pikeman. Hatherton, G and R Thomas, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Suffocated by carbonic acid gas.

ATHERSMITH William - 1860 - 03/02/1860 – Age 21 - Pikeman. Rough Wood, F.C. Perry, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of rocky binds over the 5-feet Coal. They had fired a shot and went too quickly under the roof to see the effect when the stone suddenly fell on them. 2 killed.

ATHERTON, ? - 1867 - 13/06/1867 – Age 19 – Brakesman. Rose Bridge, John G Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling off the loco above ground.

ATHERTON, J. - 1861 - 18/09/1861 – Age 26 - Collier. Stoneclough, Knowles and Scott, Stoneclough, Lancashire. Fall of Coal while holing in the Trencherbone pit, River side pit. 2 killed.

ATHERTON, James - 1867 - 20/05/1867 – Age 61 - Hooker-on. Orrell, WH Brancker, Wigan, Lancashire. A waggon wheel falling upon him in the pit upon the surface.

ATHERTON, John - 1860 - 05/09/1860 – Age 30 - Collier. Shevington, John Tayleur, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

ATHERTON, Peter - 1860 - 05/04/1860 – Age 35 – Daywageman. Norley, Norley Coal Co., Pemberton, Wigan, Lancashire. He fell from the cage whilst repairing conductors.

ATHERTON, T. - 1861 - 18/09/1861 – Age 29 - Collier. Stoneclough, Knowles and Scott, Stoneclough, Lancashire. Fall of Coal while holing in the Trencherbone pit, River side pit. 2 killed.

ATHERTON, Thomas - 1862 - 08/05/1862 - Collier. Orrell, William Hill Brancker and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ATHEY John - 1869 - 04/03/1869 – Age 27 - Hewer. Montagu Main, William Benson, Newcastle, Northumberland. Fall of Coal and stone.

ATKINS John - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 27. Ferndale, David Davies and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas through one of the deceased taking the top off his lamp and exposing a naked light. 178 killed.

ATKINS Samuel - 1864 - 19/11/1864 – Age 55 - Collier. Clay Cross, William Jackson M.P., and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

ATKINSON A. - 1868 - 09/01/1868 – Age 15 – Trammer. Hollingthorp, Cliff Coal and Fireclay Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Crushed by tubs at the bottom of an incline through a chain breaking.

ATKINSON Abraham - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 20. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and four children the youngest of which was four months old.

ATKINSON Charles - 1867 - 13/02/1867 – Age 30 - Collier. Thrybergh Hall, Thrybergh Hall Coal Co., Kilnhurst, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

ATKINSON George - 1867 - 14/06/1867 – Age 19 - Fireman. Mickley Cookson, Liddell and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Caught by drum of hauling engine.

ATKINSON George - 1868 - 10/10/1868 – Age 48 – Horsekeeper. Beamish, James Joyce and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham. Breaking of pit rope.

ATKINSON Isaac - 1869 - 20/04/1869 – Age 20 - Waggoner. New Watergate and Peel Hall, James and William Roscoe, Little Hulton Lancashire. Suffocated by firedamp which became accumulated in Consequence of the roof having fallen and closed the airway and into which he incautiously entered to oil a wheel past the danger signal.

ATKINSON J. - 1860 - 13/02/1860 – Age 16 - Collier. Cinderhill, Thomas H. Stirrup, Longton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

ATKINSON John - 1862 14/08/1862 26 Onsetter North Hetton, North Hetton, Coal Co., Moorsley, Durham. Fell down shaft from hanging on at Main
coal.

ATKINSON John - 1865 - 04/03/1865 – Age 18 - Collier. Cinderhill, Thomas North, Nottinghamshire. Fall of bind (worked as a Collier about 4 months).

ATKINSON Joseph - 1862 - 22/11/1862. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed. Single man, lived with his parents in New Row, brother of Thomas.

