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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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HOLDEN Andrew - 1865 - 12/12/1865 – Age 10 - Waggoner. Brinsop, J and N Longworth, West Houghton, Lancashire. Roof falling upon him. James Fletcher, the underlooker having at the request of the boy’s father, a miner, allowed him to work without a certificate and was, on the 11th Jan 1866, proceeded against and fined £5 and Costs.

HOLDEN F. - 1861 - 07/06/1861 – Age 12 - Collier. Bradley, G.B. Thorneycroft and Co. Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of about 30lbs. weight of roof which crushed his head on the skip.

HOLDEN Henry - 1869 - 10/04/1869 – Age 23 - Collier. Low Hall, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Wigan, 9-feet mine. 2 killed.

HOLDEN John - 1865 - 12/07/1865 – Age 34 - Miner. Brandwood Moor, J Brierley and Son, New Church, Lancashire. Roof falling on him in the Stand Rock mine.

HOLDEN Joseph - 1864 - 24/09/1864 – Age 13 - Waggoner. Dunkenhalgh Park, Trustees of the late Joseph Barnes, Church Lancashire. Crushed against the roof whilst riding on a waggon up a jig brow.

HOLDEN R. - 1861 - 14/11/1861 – Age 21 - Collier. Entwistle, Eccles Shorrock, Over Darwen, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HOLDEN W - 1868 - 27/11/1868 – Age 50 - Pikeman. Portway Hall, WH Dawes, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal pit. He and another were taking out the spurns and timber to throw a fall when a bump forced a piece of Coal on him.

HOLDEN W. - 1860 - 24/07/1860 – Age 25 - Collier. Hulton Colliery, Hulton Colliery Co., Hulton, Lancashire. Fall of side whilst widening pit.

HOLDER Edwin or Edward - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 21. 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.

HOLDER W. - 1860 - 01/02/1860 – Age 29 - Banksman. Berry Hill, W.T. Copeland, Stoke, Staffordshire. Fell down the shaft.

HOLDING Alexander - 1861 - 04/02/1861 – Age 44 - Collier. Welsh Colliery, Whittle James, Darlington, Chorley, Lancashire. Fall of Coal.

HOLDING R - 1867 - 16/05/1867 - Miner. Bentley (ironstone), Chillington Co., Willenhall, Staffordshire. Accidental fall of roof in Blue Flat measures.

HOLDON James - 1868 - 08/04/1868 – Age 45 - Collier. Armsheugh, Merry and Cunningham, Irvine, Ayrshire.  Explosion of firedamp.

HOLDSWORTH William - 1869 - 14/01/1869 – Age 21 – Agent. Alma, Thomas Holdsworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Bursting of a steam boiler. 4 killed.

HOLLAND Andrew - 1869 - 24/05/1869 – Age 19 - Collier. Bankhead, Eglington Iron Co., Galston, Ayrshire.  Fall of roof at face.

HOLLAND Daniel - 1866 - 11/01/1866 – Age 25 - Collier. John Pit, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in cannel mine. 2 killed.

HOLLAND H. - 1863 - 05/05/1863 – Age 20 - Driver. Foley, WH Sparrow and Co., Longton, Staffordshire. The waggon struck a post and let down the roof.

HOLLAND Henry - 1860 - 27/12/1860 – Age 11 - Pony driver. Norley, Norley Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in the Cannel Mine.

HOLLAND Hugh - 1861 - 26/09/1861 - Collier. South Mostyn, Adam Eyton, Mostyn, Flint. Explosion of gas. 10 killed.

HOLLAND J. - 1862 - 06/08/1862 – Age 12 - Boy. Biddulph Valley, R Heath, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Stuck by the handle of the winch.

HOLLAND J. - 1862 - 26/06/1862 – Age 30 - Hooker-on. Old Park (ironstone), B Botfield, Wellington, Shropshire. Brick fell from surface.

HOLLAND James - 1867 - 07/02/1867 – Age 39 - Collier. Shevington, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

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

HOLLAND Michael - 1869 - 03/02/1869 – Age 29 - Hewer. Trimdon, Thomas Wood, Ferry Hill Durham. Fall of stone.

HOLLAND P. - 1861 - 28/06/1861 – Age 29 - Loader. Wednesbury, Old Field J.S. Naylor, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of stone in a very old thick coal rib and pillar pit.

