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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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HABAKKUK Henry - 1868 - 01/04/1868 – Age 67 - Miner. Spotted Vein (ironstone), Ebbw Vale Co., Ltd Victoria, Monmouth. Injured by fall of mine ground whilst holing on the 1st. Died 4th. An unexpected slip brought the stuff down.

HACKETT H. - 1862 - 13/09/1862 - Age 40 - Pikeman. Titford, Long Meadow, J Hackett Oldbury, Worcestershire. Accidental fall of Coal from side of rib in thick coal caused by a bump.

HACKETT Henry - 1868 - 22/12/1868 – Coke burner. Aspull, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by loco above ground.

HACKETT Samuel - 1867 - 27/05/1867 – Age 20 - Mason. Hawkesworth, James Darlington, Bedworth, Warwick. Run over on incline.

HADDOCK Peter - 1865 - 25/07/1865 - Labourer. Platt Lane, Henry Wright and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of stone from side of pit during repairs. 2 killed.

HADDOCK S - 1864 - 31/08/1864 – Age 20 – Blacksmith. Bradley, GB Thorneycroft and Co., Bradley, Staffordshire. Explosion of gunpowder in blacksmith’s shop. Injured 29th. Died this day.

HADFIELD Daniel - 1867 - 05/09/1867 – Age 14 - Boy. Wingerworth (ironstone), Messrs. Carrington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fell down shaft.

HADLEY J. - 1861 - 29/01/1861 – Age 45 - Overman. Horseley, Dixon and Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal and roof in thick coal No.15 pit.

HADLEY J. - 1863 - 05/01/1863 – Age 16 - Collier. Withymoor, WH Dawes, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of roof and shut in bottom part of thick coal workings.

HAGGERTY Daniel - 1866 - 26/07/1866 – Age 13 - Collier. Cardowan, Andrew Yeates and Co., Shettleston Fall of roof.

HAGUE Eliza - 1865 - 24/11/1865 – Age 5 - Not employed. Unstone, Rangeley and Son, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of boiler. 2 killed. Female.

HAGUE J. - 1861 - 09/04/1861 – Age 57 - Collier. Lord’s Field, Lord’s Field Coal Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Fall of earth in the mine. Died in Manchester, Infirmary.

HAIGH D. - 1863 - 19/01/1863 – Age 34 - Deputy. West Staveley, EM Bainbridge and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Falling down shaft.

HAIGH Frank - 1864 - 21/06/1864. Homes, Homes Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

HAIGH George - 1869 - 29/04/1869 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Bull’s Head, Thomas Mellodew and Co., Oldham, Lancashire. Jerked out of the tub as he was descending the shaft one of the hooks having broken.

HAIGH Joseph - 1867 - 25/07/1867 – Age 35 - Labourer. Thornhill, Captain Ingham, Mirfield, Yorkshire. Run over by Coal waggon.

HAIGH Thomas - 1867 - 08/10/1867 – Age 32 - Collier. Roundwood, Terry Greaves and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Foot crushed.

HAIGH William - 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.

HAILSTONES A. - 1868 - 13/11/1868 – Age 14 - Drawer. Benhar, George Simpson, Linlithgow, Lanarkshire. Knocked against a prop by collision with another Drawer. Injured internally died next day.

HAINES J. - 1861 - 23/10/1861 - Collier. Pontesbury, Snailbeach Co., Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HALAGAN William - 1864 - 12/08/1864 – Age 30 - Labourer. Blackeyhurst, Samuel Stock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HALE Charles - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 34. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co. Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

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

HALEY James - 1864 - 26/05/1864. Ridings, Crawshaw and Co., Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HALFPENNY H. - 1867 - 29/05/1867 – Age 15 - Collier. Madeley Crewe Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fell out of tub whilst ascending.

HALFPENNY John - 1868 - 15/04/1868 – Age 31 - Labourer. Swannington No.4, William Worsick, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Crushed by railway truck.

HALFPENNY Thomas - 1869 - 21/06/1869 – Age 25 - Collier. East Gawber Hall, R Craik and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

HALL Abraham - 1869 - 07/12/1869 – Age 55 – Overman. Sherburn, Earl of Durham, Durham. Fall of stone.

HALL Charles - 1866 - 22/11/1866 – Age 20 - Collier. Deep Duffryn, Powell’s Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

HALL E. - 1861 01/04/1861 - Collier. Unity Brook James Scott Stoneclough, Lancashire. The bearers of a scaffold upon which they were working in the shaft gave way. 2 killed.

