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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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HERRON A. - 1863 - 03/10/1863 – Age 18 - Hewer. Lumley, Earl of Durham, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Fall of stone.

HESE James - 1869 - 04/09/1869 – Age 23 - Collier. Fforchaman, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HESELTINE Alfred - 1865 - 10/05/1865. Holmes, Holmes and Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in mine.

HESKETH William - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 50 - Collier. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HESKETH William - 1864 - 13/06/1864 - Sinker. Moss, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling out of tub while descending the pit.

HESKETT James - 1866 - 04/06/1866 – Age 32 - Hewer. Hedley Hope, Joseph Pease and Co., Crook, Durham. Fall of stone.

HESLOP Solomon - 1863 - 20/11/1863 - Hewer. Evenwood, Thomas Storey, Auckland, Durham. Crushed by tubs in engine plane.

HESLOPE C. - 1860 - 09/03/1860 – Age 19 - Putter. Witton Park, Kirsopp and Co. Darlington, Durham. Fall of top Coal and clay.

HESTILOW W. - 1862 - 01/08/1862 – Age 55 - Labourer. Willenhall (ironstone), WH Sparrow and Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of a large piece of ironstone which was being hoisted for the purposes of loading a truck on the surface.

HESTOR ? - 1863 - 08/08/1863 – Age 28 - Miner. Wingerworth, Wingerworth Iron Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Falling of cage in descending shaft.

HETHERGLEN Henry - 1867 - 21/12/1867 – Age 14 Wombwell, Wombwell Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Crushed by Corves.

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

HEUSON, John - 1866 - 23/07/1866 – Age 66 - Collier. Newcastle, Thomas North, Nottinghamshire. Crushed by tubs in main travelling way.

HEWIT John - 1863 - 10/08/1863 – Age 14 - Drawer. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HEWITSON, F. - 1862 - 05/05/1862 - Engineer. Duxbury, Thomas and W Whittle, Chorley, Lancashire. Crushed by the top lift of pumps as he went to repair the centre D-leg.

HEWITSON, Matthew - 1865 - 23/08/1865 – Age 48 – Rapperman. Thornley, Thornley, Coal Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Explosion of firedamp in downcast shaft. 3 killed.

HEWITT J. - 1866 - 08/11/1866 - Collier. Weston Coyney, Bishop and Co., Longton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HEWITT J. - 1869 - 02/09/1869 – Bondsman. Birchill’s Maiden and Parkes, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of roof whilst examining one of the old stalls of a thin Coal pit.

HEWITT John - 1860 - 21/08/1860 – Age 33 - Collier. Morfa, Vivian and Son, Taibach, Glamorgan. Under carriage, whilst in motion, jammed between two trams underground.

HEWITT Joseph - 1868 - 05/11/1868 – Age 66 - Staithman. Kippax Locke and Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HEWITT M - 1866 - 20/04/1866 - Bandsman. Tividale New HB Whitehouse, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal rib and pillar pit. 3 killed.

HEWITT Richard - 1865 - 03/07/1865 – Age 35 - Collier. Whitwick J Whetstone, Leicestershire. Leicestershire. Fall of roof.

HEWITT William - 1866 - 23/01/1866 – Age 19 - Drawer. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 30, killed.

HEY John - 1863 - 16/11/1863 – Age 62 - Miner. Hogshead, Mrs Ann Maden, Bacup, Lancashire. Caught by a waggon with which a horse had run away.

HEYCOCK Benjamin - 1863 - 06/08/1863 - Miner. Cwmavon (ironstone), Governor and Co., Copper Miners, Port Talbot, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

HEYDOM Charles - 1868 - 23/10/1868 – Age 35 - Inclineman. Cotes Park, James Oakes, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Run over on surface incline.

HEYES John - 1861 - 17/07/1861 – Age 28 - Collier. Ladies Lane, Thomas Gidlow, Wigan, Lancashire. An explosion of gas.

HEYES Thomas - 1864 - 01/07/1864 – Age 14 - Drawer. Blackeyhurst, Samuel Stock, St. Helens, Lancashire. A Collision of the cages in the pit whilst they were descending. It was afterwards discovered that one of the cages had accidentally got out of the guide rods. 6 killed.

