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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

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BABLE Murty - 1862 - 19/10/1862 – Age 27 - Drawer. Abercorn No.2 (ironstone), Merry and Cunningham, Paisley, Renfrew. Run over by a full hutch on the drawing road.

BACON John - 1861 - 30/11/1861 – Age 36 - Enginewright. Swannington, William Norswick, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Falling down the shaft from scaffold near surface. 3 killed.

BADDELEY H. - 1866 - 30/03/1866 – Age 19 - Collier. Bank Top, James Stott, Burslem, Staffordshire. Fall from side.

BADDELEY W - 1865 - 17/10/1865 – Age 50 - Collier. Woodshotts, JE Heathcote, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Lowered into sump and crushed.

BADDERLEY J. - 1863 - 10/11/1863 – Age 23 - Collier. Clough Hall, Kinnersley and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. Died Jan - 1864.

BADDERLEY S. - 1867 - 05/07/1867 – Age 22 - Collier. Biddulph Valley, Robert Heath, Congleton, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

BADGER John - 1860 - 27/11/1860 – Age 36 - Fireman. Bredisholm, John Young, Baillieston, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at a Coal pillar.

BADGER William - 1860 - 30/05/1860 – Age 11 - Dirt carrier. Bradley, Thorneycroft, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of fireclay ‘holers’ in the new mine and fireclay coal.

BADHAM James - 1860 - 20/10/1860 – Age 11- Doorboy. Malton, Williamson, Tenby, Pembroke. Explosion of gas defective ventilation, was summoned before magistrates and fined. 3 killed.

BAFF John - 1867 - 11/05/1867 – Age 39 - Collier. Springbank, Springbank Coal Co., Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of Coal.

BAGAN Thomas - 1862 - 06/01/1862 – Age 14 - Pony Putter. Whitlee, Bolckow and Vaughan, Crook, Durham. Crushed by his tubs while riding on shafts.

BAGLEY J. - 1862 - 27/05/1862 – Age 29 – Bondsman. Bell Farm, T and L Badger, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal pit occasioned by a slip in the solid rib which had not been discovered.

BAGNALL Emmanuel - 1866 - 18/05/1866 – Age 20 - Collier. Cwm, Tylery, South Wales Co., Ltd., Monmouth. Explosion of gas. A canvas sheet or door turned it into its channel and was imperfect. Gas accumulated and fired at the younger Bagnall’s naked light. Died 1st June. 2 killed.

BAGNALL John - 1866 - 18/05/1866 – Age 55 - Collier. Cwm, Tylery South Wales Co., Ltd., Monmouth. Explosion of gas. A canvas sheet or door turned it into its channel and was imperfect. Gas accumulated and fired at the younger Bagnall’s naked light. Died 24th. 2 killed.

BAGNALL George - 1860 08/07/1860 - A Boy. Low Elsecar, Earl Fitzwilliam, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Crushed by Corves in the mine.

BAGNELL Thomas - 1865 - 11/09/1865 – Age 56 - Collier. Llantwit, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

BAGOTT W - 1868 - 15/12/1868 – Age 48 - Deputy. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal whilst removing a prop to fire a shot.

BAGSHAW H. - 1863 - 13/08/1863 - Miner. Madeley Court (ironstone), WO Foster, Wellington, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp.

BAID John - 1861 - 12/03/1861 - Collier. Stevenson, Stevenson, Coal Co. Holytown, Lanarkshire. Crushed by waggons.

BAILEY C. - 1863 - 22/11/1863 - Collier. Foley, WH Sparrow and Son, Longton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

BAILEY C. - 1868 - 03/01/1868- Labourer. Bucknall, Bucknall Co. Hanley, Staffordshire. Fell 28ft into sinking pit while pumping.

BAILEY David – 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 27. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 perSons, killed.

BAILEY George - 1862 - 07/04/1862 – Age 17 - Trammer. Kettlebrook, Messrs. Dumulo and Co., Tamworth, Staffordshire. Crushed between trams.

BAILEY J - 1863 - 17/11/1863 – Age 34 – Bondsman. Hateley Heath (ironstone), T Millership, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fell down shaft. 2 killed.

BAILEY J - 1864 - 02/05/1864 – Age 19 - Collier. Old Brownhills, W Harrison, Walsall, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

BAILEY J - 1867 - 08/09/1867 – Age 45 - Miner. Chesterton (ironstone), Silverdale Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Stone fell out of bowk in shaft.

BAILEY J. - 1860 - 16/04/1860 - Collier. Dawley, Coalbrookdale Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

BAILEY J. - 1861 - 21/08/1861 – Age 9 - Driver. Old Park, Old Park Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Crushed between two skeps.

BAILEY J. - 1862 - 14/03/1862 - Miner. Spout (ironstone), Old Park Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

BAILEY J. - 1862 - 25/09/1862 – Age 52 – Engineer. Hinkshay (ironstone), B Botfield, Wellington, Shropshire. Bursting boiler.

