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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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JACK or JAQUES Winship - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 24. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and three children.

JACKSON, A. - 1863 - 12/11/1863 – Age 60 - Miner. Smithfold, John Gibson and Co., Little Hulton, Lancashire. Stone falling from the roof.

JACKSON, Amos - 1868 - 19/04/1868 – Age 24 - Collier. Allerton Byewater, SM Carter and Co., Castleford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

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

JACKSON, George - 1860 - 13/11/1860 – Age 11 - Driver. Timdon, T. Wood and Co., Ferry Hill, Durham. Fell down a staple.

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

JACKSON, George - 1868 - 19/06/1868 – Age 16 - Incline Boy. Bedlington, Bedlington Coal Co., Blyth, Northumberland. Fall of stone. 2 killed.

JACKSON, George - 1868 - 28/04/1868 – Age 35 - Deputy. Haswell, Haswell Coal Co., Fence Houses, Durham. Crushed by stone while drawing timber.

JACKSON, Godfrey - 1869 - 24/06/1869 – Age 40 - Collier. Hagg Hird, Dawson and Hardy, Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

JACKSON, Henry - 1860 - 11/02/1860 – Age 40 - Pikeman. Blackheath, W.H. Dawes, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. Heavy fall of thick coal.

JACKSON, Henry - 1866 - 01/01/1866 – Age 23 - Hooker-on. Sneyd Green, Silverdale Co., Burslem, Staffordshire. Crushed in shaft (descending).

JACKSON, J. - 1861 - 15/03/1861 - Fireman. Clifton Moss, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Clifton, Lancashire. Falling down the pit bank into the fire-hole.

JACKSON, J. - 1864 - 07/10/1864 – Girl. Lilleshall (ironstone), Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fell down the shaft while banking for her father. Female.

JACKSON, J. T. - 1862 - 10/05/1862 – Age 43 - Collier. Biddulph, R Heath, Congleton, Cheshire. Fall of Coal.

JACKSON, Jacob - 1866 - 03/09/1866 – Age 53 - Collier. Hartshay, Butterley Iron Co., Ripley, Derbyshire. Fall of bind. Colliery in a bad Condition both roads and ventilation.

JACKSON, James - 1869 - 16/03/1869 – Age 42 - Deputy. Hartshay, Butterley Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Whilst riding in tub jammed against roof.

JACKSON, John - 1860 - 29/09/1860 – Age 24 - Sinker. Govan, William Dixon and Co., Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp in shaft. 3 killed.

JACKSON, John - 1861 - 28/02/1861 – Age 14 - Drawer. Eastfield, Thomas G Buchannan, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. Falling down a blind shaft or staple.

JACKSON, Robert - 1864 - 03/07/1864 - Boy. Fence Colliery, Fence Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Falling down the shaft.

JACKSON, Squire - 1861 - 27/06/1861. Beeston Manor (ironstone), Harding and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

JACKSON, W. - 1869 - 24/10/1869 - Collier. Limerigg, Robert Baird, Slamannan, Stirling. Crushed by cage while attempting to cross bottom.

JACKSON, W. - 1869 - 30/11/1869 – Age 63 - Hooker-on. Green Lane, J Baker, Walsall, Staffordshire. Brick fell out of shaft when he assisted to repair the day previously.

JACKSON, William - 1860 - 13/11/1860 – Age 36 - Hewer. Brancepeth, A Starkers and Love, Darlington, Durham. Fall of stone.

JACKSON, William - 1861 - 05/06/1861 – Age 31 - Collier. Edge Green, Richard Evans and Sons, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

JACKSON, William - 1867 - 22/03/1867 – Age 20 - Collier. Newton, Lamb and Moore, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp on16th.

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

JACKSON, William - 1868 - 25/04/1868 - Collier. Hucknall, Ellis and Co., Nottinghamshire. Fall of roof.

JACOB Isaac - 1867 - 18/02/1867 – Age 14 - Collier. Hirwain, Hirwain-Aberdare Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of clod.

JACQUES Alfred - 1864 - 25/07/1864 – Age 27 - Miner. Lords Field, Lords Field Colliery Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Burned in an explosion of firedamp in the Roger mine. Died 25th Sept. He had another mine improperly got to the place before the Fireman had examined.

JACQUES William - 1866 - 09/01/1866 – Age 10 - Waggoner. Bardsley, Bardsley Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Died suddenly apparently from a waggon pushed by two persons, running against him.

JAGGAR Simon - 1868 - 01/05/1868. Ellis, Laith Leather and Littlewood, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

JAGGER David - 1861 - 01/07/1861. Thrybergh Hall, Thrybergh Hall Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of chain in sinking shaft.