HEYS E - 1867 - 25/07/1867 – Age 17 - Drawer. Pewfall, Richard Evans and Co., Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HEYS Henry - 1861 - 22/06/1861 - Collier. Haigh, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Wigan, Lancashire. From injuries received in 1860 riding up an incline contrary to rule.

HEYS James - 1866 - 29/10/1866 - Stoker. Birket Bank, Crompton and Shawcross, Wigan, Lancashire. Drawn into the fly-wheel race whilst repairing the engine.

HEYS James - 1867 - 06/06/1867 – Age 30 - Pitman. Old Ince Hall, Crompton and Shawcross, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling out of tub whilst ascending.

HEYS John - 1867 - 11/05/1867 – Age 33 - Collier. Douglas Bank, John G Morriss, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Pemberton 5-foot mine.

HEYS Samuel - 1861 - 07/02/1861 – Age 12 - Pony driver. Haydock, Richard Evans and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Run over by train of tubs underground.

HEYWOOD Fred - 1865 - 06/05/1865 – Age 40 - Banksman. Swannington, W Worsinck, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Fell down shaft.

HEYWOOD John - 1862 - 06/10/1862. Cwm Glyn, Pontypool, Monmouth. Fall of a stone.

HIBBERD Joseph - 1866 - 16/08/1866 – Age 19 - Miner. West Hallam (ironstone), H and B Whitehouse, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Overwinding.

HICK E. - 1864 - 25/12/1864 – Age 38 - Engineman. Old Coppice, Executors of E Sayer, Cannock, Staffordshire. Went to the pumping engine in a state of intoxication and fell into some scalding water on the 24th. Died this day.

HICKEN Henry - 1860 - 13/01/1860 – Age 24 - Pikeman. Wall End, Richard Thomas, Walsall, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 15th though thirled, the water had got roofed and when it came away the reflux of air brought gas to the candle. 2 killed.

HICKEN R - 1868 - 22/01/1868 - Collier Boy. Cannock Chase, Cannock Chase Colliery Co., Lichfield, Staffordshire. Crushed between tubs.

HICKEN Richard - 1860 - 13/01/1860 – Age 26 - Pikeman. Wall End, Richard Thomas, Walsall, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. Died 17th though thirled, the water had got roofed and when it came away the reflux of air brought gas to the candle. 2 killed.

HICKMAN I. - 1867 - 28/04/1867 - Miner. Eagle (ironstone), Eagle Colliery Co., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Injured by fall of Gubbin measure 1st. Died this day.

HICKMAN J. - 1861 - 04/02/1861 - Pikeman. Freeman’s, B. Gibbons, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in the waste of the ‘thick coal’ long wall workings. Injured on the 19th Dec, - 1860.

HICKMAN J. - 1866 - 01/08/1866 - Pikeman. Birds, Leasow Robinson and Jones, Dudley, Worcestershire. Premature explosion, of shot. Injured 28th July. Died this day.

HICKMAN J. - 1867 - 13/04/1867 – Age 48 - Pikeman. Corbyn’s Bank, Messrs. Mills, Dudley, Worcestershire. Premature explosion of gunpowder 3rd. Died this day.
HICKMAN J. - 1869 - 08/03/1869 – Age 32 - Pikeman. Old Hill, D Rose, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Pulling at a rate of side of gateroad in thick coal pit which unexpectedly an suddenly fell killing him on the spot.

HICKMAN Joseph - 1860 - 21/05/1860 – Age 21 - Loader. Dunkirk, Taylor and Farley, Tipton, Staffordshire. In ascending he fell out of the skip when near the bottom. He fell on to a bowk which caused his death.

HICKMAN R. - 1861 - 02/07/1861 – Age 23 - Loader. Dunkirk, Taylor and Farley, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fell out of the skip whilst descending with seven other persons.

HICKMAN T. - 1860 - 19/12/1860 - Collier. Withymoor, W.H. Dawes, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Accidental explosion of gunpowder whilst charging a shot.

HICKMAN T. - 1869 - 19/01/1869 – Age 35 – Bondsman. Park Head, Evers and Martin, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal pit brought about by his own disobedience.

HICKMAN W. - 1869 - 22/05/1869 – Age 30 - Pikeman. Himley, Earl of Dudley, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Injured by fall of Coal 16th. Feb. Died this day. Thick coal pit.

