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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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HARRISON, D. - 1869 - 15/06/1869 – Age 45 - Miner. Grange (ironstone), Heath and Son, Burslem, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HARRISON, George - 1864 - 15/03/1864. Darley Main, Messrs. Croft Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

HARRISON, George - 1869 - 15/11/1869 - Collier. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

HARRISON, George - 1869 - 18/01/1869 – Age 45 - Collier. Wombwell Main, Wombwell Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

HARRISON, J - 1867 - 09/09/1867 – Age 13 - Switchkeeper. Little Town, Earl of Durham, Durham. Crushed by train of empty tubs.

HARRISON, J. - 1860 - 06/02/1860 – Age 37 - Collier. Grieve, Townsend, Hargreaves and Co., Bacup, Lancashire. Fall of roof getting a pillar of Coal without using props.

HARRISON, John - 1864 - 09/09/1864 – Age 34 - Collier. Granville, Trustees of C. Granville, Burton, Derbyshire. Run over.

HARRISON, John - 1864 - 31/08/1864 – Age 25 - Collier. Rose in Hand, J and H Harris, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. So injured by the fall of a ‘bell mould’ that he died 5th Sept.

HARRISON, John - 1868 - 07/04/1868 – Age 14 - Driver. West Pelton, James Joicey and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

HARRISON, Lomax - 1869 - 04/04/1869 – Age 28 - Miner. Woodhouse Lane, Z and J Howarth, Wolstenholme, Lancashire. Roof rock falling.

HARRISON, Richard - 1865 - 09/10/1865 – Age 34 - Hewer. Oakenshaw, Strakers and Love, Durham. Fall of stone in broken.

HARRISON, Richard - 1868 - 30/04/1868 – Age 65 - Horsekeeper. Middle Bitchburn, Thomas Liddell, Agent Crook, Durham. Crushed by tubs on engine plane.

HARRISON, Richard - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 41 - Collier. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HARRISON, Robert - 1860 - 28/11/1860 – Age 12 - Boy. Craigie Pit, Robert Brown, Ayr, Ayrshire. Explosion, of firedamp.

HARRISON, S. - 1862 - 08/08/1862 – Age 30 - Loader. Withymoor, WH Dawes, Netherton, Warwick. Fall of Coal in gateroad in the lower half of the working of the thick coal brought about by a bump.

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

HARRISON, T. - 1862 - 17/11/1862 - Collier. Dunkirk, Dukinfield Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

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

HARRISON, Thomas - 1866 - 04/05/1866 – Age 28. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Little Delph Mine. 13 killed.

HARRISON, Thomas - 1866 - 12/01/1866 – Age 14 – Flat keeper. Pelton, Lord Dunsany and Brothers, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Killed by tubs in engine plane, riding Contrary to orders and to a printed notice arising from Collision. 5 killed.

HARRISON, Thomas - 1869 - 03/09/1869 – Age 64 - Shifter. Houghton, Earl of Durham, Fence Houses, Durham. Crushed by set on engine plane.

HARRISON, W - 1865 - 07/12/1865 - Collier. Madeley Court, WO Foster, Ironbridge, Shropshire. Fell down shaft.

HARRISON, W - 1869 - 13/03/1869 – Age 22 - Collier. Daisy Field, Booth and Marland, Hyde, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

HARRISON, W. - 1862 - 05/08/1862 - Hooker-on. Dukinfield, FDP, Astley, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Crushed under the cage.

HARRISON, W. - 1864 - 13/02/1864 - Horsekeeper. Bank Top, Stott and Co., Tunstall, Staffordshire. Crushed between cage and inset.

HARRISON, William - 1863 - 06/03/1863 – Age 16 - Drawer. Coxlodge Colliery, Coxlodge, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 26 killed. Driver Boy of Cawsey End.

HARRISON, William - 1864 - 26/04/1864 – Age 12 - Waggoner. Atherton, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Caught by a full tub waggon escaping down a brow in Gibfield pit; apparently he was attempting to stop the tub.