HALL Edward - 1868 - 02/05/1868 – Age 25 - Hitcher. Garn Slope (ironstone), Blaenavon Iron Co., Blaenavon, Monmouth. He slipped and fell on the slope whilst the engine was in motion and the rope carried him into the drum. Died 8th.

HALL George - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 28. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

HALL George - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 26. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and two children.

HALL George - 1863 - 24/09/1863 – Age 32 – Screenman. Newton Cap, H Stobart and Co., Auckland, Durham. Crushed beneath, apparatus tub - the rope broke.

HALL Henry - 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.

HALL J. - 1863 - 25/05/1863 – Age 23 - Engineman. Bentley (ironstone), Chillington Co., Walsall, Staffordshire. Fell out of cage whilst ascending with another man.

HALL James - 1863 - 14/04/1863 – Age 25 - Sinker. Black Boy, N Wood and Co., Auckland, Durham. Crushed against timber in sinking pit.

HALL James - 1866 - 01/02/1866 - Sinker. Little Mountain, Little Mountain Coal Co., Buckley, Flint. Falling out of the tub in the sinking pit.

HALL Joel - 1867 - 07/08/1867 – Age 36 - Sinker. Park (sinking pit), Bailey and Dronsfield, Oldham, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp under scaffold whilst brisking up the shaft the vent-space not being kept open. Died 4th Sept. 2 killed 2 injured.

HALL John - 1862 - 12/12/1862 – Age 26 - Miner. Bradley Fold, Thomas Fletcher, Little Lever, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in No.2 pit. Died 23rd. Another Miner was injured.

HALL John - 1866 - 13/09/1866 – Age 37 - Miner. Knutton, WF Gordon, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HALL John - 1867 - 01/07/1867 – Age 34 - Sinker. Choppington, Lambert Nicholson and Co., Bedlington, Northumberland. Fell down pit.

HALL Joseph - 1865 - 17/02/1865 – Age 21 - Collier. Bute Merthyr, Marquis of Bute, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of firedamp from firing a shot. 4 killed.

HALL Joseph - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 16 - Drawer. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HALL Mark - 1868 - 21/11/1868 – Age 56 – Brakesman. Woodhouse Close, Sir CF McLean, Bart, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Got entangled in underground engine.

HALL Ralph - 1868 - 03/04/1868 – Age 13 - Sheave Greaser, Norwood, Owners of Norwood Colliery, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed by tub.

HALL Robert - 1860 - 20/12/1860 – Age 17 - Shifter. Minor Pit, South Hetton Coal Co. Hetton, Durham. Explosion of gas supposed to have been generated from the coals of the engine or boiler fire and not from gas generated in the workings of the mine. 22 killed.

HALL Robert Ratcliffe - 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.

HALL Rodham - 1868 - 08/04/1868 – Age 14 – Ponyputter. Pittington North, South Hetton Coal Co., Fence Houses, Durham. Crushed between tubs and prop.

HALL S. - 1863 - 24/10/1863 - Deputy. Old Park (ironstone), Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp 15th. Died this day.

HALL Thomas - 1861 - 03/09/1861 – Age 23. Nettlesworth, Jonasson and Elliot, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Fall of stone.

HALL Thomas - 1864 - 03/10/1864 – Age 14 - Collier. Speedwell, Staveley Iron and Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Crushed by cage passing under shaft.

HALL Thomas - 1864 - 10/08/1864 – Age 76 – Wasteman. Murton Polka, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Durham. Crushed by tubs in engine plane.

HALL Thomas - 1869 - 29/04/1869 – Age 20 - Hewer. Black Prince, Weardale Iron and Coal Co., Darlington, Durham. Fall of stone.

HALL W. - 1862 - 11/02/1862 – Age 36- Sinker. Priors Lee, Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Bowk turned over whilst landing and some stones fell on him.

HALL W. - 1863 - 12/12/1863 – Age 14 - Trammer. Birley Vale, Sheffield Coal Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HALL William - 1864 - 17/10/1864 – Age 36 - Miner. Great Lever, Earl of Bradford, Bolton, Lancashire. Roof Coal falling in the 6ft mine. He went under after cutting the side for taking the Coal down.

HALL William - 1865 - 25/10/1865. Manston, Edward Waud, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of stone in the shaft.

HALL William - 1867 - 15/02/1867 – Age 22 - Deputy. Harton Wood, Blackett and Co., South Shields, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

HALL William - 1867 - 20/06/1867 – Age 26 - Hewer. Acomb, J Morrison and Co., Hexham, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

HALLAM William - 1869 - 14/06/1869 – Age 22 - Collier. Grassmoor, Barnes, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of bind (Elled Coal).