HOLLAND Peter - 1869 - 25/02/1869 – Age 28 - Collier. Hanmer Colliery, Eaton and Elliot, Holywell, Flint. Fall of Coal.

HOLLAND T. - 1861 - 13/02/1861 - Collier. Fairbottom, Leeses and Booth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Breakage of winding rope by which they were ascending Wood Park pit. 3 killed.

HOLLAND Thomas - 1865 - 26/06/1865 - Miner. Wombridge, John Bennett Wellington, Shropshire. New handturn rope broke when examining the shaft.

HOLLAND W. - 1865 - 21/06/1865 – Age 34 - Collier. Bradley Green, W Bradbury, Congleton, Cheshire. Fall of Coal.  

HOLLANDSWORTH W. - 1869 - 21/01/1869 – Age 12 – Wailer. Shildon Lodge, Bolckow Vaughan and Co., Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed between two waggons.

HOLLIDAY William - 1865 - 03/05/1865. Gildersome, Messrs. Holliday, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in mine.

HOLLIES J. - 1866 - 28/05/1866 – Age 42 - Deputy. Windmill End, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Sudden fall of Coal in thick coal pit whilst removing timber prop. Injured 17th. Died this day.

HOLLINGSWORTH S - 1869 - 15/09/1869 – Age 36 - Labourer. Tinsley, B Huntsman, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Coal took fire from some unknown source and they were suffocated. Shafts obliged to be sealed. 3 killed.

HOLLINSHEAD W. - 1863 - 25/05/1863 - Miner. Newchapel (ironstone), J Bromley and Co., Tunstall, Staffordshire. Fall of stone.

HOLLIS H. - 1869 - 12/04/1869 – Age 27. Old Park (ironstone), Old Park Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof in road.

HOLLISTER George - 1865 - 13/07/1865 – Age 27 - Collier. Parkfield, Wethered and Cossham, Pucklechurch, Gloucester. A fall of roof 5th Apr very severely injured. Died this day.

HOLLISTER George - 1868 - 15/07/1868 - Collier. Bristol, Gloucester. Of Mangotsfield. Killed at Parkfield.

HOLLORAN John - 1863 - 01/01/1863 – Age 29 – Gobber. Terrace Rhymney Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. A bell Mold, suddenly detached itself from the roof and glancing on his breast drove him against the gob and so injured him that he died the next day.

HOLLOWAY George - 1869 - 11/09/1869 – Age 13 - Driver. Old Mill, W Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in engine plane.

HOLMES Edward - 1868 - 26/11/1868 – Age 30 - Collier. Rock Vein, TW Rhodes, Risca, Monmouth. Fall of Coal inconsequence of his not putting in a punch prop.

HOLMES George – 1863 - 31/01/1863 – Age 28 - Miner. Pinxton Coke and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HOLMES George - 1866 – 11/06/1866 - Collier. Clay Cross, William Jackson MP, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof in No.4 pit. 2 killed.

HOLMES George - 1869 – 04/08/1869 – Age 14 - Collier. Woodhouse, William Booker and Co., Dronfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

HOLMES Henry - 1862 – 30/05/1862. Hoyland, JW Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HOLMES J. - 1863 – 07/10/1863 - Miner. Old Park (ironstone), Old Park Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of stone.

HOLMES John - 1863 – 11/04/1863 - Collier. Wern, Wern Colliery Co., Bagillt Flint. Overwinding. 3 killed.

HOLMES John - 1868 – 02/07/1868 – Age 28 - Collier. Seymour, Staveley Co., Ltd., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fell down shaft, defective machinery.

HOLMES Robert - 1867 – 11/09/1867 - Collier. Springwell, Staveley Co., Ltd., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Crushed by tubs.

HOLMES Thomas - 1860 – 19/05/1860 – Age 26 - Hewer. Brancepeth, Strakers and Love, Darlington, Durham. Fall of stone.

HOLMES William * - 1860 – 27/03/1860. Blaydon Main, Shildon Pit, Ramsay and Co., Northumberland.

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

HOLT Henry (survivor) - 1862 – 22/11/1862 – Furnaceman. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed.

HOLT J. - 1869 – 04/01/1869 – Age 35 - Pikeman. Park Lane, Colbourn and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick coal rib and pillar pit which he as in the act of breaking down.

