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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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HOYLAND Benjamin - 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.

HOYLAND 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.

HOYLAND M. - 1860 - 25/10/1860 – Age 23 - Miner. Springwell, R. Barrow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Falling of the cradle when going up the shaft.

HOYLAND Reuben - 1861 - 04/06/1861. Brightside, Unwin and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal in the mine.

HOYLE E - 1868 - 03/08/1868 – Age 57 - Collier. Park Gate, Earl Fitzwilliam, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

HOYLE 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.

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

HUDSON, Charles - 1860 - 01/09/1860. South Pelaw, Perkins and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham. Crushed by a set of Coal tubs.

HUDSON, J. - 1863 - 27/08/1863 – Age 44 – Bondsman. Dunkirk, P Williams and Co., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Accidental fall of coal in thick coal.

HUDSON, J. - 1864 - 28/10/1864 – Age 13 - Boy. Chatterley (ironstone), Williamson Brothers, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Got entangled in a break chain.

HUDSON, J. - 1866 - 05/09/1866 – Age 14 - Horsedriver. Cannock Chase, Cannock Chase Colliery Co., Walsall, Staffordshire. Head crushed in gateroad on 3rd. Died this day.

HUDSON, Samuel - 1866 - 14/06/1866 – Age 15. Dukinfield, FDP Astley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 38 killed.

HUFTON George - 1869 - 04/07/1869 – Age 14 - Miner. Butterley (ironstone), Butterley Iron and Coal Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HUGGLESTONE J. - 1863 - 26/06/1863 – Age 25 - Miner. Coates Park, James Oakes and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HUGH William - 1864 - 04/06/1864 – Age 27 - Collier. Old Castle, Simms Willyams and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Fall of stone from the roof.

HUGHES Benjamin - 1867 - 21/01/1867 – Age 48 - Collier. Abercanard, Fothergill and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

HUGHES Charles - 1862 - 23/10/1862 – Age 15 - Miner. Dowlais (ironstone), Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

HUGHES David - 1861 - 19/06/1861 – Age 26 - Collier. Pentyrch, Booker and Co., Cardiff, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

HUGHES David - 1866 - 29/05/1866 – Age 19 - Collier. Park David, Davies and Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

HUGHES David - 1869 - 23/08/1869 – Age 31 - Collier. Bwllfa Colliery, Bwllfa Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

HUGHES E. - 1861 - 09/07/1861 - Collier. Moston, Executors of J. Stanley, Manchester, Lancashire. Fall of Coal.

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

HUGHES Edward - 1865 - 28/01/1865 – Age 25 - Labourer. Mostyn, Mostyn Colliery Co., Holywell, Flint. A piece of iron falling down the shaft from the surface and killing him as he stood in the cage and the bottom.

HUGHES Edward - 1867 - 02/02/1867 – Age 60 - Collier. Mostyn, Mostyn Coal Co., Mold, Flint. Injuries by a train of Coal tubs.

HUGHES Ellis - 1866 - 15/11/1866 – Age 28 - Collier. Hanmer, Eyton and Elliott, Holywell, Flint. Fall of Coal.

HUGHES Francis - 1865 - 06/05/1865 – Age 16 - Haulier. Llettyshenkin Colliery, Llettyshenkin Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fell before trams.

HUGHES George - 1864 - 06/05/1864 – Age 67 - Shifter. Terrace, Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Glamorgan. Slipped and fell under a tram he was walking down the side of the horseway and received an apparent slight injury but in the end it caused his death on the 28th June. The poor old man was worn out by labour and had not enough strength to get over the shock.

HUGHES Griffith - 1869 - 20/01/1869 – Age 47 - Collier. Merthyr, Aberdare Merthyr Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by an explosion of gas. He went past the danger signal with a naked lamp.

HUGHES Henry - 1863 28/05/1863 14 - Horsedriver. Brymbo, Brymbo Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

HUGHES Henry - 1866 - 13/02/1866 – Timberman. Cwm, Neol Powell’s Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. The men were working at night and it is supposed a door was left open. One of their lamps was found with its top off. 2 killed.

HUGHES Henry - 1869 - 29/12/1869 – Age 14- Doorboy. Llantwit Colliery, Executers of T Powell, Llantrisant, Glamorgan. Killed by trams on surface incline.