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

HICKS James - 1868 - 03/02/1868 – Age 43 - Sinker. Lilleshall, Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HICKS William - 1869 - 27/11/1869 – Age 49 - Hewer. Cramlington High Pit, Lamb Potter and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

HICKSON, William - 1865 - 12/04/1865 - Miner. Riddings (ironstone), James Oakes and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HIER John - 1860 - 03/04/1860 – Age 15 - Trammer. Hook, Harcourt Powell, Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Bucket fell down shaft from top.

HIGGIN H. - 1861 - 18/02/1861 – Age 13. Ginny Tenter, Marsden, Executors of J. Hargreaves Burnley, Lancashire. Dragged against the pulley by the chain catching his loose jacket.

HIGGINBOTTOM J - 1868 - 20/10/1868 – Age 29 - Collier. Apedale, Apedale Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

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

HIGGINS Francis - 1865 - 20/09/1865 – Age 33 - Drawer. Armadale (ironstone), Monkland Iron Co., Linlithgow, West Lothian Fall of fireclay from roadside as he was passing by.

HIGGINS James - 1865 - 31/10/1865. Allerton, Bower and Sons, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HIGGINS John - 1868 - 08/06/1868 – Age 16 – Ponyputter. Houghall, Messrs. Love and Spark, Durham. Fall of stone.

HIGGINSON, J - 1867 - 01/06/1867 – Age 22 - Miner. Clough Hall (ironstone), Kinnersley and Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fall of stone.

HIGGINTON John - 1860 - 05/12/1860 – Age 28 - Collier. Pocket Nook, David Walker, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas on the 4th. 2 killed.

HIGGNET John - 1862 - 31/10/1862 – Age 33 - Collier. Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of roof (No.1 Cethin pit).

HIGGS J - 1863 - 30/10/1863 - Pikeman. Salt Well. Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Worcestershire. Explosion of gunpowder and gas. 4 killed. Died 5th Nov.

HIGGS John - 1860 - 02/10/1860 – Age 12- Doorboy. Werfa Heath, Evans and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Run over by tram.

HIGHAM John - 1867 - 24/10/1867 - Collier. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Pemberton 4-foot mine.

HIGHCOCK Ann - 1865 - 05/07/1865 – Age 19 - Coal dresser. Sankey Brook Colliery, Sankey Brook Coal Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Falling from one stage to another about 7 feet along the pit-box she was pushing. Female.

HIGSON, Gideon - 1869 - 01/09/1869 – Age 11 - Boy. Anderton Hall, Dewhurst Hoyle and Smethurst, Blackrod, Lancashire. Falling down the No.2 shaft from the lower.

HIGSON, P. - 1867 - 02/07/1867 – Age 57 - Sinker. Milestone Colliery, Monks and Clemshaw, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

HIGSON, Thomas - 1869 - 12/05/1869 - Miner. Chain, William Ford, Hulton, West Houghton, Lancashire. Stone falling from between two slips in the roof.

HILCOCK Seth - 1866 - 23/01/1866 – Age 30 - Collier. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

HILL Arthur - 1863 - 09/12/1863 – Age 22 - Miner. Greenbank (ironstone), Merry and Cunningham, Dalry, Ayrshire.  Jammed between roof and hutch as he was assisting to lower.

HILL Charles - 1869 - 03/06/1869 – Age 26 - Collier. Downside, William Evans and Co., Somerset. Fall of roof in roadway.

HILL E. - 1861 - 24/08/1861 – Age 14 - Collier. Wednesbury, Park (ironstone), Lloyds, Fosters and Co., Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Fall of roof in new mine ironstone pit. About one and a half cwt. fell and crushed his head on a skip killing him on the spot.

HILL George - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 31. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and three children one of which was in the Blind Asylum.

HILL George - 1868 - 06/11/1868. North Staveley, Staveley Coal and Iron Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of his shot.

HILL J. - 1861 - 02/02/1861 - Pikeman. Greets Green, D. Mason, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. A piece of Coal fell against the ‘pike helve’ and caused it to penetrate the ‘chest’ of the deceased.