BAILEY J. - 1862 - 29/05/1862 – Age 40 - Hooker-on. Stowe Heath, W and J Sparrow, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. He was struck by a piece pf Coal which fell down the shaft from an ascending skip. He had no business at the bottom of the shaft during the ascent or descent of the skips.

BAILEY J. - 1863 - 18/04/1863 – Age 22 - Pikeman. Highfields, Fowler and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal caused by a bump or subsidence of the strata. The fall overtook him as he was trying to escape. The deputy had furnished him with a charge of blasting powder which he had neglected to use otherwise he might have saved his life.

BAILEY J. - 1864 - 22/10/1864 - Loader. Ravens Lane, Leighton and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

BAILEY J. - 1865 - 17/07/1865 – Age 13 - Collier. Horsley, Bedford and Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Fell down pit shaft on the instant he put his foot into the bowk to descend.

BAILEY J.B. - 1869 - 08/07/1869 - Horsedriver. Cannock and Rugeley, Cannock and Rugeley Colliery Co., Rugeley, Staffordshire. Fall of roof in thin Coal mine.

BAILEY John - 1862 - 07/02/1862 – Age 27 - Collier. Brynn Hall, Smith and Co., Ashton, Nr. Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BAILEY John - 1866 - 15/10/1866 - Bricksetter. Springs, Wigan Iron and Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Falling from the top of a new engine house at the surface.

BAILEY John - 1869 - 27/06/1869 – Age 20- Sinker. Wheldale, Wheldale Coal Co., Castleford, Yorkshire. Fell out of skips while descending a sinking pit.

BAILEY T. - 1862 - 25/03/1862 – Age 22 - Pikeman. Bilston, New Messrs. Williams Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal whilst holing in the new mine and fireclay Coals from between two slips not previously discovered.

BAILEY W - 1865 - 10/07/1865 – Age 40. Reeve Old Park, Old Park Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

BAILEY W - 1868 - 06/08/1868 – Age 15 - Trammer. St Johns, Burnley’s executors, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

BAILEY W - 1868 - 22/08/1868 – Age 13 – Hurrier. Stockbridge, S Fox and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Waggon which brings the tubs from the bottom of incline to surface broke and part of it went back down the incline striking him.

BAILEY W. - 1869 - 08/01/1869 – Age 35 - Collier. Lilleshall, Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of Coal.

BAINBRIDGE C.W. - 1861 - 03/04/1861 – Age 22 – Screener. Brandon, Strakers and Love, Durham. Crushed by surface waggons on the branches.

BAINBRIDGE John - 1864 - 10/02/1864 – Age 27 - Deputy. Nettlesworth, Jonasson, and Elliot, Chester-le-Street Durham. Fall of stone drawing a judd.

BAINES C. W - 1861 - 01/11/1861 – Age 24 - Miner. Gresley Wood, Messrs. Smedley and Church, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

BAINES J. - 1860 - 13/11/1860 – Age 53 - Collier. Haughton, Thomas Shaw, Haughton, Lancashire. Fall of roof, Hard mine.

BAINES John - 1863 - 23/12/1863 - Boy. Darley Main, Darley Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Crushed by Corves in mine.

BAINES Robert - 1861 - 30/10/1861 – Age 17 - Collier. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling down the pit.

BAIRD J. - 1867 - 30/11/1867 – Age 40 - Collier. Balquhatstone, John Watson, Slamannan, Stirling. Fell down pit. He thought the Engineman was going too quick and jumped from the cage at the surface. Other two men got out of cage unhurt. There had been no cause for alarm.

BAIRD J. - 1869 - 29/05/1869 – Age 24 - Deputy. Baptist End, Messrs. Dunn, Netherton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal pit.

BAKER C. - 1869 - 24/06/1869 – Age 40 – Bondsman, Lane Head Bridge, J Hawkins, Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of rock from roof in a thin Coal pit.

BAKER E - 1865 - 27/11/1865 – Age 40 - Pikeman. New Bearmoor, New British Iron Co., Corngreaves, Worcestershire. Fall of clod and rock in thick Coal measures gate road.

BAKER Edward - 1867 - 17/04/1867 – Age 13 - Drawer. Nant Westminster, Westminster Colliery Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Falling down the pit from the surface.

BAKER George - 1862 - 08/12/1862. Edmunds Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of inflammable gas and vapours which were given off by a burning Coal seam. 59 killed.

BAKER H. - 1866 - 14/04/1866 - Pikeman. Bentley (ironstone), Chillington Co., Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of blue flat measures.

BAKER J. - 1861 - 09/11/1861 – Age 60 - Hooker-on. Dacey Hill, Skelding and Edwards, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. A piece of batt fell from descending skip whilst he was wrongfully standing in the bottom of the pit.