HUGHES Hugh - 1861 - 14/02/1861 – Age 40 - Miner. No.1 (ironstone), Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Monmouth. The gob gave way and brought a fall which pinned him. Then came a second which killed him outright.

HUGHES J - 1865 - 15/09/1865 – Age 24 – Pikeman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in thick coal whilst engaged improperly under the overhanging coal. Injured 25th Aug. Died this day.

HUGHES J - 1868 - 26/04/1868 – Age 18 - Hooker-on. Park Head, Evers and Martin, Dudley, Worcestershire. Brick fell down shaft whilst he was improperly standing in the bottom.

HUGHES J. - 1862 - 23/12/1862 – Age 55 - Collier. Shelton, Lord Granville, Shelton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HUGHES J. - 1864 - 25/02/1864 - Collier. Brookhouse, Pratt and Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HUGHES J. - 1867 - 09/02/1867 – Age 35 - Pikeman. Hatherton, WF Fryer, Walsall, Staffordshire. Fall of rock from roof between two slips. He had improperly removed the timber props.

HUGHES James - 1866 - 14/05/1866 – Age 14 - Driver. Dryburn Grange, Earl Vane, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

HUGHES John - 1860 - 12/11/1860 – Age 21 - Drawer. Blackeyhurst, Samuel Stock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HUGHES John - 1861 - 08/03/1861 - Collier. Vron, Maurice and Low, Wrexham, Denbighshire. An explosion of gunpowder.

HUGHES John - 1861 - 28/11/1861 – Age 10. Wern Colliery, Wern Colliery Co., Bagillt, Flintshire. Fell out of cage whilst ascending.

HUGHES John - 1863 - 20/08/1863 - 42 - Haulier. Abernant, y Groes, Thomas Powell and Sons, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of roof (9 feet vein).

HUGHES John - 1865 - 05/10/1865 – Age 15 - Collier. Vochriw, Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas 10th May. 13 injured. Explosion caused by the recklessness of a person, about 40 years of age passing the danger signal with a lighted candle in his hand. He was seriously burned but recovered.

HUGHES John - 1867 - 04/01/1867 – Age 24 - Collier. Brookhouse, Pratt and Crewe, Hanley, Staffordshire. Whilst loading dirt on jig brow waggon ran over him.

HUGHES John - 1868 - 04/09/1868 – Age 22 - Collier. Kirkless Hall, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HUGHES Lewis - 1866 - 21/06/1866 – Age 13 - Collier. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Working in the Globe pit with Henry Bowen in a windway not more than 4 feet square when a stone fell on Bowen and landed on the boy. Died 27th. It came from a bell mould. 1 killed another injured.

HUGHES Meyle - 1861 - 16/05/1861 – Age 17 - Collier. Pencoed, Neville and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Fall of Coal.

HUGHES Miles - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 13. 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.

HUGHES Morgan - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 39. 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.

HUGHES R. - 1860 - 17/08/1860 – Age 32 - Miner. Bentilee, Hawley and Co., Longton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HUGHES Richard - 1864 - 15/11/1864 – Age 48 - Collier. Great Mancot, Rose and Plant, Hawarden, Flint. An explosion. 3 killed.

HUGHES Richard - 1867 - 15/01/1867 – Age 13 - Boy. Bradford, Bradford Colliery Co., Manchester, Lancashire. Head crushed between roof and empty waggon which was being started up the jig brow. He had his head over the waggon after giving the signal to go on.

HUGHES Robert - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 13 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.

HUGHES S - 1867 - 02/10/1867 – Age 21 - Bandsman. Rounds Hill, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal in bolt hole of a thick coal pit caused by a bump.

HUGHES T. - 1862 - 12/06/1862 – Age 24 - Collier. Spon Lane, Bullock Bros., West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in thick coal pit.

HUGHES Thomas - 1863 - 10/06/1863 – Age 32 - Collier. Ewloe Hall, Ewloe Hall Coal Co., Buckley Flint. Fall of roof.

HUGHES Thomas - 1863 - 30/04/1863 – Age 23 - Collier. Bwllfa, Ebenezer Lewis, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of roof whilst timbering.

HUGHES Thomas - 1864 - 07/10/1864 – Age 45 - Collier. Brynn Hall, Smith and Co., Ashton, Wigan, Lancashire. Suffocation by explosive gas.