HARRISON, William - 1865 - 26/07/1865 – Age 36 - Collier. Speedwell, Staveley Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

HARROP Thomas - 1864 - 17/12/1864 – Age 18 - Pony driver. Rose Bridge, Case and Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by train of trams.

HARRY Benjamin - 1862 - 03/07/1862. Old Castle, Simms Neville and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Inundation of water. 6 killed aged 24 to 39.

HART Cain - 1869 - 15/11/1869 - Collier. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

HART D - 1867 12/11/1867 - Bandsman. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 19th. 11 killed.

HART J. - 1863 - 28/09/1863 – Age 14 - Trammer. Heage, Mr. Rhodes, Belper, Derbyshire. Falling part way down shaft.

HART John - 1860 - 18/12/1860 - A Boy. Tinsley, B. Huntsman, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HART John - 1861 - 28/10/1861. Thrybergh Hall, Thrybergh Hall Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

HART John - 1866 - 07/06/1866 – Age 32 - Hewer. Seaham, Earl Vane, Durham. Fall of stone.

HART John - 1866 - 23/01/1866 – Age 15 - Jigger. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

HART John - 1867 - 26/07/1867 – Age 16 - Collier. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Falling out of cage whilst ascending shaft.

HART Peter - 1860 - 13/07/1860 – Age 22 - Drawer. Bryn Moss, Entwistle Whittle and Simpson, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HART W. - 1860 - 26/06/1860 – Age 22 - Collier. Blackrod, Charles Whaley and Co., Blackrod, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Cannel mine.

HARTLAND E. - 1860 - 14/01/1860 – Age 61 - Collier. Clee Hill, Pearson and Co., Ludlow, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

HARTLEY, Edward - 1868 - 29/05/1868 – Age 22 - Miner. Chadwick Hall, Roscow and Lord Rochdale, Lancashire. Burned by explosion of powder. They were charging a hole with an iron scraper when the powder went off about 8lbs besides being fired but it Could not be ascertained whether the scraper struck fire at a piece of rock or one of the deceased put his candle into the hole. 2 killed.

HARTLEY, John - 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.

HARTLEY, John - 1868 - 19/11/1868 – Age 14 – Hurrier. Tong, Bowling Iron Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fell out of cage while ascending. This is a gin pit.

HARTLEY, Mark - 1861 - 18/09/1861 – Age 62 – Wasteman. Lumley, 2nd. Earl of Durham, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Fall of stone in waste.

HARTLEY, Peter - 1869 - 05/05/1869 – Age 27 - Sinker. Aspen, Thomas Simpson and Co., Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. A shot which had misfired in the sinking pit going off as they were drilling it out. 2 killed.

HARTLEY, Richard - 1864 - 15/11/1864 – Age 24 - Collier. Great Mancot, Rose and Plant, Hawarden, Flint. An explosion. 3 killed.

HARTLEY, Thomas - 1868 - 30/09/1868 – Age 24 - Miner. Albert, John Gerrard, West Houghton, Lancashire. Roof falling not enough props set.

HARTLEY, Walter - 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.

HARTSHORN E. - 1862 - 06/08/1862 – Age 30 - Pikeman. Cockshutts, Aston and Shaw, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in new mine coal. Injured 30th July. Died this day.

HARTSHORN S. - 1869 - 25/08/1869 - Collier. Pool Hayes, Messrs. Fenn, Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thin mine (accidental).

HARTSHORN T. - 1867 - 26/10/1867 - Bandsman. Pool Hayes, Messrs. Fenn, Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of rock from roof of a waste in thin Coal pit.

HARVEY David - 1861 - 23/09/1861. Pit at Blaenavon, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp.

HARVEY Edward - 1860 - 24/02/1860 – Age 30 - Collier. Hillhead, John Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.  Fall of roof.

HARVEY J - 1868 - 21/10/1868 – Age 35 - Byeworker. Thrybergh Hall, Thrybergh Hall Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Crushed by tub which ran a main down a jenny.