BAKER J. - 1861 - 21/08/1861 - Pikeman. Shunt End, John Bradley and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Premature explosion of gunpowder whilst firing a shot in the thick Coal gateroad.

BAKER J. - 1869 - 15/05/1869 – Age 25 - Pikeman. Saltwell (ironstone), Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Staffordshire. Fall of ironstone measures whilst holing.

BAKER John - 1868 - 09/04/1868 – Age 50 - Banksman. Norton, R Heath, Burslem, Staffordshire. Fell down pit.

BAKER Joseph - 1864 - 11/01/1864 - Collier. Bridge End, Jackson, and Jones, Pensnett, Staffordshire. Fell part way down the shaft. A waggon horse walked into the pit, and fell heavily upon the skip in which they were descending and snapped the band chain. A permanent fence would have prevented this accident. 6 killed.

BAKER Paul - 1867 - 18/09/1867 – Age 33 - Collier. Glebe, Challinor and Co., Fenton, Staffordshire. Fell off water tub.

BAKER T. - 1865 - 17/02/1865 – Age 14 - Collier. Groveland, J Bagnall and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. Crushed upon underground incline whilst improperly riding on skip.

BAKER Thomas - 1861 - 03/10/1861 – Age 32 - Collier. Parkfield, Wethered Cossham and Co., Pucklechurch, Gloucester. Sudden fall of stone overhead.

BAKER Thomas - 1863 - 06/03/1863 – Age 36. Coxlodge Colliery, Coxlodge, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Of Cawsey End left a wife and 2 children.

BAKER W - 1868 - 24/11/1868 – Age 44 - Hooker-on. Tipton Moat, Tipton Moat Colliery Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Crushed by the cage while he was improperly standing at the bottom.

BAKER Zachery - 1864 - 11/01/1864 - Collier. Bridge End, Jackson, and Jones, Pensnett, Staffordshire. Fell part way down the shaft. A waggon horse walked into the pit, and fell heavily upon the skip in which they were descending and snapped the band chain. A permanent fence would have prevented this accident. 6 killed.

BAKEWELL Joseph - 1866 - 21/08/1866 – Age 13 - Boy. Highfield, Oakthorpe Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Entangled with self-acting incline chain and drum.

BALDWIN Daniel - 1863 - 17/10/1863 – Age 11- Labourer. Dean Wood, Edward Baldwin, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire. Fell off a bridge on the surface.

BALDWIN Joseph - 1864 - 16/06/1864 – Age 33 - Miner. Rowley, Executors of John Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Roof falling as he was removing couplings to make place for arching.

BALDWIN Thomas - 1866 - 28/09/1866 – Age 24 - Collier. New Hollingwood, Staveley Iron and Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

BALFOUR David - 1860 - 05/03/1860 - Collier. Clunnie, J and A Goodall, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Fall of stone from roof at face of working.

BALL A. - 1865 - 15/03/1865 – Age 36 - Bandsman. Shut End, New Executors of AB Cochrane, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal on 4th. Died this day.

BALL Charles - 1867 - 08/05/1867 - Miner. Clifton, Moss Andrew Knowles and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Coal falling on him in the Doe mine.

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

BALL Elisah - 1867 - 22/10/1867 – Age 15 - Collier. Hill Top, Booth, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BALL J. - 1860 - 05/12/1860 – Age 28 - Miner. Hollingwood R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gunpowder through Orwin carelessly using it. 3 killed.

BALL J. - 1862 - 10/03/1862 - Collier. Brades Hall, W Hackett, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Overwinding. Drawn over the pulley frame.

BALL J. - 1862 - 22/04/1862 – Age 39 - Miner. Friar Park (ironstone), WH Dawes, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Crushed by cage in pit shaft.

BALL J. - 1862 - 29/04/1862 - Age 33 - Miner. Hitchens (ironstone), Groucutt and Sons, Sedgley, Worcestershire. Fall of roof which injured his leg 26th. Died this day from loss of blood in the hospital.

BALL Jacob - 1869 - 02/04/1869 – Age 25 - Collier. Woolley, Woolley Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

BALL James - 1862 - 15/03/1862 – Age 20 - Loader. Snibston, G R Stephenson and Co., Leicestershire. Fall of roof.

BALL James - 1864 - 11/08/1864 – Age 40 - Banksman. Albion and Stonehouse, Hindley Coal Co., Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling into the shaft from the surface.

BALL Randall - 1868 - 14/02/1868 – Age 20 - Collier. Adwalton, Greenhough and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BALL S. - 1866 - 21/06/1866 – Age 60 - Collier. Clough Hall, Kinnersley, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Smothered by dirt falling on him.

BALL T - 1866 - 24/10/1866 - Sinker. Brownhills, W Harrison, Walsall, Staffordshire. Winding machinery was by some means forced out of gear by which they were precipitated down pumping pit shaft. 2 killed.