HALLAS Robert - 1865 - 24/04/1865. Gregory Spring, Mr J Sheard, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in mine.

HALLED Joseph - 1864 - 06/12/1864 – Age 14 - Collier. Pentre, Simon Davies, Ely Valley, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof.

HALLERT James - 1866 - 19/07/1866 – Age 27 – Screenman. Ryhope, Ryhope Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Run over by laden waggons.

HALLETT Thomas - 1860 - 03/03/1860 – Age 27 - Collier. No.2, Ebbw Vale Co., Sirhowy, Monmouth. Fall of Coal. This man was deaf and dumb therefore the warning often given by the roof was unheard by him.

HALLEY George - 1869 - 13/03/1869 – Age 35 - Collier. Wishaw, Wishaw Iron Co., Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Jammed by fall of top Coal.

HALLIDAY James - 1869 - 23/03/1869 – Age 15 - Putter. Shotton, Haswell Coal Co., Castle Eden, Durham. Tub fell down drop staple on him.

HALLIDAY Robert - 1869 - 19/03/1869 – Age 65 – Stoneman. Whitworth, RS Johnson and Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Fall of stone.

HALLIDAY Solomon - 1863 - 31/05/1863 – Age 27 - Hewer. Dryburn Grange, Marchioness of Londonderry, Durham. Fall of stone.

HALLIDAY Thomas - 1867 - 17/07/1867 - Hewer. Seaton Moor, Mulcaster and Co., Seaton Moor, Cumberland. Fall of Coal.

HALLIDAY Thomas - 1868 - 02/01/1868 – Age 33 - Hewer. Melgramfitz Pit, Fletcher and Co., Workington, Cumberland. Getting out of cage while in motion.

HALLIDAY Thomas - 1869 - 13/02/1869 – Age 13 - Driver. Framwellgate, Earl Vane, Durham. Fell down pit.

HALLING William - 1867 - 09/08/1867 – Age 26 - Collier. Mount Osborne, William Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal and stone.

HALLIWELL ? - 1868 - 25/11/1868 – Metalman. Hindley Green, John Scowcroft and Co., Hindley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 62 killed.

HALLIWELL Ralph - 1868 - 01/07/1868 - Miner. Yard No.11, Hulton Co., Hulton, Lancashire. Roof falling when he returned after firing a shot. Died 15th Sept.

HALSALL Henry - 1865 - 27/06/1865 - Engine tenter. Ravenhead Bromilow, Haddock and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Falling off a scaffold in the engine house while packing the piston of the pumping engine.

HALSALL James - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 13 - Drawer. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HALSALL John - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 51 - Collier. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HALSALL Richard - 1867 - 30/03/1867 - Labourer. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof while drawing props.

HALSALL William - 1869 21/07/1869 – Age 11 – Dataller. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HALTON John - 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.

HAMBLETT H - 1869 - 21/09/1869 – Age 20 - Collier. Woodshutts Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Crushed by a tub at bottom of jig.

HAMBLETT S. - 1862 - 18/01/1862 – Age 45 - Engineer. Tipton Green, Hammond and Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Entangled in winding machinery.

HAMBLIN Frederick - 1863 - 29/05/1863 – Age 35 - Collier. Vobster, Vobster Coal Co., Frome, Somerset. Killed in the Perrinck Coal whilst preparing to set some timber. Very bad roof with a slip just over his head.

HAMBLIN John - 1866 12/05/1866 20 - Collier. Mells Vobster, and Mells Co., Vobster, Somerset. Killed by the fall of about a cwt. of the stuff that lies immediately on the top of the Coal.

HAMBLIN John - 1869 - 25/01/1869 – Age 26 - Collier. Mells, Vobster Coal Co., Mells, Somerset. Fall of piece of roof from between slips. He left a widow and three children.

HAMBLYN Benjamin - 1867 - 24/01/1867 – Age 33 - Onsetter. Deep, Kingswood Co., Kingswood Somerset. Lowered into sump and drowned. A censure was made against the engineer. Hamblyn left a widow and four children.

HAMBLYN Benjamin - 1867 - 27/09/1867 – Age 38 - Collier. Newbury, Steedes, Howley and Co., Coleford, Somerset. Severely burnt by explosion of firedamp 27th Sept died of his injuries 6th Oct.