HARVEY J. - 1864 - 05/03/1864 – Age 14 - Hooker-on. Brereton, Earl of Shrewsbury, Rugeley, Staffordshire. Laid hold of the main hook of the band chain and was thus drawn up the shaft till he at length let go, fell and was killed.

HARVEY James - 1864 - 28/09/1864 – Age 24 - Collier. Hollinwood, Staveley Iron Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of stone.

HARVEY Richard - 1867 - 11/10/1867 – Age 19 - Collier. Swadlincote, Hall and Boardman, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Fall of roof Coal.

HARVEY Samuel - 1865 01/11/1865 – Age 14 - Boy. Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury Coal Co., Bidworth, Leicestershire. Fell down shaft attempting to get into carriage whilst in motion.

HARVEY W. - 1863 - 15/12/1863 – Age 25 - Miner. Victoria Colliery, T Troughton, Coventry, Warwick Fall of roof.

HARVEY Walter - 1866 - 21/12/1866 – Age 48 - Collier. Swannington, W Worsick, Leicestershire. Lump of Coal fell down shaft on him.

HARWOOD Thomas - 1869 - 16/06/1869 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Pole, William Pickup, Over Darwin, Lancashire. Falling out of bucket when coming up a windlass shaft.

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

HASLAM Adam - 1868 - 08/04/1868 – Age 18 - Handputter. Wooley, Joseph Pease and Partners, Crook, Durham. Fall of stone.

HASLAM James - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 34. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

HASLAM Joseph - 1864 - 26/09/1864 – Age 14 - Waggoner. Bank, John Wright, Little Hulton, Lancashire. A full waggon running against him.

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

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

HASSALL Charles - 1868 - 14/05/1868 – Age 28 - Miner. Priorslee (ironstone), Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

HASSALL T. - 1861 - 26/11/1861 – Age 19 - Banksman. New Cross (ironstone), H B. Whitehouse, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Pushing a skip load of bricks towards the mouth of the shaft. Went too far and fell in.

HASTINGS, W. - 1862 - 03/09/1862 – Age 21 - Stoker. Bromford, WH Dawes, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Went up to oil the pulley on top of the pit frame after which he began some foolhardy trick and accidentally fell to the ground.

HASWELL James - 1862 - 22/11/1862 - Deputy. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas, 16 killed. Of New Row, left a wife and a family of 3 persons, two of whom were dependent upon him.

HATFIELD William - 1861 - 26/06/1861. Morley Main, Messrs. Ackroyd, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HATHAWAY J. - 1861 - 08/04/1861 – Age 61 - Pumper. Pelsall, Davies and Bloomer, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fell out of cage whilst ascending. Too infirm for underground employment.

HATTON James - 1866 02/02/1866 16 - Waggoner. How Bridge, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Coal and earth falling on him as he was filling a tub in 7-feet mine, Volunteer pit.

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

HATTON W. - 1861 04/09/1861 31 - Collier. Brinsop, William Longworth, West Houghton, Lancashire. Fall of Coal. Died 5th.

HATTON William - 1869 21/07/1869 16 - Pony driver. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HATTRICK Thomas - 1862 15/06/1862 17 - Drawer. Hillhead No.4, John Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.  Fall of roof at the face.

HAUGE Nathan - 1863 08/05/1863. Castle, Houndsfield and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

HAUGHTON, D. - 1861 - 13/02/1861 – Age 39 - Sinker. Wednesbury Park (ironstone), Lloyds Fosters and Co., Wednesbury, Staffordshire. The Banksman pushed an iron skip and sinking-bowk which was filled with bricks into the pit shaft. 2 killed.

HAUGHTON, William - 1866 - 10/05/1866 - Sinker. Arley New Hall, Arley Main Co., Blackrod, Lancashire. A shot which had miss fired exploded as he (contrary to orders) was drilling it out. He had water in the hole.

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

HAUXWELL Frank - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 25. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

HAUXWELL Frank - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 25. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and child.

HAVARD John - 1869 - 06/07/1869 – Age 27 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by attempting to get on to carriage at bottom of shaft.