BALL Thomas - 1863 - 23/09/1863 – Age 35 - Collier. Smallthorne, Frost and Co., Burslem, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal whilst holing.

BALL Uriah - 1867 - 30/04/1867 – Age 16 - Miner. Whittington (ironstone), Messrs Appleby, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Bind falling off tub in shaft.

BALLANTYNE Andrew - 1865 - 07/09/1865 – Age 25 - Engineman. Trodigal, John Smellie and Son, Campbeltown, Argyll. Came in contact with the pumping crank while in motion.

BALLIN Thomas - 1868 - 08/12/1868 – Age 22 - Miner. Charity (ironstone), Addenbroke and Pedcock, Bedworth, Leicestershire. Finger pinched. Lock law.

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

BALMBRA Isaac - 1863 - 06/03/1863 – Age 18. Flat Boy, Coxlodge, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 26 killed.

BALSHAW John - 1863 - 03/01/1863 – Age 49 - Collier. Springs, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BAMBER John - 1863 - 04/03/1863 – Age 39 - Day Labourer. Springs, Pearson and Knowles, Ince Hall, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BAMBER William - 1869 - 08/12/1869 – Age 64 - Pusher-on. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Ince, Lancashire. Crushed between tubs below ground.

BAMFORD Thomas - 1865 03/05/1865 - Collier. Clay Cross William
Jackson, and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 8 killed.

BANCROFT Robert - 1866 17/11/1866 19 - Collier. West Hallam Lieut.-Col
Newdigate, Ilkeston Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BANFIELD John - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 40. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BANFIELD Joseph - 1860 - 01/12/1860. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BANFIELD William - 1860 - 01/12/1860. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BANGHAM or BAUGHAN James - 1864 - 19/06/1864 – Age 12 - Driver. Shotton Harvey seam, Haswell Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Fell down a 12 fathom staple.

BANKHOUSE George - 1864 - 01/01/1864. Garforth, FCT Gascoigne, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

BANKIER John - 1869 - 27/11/1869 – Age 30 - Sinker. Cadder (ironstone), Carron Iron Co., Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire. Breaking of chain which knocked him off the scaffold in its descent.

BANKS Benjamin - 1863 - 09/02/1863. Neville Hill, JB Faviell, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of bind in the sinking shaft. 2 killed.

BANKS Charles - 1860 - 22/09/1860 – Age 12 - Boy. Springside, Archibald Kenneth, Dreghorn, Ayrshire. Crushed by the cage in the shaft.

BANKS Elijah - 1864 - 29/10/1864 – Age 22- Labourer. Pemberton, Jonathan Blundell, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over on the railway above ground.

BANKS J. - 1864 - 02/11/1864 – Age 58 - Collier. Ivy House Ivy House Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

BANKS John - 1864 06/12/1864 – Age 49 - Labourer. Pemberton, Jonathan Blundell, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BANKS John - 1869 - 09/12/1869 – Age 50- Labourer. Pemberton, John Blundell, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BANKS William - 1865 - 29/09/1865. Wombwell Main, Wombwell Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in mine.

BANKS William - 1866 - 11/01/1866 – Age 12 - Drawer. Prospect, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Standish, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in cannel mine. 2 killed.

BANNAN or BANN or BARRON William - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 24 New Hartley, Messrs Carrs, Seaton, Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed.

BANTUM 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.

BARBER Frank - 1867 - 24/08/1867 – Age 15 - Labourer. Springwell Staveley Co., Ltd., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Crushed by railway truck.

BARBER Jackson, - 1864 - 05/07/1864 - Miner. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Burned while blasting. Died 17th. The shot blew out the stemming which caused the flame to go further than usual.

BARBER James - 1863 - 26/06/1863 – Age 40 – Furnaceman. Kelloe, M Forster and Co., Durham. Crushed by tubs on underground engine plane.

BARBER T - 1868 - 26/11/1868 – Age 50 – Bye worker. Garforth, Garforth Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BARBER Thomas - 1869 - 04/02/1869 – Age 16 – Hurrier. Manston, Manston Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Run over by tub.

BARBOUR John - 1865 - 21/10/1865 – Age 16 - Pony driver. Cockerhill, Sir John Maxwell, Pollokshaws Fall of roof.

BARCLAY Charles - 1865 - 15/02/1865 – Age 30 – Contractor. Boghead (ironstone), James Russel and Son, Linlithgow, West Lothian. Engineman allowed his engine to go the wrong way and took him over the pulleys.

BARCLAY John - 1865 - 16/01/1865 – Age 63 - Collier. Nantyglo, J and C Bailey, Monmouth. Fall of Coal which so injured him as to cause his death very shortly after the accident occurred.