HOLT James - 1868 – 04/06/1868 – Age 23 – Hurrier. Morley Main, W Ackroyd Brothers, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HOLT John - 1862 – 22/11/1862 – Rolley-way man. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed. Of East Pit, left a wife and daughter.

HOLT John - 1863 – 10/06/1863 – Age 27 - Miner. Church Gresley, Messrs. Hall and Boardman, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Explosion of a shot.

HOLT John - 1866 – 22/05/1866 – Age 54 - Miner. Spindle point, Trustees of the late Ellis Fletcher, Denton Lancashire. Roof falling in a bay where he was at work in the Trencherbone mine.

HOLT Joseph - 1863 – 20/03/1863 – Age 28 - Driver. Honeywell Lane, Booth and Marland, Oldham, Lancashire. Roof falling.

HOLT S. - 1860 – 21/06/1860 – Age 22 - Collier. Shackerley, Tyldesley Coal Co., Shackerley, Lancashire. Fall of Coal. Died 24th.

HOLT Thomas (survivor) - 1862 – 22/11/1862 - Onsetter. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed.

HOLT Thomas - 1869 – 19/01/1869 – Age 27 - Miner. Darcy Lever Colliery, Darcy Lever Co., Darcy Lever, Lancashire. Burned by an explosion of powder. He was preparing to fire a shot when a spark from a piece of fuse which his brother was trying to see if it was good fell into the can containing about 1lb. of powder.

HOLT William - 1868 - 01/08/1868 – Age 23 - Loader. Whitwick, Executors of J Whetstone, Coalville, Leicestershire. Fall of stone in main road.

HOLVEY James - 1863 - 22/04/1863 – Age 30 - Collier. New Camerton Coal Co., Camerton, Somerset. Killed instantaneously by sudden fall from a bell mould.

HOLYLAND Joshua - 1867 - 15/02/1867 – Age 56. Lower Elsecar, Earl Fitzwilliam, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of stone.

HOME Richard - 1867 - 23/05/1867 – Age 49 - Miner. Hob Lane, (ironstone), Limited Co., Bedworth, Warwick. Run over on surface.

HOMER J. - 1867 - 16/04/1867 – Age 31 - Bandsman. Homer Hill, Evers and Sons, Cradley, Worcestershire. Fall of bat from face of upper working in thick coal.

HOMER M. - 1864 - 12/01/1864 – Age 42 - Coal Loader. Ketley, Matthews and Bond, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. Fell off the break lever belonging to a Coal truck on surface way.

HONE Robert - 1865 - 11/05/1865 – Age 50 - Collier. Snibston, G Stephenson and Co., Leicester, Leicestershire. Fall of roof.

HONSE William - 1866 - 13/06/1866 – Age 17 - Collier. Mexbro, Butterley Iron Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HONSLEY John - 1860 - 08/03/1860 – Age 35 - Collier. Farnworth, William Crompton, Halshaw Moor, Lancashire. Breakage of a wire rope at the entrance to the socket of the coupling chain. 2 killed.

HOOKER James - 1864 - 27/04/1864 – Age 13 - Horsedriver. Bickershaw, Ackers Whitley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of stone from roof. 2 killed.

HOOKEY William - 1862 - 24/02/1862. Level at Varteg, Monmouth. Roof fall.

HOOLEY J. - 1869 - 22/04/1869 – Age 20 - Collier. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

HOOLEY S. - 1867 - 17/05/1867 - Collier. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Explosion of gunpowder.

HOOLICAN Philip - 1867 - 09/02/1867 - Drawer. Bo’ness (ironstone), James Pollock, Bo’ness, West Lothian. Run over by hutch.

HOOPER Edward - 1868 - 15/01/1868 – Age 30 - Sinker. New Bowson, Great Western Deep Coal Co., Ltd., Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Drawn over the pulley there was probably some blunder in the signals.

HOOPER J. - 1867 - 13/06/1867 – Age 40 - Bandsman. Dunkirk, Taylor and Farley, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. A fall of Coal knocked some timber setting out in the gateroad.

HOOPER John - 1866 - 01/10/1866 – Age 25 - Sinker. Flour Hill, Flour Mill Co., Ltd., Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Went down about midnight to loosen the bolts of the clack door and it is supposed he fell off the half-moon into the sump and was drowned before he could be reached. He ought to have taken someone with him as a man cannot work with a lamp in one hand and a spanner in the other.

HOOPER Thomas - 1863 - 06/03/1863. Coxlodge Colliery, Coxlodge, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 26 killed.