HILL J. - 1861 - 27/01/1861 – Age 30 - Engineer. Bell Farm, T and G Badger, Old Hill Staffordshire. Jumping off a ladder in pumping pit, a distance of 6 feet on to a scaffold below the planks of which gave way precipitating the deceased to the bottom. A life lost by a remarkable instance of carelessness.

HILL J. - 1866 - 24/03/1866 Age 48 - Bandsman. Gawne, W Mills, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick Coal pit. No timber used.

HILL J. - 1868 - 12/03/1868 – Age 38 - Collier. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

HILL James - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 23. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

HILL John - 1860 - 19/06/1860 – Age 45 - Pikeman. Baptist End, J and J Ashton, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of ‘patchells’ in the thick coal.

HILL John - 1861 - 11/06/1861 – Age 41 - 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.

G HILL John - 1864 - 22/08/1864 – Age 38 - Engineman. Bickershaw, Ackers Whitley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Falling from a scaffold on surface.

HILL Joseph - 1866 - 13/04/1866 – Age 30 - Collier. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HILL Joseph - 1869 - 04/09/1869 – Age 55 - Collier. Ebbw Vale, Ebbw Vale Co., Ltd., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Fall of stone on 4th. Died 13th.

HILL Phillip - 1860 - 24/04/1860 – Age 48 – Roadman. Dowlais Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal from side of heading.

HILL Richard - 1861 - 12/01/1861 – Age 38 - Hitcher. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Taibach, Glamorgan. Piece of ice falling down the shaft.

HILL Robert - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 21 – Stoneman. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed.

HILL T - 1864 - 29/06/1864 – Age 17 - Driver. Madeley, Wood Austice and Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

HILL Thomas - 1865 - 29/05/1865 – Age 12- Doorboy. Buxton, Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 4 killed 2 injured but recovered.

HILL Thomas - 1866 - 23/01/1866 – Age 38 - Collier. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

HILL W - 1866 - 23/03/1866 – Age 54 - Bandsman. Ocker Hall, Haines and Underhill, Tipton, Staffordshire. Injured by explosion of gas on 16th. Died this day. 2 killed.

HILL W - 1868 - 29/10/1868 – Age 23 - Collier. Manston, Manston Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HILL W - 1869 - 10/06/1869 – Age 30 – Bondsman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Staffordshire. Fall of brazils in thick coal pit the result of a bump which forced the timber out.

HILL W J. - 1863 - 20/11/1863 – Age 26 - Collier. Jervois, Lewis and Heyes, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fell out of skip whilst ascending with several others.

HILL W. - 1860 - 21/03/1860 – Age 50 - Engineer. Broadfield, Copeland and Co., Fenton, Staffordshire. Chain broke that held the bucket door while deceased was changing buckets.

HILL W. - 1868 - 07/01/1868 – Age 50 – Bondsman. Pool Meadow, Chillington Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of new mine coal which he had neglected to timber.

HILL William - 1862 - 24/06/1862 – Age 35 - Miner. Griff, J P Evans, Nuneaton, Warwick. Fall of Coal.

HILL William - 1864 - 01/06/1864. Glyn Pits, Pontypool, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. 4 killed.

HILL William - 1864 - 01/07/1864 – Age 53 - Collier. Glyn, Ebbw Vale Co., Pontypool, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp in the Rock Vein Coal in consequence of both doors being left open by the Haulier who was himself killed. The fresh air was thus entirely cut off from the face or the work in the heading. 4 killed.

HILLIARD William - 1867 - 16/08/1867 – Age 30 - Roadsman. Annbank No.2, JT Gordon, Ayr, Ayrshire.  Fall of roof while preparing to blast under it.

HILLMAN Thomas - 1869 - 21/01/1869 – Age 24 - Collier. Ebbw Vale, Ebbw Vale Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Fall of stone (disengaged by concealed slip) in the Vydylog Coal workings, No.9 pit.

HILLSLEY George - 1869 - 19/11/1869 – Age 59 - Collier. Whittington, Whittington Co., Ltd., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal (black shale).

HILTON James - 1863 - 20/02/1863 – Age 40 - Collier. Moss Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HILTON John - 1863 - 07/01/1863 – Age 57 - Miner. Hulton, Hulton Colliery Co., Hulton, Lancashire. Roof falling in school pit.