HUGHES Thomas - 1866 - 09/10/1866 – Age 52 - Collier. Blaengwawr, David Davies, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by firing a shot. He was engaged to fire the shots in three or four stalls and it is supposed the gunpowder had been ignited by a little loose powder in the paper.

HUGHES Thomas - 1866 - 12/03/1866 – Age 51 - Collier. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar Monmouth. A piece of stone fell on the day named in the Globe pit but with apparent very slight injury. Nevertheless he died 5th April. The surgeon of the works certified that he died from disease of the chest but that probably death was accelerated by the accident. Under these circumstances I am necessitated to include the death in the list.

HUGHES Thomas - 1867 - 07/05/1867 – Age 19 - Trammer. Mynydd Newydd, Vivian and Son, Swansea, Glamorgan. Killed by tram passing over him.

HUGHES W - 1865 - 05/10/1865 – Age 32 - Pitman. Vochriw, Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Repairing pumps in shaft and fell.

HUGHES W. - 1861 - 29/12/1861 – Age 32 - Loader. Deepfields, P. Williams and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of new mine holers in the new mine and fireclay Coals. He had neglected to get down a loose piece of overhanging coal.

HUGHES William - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 40. 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.

HUGHES William - 1861 - 12/12/1861. Buckley, Buckley Coal Co., Buckley Flint. Fell out of the basket whilst ascending the pit.

HUGHES William - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 11. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

HUGHES William - 1863 - 11/09/1863 – Age 12 - Haulier. Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Run over.

HUGHES William - 1869 - 10/06/1869. Ferndale, David Davies and Sons, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas from a blower. 53 killed.

HUKHAM J - 1869 - 24/05/1869 – Age 37 - Collier. Bucknall, Homer and Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of roof.

HULBERT Samuel - 1860 - 26/04/1860 – Age 75 - Collier. Easton, Leonard Bolt and Co., Kingswood, Gloucester. Heavy fall of top occasioned by a slip and a diagonal joint. No lack of timber and gob close up.

HULBERT Samuel - 1861 - 26/04/1861 – Age 75 - Collier. Easton Pit, Leonard Bolt and Co. Kingswood, Gloucester. Killed by a heavy fall of top.

HULME E. - 1865 - 06/08/1865 – Age 32 - Collier. Bucknall, Gerrard and Hawkes, Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

HULME James - 1866 - 03/03/1866 – Age 22 - Driver. Talk o’th’ Hill, North Staffordshire Coal Co., Newcastle, Staffordshire. Crushed on jig.

HULME John - 1864 - 06/01/1864 – Age 18 - Drawer. Haydock, Richard Evans and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HULME Thomas - 1860 - 08/08/1860 – Age 13 - Pony Driver. Rose Bridge, Messrs. Case and Morris, Ince, Lancashire. He was found crushed between a tub and the side of the waggon road.

HULME William - 1860 - 17/07/1860 – Age 40 - Miner. Adderley Green, Stirrup and Pye, Longton, Staffordshire. A rail fell down the shaft caught about 30 yards from the bottom and upset the tub with deceased. 5 killed.

HULSE H. - 1863 - 21/09/1863 – Age 11 - Boy. Apedale, JE Heathcote, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Waggon went over him on surface.

HULSE James - 1867 - 14/08/1867 – Age 23 – Dayman. Turton Moor, Turton Moor Co., Bolton, Lancashire. Caught by the crank as he was putting the pumps into gear without waiting until the engine has stopped.

HULTON Robert - 1864 - 01/07/1864 – Age 25 - Collier. 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.

HUMBLE Joseph - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 27. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and five children.

HUMPHREY John - 1866 - 25/08/1866 – Age 19 - Collier. Thornton, Archibald Finnie, Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

HUMPHREY Joseph - 1867 - 27/05/1867 – Age 16 - Drawer. Park, Ruabon Coal Co., Ruabon, Flint. Explosion of gunpowder.

HUMPHRIES D - 1868 - 30/09/1868 – Age 44 - Collier. Vron, Maurice and Low, Wrexham, Denbigh. Falling out of cage while ascending pit.

HUMPHRIES Daniel - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 23. 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.