HAMBLYN James Samuel - 1867 - 01/05/1867 – Age 8 - Boy. New Vobster, Steedes, Howley and Co., Coleford, Somerset. The father was sinking the staple or little pit underground and against the rule or reason, he took the child down with him and in an unguarded moment the poor little fellow fell to the bottom of the staple.

HAMELTON or HAMILTON, James - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 56. New Hartley, Messrs Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. A Scotsman who left a wife and child.

HAMER Edward - 1864 - 03/09/1864 - Pony driver. Agecroft, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Crushed by waggon. Died 7th.

HAMER James - 1867 - 25/05/1867 – Age 30 - Miner. No13, Three Quarters, Hulton Co., Over, Hulton Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. He went with an open light into an old working to get out of the way of a shot that was being fired. The place had not been examined for gas and was unfenced for which the underlooker and the fireman were proceeding against and a fine imposed.

HAMER Zachariah - 1869 - 16/01/1869 – Age 41 - Miner. Hogshead, Mrs Ann Maden, Bacup, Lancashire. Roof falling in his place of work.

HAMGAN ? - 1868 - 07/04/1868 - Collier. Parkhead, John Watson, Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Burned by an explosion of gas from the goaf. 6 burned. He died some weeks after.

HAMILL Stephen - 1860 - 30/10/1860 – Age 12 - Pony driver. Westerton, A N. Wood and partners, Darlington, Durham. Run over by Coal tub.

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

HAMILTON, Andrew - 1865 - 31/03/1865 – Age 35 - Sinker. Cambusnethan, John Sneddon, Lanarkshire. The windless rope being too short with the consent of the manager they took it off and put an old ‘tackle fall’ which broke as they were descending. The first trip. They both fell to the bottom and were killed. 2 killed.

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

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

HAMILTON, David - 1865 - 01/11/1865 – Age 23 - Collier. Todd’s Colliery, WS Dixon, Calder. Fall of Coal.

HAMILTON, Francis - 1864 - 01/08/1864 – Age 31 - Collier. Britton, WD Dixon, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

HAMILTON, Gavin - 1862 - 10/05/1862 - Sinker. Hill of Beath, Ord Adams, Lochgelly, Fife. Chain broke while lowering pipes and knocked him off buntons.

HAMILTON, John - 1864 - 21/10/1864 – Age 17 - Collier. Ashyard Colliery, Eaglesham and Dunlop, Hurlford, Ayrshire.  Fall of roof at the face. 2 killed.

HAMILTON, John - 1865 - 22/08/1865 – Age 35 - Collier. Palacecraig, William Baird and Co., Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

HAMILTON, John - 1868 - 08/01/1868 – Age 60 - Collier. Summerlee No.3, Wilsons and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HAMILTON, or HAMELTON James - 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.

HAMILTON, or HAMELTON James - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 12. New Hartley, Messrs Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed.

HAMILTON, or HAMELTON James - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 56. New Hartley, Messrs Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. A Scotsman who left a wife and child.

HAMILTON, R - 1868 - 01/07/1868 – Age 32 - Sinker. Cairnhill No.5, William Baird, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fell off the kettle while being raised in the shaft.

HAMILTON, Robert - 1869 - 17/06/1869 – Age 28 - Collier. Dalharco Colliery No.2, Dalmellington Iron Co., Dalmellington, Ayrshire.  Fall of Coal.

HAMILTON, W. - 1863 - 14/07/1863 – Age 13 - Boy. Woodshutts, JE Heathcote, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fell out of Corfe whilst ascending.

HAMMEL George - 1866 - 24/04/1866 – Age 50 - Collier. Palacecraig No.6, William Baird and Co., Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof in his working place.

HAMMEL Peter - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 33. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

HAMMEN William - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 26. 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.

HAMMER Edward - 1868 - 21/04/1868 – Age 48 - Labourer. Navigation, Nixon and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by trucks on surface.

HAMMOND Benjamin - 1864 - 13/03/1864 – Age 30 - Collier. Black Vein, TW Rhodes, Risca, Monmouth. Heavy fall of stone from roof.

HAMMOND G. - 1860 - 24/05/1860 - Miner. Botteslow, B. Ashton, Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of roof while removing a jig. 2 killed.

HAMMOND J. - 1866 - 20/08/1866 - Miner. Hall (ironstone), Messrs. Groucutt, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Explosion in shaft whist descending. 2 killed.

HAMMOND James - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 25. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co. Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

HAMMOND John - 1865 - 14/01/1865 – Age 48 - Collier. Cambusnethan, John Sneddon, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. A piece of top Coal fell on him while he was filling a hutch. He had previously knocked out the prop which supported the Coal and tried to take it down but failing to do so he left it hanging in that insecure state and started to fill his hutch. He had been working in the pits for only - 18 month.