HOOSON, Thomas - 1866 - 14/06/1866. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

HOPE ? - 1868 - 02/10/1868 – Age 70 - Engineman. Dalkeith, Duke of Buccleuch, Dalkeith, Mid Lothian. He stepped on the connecting rod when the engine was in motion and got his foot jammed between it and the wall. This man had worked the engine for 30 years and it is said he had frequently been so reckless as to do what at last cost him his life.

HOPE George - 1865 - 12/05/1865 – Age 10 - Drawer. Back Hill, Richard Norris, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof which the Fireman had reported safe a short time before. 2 killed.

HOPE James - 1866 - 12/12/1866 – Age 39 – Branch driver. Thornley, London Steam Colliery and Coal Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Crushed by waggon.

HOPE John - 1861 - 05/04/1861 – Age 11 - Putter. Cassop, B.R.P. and H. Philipson, Thornley, Durham. Fall of stone.

HOPE Peter - 1861 - 27/02/1861. Linnyshaw, Bridgewater Trustees, Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Rams mines. 9 killed.

HOPE Peter - 1863 - 15/08/1863 – Age 48 - Fireman. Platt Lane, Henry Wright, Whelley, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HOPE Ralph – 1867 - 21/09/1867 – Age 54 – Horsekeeper. Brancepeth, Strakers and Love, Durham. Cage struck in changing guides near shaft bottom while descending and he dropped with the cage.

HOPE T Henry - 1867 - 18/05/1867 – Age 29 - Hewer. Tindle, Sir CF Maclean, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone while turning a board.

HOPEWELL Charles - 1867 - 11/11/1867 – Age 24 - Engineman. Langley, Butterley Iron Co., Ilkeston Derbyshire. Boiler explosion. 3 killed.

HOPKIN David - 1864 - 21/04/1864 – Age 53 - Collier. Bryn, George Simms, Willyams and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Fall of stone from roof.

HOPKIN Hopkins - 1863 - 10/04/1863. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

HOPKINS Evan - 1862 - 16/01/1862 - Collier. Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall fo stone.

HOPKINS Hopkin - 1861 - 08/03/1861 – Age 46 - 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.

HOPKINS Hopkin - 1863 - 18/05/1863 – Age 31 - Collier. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

HOPKINS Isaac - 1864 - 15/10/1864 – Age 15 - Collier. Logan, Trevor Williams, Swansea, Glamorgan. Run over by trams.

HOPKINS J - 1868 - 13/05/1868 – Age 24 - Collier. Carnarvon, Techon Coal Co., Loughor, Glamorgan. Killed by suffocation the products of a gas explosion. 4 killed.

HOPKINS John - 1864 - 25/06/1864 – Age 13- Doorboy. Ystalyfera, Ystalyfera Iron Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof.

HOPKINS Lloyd - 1864 - 11/02/1864 – Age 12 - Collier. Nantyglo, J and C Bailey, Monmouth. Fall of Coal in a stall where he was working with his uncle.

HOPKINS Thomas - 1866 - 07/11/1866 – Age 28 - Collier. High Duffryn, Powell’s Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

HOPKINS Thomas - 1869 - 04/02/1869 – Age 48 – Overman. Cwm Clydach, Cory Yeo and Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HOPKINS W. - 1865 - 06/09/1865 – Age 17 - Haulier. Peny-Darren (ironstone), Guest and Co., Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof.

HOPKINS W. - 1867 - 12/01/1867 – Age 30 - Collier. Cwm Clydach, GB Strick, Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

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

HOPKINS William - 1869 - 11/11/1869 – Age 30 - Collier. Hendreforgan, Alexander Bain, Ystalyfera, Glamorgan. Killed by explosion of gas. 6 killed.

HOPKINSON, George - 1869 - 29/06/1869 – Age 36 – Pumpman. Boythorpe, Luke Ludlam, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Pumps gave way whilst in shaft.

HOPKINSON, J. - 1868 - 18/05/1868 – Age 13 - Labourer. Great Gomersal, J Jackson, Leeds, Yorkshire. Run over by cart when loading Coals from pit.

HOPKINSON, William - 1864 - 10/11/1864 – Age 15 - Loader. Bennerley, George Parker, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HOPPER Thomas - 1867 - 30/03/1867 – Age 26 - Miner. Fearney Side Colliery, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Little Lever, Lancashire. Coal falling on him whilst at work in 10-ft mine.