HUMPHRIES E - 1867 - 09/07/1867 – Age 35 – Underlooker. Fenton Park, J Stott and Co., Stoke, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HUMPHRIES E - 1867 - 22/05/1867 – Age 28 – Collier, Bank Top. J Stott and Co., Stoke, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

HUMPHRIES F. - 1868 - 17/10/1868 – Age 26 - Miner. Foley (ironstone), T Goddard and Sons, Longton, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

HUMPHRIES J - 1869 - 22/01/1869 – Age 34 - Pikeman. Tibbington, J Howl, Tipton, Staffordshire. Explosion, of firedamp. 2 killed. Died 28th.

HUMPHRIES J. - 1864 - 09/12/1864 – Age 31 – Contractor. Gospel Oak (ironstone), Grazebrook Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of roof brought about by his own neglect to put up timber props.

HUMPHRIES Johnathan - 1861 - 27/07/1861 – Age 55 - Collier. Victoria, Darby Brown and Co., Ebbw Vale Monmouth. Heavy fall of old Coal.

HUMPHRIES R. - 1866 - 28/11/1866 – Age 48 - Pikeman. Tividale Hall, S Bradley, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of coal in thick coal pit. About 1ton of Brazils, fell from a slip. Injured 12th. Died this day.

HUMPHRIES Robert - 1866 - 26/04/1866 – Age 36 - Collier. Mostyn, Mostyn Colliery Co., Holywell Flint. Suffocation in explosive gas.

HUMPHRIES William - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 13. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

HUNSWORTH Joseph - 1864 - 11/02/1864 - Boy. Bottomley (ironstone), Bowling Iron Co., Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

HUNT B. - 1861 - 11/05/1861 – Age 50 - Deputy. New Hollingwood, R Banow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HUNT George - 1861 - 06/04/1861 – Age 25 - Engineer. Tondu, John Brogden, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Tapping a boiler, scalded.

HUNT George - 1865 - 20/03/1865 – Age 21 - Labourer. Holland, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in Lindsay mine.

HUNT J. - 1866 - 04/05/1866 – Age 17 - Pikeman. Tividale, Earl of Dudley, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Fall of coal in thick coal pit.

HUNT James - 1864 - 24/02/1864 – Age 16 - Pony driver. Riddings, Oakes and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof in Nov - 1863.

HUNT John - 1861 - 03/06/1861 – Age 28 - Miner. Pentrich, Haslam Bros., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof 29th Apr.

HUNT John - 1862 - 06/08/1862 - Hooker-on. Fairbottom, Leeses and Booth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Cage descending on him in Heys shaft. Died 9th Aug.

HUNT John - 1862 - 31/07/1862 - Hooker-on. Fairbottom, Leeses and Booth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Cage descending on him in Heys shaft. Died 9th Aug.

HUNT Joseph - 1863 10/10/1863 31 - Miner. Marehay Butterley Co., Ripley
Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

HUNT Joseph - 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.

HUNT Richard - 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.

HUNT T. - 1860 - 11/12/1860 – Age 25 - Collier. Albert, D. Rose, Moxley, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal (in the new mine) from a slip in the roof. The place was well timbered.

HUNT T. - 1863 - 25/09/1863 - Deputy. Friar Park (ironstone), WH Dawes, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. Fall of earth in open work.

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

HUNTER A. - 1869 - 08/09/1869 – Age 52 - Collier. Cowdenbeath, Smith Sligo, Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of roof at face.

HUNTER Adam - 1862 - 17/03/1862 – Age 43 – Overman. Calder, W Dixon and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. By a wire rope breaking in an old abandoned pit while they were suspended in the shaft. 2 killed.

HUNTER Andrew - 1861 - 24/08/1861 - Collier. Alloa, Alloa Coal Co., Alloa, Clackmannan. Fall of stone at working.

HUNTER Archibald - 1867 - 08/01/1867 – Age 16 - Drawer. Niddrie, John Grieve, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian. Fell with his tub out of the level into an incline in the edge seams and was crushed by the ascending trucks.

HUNTER Archibald - 1868 - 21/11/1868 – Age 21 - Hewer. Choppington, Jobling and Co., Bedlington, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

HUNTER David - 1868 - 20/04/1868 – Age 40 – Manager. Easter Glentore Colliery, Robert Hunter, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of sand and gravel in a mine near the surface. Not properly wooded.

HUNTER George - 1864 - 03/11/1864 - Collier. Redding, Redding Coal Co., Stirling. Overwinding. Engineman Drunk.