HAMPSON, James - 1869 - 15/11/1869 - Drawer. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

HAMPSON, Peter - 1863 - 22/01/1863 – Age 29 - Sinker. Arley Main, Arley Main Colliery Co., Blackrod, Lancashire. A piece of stone falling on him in the sinking shaft. 2 shots had just been fired by which the stone had probably been blown upon a horse tree from which it was afterwards shaken by the pumps. The sinkers were unnecessarily returning before they could see from powder smoke.

HAMPSON, Richard - 1866 - 21/03/1866 – Age 61 – Dayman. Chain Hulton, Hulton Colliery Co., West Houghton, Lancashire. Crushed on a level out of the engine plane, by a train of waggons the front bar having broken on going up.

HAMPSON, Samuel - 1864 - 18/04/1864 – Age 18 - Hooker-on. Dootson and Vauze, Samuel Leather, Blackrod, Lancashire. Falling out of the Cannel Coal mouthing. A cage apparently descended upon him as he was leaning out to speak down the shaft.

HAMPSON, Thomas - 1864 - 09/12/1864 – Age 17 - Miner. Hulton, Hulton Colliery Co., Over Hulton, Lancashire. Stone and earth falling from the roof of No.13 Three-quarters pit.

HAMPSON, William - 1869 - 15/11/1869 - Drawer. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

HAMPTON J - 1865 - 04/10/1865 – Age 18 - Hooker-on. Foxyards, Earl of Dudley, Tipton, Staffordshire. Struck by a piece of brick which broke off the walling of the shaft.

HAMPTON J. - 1861 - 21/06/1861 – Age 15 - Slack carrier. Saltwell, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal No.3 pit from the side of a pillar caused by a slip which had not previously been discovered. 2 killed.

HAMSHAW Thomas - 1863 - 26/02/1863 – Age 44 - Hewer. Oakenshaw, Strakers and Love, Brancepeth, Durham. Fall of stone in pillar working.

HAMSON, Charles - 1865 - 25/10/1865 – Age 17 - Drawer. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington, St. Helens, Lancashire. Run over by a tub on a self-acting plane.

HAMSON, Richard - 1864 - 15/07/1864 - Collier. Kirkless Hall, Kirkless Hall Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Falling out of cage while descending the pit.

HAMSON, Roger - 1864 - 25/04/1864 – Age 30 - Collier. Pemberton House, James Barker, Chorley, Lancashire. Explosion of gas.

HANCOCK H. - 1861 - 06/07/1861 - Sinker. Biddulph Valley, R. Heath, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Suffocated by powder smoke.

HANCOCK H. - 1865 - 25/02/1865 – Age 38 - Collier. Stonetrough, Williamson Brothers, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

HANCOCK J. - 1862 - 07/01/1862 – Age 17 - Driver. Sneyd, C and J May, Burslem, Staffordshire. Struck by tub on incline.

HANCOCK John - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 25. 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.

HANCOCK John - 1869 - 16/12/1869 – Age 24 - Collier. Blaina, Blaina Iron Co., Blaina, Monmouth. Fall of bell from roof in road.

HANCOCK Lewis - 1863 - 12/02/1863 – Age 35 - Collier. Cwmneal Limited Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Run over.

HANCOCK W. - 1864 - 20/09/1864 – Age 13 - Driver. Clough Hall (ironstone), T Kinnersley’s executors, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HANCOCK William - 1869 - 22/10/1869. Newbury, Westbury Iron Co., Newbury, Somerset. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed. At half past six in the morning there was an explosion at Newbury, Colliery, five miles from Frome, in which nine persons, were killed and four others were so severely injured that scarcely any hopes were entertained of their recovery. The men were going down for the day shift. The first warning that anything was wrong was a loud report from underground which could be heard for a mile and then a large amount of dense smoke appeared out of the upcast shaft. The pit head was soon covered by women and children crying and exhibiting the deepest grief. The bailiff, Mr Bake and the lampman descended the downcast shaft and proceeded in the direction of the cupola. They found the gas had ignited near a standing pillar of Coal. They found a Jacket belonging to one of the deceased in which there was a pipe and a quantity of tobacco. Left a wife. Died later.

HANCOCKS R. - 1862 - 29/10/1862 – Age 17 - Hooker-on. Pinnox (ironstone), HH Williamson, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Piece of Coal fell off skip.