BARCLAY John - 1865 - 16/10/1865 – Age 30 - Collier. Chalmerston, Dalmellington, Iron Co., Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

BARCLAY William - 1867 - 25/04/1867 – Age 30 - Collier. Townhead, Townhill Coal Co., Dunfermline. Fife. Fall of roof.

BARKER A. - 1862 - 12/03/1862 – Age 52 - Banksman. Barnfield (ironstone), S Dickinson and Co., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fell down pit shaft. He was subject to fits which rendered him unfit for employment.

BARKER E. - 1866 - 29/05/1866 – Age 18 - Collier. Nagersfield, Skelding and Edwards, Wordsley, Staffordshire. A piece of clod rolled from the side of the gateroad in thin Coal pit.

BARKER J - 1864 - 04/01/1864 – Age 26 - Collier. Ward, Ward Colliery Co., Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Breakage of wire rope. They were descending the pit shaft with some air pipes which came in Contact with the frame at the pit top and snapped the rope. 2 killed.

BARKER J. - 1866 - 19/12/1866 – Age 10 - Driver. Bewicke, Main Hunt, Perkins and Co., Gateshead, Northumberland. Crushed by tubs.

BARKER John - 1865 - 11/09/1865 – Age 21 - Haulier. Lower Duffryn, Powell’s Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Suffocated by inhaling carbonic acid gas. The Colliery manager was proceeded against for breach of 1st General Rule.

BARKER John - 1869 - 14/09/1869 – Age 27 - Drawer. Prospect, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Arley mine.

BARKER Joseph - 1866 - 03/01/1866 – Age 34 - Underground Labourer. Rose Bridge, John Grant Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof while drawing props.

BARKER Margaret - 1865 - 23/02/1865 – Age 17 – Coalsetter. The Springs, Pear Son and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed between Coal trucks above ground. Female.

BARKER Robert - 1866 - 20/09/1866 – Age 13 - Horsedriver. Tawd Vale, Tawd Vale Coal Co., Ormskirk, Lancashire. Run over by boxes underground.

BARKER T. - 1866 - 23/01/1866 – Age 36 - Pikeman. Clattershall, Bowen and Bird, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Fell out of sinking pit bowk whilst ascending.

BARKER T.W. - 1867 - 30/12/1867 – Age 20 – Screener. Pelton, Lord Dunsany and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Crushed by waggons near screen.

BARKER W. - 1860 - 02/07/1860 – Age 14 - Pony driver. Butterley, Butterley Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Run over by trams.

BARLOW George - 1862 - 26/07/1862 – Age 27 - Miner. Morley Park (ironstone), C Disney, Belper, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BARLOW J. - 1861 - 11/01/1861 – Age 44 - Banksman. Railway Colliery, Knowles and Hall, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Caught between waggon buffers on the siding.

BARLOW J. - 1861 - 13/12/1861 - Miner. Barley Field, T.J and J. Ashton, Hyde, Cheshire. Fall of Coal.

BARLOW James - 1868 - 12/05/1868 – Age 10 – Wailer. Cambois Colliery, Straker Cookson and Co., Blyth Northumberland. Run over by waggons.

BARLOW Joseph - 1867 - 14/03/1867 – Age 38 - Collier. Clay Cross, William Jackson M.P., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BARLOW Joseph - 1868 - 02/11/1868 - Miner. Outwood, Thomas Fletcher and Sons, Outwood, Lancashire. Roof of 2-yard mine falling on him.

BARLOW Robert - 1864 - 18/10/1864 – Age 25 - Collier. Laffack Colliery, J and J Johnson, St. Helens, Lancashire. An explosion.

BARLOW Thomas - 1865 - 06/04/1865 - Labourer. Stand Lane, Stott and Pickstone, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Roof falling as he was waggoning past in the 4-feet mine. Died 11th.

BARLOW Thomas - 1865 - 11/05/1865 – Age 13 - Pony driver. Hindley, Kirklees Hall Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Run over on the waggon road by a train of tubs he was taking to the pit eye.

BARNBROOK E - 1867 - 12/11/1867 - Pikeman. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 14th. 11 killed.

BARNBROOK W. - 1869 - 08/02/1869 – Age 18 - Pikeman. Old Park, Earl of Dudley, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Injured by fall of Coal 5th. Died this day. Thick Coal.

BARNES Anthony (survivor) - 1862 - 22/11/1862 - Master Wasteman. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed.

BARNES George - 1862 - 22/11/1862 - Hewer. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed. Of New Row, brother of William, left a wife and 2 Sons, and 2 daughters.

BARNES James - 1861 - 09/08/1861 - Miner. Dowlais (ironstone), Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall, broken leg.

BARNES James - 1861 - 25/04/1861- Roadsman. Dowlais (ironstone), Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall.

BARNES John - 1867 - 24/08/1867 – Age 14 - Driver. Clay Cross, William Jackson M.P., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Run over.