HILTON R. - 1865 - 19/01/1865 – Age 15 - Waggoner. Dunkirk, Dunkirk Coal Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

HILTON Richard - 1869 - 15/11/1869 – Age 32. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 27 killed.

HILTON Richard - 1869 - 31/05/1869 – Age 58 – Stoker. Aspull, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Aspull, Lancashire. Run over by truck on surface railway.

HILTON Robert - 1862 - 07/08/1862 – Age 52 - Engineman. Scott Lane, William Woods and Son, Blackrod, Lancashire. Bursting of one of the steam boilers. 2 killed.

HILTON Thomas - 1865 - 20/12/1865 – Age 21 - Drawer. Kenmure (ironstone), Wilsons, and Co., Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HILTON Thomas - 1867 - 31/12/1867 – Age 55 - Pitman. Peasley Cross, Messrs. Bournes and Co., Sutton, St. Helens, Lancashire. Falling part way down the shaft.

HILTON Thomas - 1869 - 04/02/1869 – Age 23 - Miner. Madams Wood, Bridgewater Trust, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Died from injuries he received from roof falling 29th Oct - 1868.

HILTON William - 1860 - 05/05/1860 – Age 16 - Drawer. Hindley, Kirkless Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of Coal in the Arley mine.

HILTON William - 1864 - 26/04/1864 – Age 48 - Miner. Oak, Chamber Colliery Co., Hollinwood, Lancashire. Roof stone in the Albert pit; being misled by the roof sounding good they did not set sufficient props. 2 killed.

HINCHCLIFFE Charles - 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.

HINCHCLIFFE 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.

HINCHCLIFFE 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.

HINCKS J. - 1861 - 09/12/1861 – Age 66 – Pumper. Pelsall, Davis and Bloomer, Walsall, Staffordshire. Overwinding. He fell from the pulley upon the waggon over the pit mouth.

HINDLEY, Henry - 1868 - 26/12/1868 – Age 12 - Not employed. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 26 killed.

HINDLEY, James - 1867 - 04/10/1867 – Age 26 - Collier. New Boston, Richard Evans and Co., Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Unexpected explosion of shot.

HINDLEY, Joseph - 1868 - 26/12/1868 – Age 39 - Collier. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 26 killed.

HINDMARSH Charles - 1863 - 23/11/1863 - Hewer. Iveston, Derwent and Consett Iron Co., Lanchester, Durham. Fall of top Coal.

HINDMARSH George - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 30. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. This was his first day at work and he left a wife and five children.

HINDMOOR Thomas - 1866 - 09/11/1866 – Age 22 - Hewer. Workington, Irving and Co., Workington, Cumberland. Fall of stone when setting timber.

HINES Mary - 1869 - 28/08/1869 – Age 40 – Picker. Flimby, Flimby Colliery Co., Maryport, Cumberland. Crushed by tubs on surface incline. Female.

HIPKINS W. - 1869 - 25/09/1869 – Age 35 – Owner. Hall Bridge, W Hipkins and Co., Tividale, Staffordshire. Suffocated by carbonic acid gas in pit shaft. 2 killed.

HIPKISS J - 1869 - 26/02/1869 – Age 50 – Bondsman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal from a slip in the rib of a thick coal pit.

HIPKISS T - 1863 - 01/08/1863 – Age 20 – Bondsman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Worcestershire. Accidentally fell into sump whilst putting on the planks to cover it.

HIRONS W. - 1868 - 09/03/1868 – Age 37 – Hurrier. Wombwell Main, Wombwell Main Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HIRST George - 1867 - 17/12/1867 – Age 23 – Hurrier. William Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof Coal.

HIRST James - 1865 - 15/04/1865. Wombwell Main, Wombwell Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Crushed by Corves in mine.

HIRST John - 1864 - 04/10/1864. Nortell, Charles Winn, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HIRST John - 1867 - 11/06/1867 – Age 47 - Miner. Rowley Executors of John Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Stone falling from roof. Died 16th.

HIRST Robert * - 1869. Hoddlesden, Lancashire. September - 1869 explosion of fire-damp at Hoddlesden Pit. It was alleged that he was using an uncovered candle. Later the Company was fined £5 and costs for permitting this, but Mr. Place claimed he was not 'morally guilty'. He said he believed that there was plenty of air in the workings. He also put the blame on another man who apparently had also been carrying a naked light, presumably he considered this second man, one Nelson Marsden, to have been in charge (of the pit) Whatever the reason, Place said that if he was fined he would make Marsden pay.