HAWKES James - 1867 12/02/1867 26 - Collier. Nailstone J Ellis Nailstone, Leicestershire. Fall of roof.

HAWKHEAD Charles - 1860 - 23/11/1860. Neville Hill, J.B. Faviell, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HAWKINS George - 1860 - 31/05/1860 – Age 30 - Collier. Vellett’s Level, Trotter Thomas and Co., Coleford, Gloucester. Fall of Coal from face of work by means of a diagonal slip though quite close to both timber and gob.

HAWKINS N - 1861 - 07/03/1861 – Age 33 - Collier. Cross Knave, John Davis, Forest of Dean, Somerset. Immense fall of stone in roadway. The water (previously roofed) having been got out and the roof loosing even that partial support soon after fell. There were joints in the rock but in the consequence of oxides of iron and water incrustation they were invisible. 2 killed.

HAWKINS S. - 1866 - 02/11/1866 – Age 17 - Deputy. Burrs, Messrs. Lloyds and Co., Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Explosion of gunpowder.

HAWKINS Thomas - 1867 - 07/10/1867 – Age 60 - Collier. Howbeach Colliery, Blakeney Co., Ltd., Blakeney, Gloucester. Injured by fall of roof 7th Oct Died 25th.

HAWKINS Thomas - 1868 - 23/04/1868 – Age 33 - Sinker. Oakwood, William Davis, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by rope breaking.

HAWKINS William - 1864 - 23/04/1864 - Collier. New Hollinwood, Staveley Iron and Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HAWLEY James - 1860 - 25/03/1860 – Age 12 - Dirt carrier. Back Lane, Fletcher Solly and Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. A bowk of bricks going down which he had to receive one of them fell out and killed him.

HAWLEY Joseph - 1861 - 11/06/1861 – Age 60 - 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.

HAWLEY Joseph - 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.

HAWLEY Luke - 1865 - 30/08/1865. Haigh Moor, Pope and Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in mine.

HAWLEY Walter - 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.

HAWORTH Charles - 1866 - 07/03/1866 – Age 21 – Manager. Park Hall, Arley Main Co., Blackrod, Lancashire. Falling in front of Coal waggon in motion on an inclined plane. Died 22nd.

HAWORTH Richard - 1867 - 08/05/1867 – Age 27 - Miner. Outwood, Thomas Fletcher and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Suffocated by afterdamp from an explosion in the Gingham 4-ft mine. Flexible air tubing about 14 ins in diameter was being used in several places to Convey air to the faces beyond the cut-throughs and scarcely any leakage allowed; the small area so far stopped the general ventilation as to cause the gas to overpower it in the innermost. 3 killed working.

HAWORTH Thomas - 1861 - 05/08/1861 – Age 55 - Labourer. Platt Bridge, George Heaton and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof whilst drawing props.

HAWTHORNE L. - 1863 - 05/11/1863 – Age 13 - Drawer. Morningside, Shotts Iron Co., Wishaw, Lanarkshire. A piece of coal in ‘Virtue Well’ seam fell over on him at the face.

HAYCOCK J. - 1863 - 29/03/1863 – Timbersetter. Bradley, J Bagnall and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of roof in new mine Coal. A piece of rock fell out from the roof the instant he had got down the fall of Coal occasioned by a slip. Injured 24th. Walked home unsupported. Died this day.

HAYCROFT James - 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.

HAYES George - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 41. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

HAYES Hugh - 1868 - 02/11/1868 – Age 65 - Labourer. California, Norton and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Run over by trucks on branch railway.

HAYES J. - 1860 - 10/03/1860 – Age 18 - Loader. Langton Messrs. Coke, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HAYES James - 1866 - 22/11/1866 – Age 30 - Collier. Beaufort, J and C Bailey, Beaufort, Brecon. Acting as a Haulier in the Bwlch-y-garn pit and was coming out with his set he stood on the Coupling-hook to trim his light forgetting he was approaching some arching that was lower that other parts of the roadway. Caught his head and he died the following morning.