BARNES Robert (survivor) - 1862 - 22/11/1862 - Deputy. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed.

BARNES Thomas - 1863 - 30/12/1863 - Drawer. Springs, Pearson and Knowles, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion. 2 killed.

BARNES Thomas - 1868 - 15/09/1868 – Age 19 - Hewer. Brayton Domain, Trustees of J Harris, Aspatria, Cumberland. Fall of stone.

BARNES William - 1862 - 22/11/1862 - Deputy. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed. Of Diamond Row, left a wife and 3 children, brother of George.

BARNETT E - 1864 - 04/11/1864 – Age 23- Sinker. Silverdale (ironstone), Silverdale Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of shot that hung fire.

BARNETT E. - 1861 - 07/06/1861 – Age 15 - Collier. Portway Hall, W.H. Dawes, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal from face of holing occasioned by a slip. Had neglected to sprag.

BARNETT John - 1868 - 23/11/1868 – Age 55 – Overman. Newbold, CH Plevins, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BARNETT W - 1868 - 11/11/1868 – Age 38 - Labourer. Withymoor, Messrs. Nock, Netherton, Worcestershire. Fell into pit shaft.

BARNS Henry - 1865 - 29/07/1865 – Age 19- Labourer. East Cannel, Ince Hall Cannel and Coal Co., Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by railway trucks above ground.

BARON J. - 1861 - 06/11/1861 – Age 24 - Assistant Banksman. Greave Townsend, Hargreaves and Barlow, Bacup, Lancashire. Crushed by a casting falling on him.

BARON James - 1861 - 01/11/1861 – Age 12 - Collier. Shevington, John Tayleur and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 13 killed.

BARON Miles - 1863 - 24/01/1863 – Age 38 – Stoker. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington St. Helens, Lancashire. Was knocked down by an empty waggon in the Firehole of one of the boilers on the surface.

BARON Robert - 1863 - 23/07/1863 – Age 13 - Driver. Lumley, Earl of Durham, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Crushed by tubs (his own set).

BARON William - 1867 - 20/08/1867 - Driver. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Little Delf mines. 14 killed.

BARONCLIFFE William - 1866 - 01/10/1866 – Age 26 - Collier. Old Hollingwood, Staveley Iron and Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

BARR Andrew - 1869 - 22/03/1869 – Age 12 - Drawer. Swineridgemuir, Merry and Cunningham, Beith, Ayrshire. Fall of Coal.

BARR David - 1866 - 22/06/1866 – Age 25 - Sinker. Meiklehill, James Gairdner, Kirkintilloch. Fall of stone from side of sinking shaft. 2 killed.

BARR Johnstone - 1860 - 25/07/1860 – Age 15 - Boy. Benstone, Ludovic Houston, Johnstone, Renfrew. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

BARRACLOUGH J - 1868 - 01/02/1868 – Age 38. Walsh, Farnley Iron Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Chimney blown down in gale fell on them whilst sitting in a cabin at the pit. 2 killed.

BARRACLOUGH Joseph - 1865 - 17/02/1865 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Cliviger, Cliviger Coal Co., Burnley, Lancashire. Crushed between two tub waggons on the chain road in the Union pit as he was adjusting the chain in the fork of a waggon.

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

BARRATT B. - 1868 - 13/03/1868 - Collier Boy. Hange, Messrs. Round, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal pit from between two slips caused by a bump.

BARRATT John - 1869 - 25/08/1869 – Age 35 - Collier. Snydale, Rhodes and Dalby, Pontefract, Yorkshire. Suffocated by powder smoke after firing a shot the brattice not being properly up to the specified distance from the face. 2 killed.

BARRELL F - 1867 - 12/11/1867 - Pikeman. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 13th. 11 killed.

BARRIE William - 1866 - 17/05/1866 – Age 15 - Drawer. Haughhead Colliery, Merry and Cunningham, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

BARRON or BANNAN or BANN William - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 24. New Hartley, Messrs Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed.

BARRON William - 1863 - 14/11/1863 – Age 11 - Wailer. Framwellgate, Marchioness of Londonderry, Durham. Falling down shaft rope breaking. 2 killed. Had no business in shaft.

BARROW John - 1862 - 18/10/1862 – Age 26 - Taker-off. Ravehead, Bromilow Haddock and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Run over at foot of incline.

BARROW Thomas - 1869 - 09/01/1869 – Age 26 - Engineman. Rainford, Rainford Colliery Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Falling into pit from surface.

BARROWCLOUGH Charles - 1868 - 01/07/1868 – Age 67 - Hewer. South Kelloe, West Hetton Coal Co., Coxhoe, Durham. Fall of Coal.

BARROWS Charles - 1865 27/04/1864 13 - Boy. Oakerthorpe, Oakerthorpe Iron Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of bind.