ATKINSON Joseph - 1869 - 05/10/1869 – Age 23 – Blacksmith. Eldon, Samuel Smithson and Partners, Darlington, Durham. Fall of stone.

ATKINSON Matthew - 1865 - 28/04/1865 – Age 45 - Hewer. Iveston Pit, Consett Iron Co., Consett, Durham. Fall of stone.

ATKINSON Moses - 1868 - 02/11/1868 – Age 24 - Sinker. Black Lane, Rylands and Sons, Radcliffe, Lancashire. The brickwork of the shaft which they had put in gave way. They were aware that the bottom had become loosened by two shots and they had just gone down to make an examination. The rings above ought to have been plugged underneath, or to have rested on solid ground at the back part. 3 killed.

ATKINSON or ATCHINSON Abraham - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 20. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

ATKINSON Phillip - 1867 - 01/06/1867 – Age 13 - Putter. Washington Bell, Kimpster and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Overwinding. 10 killed.

ATKINSON S. - 1861 - 08/02/1861 - Boy. Clifton, & Kearsley, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Clifton, Lancashire. Sprained foot on railway. Died 20th.

ATKINSON Simeon - 1866 - 14/11/1866 – Age 12. Taker-off Linnyshaw Colliery, Bridgewater Trust, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Run over by two waggons on a self-acting plane. The waggons being the front ones of the train had got off the rails and he and another boy without waiting for a man to arrive from the top of the plane, put them on again without noticing they were uncoupled.

ATKINSON Thomas * - 1862 - 22/11/1862. Walker, Durham.

ATKINSON Thomas - 1862 - 22/11/1862. Wood Leader, Walker NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed. Single man, brother of Joseph.

ATKINSON William - 1864 - 01/03/1864 – Brakesman. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed on the surface railway between two loaded Coal trucks.

ATKINSON William - 1869 - 28/03/1869 – Age 53 - Shifter. Walker Lambert and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

ATMORE Thomas - 1861 - 28/03/1861. Altofts, Pope and Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

ATSON Robert - 1869 - 08/10/1869 – Age 35- Sinker. Peep O’Day (ironstone), Monkland Iron and Steel Co., Airdrie Lanarkshire. Got entangled with the crank of the pumping engine.

ATTEY Christopher - 1861 - 07/08/1861 – Age 36 - Deputy. Charlaw, Hunter and Richardson, Durham. Fall of stone while drawing a jud.

AUBERY Joseph - 1865 09/01/1865 23 Haulier Oakwood English Copper Co., Taibach, Glamorgan. Crushed by trams.

AUSTIN F. – 1867 - 06/05/1867 – Age 28. Shelton (ironstone), Earl Granville, Hanley, Staffordshire. Premature explosion of shot.

AUSTIN J - 1869 - 04/06/1869 – Age 27 - Collier. Shelton, Earl Granville, Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

AUSTIN Samuel - 1860 - 14/05/1860 - A Boy. Quaker Lane, Mr. John Sheard, Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by a steam engine.

AUSTIN William - 1866 - 24/07/1866 – Age 32 - Collier. Blaenavon, Blaenavon Iron Co., Blaenavon, Monmouth. Killed in the Garn slope workings by fall of stone from the roof.

AVERY or ABERY Edward - 1860 - 03/01/1860 - Deputy. Lumley, 2nd. Earl of Durham, Durham. Explosion of gas.

AVEYARD Joseph - 1869 - 26/05/1869 – Age 40 - Labourer. West Ardsley, West Yorkshire. Iron and Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by waggon.

AXON Jubel - 1867 - 11/07/1867 – Age 18 - Engineman. Edmund Main, J Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Caught by circular saw.

AYRES William - 1861 - 24/01/1861 – Age 18 - Collier. Ashton Vale, Knight and Abbotts, Bristol, Somerset. Injured on 18th by a fall of Coal and died this day.

AYTON Robert - 1867 - 10/05/1867 – Age 22 - Collier. Garforth, Silkstone Fall Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of stone.

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