HAYES John - 1864 - 22/06/1864 - Boy. Victoria Colliery, Messrs. Haigh Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HAYES John - 1867 - 03/08/1867 – Age 13 - Drawer. Crawford, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HAYES Joseph - 1866 - 19/02/1866 – Age 40 - Hewer. South Kelloe, Trustees of the West Hartlepool Dock and Railway Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Hit his head on bunting whist descending the shaft.

HAYES Peter - 1868 - 28/10/1868 – Age 30 - Miner. Broadfield, Thomas Simpson and Co., Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Roof falling as he was taking out part of a pillar of coal.

HAYES Ralph - 1864 - 28/10/1864 – Age 25 - Miner. Westleigh, Kirkless Hall Co., Westleigh, Lancashire. Coal falling.

HAYES Richard - 1862 - 30/08/1862 – Age 30 - Miner. Dearnley, Dearnley Colliery Co., Littleborough, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Died 12th Sept.

HAYES Thomas - 1869 - 19/11/1869 – Age 32 - Collier. Darfield Main, Darfield Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

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

HAYES William - 1864 - 23/09/1864 – Age 15 - Waggoner. Linnyshaw, Bridgewater Trust, Worsley, Lancashire. Coal and earth falling from the side of the Bin mine.

HAYMAN George - 1862 - 14/04/1862 – Age 23 - Haulier. Cwmsychan, Darby and Co., Abersychan, Monmouth. Overpowered by his train whilst slackening them down across a heading and so injured he died 22nd.

HAYMAN John - 1867 - 21/05/1867 - Collier. Asterley, W Gardner, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

HAYMAN Thomas - 1863 - 18/06/1863 – Age 33 - Collier. Llwyncelyn, JW and C James, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of roof (Rhondda No3).

HAYNES Luther - 1862 - 07/05/1862 - Boy. Fence, Spark and Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Crushed by Corves in mine.

HAYS D - 1861 - 21/02/1861 – Age 15 - Horse Driver. Chilton, H Stobart and Co. Ltd., Durham. Killed by falling from cage which had got out of the guides in the shaft.

HAYS D. - 1861 - 21/02/1861 – Age 15 - Horsedriver. Chilton, R.W. Jackson, and Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Killed by falling out of the cage after it got out of the guides. 2 killed.

HAYS George - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 41. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and three children.

HAYS Joseph - 1866 - 07/06/1866 - Driver. Wingate Grange, Executors of John Gully, Ferry Hill, Durham. Fall of stone and timber.

HAYWARD A. - 1868 - 14/01/1868 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Granville Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Waggon went over him on road.

HAYWARD J. - 1866 - 12/12/1866 – Age 19 - Hooker-on. Pelsall, B Bloomer and Sons, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fell down shaft from an upper inset.

HAYWARD John - 1862 - 06/10/1862 – Age 28 - Miner. Spotted Vein (ironstone), Darby and Co., Pontypool, Monmouth. Fall of stone from roof.

HAYWARD William - 1862 - 16/10/1862. Garn-yr-Erw pits, Monmouth. Fall of a stone.

HAYWOOD B. - 1860 - 21/12/1860 – Age 14 - Collier. Tansey Green, Woodall and Co., Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Fell down unfenced pit shaft.

HAYWOOD J. - 1860 - 20/09/1860 – Age 28 - Miner. Swannington, W. Worsick, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Fall of roof.

HAYWOOD T. - 1865 - 06/09/1865 – Woodsetter. Lilleshall (ironstone), Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

HAYWOOD Thomas - 1862 - 16/10/1862 – Age 45 - Miner. Garn (ironstone), Blaenavon Iron Co., Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of clod on 16th. Died 19th.

HAYWOOD W. - 1861 - 15/09/1861 – Age 14 - Collier. Tividale, Bagnall and Jesson, Tipton, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in the new mine from between 2 slips.

HAZELWOOD William - 1864 - 04/01/1864 – Age 27 - Collier. Ward Colliery, 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.