BARROWS Moses - 1866 - 20/09/1866 - Collier. Watnall, Barber Walker and Co., Nottinghamshire. Explosion of gunpowder in tin can.

BARRY John - 1867 - 08/06/1867 – Age 18 – Ponyputter. Woodhouse Close, Sir CF Maclean. Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed between tub and roof.

BARTHOLOMEW Smith * - 1861 - 18/11/1861 - Age 16 - Putter. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co., Ltd., Durham.

BARTIN A. - 1867 - 22/03/1867 – Age 41 - Collier. Espieside No.3, W Baird and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of Coal at the face.

BARTLE John - 1862 - 12/03/1862 - Boy. Wyke Low, Moor Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

BARTLE Thomas - 1866 - 20/08/1866 – Age 28 - Collier. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Swansea, Glamorgan. Killed in engine plane.

BARTLE William - 1867 - 16/02/1867 – Age 40 - Collier. No.1, Hey Bowling Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BARTLETT J. - 1864 - 05/10/1864 - Age 17 - Loader. Foley, WH Sparrow, Longton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

BARTON James - 1864 - 28/08/1864 – Age 58 - Collier. Hartshay, Butterley Iron Co., Derbyshire. Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BARTON James - 1869 - 01/04/1869 – Age 25 - Collier. High Brooks, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 37 killed.

BARTON John - 1862 - 04/07/1862 – Age 38 – Engine Tenter. Pemberton, Messrs. Blundell and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Struck by descending cage under the stage on the surface.

BARTON Robert - 1862 - 13/05/1862 - Fireman. Merryton, Cochrane and Brand, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 2 killed.

BARTON Williamson, - 1863 - 19/06/1863 – Age 16 - Drawer. Shotts Iron Works (ironstone), Shotts Iron Co., Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Piece of stone fell on him while passing with his loaded hutch. Died 16th July.

BARWELL Isaac - 1868 - 07/01/1868 – Age 30 - Collier. Aberbeeg, Webb and Spittle, Pont Aberbeeg, Monmouth. Fall from a bell mould which detached itself from the roof without notice. It weighted 12cwt.

BARWELL Mark - 1866 - 30/01/1866 – Age 13 - Putter. Ashton Vale, Ashton Vale Co., Ltd., Somerset. He was sending a laden tub down an incline but unfortunately his tugger (a small body chain) caught the Containing pin and pulled it out of the draw plate when, of course the tub ran wild and entangled the boy with it down the slope and inflicted such terrible injuries as to cause his death on 2nd Feb.

BASIL Thomas - 1868 - 16/04/1868 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Mano, Clifton and Kearsley Co., Kearsley, Lancashire. Coal falling in Doe mine.

BASSETT John - 1869 - 17/08/1869 – Age 13- Doorboy. Bryngwyn, Sims, Williams, Neville, and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Killed by trams.

BASTOW J. - 1868 - 08/04/1868 – Age 49 - Collier. Victoria, R Hudson, and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BATCH John - 1863 - 11/02/1863 – Age 39 - Miner. Church Gresley, Marquis of Hastings, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Falling part way down shaft.

BATE E. - 1864 - 12/11/1864 – Age 33 - Horsedriver. Lunt, Dodd and Southan, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of roof in new mine Coal. He was bringing a loaded skip out of the work when the skip accidentally knocked one of the timber settings out in the gate road.

BATE W - 1866 - 12/07/1866 – Age 12 - Collier. Bromford, WH Dawes, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Suffocated by carbonic acid gas in abandoned gateroad. 3 killed.

BATE W. - 1864 - 21/11/1864 – Age 27 - Engineman. Bank Colliery, Yardley and Robarts, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Struck by the crank of the pumping engine.

BATEMAN Edward - 1867 - 30/07/1867 – Age 14 - Boy. Quarter No.1, William Baird and Co., Denny, Stirling. Fall of roof at the face.

BATEMAN Henry - 1866 - 31/10/1866 – Age 19 - Putter. Pelton, Lord Dunsany and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Killed by an explosion of firedamp in the Busty Bank Seam. 24 killed. Single of High Row.

BATEMAN Isaac - 1860 - 01/12/1860. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BATEMAN Levi - 1860 - 01/12/1860. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BATES Charles - 1864 - 23/07/1864 – Age 21- Labourer. Prospect, Standish and Shevington Cannel Co., Standish, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling from a mouthing.

BATES James - 1863 - 23/04/1863 – Age 32 - Miner. Bradford, Bradford Colliery Co., Manchester, Lancashire. Roof falling on cuttings into old workings. 2 killed.

BATES John - 1863 - 17/03/1863. Brightside, Unwin and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

BATES Matthew - 1862 - 08/12/1862. Edmunds Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of inflammable gas and vapours which were given off by a burning Coal seam. 59 killed.