HIRST Samuel - 1869 - 25/10/1869 – Age 39 – Packer. Wharncliffe Silkstone, Wharncliffe Silkstone Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HIRST William - 1867 - 20/04/1867 – Age 54 - Collier. High Elsecar, Earl Fitzwilliam, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of stone.

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

HITCHEN John - 1866 - 30/11/1866 – Age 23 - Collier. Wishaw No.7, Wishaw Iron Co., Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

HITCHIN 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.

HOBART William - 1867 - 04/05/1867 – Age 10 – Wailer. Townley, A Potter and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Crushed by cage.

HOBBINS David - 1864 - 24/10/1864. Cinder Pit, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fell down shaft.

HOBBS Abraham - 1867 - 10/04/1867 – Age 40 - Collier. Parkfield, Wethered and Cossham, Pucklechurch, Gloucester. Ascending with 9 others he fell out of the cage when within 10 fathoms of the bottom and was taken up quite dead. The cage was not sufficiently ample for 10 men.

HOBBS George - 1862 - 05/12/1862 – Age 34 – Carter. Ludlow’s, Countess of Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Knocked out a prop at face of work and the moment it was dislodged a heavy mass of roof came down. He had no right whatever to touch the prop.

HOBBS T. - 1865 - 19/09/1865 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Fish, J Raybould, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal and shale whilst holing in a brooch Coal pit 21st June. Died this day.

HOBSON, Ellis - 1865 - 15/02/1865 – Age 44 - Miner. Clifton and Kearsley, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Manchester, Lancashire. Crushed between the cage and a conducting rod in ascending the Manor pit. Died 17th.

HOBSON, George - 1862 - 23/12/1862 - Boy. Wharncliffe Silkstone, Wharncliffe Silkstone Coal Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine. 2 killed.

HOBSON, J. - 1860 - 06/08/1860 - Collier. Kearsley, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Kearsley, Lancashire. Fall of roof Coal in the Old Doe mine, Manor pit.

HOBSON, S. - 1860 - 09/03/1860 – Age 66 - Miner. Mosbro’ Messrs. Swallow, Eckington, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HOBSON, W. - 1866 - 03/10/1866 – Age 25 - Sinker. Dinas, Colonel Hunt, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from side of sinking shaft.

HOCKING Hay - 1867 - 16/03/1867 – Age 29 - Sinker. Lumphinnans, Lumphinans Iron Co., Lochgelly, Fife. Premature explosion of a shot while he was ‘stemming’ with an iron needle. Advised safety to be used.

HODGART George - 1860 - 25/07/1860 1- Age 4 - Boy. Benstone, Ludovic Houston, Johnstone, Renfrew. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

HODGE John - 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.

HODGE John - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 33. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Scot who left a wife and three children.

HODGE Thomas - 1864 - 23/11/1864 – Age 20 - Collier. Cuttlehill, Henderson and Wallace, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof while taking out stoops.

HODGECASE James - 1860 - 13/10/1860 – Age 18 - Collier. Dundyvan, Trustees of John Wilson, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. By a hutch upon an incline.

HODGES Charles - 1864 - 16/04/1864 – Age 27 - Haulier. Nelson, Osmond Barrett, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. He was bringing to the pit bottom a set of loaded tubs and was riding between two of them when his head came in contact with a Collar of a pair of timbers and he was immediately killed. When I examined the colliery I certainly found the main road too low just at that place.

HODGETTS J. - 1862 - 14/03/1862 – Age 15 - Hooker-on. Brownhills, W Hanbury, Brownhills, Staffordshire. The deceased was employed at the inset of an upper working and had neglected to have the cage adjusted and forgetting its position pushed the skip into the shaft and followed it.

HODGKINSON, George - 1865 - 04/08/1865 – Age 41 - Sinker. Swadlincote, Hall and Boardman, Burton, Derbyshire. Wheels of drum broke killed in shaft.