HUNTER George - 1866 - 24/02/1866 – Age 26 – Joiner. Iveston Winning, Consett Iron Co., Lanchester, Durham. Fell down staple while laying a floor in engine house, plank canted.

HUNTER Henry - 1862 - 16/01/1862 – Age 13. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Hartley, Durham. Entombment due to the breaking of an engine beam which fell down the single shaft. 204 killed.

HUNTER James - 1861 - 19/07/1861 - Collier. Lumphinans, Trustees of Alexander Christie, Dunfermline, Fife. Falling off cage whilst ascending the shaft.

HUNTER James - 1864 - 10/07/1864 – Age 70 - Collier. Rose Bridge, Case and Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of Coal.

HUNTER John * - 1868 - 09/07/1868 – Age 13. West Pelton, John Joicey and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham.

HUNTER John - 1862 - 27/03/1862 – Age 14 – Switchkeeper. Pensher, D Marchioness of Londonderry, Pensher Durham. Struck by railway rope flying off sheaves.

HUNTER Joseph - 1868 - 24/11/1868 – Age 28 – Underlooker. Black Park, John Stott, Milne and Co., Chirk, Denbigh. Run over by train of tubs at bottom of engine plane.

HUNTER Richard jnr. - 1860 - 29/09/1860 – Age 18 - Onsetter. Lady Seaham, Marchioness of Londonderry, Pittington, Durham. Fall of stone.

HUNTER Robert - 1860 - 18/02/1860 – Age 17 - Drawer. Blaugate and Bickerstaff, Lord Skelmersdale, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Falling out of the bucket whilst descending the shaft.

HUNTER Thomas - 1868 - 26/10/1868 – Age 15 - Putter. Greenhead, Snowdon Kellett and Co., Durham. Crushed by tub.

HUNTER William - 1862 - 24/09/1862 – Age 45 - Miner. Cadder No.2 (ironstone), Carron Iron Co., Bishopbriggs Lanarkshire. Fall of roof while engaged securing it. 2 killed.

HUNTER William - 1862 - 31/07/1862 – Age 30 - Sinker. Overcoy No.1 (ironstone), William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Stirling. Whilst being raised on a cistern it was drawn against a beam which snapped the bearing bolts and the cistern fell to the bottom. 2 killed.

HUNTER William - 1866 - 02/11/1866 – Age 35 - Deputy. Sherburn, Earl of Durham, Fencehouses, Durham. Fall of stone.

HURDMAN Henry - 1869 - 12/07/1869 - Miner. Breightmet, Thomas Fletcher, Breightmet, Lancashire. Coal and shale falling.

HURLEY John - 1864 - 27/01/1864 – Age 39 - Bandsman. Salt Well (ironstone), Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Worcestershire. Fall of ironstone measures on 23rd. Died this day.

HURST J. - 1860 - 03/10/1860 – Age 15 - Drawer. Belfield, John Knowles and Co., Rochdale, Lancashire. Fall of roof, Mountain mine.

HURST James - 1860 - 17/07/1860 – Age 45 - Miner. Adderley Green, Stirrup and Pye, Longton, Staffordshire. A rail fell down the shaft caught about 30 yards from the bottom and upset the tub with deceased. 5 killed.

HURST James - 1869 - 01/04/1869 – Age 16 - Drawer. High Brooks, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 37 killed.

HURST John - 1866 - 23/01/1866 – Age 28 - Collier. Park Lane, Mercer and Evans, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

HURST R. - 1862 - 15/01/1862 – Age 18 - Banksman. Adderley Green, Stirrup and Pye, Longton, Staffordshire. Fell down winding pit.

HURST Richard - 1869 - 28/04/1869 – Age 48 - Collier. Crawford, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

HURST Robert - 1869 - 14/09/1869 – Age 30 - Miner. Hoddlesden, Joseph Place, Over Darwen, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in lower mine. The opening of a door reversed the air current and turned out some gas which was known to have accumulated on to an open light.

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

HURST William - 1869 - 18/02/1869 – Age 28 - Collier. Buley Vale, Jeffcock and Dunn, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

HURST William - 1869 - 24/09/1869 - Miner. Wharton, Francis Charlton, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Roof falling.