HEADEN James - 1863 - 06/03/1863 – Age 47 - Collier. Gidlow Lane, William Barton, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HEALEY John Henry - 1867 - 10/06/1867 – Age 15 - Waggoner. Darcy Lever. Darcy Lever Co., Darcy Lever, Lancashire. Run over by a waggon which on a skotch coming out of the wheel got loose from a Miner and ran down an inclination.

HEAP Joseph - 1869 - 13/02/1869 – Age 49 - Engineer. Oak Chamber Co., Hollinwood, Lancashire. Caught between two Cog wheels the other Engineer having started the engine as he was standing upon them to examine the winding rope.

HEAPE J. - 1860 - 15/10/1860 – Age 39 - Labourer. Smallshaw, Executors of J. Hargreaves, Habergham Eaves, Lancashire. A run of the capstan.

HEAPS ? - 1864 - 09/08/1864 - Hewer. Seghill Laycock and Co., Seghill, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 6 killed.

HEAS John - 1868 - 06/01/1868 – Age 14 - Drawer. Standish, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by tub below ground.

HEATH Henry - 1860 - 17/04/1860. Stanley, Hudson and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HEATH J. - 1864 - 15/01/1864 – Age 30 - Bandsman. Old Brownhills, W Harrison, Walsall, Staffordshire. Accidental fall of roof rock caused by two slips (in thin Coal mine).

HEATH S - 1862 - 08/10/1862 – Age 26 - Sinker. Ketley (ironstone), W Mathews, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Breaking of iron rope whilst ascending. 2 killed.

HEATH T. - 1866 - 25/07/1866 – Age 18 - Miner. Shelton (ironstone), Earl Granville, Hanley, Staffordshire. Crushed by tubs on incline.

HEATH Thomas - 1862 - 06/02/1862 – Age 27 - Miner. Wilnecote, Messrs. Perrins and Co., Tamworth, Staffordshire. Explosion of gunpowder.

HEATHCOCK H. - 1865 - 25/10/1865 – Age 24 - Pikeman. Tansey Green, Woodall and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of a heavy piece of sawyer in thick coal brought about by his own disobedience of orders improper mode of getting the Coal down.
Injured 14th. Died this day.

HEATHCOCK J - 1867 - 12/11/1867 - Bandsman. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 13th. 11 killed.

HEATHCOCK W - 1869 - 08/05/1869 – Age 41 - Pikeman. Old Park, Earl of Dudley, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Whilst driving a wedge in the benches of a thick coal pit a piece of slipper coal fell from a slip which broke over sprags. Injured 7th. Died this day.

HEATHCOTE James - 1869 - 21/08/1869 – Age 43 - Miner. Bank, Bank Co., Little Hulton, Lancashire. Caught by the chain in a self-acting incline the weight having dragged away the prop on which he was riding up the engine brow.

HEATHCOTE Moses - 1863 - 24/01/1863 – Age 38 - Miner. New Watergate and Peel, Hall James and William Roscoe, Little Hulton, Lancashire. A heavily charged shot blew the ramming and as it appeared lighted some firedamp which was not suspected but which probably existed in a part where the roof had fallen in the Trencherbone mine. 3 killed.

HEATHCOTE Peter - 1865 - 29/08/1865 – Age 21 - Miner. Bank, John Wright, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Burned in an explosion of firedamp in the Cannel mine. There was lax supervision on the part of the masters and the miners by opening their locked safety lamps and firing shots were infringing the rules. 2 killed.

HEATHCOTE Thomas - 1868 - 01/10/1868 – Age 17 - Engineer. Singing Clough, Knowles and Stott, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Burned in an explosion of firedamp in the Cannel mine. He drew the staple by which the entrance was barred and locked and went into the return airway with an open light as some gas was being driven off by a new cutting into the goaf. Died 6th.

HEATON Emmanuel - 1865 - 19/09/1865 – Age 16 – Wailer. Ryhope Colliery, Ryhope Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Fall of erections near pit.