HANCOX Edward - 1860 - 08/11/1860. Tividale, Bagnall and Jesson, Tipton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HAND James - 1863 - 02/11/1863 – Age 28 - Miner. Pendleton, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Burned by a shot which blew out the ramming.

HAND John - 1865 - 16/09/1865 – Age 31 - Hewer. Bowburn Engine Pit, West Hartlepool Co., Coxhoe, Durham. Struck by crab arm.

HANDCOCK George - 1867 - 26/04/1867 – Age 11 - Trapper. South Derwent, Dickinson and Co., Gateshead, Durham. By Pony (owners prosecuted for employing a boy without certificate).

HANDLEY John - 1865 - 24/02/1865 - Collier. Nesfield Limited, Liability, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

HANDS Michael - 1864 - 19/05/1864 – Age 26 - Collier. Clay Cross, William Jackson M.P. and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

HANDY Stephen - 1861 - 30/09/1861 – Age 14 – Coupler. Haswell, Haswell Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

HANFORD John - 1866 - 18/01/1866 – Age 46 - Miner. Denton, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Denton, Lancashire. Top Coal falling in Big mine.

HANIGAN D. - 1868 - 09/10/1868 – Age 31 - Sinker. Orbiston, Mossend iron Co., Bell’s Hill, Lanarkshire. He was working in the bottom of the sinking shaft and something fell down and struck him on the head.

HANKEY ? - 1864 - 03/03/1864 – Age 47 - Miner. Chell (ironstone), R Beswick, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Breaking of a wire rope.

HANMER Thomas - 1869 - 29/11/1869 – Age 36 – Furnaceman. Moss, Pearson and Knowles, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling down the pit.

HANN James - 1869 - 26/07/1869 – Age 44 - Collier. Black Vein, Thomas William, Rhodes, Risca, Monmouth. Fall of Coal.

HANN or HAUN Robert - 1863 - 06/03/1863 – Age 16 - Drawer. Coxlodge Colliery, Coxlodge, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Of Fawdon Square, a Son of one of the deputies.

HANNAH William - 1866 - 21/09/1866 – Age 12 - Boy. Coney Park, John Barr, Denny, Stirling. Fall of Coal at face.

HANNAN D. - 1868 - 02/12/1868 – Age 23 - Sinker. Tannochside Colliery, Monkland Iron Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Struck by a stone which fell from side of pit.

HANNING James - 1867 - 09/04/1867 – Age 37 - Hewer. Washington Bell, Kimpster and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Fall of stone.

HANNING John - 1861 - 22/03/1861 - Labourer. Braehead (ironstone), William Baird and Co., Cumnock, Ayrshire.  Boiler bursting. 2 killed.

HANNON T. - 1866 - 11/03/1866 – Age 20 - Collier. Botteslow, Pratt and Crewe, Hanley, Staffordshire. Crushed on incline.

HANSON, Alfred - 1869 - 21/06/1869 – Age 19 – Hurrier. East Gawber, Hall R Craik and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

HARBOTTLE George - 1866 - 21/07/1866 - Hewer. Lumley, Earl of Durham, Fencehouses, Durham. Killed by chain falling down shaft when about to ascend. 2 killed.

HARDEN W - 1867 - 12/11/1867 - Bandsman. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 14th. 11 killed.

HARDING D. - 1866 - 27/03/1866 – Age 28 - Miner. Hamill (ironstone), NP Wood, Burslem, Staffordshire. Fall of stone.

HARDING E - 1869 - 13/10/1869 – Age 19 - Collier. Silverdale, Stanier and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

HARDING J. - 1862 - 21/01/1862 – Age 60 - Collier. Lawton Bidder and Co., Newcastle, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HARDING John - 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.

HARDING John - 1863 - 15/12/1863 – Age 13. Camerton, Somerset. Killed by explosion in a Coal pit.

HARDING W. - 1861 - 23/05/1861 – Age 22 - Loader. Bentley Meadow (ironstone), W and J Bagnall, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of roof in blue flats which was very full of joints.

HARDMAN Adam - 1864 - 10/10/1864 - Miner. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Earth falling in the Rams mine.

HARDMAN John - 1866 - 17/01/1866 - Collier. Ravenhead, Bromilow, Haddock and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of Coal.

HARDMAN R. - 1861 - 09/01/1861 – Age 43 - Collier. Little Lever, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Little Lever, Lancashire. Fall of bass from the roof 10 feet mine in the Ferneysides pit. Died 18th.