HORDERN W. - 1868 - 06/02/1868 – Age 30 - Collier. Bollington, John Vere, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Explosion of shot.

HORLEY A - 1865 - 15/11/1865 – Age 60 - Collier. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

HORMAN John - 1860 - 23/10/1860 – Age 16 – Screener. North Beechburn Colliery, H. Stobart and Co. Auckland, Durham. Crushed between Coal truck.

HORNE Henry - 1869 – 17/09/1869 – Age 31 - Collier. Blacker Main, Blacker Main Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

HORNER William - 1862 – 20/06/1862. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HORRIDGE Samuel - 1869 - 09/12/1869 – Age 15 - Boy. Buskley Lane, Bridgewater Trust, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Falling down shaft from the Plodder mine mouthing just after he had stepped out of the cage.

HORROCKS J. - 1863 - 15/10/1863 – Age 30 - Miner. Tonge, Jethro Scowcroft, Bolton, Lancashire. Roof falling in 5 quarters mine.

HORSCROFT James - 1867 - 11/06/1867 - Miner. Pendleton, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendleton, Manchester, Lancashire. Burned by the flame of a shot 10yds off which blew out the stemming but did not bring the Coal down. 2 killed Died 23rd.

HORSFALL W. - 1860 - 28/01/1860 - Engineman. Foxlough Colliery, Executors of J. Hargreaves, Marsden, Lancashire. Caught by a flywheel when reaching through it.

HORTON Edward - 1868 - 21/08/1868 – Age 21 - Hewer. Castle Eden, William Cook, Ferry Hill, Durham. Fall of stone.

HORTON H. - 1868 - 17/05/1868 – Age 35 - Labourer. Old Park (ironstone), Old Park Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of earth in open work.

HORTON J. - 1865 - 18/10/1865 - Engineman. Dunkirk, P Williams and Co., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fell off a ladder whilst driving a wedge into the blocking of the crank of the fly-wheel shaft. Injured 17th. Died this day.

HORTON T. - 1863 - 08/07/1863 – Bondsman. Park Hall, W Abbott and Co., Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in thick coal rib and pillar pit. Injured April last. Died this day in hospital at Birmingham.

HORTON William - 1867 - 06/05/1867 – Dataler. Low Hall, Pearson and Knowles, Hindley, Lancashire. Fall of roof while drawing props.

HOSKING Robert - 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.

HOSKINS Edward - 1861 - 12/02/1861 – Age 70 - Labourer. Braysdown, Wait and Co., Radstock, Somerset. Had been set to run the jailor from the brow and unfortunately fell to the bottom of the shaft. Far too old for such employment.

HOSKINS William - 1866 - 24/07/1866. Garn Pits, Blaenavon. Fall of a stone.

HOUGH 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.

HOUGH Luke - 1860 - 16/08/1860 – Age 11 - Pony Driver. Standish, Messrs. John Taylor and Son, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire. Kicked by a pony.

HOUGH Robert - 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.

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

HOUGHTON, John - 1869 - 09/12/1869 – Shunter. Westleigh, James Diggle, Westleigh, Lancashire. Run over by waggon after unhooking the horse of the surface siding.

HOUGHTON, or OUGHTON George - 1866 - 31/10/1866 – Age 18 - Putter. Pelton, Lord Dunsany and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Killed by an explosion of firedamp in the Busty Bank Seam. 24 killed. Of Pit Houses.

HOUGHTON, Thomas - 1867 - 30/05/1867 – Age 47 - Miner. Mesne Lea, Peter Nightingale and Co., Worsley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Rams 7ft mine. A new cutthrough was made the evening before but being only a small hole and the flexible tubing which had been used instead of brattice being stowed in the previous
cutthrough there was not enough room for the air which caused the ventilation being overpowered during the night. The Fireman and the miners also appeared were going to work in the morning and one of them, was found in advance instead of the Fireman making the inspection with a lamp. 7 killed.

HOUGHTON, William - 1865 - 20/03/1865 - Waggoner. Fairbottom, Leeses and Booth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Falling from a mouthing at the Fairbottom mine in the Dock pit shaft.

HOUGHTON, William - 1866 - 22/09/1866 - Collier. Ince Hall, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by boxes underground.