HEATON Henry - 1867 - 27/03/1867 – Age 55 - Collier. Pewfall, Richard Evans and Co., Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Main Delp Mine.

HEATON J - 1867 - 25/07/1867 – Age 37 - Bucket changer. Robin Hood, Messrs. Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fell down pit.

HEATON John - 1869 - 11/03/1869 – Age 42 - Collier. Pemberton, John Blundell, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HEATON Joseph - 1860 - 03/08/1860 - Fireman. Winstanley Colliery, Meyrick Banks, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed.

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

HEATON S. - 1861 - 13/01/1861 – Age 28 - Collier. Scott Lane, William Woods and Son, Blackrod, Lancashire. Overwound into the headgear.

HEBBLETHWAITE William - 1865 - 20/01/1865. Hall Royd, Haynes and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Falling down shaft. 3 killed.

HEBDON William - 1865 - 13/02/1865 – Age 63 – Screener. Low Bitchburn, John Sharp, Crook, Durham. Jammed by apparatus tub, chain broke.

HEDGE Henry - 1860 - 01/12/1860. Pennywell, Chick, King and Keeling, Kingswood Gloucester. Crushed to death in a crank. Lionel Brough, Inspector said "The machinery is old and out of order. It is in a very bad state. If the accident had happened after next January" when a Parliamentary Act was due to come into force "I would have been empowered to fine the owners £5."Not a great deterrent, even then. The verdict was "accidental death".

HEEL Richard - 1860 - 19/04/1860 - A Boy. Merrington Colliery, R.W. Jackson, Darlington, Durham. Killed by a full tub of Coals.

HEELEY Allen - 1860 - 07/01/1860 - A Boy. Robert Town, Mann and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

HEELEY S - 1863 - 30/10/1863 – Age 34 - Pikeman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Worcestershire. Explosion of gunpowder and gas. 4 killed. Died next day.

HEEP Thomas * - 1864 - 09/09/1864. Seghill, Laycock and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas. 7 killed.

HEIRNS Thomas - 1865 - 16/10/1865 – Age 23 - Horsedriver. Wingerworth, Wingerworth Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Run over on pit bank.

HELLEWELL R. - 1860 - 09/03/1860 – Age 21 - Collier. Marsden, Executors of J. Hargreaves, Marsden, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HELLIER Joseph - 1866 - 10/01/1866 - Engineman. Tryddyn, Flintshire Oil and Cannel Co., Mold, Flint. He fell into the wheels of the machinery above ground.

HELLING John - 1862 - 26/09/1862 – Age 42 - Collier. Skipping, Joseph Cadman, Tenby, Pembroke. Fall of roof (anthracite Coal).

HELLIWELL John - 1865 - 21/04/1865. Bracken Lane End, Topham and Co., Halifax, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in mine.

HELLIWELL Samuel - 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.

HEMINGWAT T - 1869 - 25/11/1869 – Age 40 - Collier. Milnthorpe, J and J Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

HEMINGWAY A - 1862 - 04/04/1862. Westwood, Newton and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 6 killed.

HEMMINGS Francis - 1869 - 27/02/1869 – Age 24 - Collier. Black Vein, Thomas William Rhodes, Risca, Monmouth. Fall of Coal 27th Feb. Died 9th Apr. 2 killed.

HEMMINGS H. - 1860 - 26/11/1860 – Age 16 - Banksman. Berry Hill, W.T. Copeland, Stoke, Staffordshire. Fell down shaft.

HEMS William - 1867 - 16/07/1867 – Age 18 – Hurrier. New Gawber Hall, Sturges Paley and Mason, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

HENAN Bernard - 1867 - 06/07/1867 – Age 34 - Collier. Summerlee No.3, Wilsons and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

HENAN Robert - 1861 - 17/09/1861 – Age 46 - Collier. Gartgill, William Baird and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of Coal.

HENDERSON, J. - 1866 - 20/11/1866 – Age 12 - Driver. Seaton Deval, Lamb Burdon and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Crushed by tubs.