HARDMAN Richard - 1864 - 02/11/1864 – Age 40 - Collier. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HARDWICK J. - 1865 - 09/11/1865 - Pikeman. Prince of Wales, Taylor and Davies, Dudley, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp 30th. Oct. Died this day.

HARDY Martin - 1860 - 11/05/1860 – Age 45 - Loader. Doe Bank, Bagnall, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of ‘white Coal’ in bolt hole. It rated off and broke his leg and he died from loss of blood.

HARDY Philip - 1864 - 19/03/1864. Sharlston, Baines and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gunpowder in the mine.

HARDY Stephen - 1864 - 14/07/1864 – Age 24 – Horsekeeper. Clifton Hall, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Clifton, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Doe mine.

HARDY William - 1868 - 18/05/1868 - Collier. Cinderhill, Executors of Thomas North, Nottinghamshire. Explosion of gas.

HARE J - 1866 - 05/04/1866 – Age 44 - Banksman. Fenton Park, James Stott, Burslem, Staffordshire. Rope broke at drum and drew him into pit.

HARGREAVES A. - 1868 - 05/02/1868 – Age 47 - Hooker-on. South Durham, Owners of South Durham Colliery, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Rapped incline set away without putting chain on. Crushed by tubs.

HARGREAVES H. - 1868 - 17/02/1868 – Age 40 - Deputy. Nostell, Charles Winn, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HARGREAVES W. - 1864 - 04/12/1864 – Age 28 - Collier. Talk-o’th’-Hill, NS Coal Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HARKER Thomas - 1868 - 23/04/1868 – Age 40 - Hewer. Ryhope, Ryhope Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Fall of stone in broken jud.

HARKNESS James - 1862 - 20/05/1862 - Collier. Mossend Iron Works, Mossend Iron Co., Holytown, Lanarkshire. Killed by a fall of stone while redding a road.

HARLAND Henry - 1862 - 18/01/1862 – Age 15 - Pony Putter. Haswell Colliery, Haswell Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Crushed by tub and roof.

HARLEY G - 1868 - 13/11/1868 – Age 15 - Horsedriver. Old Park, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Knocked down and run over by a tub on surface.

HARLEY G. - 1868 - 17/11/1868 - Collier Boy. Sampson, R Haines, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of ‘lambs’ in thick coal pit the result of a bump.

HARMAN Rees - 1861 - 19/06/1861 - Miner. Cyfartha (ironstone), W. Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion, slightly burnt.

HARMAN Thomas - 1861 - 31/08/1861 – Age 28 - Collier. Yard Level, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Trams ran wild and killed him.

HARMER James - 1865 - 02/11/1865 – Age 17 - Hooker-on. Doffcocker, Thomas Cross, Bolton, Lancashire. Roof falling near the shaft bottom.

HARMFIELD William - 1863 - 28/03/1863. Wharncliffe, Silkstone, Wharncliffe Silkstone Coal Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HARMISON, James - 1869 - 09/10/1869 – Age 13 - Driver. Choppington, Bebside Coal Co., Blyth, Northumberland. Crushed by tubs.

HARPER J. - 1865 - 18/09/1865 – Age 31 - Sinker. Prior Field, HB Whitehouse, Bilston, Staffordshire. Whilst he was sleeping on the pit bank the engineman drew the bowk over the pulley which fell on him and killed him on the spot.

HARPER John - 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.

HARPER John - 1866 - 21/09/1866 – Age 45 - Miner. Silverdale (ironstone), Silverdale Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of stone.

HARPER S. - 1862 - 17/10/1862 – Age 40 - Collier. Conygre, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Premature explosion of gunpowder.

HARPER W. - 1869 - 10/02/1869 – Age 42 - Sinker. Ettingshall, B Chavasse, Bilston, Staffordshire. Slipped into pit shaft whilst adjusting band chain.

HARRATT William - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 49. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

HARRIES E. - 1867 - 29/01/1867 – Age 25 - Labourer. Primrose Colliery, Primrose Coal Co., Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Crushed by trams.

HARRIES Lewis - 1867 - 11/10/1867 – Age 41 - Collier. Navigation, Nixon and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HARRINGTON G. - 1865 - 24/11/1865 – Age 28 - Engineman. Unstone, Rangley, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of boiler. 2 killed.

HARRINGTON H - 1868 - 04/07/1868 – Age 48 – Bondsman. Tividale Hall, S Bradley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal pit from between two slips the result of a bump.

HARRIS ? - 1861 - 14/09/1861 – Age 24 - Collier. Gorwydd, A Sterry, Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of roof. No rules. Penalty imposed by magistrate.