HODGKINSON, George - 1865 - 30/09/1865 – Age 45 - Collier. Swadlincote, Hall and Boardman, Burton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HODGKINSON, H. - 1867 - 03/01/1867 – Age 36 Bands - Deputy. Princes of Wales, Taylor and Davis, Dudley, Worcestershire. About 20lbs. of Coal fell from the roof of a thick coal pit and injured his head. He walked home and washed himself. Died following day.

HODGKINSON, Thomas - 1869 - 07/01/1869 - Collier. Devonshire Colliery, Silkstone, Devonshire Silkstone Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

HODGKISS J. - 1862 - 04/04/1862 – Age 60 - Collier. Hawn Colliery, The Hawn Colliery Co., Halesowen, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal, longwall working.

HODGKISS T - 1864 - 02/05/1864 – Age 15 - Miner. Willenhall (ironstone), Osier Bed Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of ironstone measure.

HODGKISS Thomas - 1864 - 15/11/1864 – Age 44 - Sinker. Ladyshore, John Fletcher, Little Lever, Lancashire. A brick falling upon him in the Victoria shaft. Died - 18th.

HODGSHON or HODGSON, Abraham - 1868 - 08/08/1868 – Age 26 - Hewer. Brancepeth, Strakers and Love, Willington, Durham. Fall of stone in pillar working.

HODGSON, Edward - 1862 - 19/03/1862 – Dataller. Standish, John Taylor and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas.

HODGSON, Richard - 1862 - 16/12/1862 – Age 44 - Hewer. Houghton, Earl of Durham, Houghton, Durham. Fall of stone while working in a broken jud.

HODKINSON, James - 1867 - 14/02/1867 – Age 34 – Tunneller. Prospect, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. The shot exploding which he was charging.

HODSON, Eli - 1860 - 03/02/1860 – Age 32 - Pikeman. Rough Wood, F.C. Perry, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of rocky binds over the 5-feet Coal. They had fired a shot and went too quickly under the roof to see the effect when the stone suddenly fell on them. 2 killed.

HODSON, John - 1869 - 24/08/1869 – Age 30 – Brakesman. Peasley Cross, Messrs. Bournes and Robinson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Crushed between railway waggons on surface.

HODSON, Matthew - 1869 22/09/1869 24 - Putter. Helen Park, Bainbridge and Co., Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

HODSON, T. W. - 1862 - 02/05/1862 – Age 15 - Driver. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Fall of roof in the road.

HOGAN John - 1865 - 30/10/1865 – Age 15 - Haulier. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Was knocked down by a horse and tram into the deepside gutter and suffocated in the mud.

HOGAN John - 1867 - 13/11/1868 – Age 36 - Collier. New Bedwellty, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar Monmouth. Fall of clod between 2 Coals. He should have spragged the holing.

HOGARTH John - 1866 - 03/08/1866 – Age 35 - Waggoner. Bickerstaff, David Bromilow and Co., Ormskirk, Lancashire. Crushed between the buffers of two Coal waggons on the surface railway.

HOGG A. - 1867 - 12/10/1867 – Age 41 - Sinker. Pencartland Colliery, Tranent, Deans and Moore, Tranent, East Lothian. Killed in sinking pit by the engine getting out of gear while he was descending. From Main body of report: Accident No. 37, engine running out of gear. This is also a preventible [sic] accident. The remedy is to have two engines, one for pumping and the other for winding.

HOGG Edward - 1863 - 21/01/1863 – Age 16 - Waggoner. Tonge Colliery, Jethro Scowcroft, Bolton, Lancashire. Run over by empty waggon. He slipped down and it ran over him.

HOGG Thomas - 1864 - 09/08/1864. Seghill, Laycock and Co., Seghill, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 6 killed.

HOILAND Matthew - 1869 - 22/07/1869 – Age 25 - Hewer. Tudhoe, Weardale Iron and Coal Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Run over by waggons.

HOLCROFT E. - 1865 - 20/08/1865 – Age 45 - Pikeman. Willenhall (ironstone), Osier Bed Iron Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Fall of roof 11th. Died this day.

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

HOLCROFT Robert - 1861 - 01/11/1861 – Age 38 - Collier. Shevington, John Tayleur and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 13 killed.

HOLDCROFT R. - 1861 - 10/03/1861 - Engineer. Deep Colliery, Lord Granville, Hanley, Staffordshire. Drum broke and fell on deceased.

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

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

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