BATES Peter - 1863 - 11/05/1863 – Age 30 - Collier. Peasley, Cross Bournes and Robinson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BATES Philip - 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.

BATES Thomas - 1867 - 12/04/1867 – Age 60 - Fire-trier. Brightside, Urwin and Sha, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Pit rope breaking. 5 killed.

BATES W. - 1862 - 25/07/1862 – Age 45- Sinker. Chatterley (ironstone), Chatterley Co., Tunstall, Staffordshire. A piece of stay fell on his head.

BATES W. - 1865 - 29/11/1865. Brookhouse, Pratt and Crewe, Hanley, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

BATES William - 1860 - 11/10/1860. St. John’s Burnley’s executors, Wakefield, Lancashire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

BATESON, Francis - 1863 - 09/02/1863 – Age 18 - Waggoner. Rawlinson, John Rosbottom, Heath, Charnock, Lancashire. Roof falling in Mountain Mine. A solid stone 15 yds. long by 4 broad and 2 high fell out between 2 unseen slips. 3 killed.

BATH Thomas - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 15. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BATH William - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 31. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamentable calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

BATHAM J - 1868 - 09/07/1868 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Having drilled a hole for a shot he was in the act of reaching for the powder to charge it when the Coal fell on him.

BATHAM T - 1867 - 22/03/1867 – Age 38 - Pikeman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Heavy fall of ‘patches’ in thick Coal. About 20lbs struck his back of his head. The pillar had been greatly reduced.

BATTERSBY John - 1864 - 24/11/1864 - Collier. Haydock, Richard Evans and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of Coal.

BATTLETON W - 1867 - 12/11/1867 - Bandsman. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 18th. 11 killed.

BATTLEY John - 1865 - 17/03/1865 – Age 48 - Collier. Selston, James Oakes and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Rope broke on incline (run over).

BATTY William - 1860 - 06/09/1860. Wombwell Main, Wombwell Main Coal Co. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Boiler bursting.

BAUGH S - 1869 - 22/05/1869 – Age 30 - Pikeman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Staffordshire. Injured by a fall of fine Coal 25lbs. weight in thick coal pit. Died same day soon after he reached home.

BAUGH T. - 1861 - 28/10/1861 – Age 14 - Hooker-on. Moat, Moat Colliery Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Laid hold of the foot hook to ride up a few feet for amusement but went too far, loosed his hold and was killed by the fall.

BAUGHAN or BANGHAM James - 1864 - 19/06/1864 – Age 12 - Driver. Shotton, Harvey seam, Haswell Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Fell down a 12 fathom staple.

BAXENDALE Arnold - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 20 - Drawer. Queen, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

BAXENDALE John - 1866 - 15/02/1866 – Age 13 - Drawer. Greenslate, Greenslate Coal Co., Wrightington, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BAXENDALE John - 1868 - 14/06/1868 - Collier. Kirklees, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BAXENDALE John - 1868 - 24/06/1868 - Waggoner. Welch Whittle, James Darlington, Welch Whittle Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 4th July. He omitted to try his place with a safety lamp on returning to see if adequate ventilation had been maintained whilst he was out with a waggon.

BAXENDALE Richard - 1869 - 01/04/1869 – Age 17 - Drawer. High Brooks, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 37 killed.

BAXENDALE William - 1861 - 22/02/1861 – Age 36 - Under fireman. Laffack and Glade Hill, Messrs. John and Thomas Johnson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of stone.

BAXTER McLetchie - 1861 - 07/08/1861 - Collier. Dykehead, Wilsons, and Co., Hamilton, Fife. Woodwork of pit taking fire which deranged the ventilation. 13 killed.

BAXTER Michael - 1860 - 16/08/1860 – Age 29 - Collier. Westmuir, Robert Gray and Co., Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

BAXTER Robert - 1864 - 12/12/1864 – Age 60- Labourer. Faskine No.8 (ironstone), W Baird and Co., Lanarkshire. By a boiler bursting.

BAXTER Robert - 1869 - 11/05/1869 – Age 46 – Pitheadman. Benhar, George Simpson, Whitburn, West Lothian Winding drum got out of gear and ran again. He was struck by rope.

BAXTER Thomas - 1862 - 26/02/1862 – Age 47 – Dataller, Moss Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BAYLEY Thomas - 1864 - 04/01/1864 – Age 42 - Banksman. Bradley Green, W Bradbury, Congleton, Cheshire. Fell from the landing stage onto the railway.

BAYLEY W. - 1860 - 13/03/1860 – Age 16 - Collier. Bradley Green, Bradbury and Co. Congleton, Cheshire. Fall of Coal.

BAYLISS G. - 1863 - 02/03/1863 – Age 18 - Horsedriver. Hawne, Hawne Colliery Co., Halesowen, Worcestershire. Crushed by truck on tramway.

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