HARRIS A. - 1862 - 31/03/1862 – Age 34 - Miner. Bagworth, Lord Maynard, Leicestershire. Leicestershire. Struck in the stomach by an iron bar.

HARRIS Aaron - 1868 - 23/11/1868 – Age 33 - Collier. Nelson, Osmon Barrett, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of a portion of the roof partaking of the nature of a bell mould.

HARRIS Edward - 1866 - 22/02/1866 – Age 22 - Labourer. Gadlys Collier, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Trams on incline plane.

HARRIS Evan - 1861 - 26/01/1861 – Age 12 - Collier. Werfa Heath, Evans and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

HARRIS Evan - 1863 - 31/08/1863 – Age 12 - Boy. Aberdare, Aberdare Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fell down shaft.

HARRIS George - 1864 - 28/05/1864 – Age 38 - Collier. No.6 Victoria, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. A fall of Coal in another part of the same pit and on the same day as David Davis. It was the ‘three quarter Coal’ and he was occupied in holing it when the fall came and killed him. It certainly was not sufficiently spragged.

HARRIS Henry - 1860 - 12/11/1860 – Age 18 - Collier. Blaengwawr, David Davies, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas.

HARRIS J. - 1862 - 12/12/1862 - Hooker-on. Dawley (ironstone), Coalbrookdale Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Held on to the hook and was drawn part way up.

HARRIS J. – 1863 - 02/06/1863 – Age 45 - Hooker-on. Lilleshall, Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Brick fell down shaft.

HARRIS John - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 25. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

HARRIS John - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 32. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

HARRIS John - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 26. 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.

HARRIS Joseph - 1862 - 30/10/1862 – Age 18 - Collier. Kilveymount, Thomas Davies, Swansea, Glamorgan. Bucket unhooked whilst ascending.

HARRIS Joseph - 1868 - 26/03/1868 – Age 12 - Miner. Blackpin (ironstone), Partridge and Jones, Varteg, Monmouth. Fall of stuff overhead in Consequence of a slant running up to a large ball of mine.

HARRIS Joseph - 1868 - 26/03/1868. Cwmffrwd Level, Varteg. Fall of a large stone.

HARRIS Lewis - 1866 - 02/05/1866 – Age 23 – Roadman. Pontypool, Ebbw Vale Co., Ltd., Pontypool, Monmouth. He was temporally employed as a Haulier and was descending a steep gradient he was ‘shafting’ the tram that is retarding as much as possible. He was coming out of the stall into a cross heading and trying to arrest the tram with his back at the front of it but it overpowered him. I have often commented on the crossheading system in Wales the horses should be provided with shafts which would save many human lives.

HARRIS Lewis - 1866 - 02/05/1866. Glyn Pit, Pontypool. Fell under a tram.

HARRIS Rees - 1860 - 29/09/1960 – Age 45 - Collier. Gadlys, Thomas Wayne and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of top Coal (big vein).

HARRIS Richard - 1866 - 24/12/1866 – Age 27 - Labourer. Abercwmboi, David Davies and Sons, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 3 killed.

HARRIS Samuel - 1865 - 20/12/1865 – Age 28 - Collier. Cethin Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. Verdict of manslaughter against Colliery manager Mr. John Moody and his assistant Mr. William Davies. 34 killed.

HARRIS T. - 1865 - 18/01/1865 – Age 19 - Bandsman. Princes End, Earl of Dudley, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal from the roof in thick coal occasioned by reckless working.

HARRIS Thomas - 1861 - 24/01/1861 – Age 28 - Miner. Wyken Coal Mine, Wyken Coal Co., Coventry Warwick Trams running down incline.

HARRIS Thomas - 1861 - 24/10/1861 – Age 32 - Collier. Techon, Harris and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Fall of Coal. The manager could neither read nor write, nor speak English.

HARRIS Thomas - 1868 - 20/03/1868 - Hooker-on. Bromfield, Bromfield Coal Co., Mold, Flint. Falling into shaft from part way down.

HARRIS W. - 1862 - 11/07/1862 – Age 50 - Pikeman. Bloomfield J and E Whitehouse, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in new mine which he carelessly allowed to fall on him.

HARRIS W. - 1867 - 20/11/1867 - Bandsman. Houghton, B Gibbons Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Fall of roof and Coal knocked timber settings out.

HARRIS William - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 32. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co. Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

HARRIS William - 1860 - 27/07/1860 - Collier. Bwllfa, Ebenezer, Lewis, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

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