HENDERSON, John - 1862 - 18/04/1862 – Age 28 - Hewer. West Stanley, David Burn, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Fall of stone in jud.

HENDERSON, Joseph - 1866 - 28/07/1866 – Branchdriver. Wingate Grange, Executors of John Gully, Ferry Hill, Durham. Crushed by waggon.

HENDERSON, William - 1864 - 16/03/1864 – Age 13 – Trimmer. Pather, Boyd and Spencer, Lanarkshire. Fell in before waggons.

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

HENDY Samuel - 1860 - 31/08/1860 – Age 13 – Filler. Pennywell Road, Chick King and Keeling, Kingswood, Gloucester. Fall of strong top through structural division. The gob ought to have been carried closer to face.

HENELLS Morgan - 1861 - 08/03/1861 – Age 36 - Collier. Blaengwawr, David Davies, Llanelly, Carmarthen. Explosion of gas in the workings with naked lights. Inspector had given the owner notice of the necessity of working exclusively with locked safety lamps. 13 killed.

HENNERY Charles - 1864 - 03/12/1864 – Age 15 - DrumBoy. Eppleton Jane, South Hetton Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Killed by being lapped upon the drum.

HENNINGHAM R. - 1862 - 30/06/1862 – Age 22 - Pikeman. Pelsall Davis, Bloomer and Son, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of roof rock (thin Coal). The deceased and workmen were preparing to timber the roof when the fall took place which ought to have been previously attended to by the deputy. 2 killed.

HENRY Edward - 1862 - 27/09/1862 – Age 12 - Horsedriver. Job’s Hill, J Pease and Partners, Job’s Hill, Durham. Knocked down by a horse.

HENRY Matthew - 1865 - 11/05/1865 – Age 21 – Metalman. Lindsay, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Haigh, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of stone from the side of a tunnel which he was driving.

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

HENSHAW C. - 1865 - 23/05/1865 – Age 16 - Miner. Deepmoor (ironstone), John Bagnall and Sons, Walsall, Staffordshire. Crushed by cage at the bottom of the pit shaft.

HEPBURN Joseph - 1867 - 09/05/1867 – Age 14 - Horsedriver. Littletown, Earl of Durham, Fencehouses, Durham. Crushed between top of tub and crown tree.

HEPPLE Thomas - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 27. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

HEPPLE Tristram - 1864 - 24/04/1864 – Age 50 - Master - Shifter. Seaton, Marchioness of Londonderry, Seaham, Durham. Explosion of gas.

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

HEPWORTH B. - 1869 - 28/07/1869 – Age 21 - Hanger-on. Milnthorpe, J and J Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Struck by piece of Coal falling down the shaft.

HEPWORTH Benjamin - 1864 - 09/06/1864. Saydale, Rhodes and Co., Pontefract, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp in sinking shaft. 2 killed.

HERBERT David - 1866 - 01/05/1866 – Age 21 - Engineer. Blaengwawr, David Davies, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Got entangled in machinery.

HERBERT Henry - 1860 - 14/04/1860 – Age 44 - Pikeman. New Colliery, Fletcher Solly and Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of top over new mine coal whilst taking out tree.

HERON Joseph - 1866 - 27/09/1866 – Age 70 – Wasteman. Shotton, Haswell Coal Co., Fencehouses, Durham. Fall of stone.

HERON Ralph - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Widower.

HERON Thomas - 1867 - 04/11/1867 – Age 17 - Boy. Moira, Marquis of Hastings, Ashby, Leicestershire. Explosion of gunpowder.

HERRING Matthew - 1868 - 16/09/1868 – Age 44 - Putter. Pelton, WJ Hutchinson and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Fall of stone.

HERRING William - 1864 - 11/11/1864. Fence Colliery, Fence Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HERRINGTON D. - 1862 - 05/06/1862 – Age 32 - Collier. Cannock Chase, Cannock Chase Colliery Co., Walsall, Staffordshire. Crushed in the act of crossing the cage at the bottom of the shaft which was contrary to the regulations of the Colliery.

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