HOULDER Charles - 1868 - 21/01/1868 – Age 22 - Hewer. St. Helens Engine Colliery, Joseph Pease and Partners Bishop Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone.

HOULDING David - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 17 - Labourer. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HOULTON James - 1860 - 04/10/1860 – Age 40 - Waggoner. Haydock, Richard Evans and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Struck by some loaded tubs on a brow.

HOULTON James - 1869 - 21/07/1869 – Age 23 – Dataller. Queen Colliery, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

HOUSE William - 1861 - 13/02/1861 – Age 16 – Coupler. Thornley, Thornley Coal Co., Thornley, Durham. Fall of stone.

HOUSTON A. - 1867 - 04/06/1867 – Age 23 - Sinker. Mossend, William Neilson, Holytown, Lanarkshire. Fell of kettle while ascending from a shot.

HOUSTON Andrew - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 34. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife with a baby who was eight days old.

HOUSTON James - 1866 - 29/05/1866 – Age 20 - Collier. Lassodie Colliery, Lassodie Coal Co., Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of stones out of shaft side. 2 killed.

HOVELS Benjamin - 1869 - 17/12/1869 – Age 36 – Stoneman. West Stanley, Joseph Pease and Partners, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Fall of stone.

HOVERN Robert - 1863 - 09/04/1863 – Age 61 - Hewer. Whitwell, JM Ogden, Durham. Fall of stone.

HOWARD 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.

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

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

HOWARD John - 1869 - 12/05/1869 – Age 12 - Boy. Limehurst Colliery, Limehurst Co., Ashton-under-Lyne Lancashire. Stone falling form roof as he was waggoning.

HOWARD W - 1863 - 22/10/1863 – Age 13 – Screener. Ryhope Colliery, Ryhope Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Crushed by surface waggons.

HOWARTH J. - 1863 - 26/08/1863 – Age 27 - Drawer. Lawton, Bidder and Elliot, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Fell down staple pit.

HOWARTH James - 1862 - 17/02/1862 - Miner. Fulledge, William Cardwell and Co., Burnley, Lancashire. Thrown out of a water barrel in ascending the shaft.

HOWARTH R. - 1860 - 21/09/1860 – Age 16 - Trammer. Newbold, S. Beale and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Falling down the shaft from cage catching the woodwork at the pit top and thereby breaking the chain which attached the rope to the cage. 4 killed.

HOWARTH Thomas - 1861 - 27/09/1861 - Boy. Mount Osborne, William Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Run over by Corves in the mine.

HOWARTH Thomas - 1865 - 15/06/1865 – Age 17 - Miner. Ashworth, Richard Stott and Son, Heywood Lancashire. Fall of roof as they were taking out a pillar of Coal in the Mountain mine. 2 killed.

HOWARTH Thomas - 1865 - 26/08/1865 – Age 13 - Pony Driver. Pemberton, Jonathan Blundell and Son, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by a train of full tubs below ground.

HOWARTH Thomas - 1867 - 22/11/1867 - Miner. Botany Bay, Clifton and Kearsley Co., Clifton, Manchester, Lancashire. Coal falling in Bim mine.

HOWARTH W. - 1861 - 04/10/1861 – Age 53 - Collier. Tooter Hill Colliery, James Dearden, Bacup, Lancashire. Falling out of the basket in descending the shaft.

HOWARTH William - 1865 - 27/10/1865 – Age 14 - Boy. Outcrop Mine (ironstone), Howarth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fell into shaft 24 yards deep.

HOWCROFT Jacob - 1869 - 26/02/1869 – Age 12 - Waggoner. Darcy Lever, Darcy Lever Co., Darcy Lever, Lancashire. Shale falling in his father’s place of work.

HOWCROFT Thomas - 1867 - 05/01/1867 – Age 16 - Drawer. Bark Hill, Richard Morriss, Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling down the pit.

HOWDEN or LOWDON Charles - 1862 - 18/03/1862 – Age 18 - Pony Putter. Hunwick, West Hartlepool, Harbour and Railway Co., Bishop Auckland, Durham. Crushed by tub.

HOWE D. - 1861 - 12/12/1861 – Age 14 - Hooker-on. Lunts Colliery, Dodd and Southan, Bilston, Staffordshire. A piece of timber fell out of a descending skip. He had been cautioned by his father not to go to the pit bottom while skips were in motion.