HURWORTH Edward - 1864 - 25/05/1864 – Age 10 - Switch keeper. South Pelaw, Hunt Perkins and Co., Chester-le-Street, Durham. Crushed by tubs on inclined plane.

HUSLAM Abraham - 1866 - 04/09/1866 - Miner. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Coal and earth breaking through the props and falling on him in his bay.

HUSTLER Isaac - 1865 - 23/06/1865 – Age 18 - Branch Driver. Ryhope, Ryhope Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Run over by waggons.

HUTCHESON, John - 1864 - 11/04/1864 – Age 19 - Collier. Balgonie, Charles Balfour, Fife. Fall at face of head Coal.

HUTCHINSON, C - 1868 - 13/06/1868 – Age 60 – Coalwasher. Wharncliffe, Silkstone, Wharncliffe Silkstone Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Struck by wheel.

HUTCHINSON, 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.

HUTCHINSON, F - 1868 - 02/10/1868 – Age 14 – Hurrier. Cosens, Messrs. Charlesworth, Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by tub.

HUTCHINSON, J. - 1863 - 30/05/1863 – Age 28 - Miner. Coleorton, Worsick and Walker, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Overwinding and falling down the shaft.

HUTCHINSON, John - 1860 - 09/11/1860 – Age 28 - Hewer. Lady Seaham, Marchioness of Londonderry, Pittington, Durham. Fall of stone.

HUTCHINSON, John - 1861 - 04/06/1861 – Age 35 - Hewer. Sherburn West, Earl of Durham, Durham. Crushed by cage at bottom of pit while passing under it.

HUTCHINSON, John - 1861 - 18/06/1861. Old Silkstone, Messrs. Charlesworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Crushed by Corves in the mine.

HUTCHINSON, John - 1869 - 06/04/1869 – Age 40 - Roadsman. Springside, Archibald Kenneth, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Was caught by the signal wire and drawn off the cage when about to repair it.

HUTCHISON, Andrew - 1860 - 29/05/1860 - Horsedriver. Carnbroe Iron Works, Merry and Cunningham, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Falling into a small well whilst lifting pail of water.

HUTCHISON, Robert - 1860 - 05/07/1860 - Collier. Balgonie, Charles Balfour, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Fall of stone from roof at face of working.

HUTELEY J. - 1868 - 25/07/1868 – Age 65 - Pikeman. Fullwoods End, D Smith and Co., Coseley, Staffordshire. Injured by fall of roof in gateroad of thick coal pit 17th brought about by a bump. Died this day.

HUTTON Alexander - 1864 - 08/01/1864 – Age 25 - Fireclay worker. Shincliffe, Joseph Love and Partners, Durham. Fall of stone.

HUTTON Robert - 1863 - 06/03/1863 – Age 12 - Driver. Coxlodge, Coxlodge, Northumberland. Explosion of gas. 26 killed.

HUTTON Thomas - 1866 - 26/06/1866 – Age 40 - Hewer. Bishop’s Close, Weardale Iron Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Fall of stone.

HUYTON Henry - 1862 - 22/01/1862 - Labourer. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington and Sons, St. Helens, Lancashire. Suffocated by gas.

HYATT Henry - 1863 - 23/04/1863 – Age 47 - Miner. Bradford, Bradford Colliery Co., Manchester, Lancashire. Roof falling on cuttings into old workings. 2 killed.

HYDE E. - 1869 - 28/09/1869 – Age 29 – Brusher. Dock Meadow (ironstone), T Bantock and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of clod.

HYDE R. - 1862 - 23/04/1862 – Age 50 – Bondsman. New Priestfield, W Ward and Sons, Bilston, Staffordshire. He was getting down some overhanging top coal when it accidentally fell on him. The fall extended beyond his calculations occasioned by a slip in the new mine and fireclay strata not previously seen.

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

HYDE Thomas - 1867 - 05/10/1867 – Age 60 - Collier. Park Lane, Leighton and Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

HYDE William - 1861 - 27/08/1861 – Age 40 - Sinker. Mancot Bank, Mancot Bank Coal Co., Hawarden, Cheshire. Falling down the shaft.

HYND A. - 1869 - 16/11/1869 – Age 25 - Collier. Townhill, Townhill Coal Co., Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of roof.

HYSLOP George - 1865 - 06/11/1865 – Age 35 - Collier. Drumpeller, Trustees of the late John Wilson, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

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