HOWE Nin - 1869 - 07/09/1869 – Age 22 - Hewer. Trimdon, Thomas Wood, Ferry Hill Durham. Fall of stone.

HOWELL ? - 1867 - 19/01/1867 – Age 16 – Labourer. Gwendraeth, David Watney, Llanelly, Carmarthen Killed by trams.

HOWELL David - 1867 - 20/09/1867 – Age 38 - Collier. No.9, Fothergill and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

HOWELL J. - 1863 - 30/01/1863 - Collier. Pagett’s Croft, A Wright, Bilston, Staffordshire. Breaking of a hempen rope which had been nearly severed by some person, or persons, unknown. 3 killed.

HOWELL James - 1860 - 21/01/1860 – Age 14 - Dirt carrier. Tipton Green, Roberts and Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Skip coming up with 5 persons, (tackled on the bottom in the dark) from being improperly attached it got loose from the foot hook when about 12 yards up and fell to the bottom. 2 killed.

HOWELL John - 1867 - 15/06/1867 – Age 19 - Collier. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HOWELL Joseph - 1860 - 18/04/1860 – Age 12 - Collier. Landore, Glassbrooke and Richards, Swansea, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas inadequate ventilation naked lights in a district with an accumulation of gas.

HOWELL S. - 1860 - 17/07/1860 – Age 34 - Collier. Stoneclough, Knowles and Stott, Stoneclough, Lancashire. Fall of coal in Trencherbone mine, Little Hay pit.

HOWELL T - 1868 - 23/05/1868 – Age 23 - Collier. Tondu, Brogden and Sons, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

HOWELL Thomas - 1864 - 09/08/1864. Poole Dole, William Hulse, Fenton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

HOWELL William - 1863 - 12/11/1863 – Age 33 - Collier. Llwyn Cwm, Jenkin Williams, Llantrisant, Glamorgan. Fell down shaft.

HOWELLS David - 1861 - 08/10/1861 – Age 12 - Boy. Plymouth, A Hill, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. Passing caution mark. 2 killed.

HOWELLS David - 1867 - 19/04/1867 – Age 22 - Collier. Dunraven, Dunraven Coal Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

HOWELLS E. - 1861 - 09/10/1861 - Miner. Rough Hay (ironstone), Addenbrooke and Co., Darlaston, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp 18th. Died this day.

HOWELLS James - 1865 - 12/07/1865 – Age 14 - Collier. Blaengwawr, David Davies, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

HOWELLS John - 1867 - 17/04/1867 Age 39 – Overman. Vochriw, Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Killed in No.2 Vochriw shaft.

HOWELLS M - 1869 - 29/03/1869 – Age 37 - Collier. Fforchaman, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HOWELLS William - 1864 - 07/09/1864 – Age 13 - Collier. Aberpergwm Colliery, William Williams,
Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from side.

HOWELLS William - 1864 12/02/1864 - Miner. Plymouth (ironstone), Plymouth Iron Co., Merthyr Glamorgan. Injured by blasting powder.

HOWELLS William - 1868 - 04/09/1868 – Age 20 - Collier. Tynewydd, T Thomas, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HOWGATE John - 1862 - 27/11/1862. Stanley, Hudson and Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in mine.

HOWGATE Peter - 1862 - 29/03/1862. Beeston, Low Moor Iron Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof Coal in mine.

HOWIE James - 1867 - 15/01/1867 – Age 35 - Collier. Annandale No.8, Archibald Finnie, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.  Fall of Coal at face.

HOWIE William - 1863 - 25/05/1863 – Age 34 - Collier. Wallyford, C and A Christie, Musselburgh, Mid Lothian. A piece of top Coal in ‘Great Seam’ worked by stoop and room fell on him as he was taking it down.

HOWIESON, Robert - 1864 - 04/01/1864 – Age 32 - Engineman. Gartshore No.4 (ironstone), W Baird, Kilsyth, Stirling. Crushed between the engine seat and a back balance.

HOWLETT Joseph - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 33. 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.

HOWORTH C. - 1869 - 08/11/1869 – Age 42 - Collier. New Gawber Hall, Sturges and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

HOWSON, James - 1864 - 03/03/1864. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HOWSON, Thomas - 1861 – 08/04/1861. Garforth, T C T Gascoigne, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HOWSON, Thomas - 1861 – 09/03/1861 - Boy. North Bierley (ironstone), Low Moor Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HOYLAND Alfred - 1866 – 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened 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.

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