JAGGER George - 1861 - 28/04/1861. Thrybergh Hall, Thrybergh Hall Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of gunpowder in the sinking shaft.

JAKIS William - 1867 - 23/10/1867 - Sinker. Nunnery, Duke of Norfolk, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fell down pit.

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

JAMES Charles - 1864 - 29/09/1864 – Age 23 - Miner. No.5 (ironstone), Tredegar Tron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Killed instantaneously in a very heavy fall of stone.

JAMES Christopher - 1864 - 03/08/1864. Milnthorpe, Messrs. Charlesworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

JAMES David - 1864 - 03/02/1864 – Age 54 - Haulier. Cwn Lucu (ironstone), Ebbw Vale Co., Pontypool, Monmouth. Crushed by a loaded tram which ran wild in the spotted vein mine.

JAMES Enoch - 1865 - 26/08/1865 – Age 13 - Carting Boy. Frysbottom, Rossiter and Co., Frysbottom, Somerset. Killed on incline by crush of tub.

JAMES Evan - 1867 - 08/11/1867. 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.

JAMES George - 1863 - 19/09/1863 - Boy. Lundhill, Lundhill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

JAMES Henry - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age. 45 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.

JAMES Isaac - 1863 - 07/11/1863 – Age 25 - Miner. No.2 (ironstone), Ebbw Vale Co., Sirhowy, Monmouth. Fall of stone in Consequence of smooth.

JAMES J. - 1862 - 12/05/1862 – Age 40 - Pikeman. Cooper’s Bank, Blackwell and Co., Dudley, Worcestershire. Fall of rubble bat in a heathen Coal pit on 28th Apr. which fractured his ankle. Had neglected to timber. After amputation of the foot he died this day.

JAMES James - 1861 - 29/07/1861 – Age 26 - Hitcher. Penyvan, T. Powell and Son, Newport, Monmouth. Came up with a tram on the carriage against rules.

JAMES James - 1863 - 17/10/1863 – Age 59 - Collier. Terrace Rhymney Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Being on a ladder endeavouring to get some of the top Coals down, he slipped and fell and received such injuries to cause his death on the 25th. He was certainly too old and feeble for that description of labour.

JAMES John - 1862 - 10/07/1862 – Age 28 - Collier. Holly Bush, William Bowers, Stoke, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

JAMES John - 1863 - 27/06/1863 – Age 55 - Roadsman. Aberaman, Crawshay Bailey, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Run over on surface.

JAMES John - 1864 - 01/08/1864 – Age 22 - Carting Boy. Newbury, Steeds Pilditch and Co., Newbury, Somerset. Killed by crush of tubs.

JAMES John - 1865 - 12/04/1865 – Age 21 - Labourer. Black Park, John Stott Milne and Co., Chirk, Denbigh. Being injured by railway trucks above ground.

JAMES John - 1865 - 20/12/1865 – Age 22 - Collier. Cethin Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. Verdict of manslaughter against Colliery manager Mr. John Moody and his assistant Mr. William Davies. 34 killed.

JAMES 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.

JAMES David - 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.

JAMES John - 1866 - 15/06/1866 – Age 45 - Miner. Mells, Vobster and Mells Co., Vobster, Somerset. Blasting in a hard heading the reed ignited but the shot did not go off. He went back to look and it fired. He was dreadfully injured. Died 17th.

JAMES John - 1867 - 03/04/1867 – Age 40 - Collier. Aber, Aber Coal Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

JAMES John - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 19. 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.

JAMES John - 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.

JAMES John - 1869 - 03/02/1869 – Age 14 - Collier. River Level, Fothergill and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

JAMES M. - 1861 - 04/07/1861 – Age 57 – Butty. Ubberley, Ubberley Colliery Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

JAMES Richard - 1863 - 10/01/1863 – Age 12 - Doorboy. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Sons, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone (6 feet).

JAMES Richard - 1863 - 26/08/1863 – Age 29 - Collier. Malgo Vale, Malgo Vale Co., Bedminster, Gloucester. Burned this day by an explosion of firedamp. Died 4th Sept. There was mismanagement at the face of the work both by him and his fellow workmen but the real fact is that there was not enough air in the pit.

JAMES Samuel - 1862 - 26/06/1862 – Age 30 - Collier. New Tredegar, T Powell and Son, Rhymney Valley, Monmouth. Fall of roof whilst setting prop.

JAMES Smith - 1862 - 08/02/1862 - Miner. Bathvale, John Watson, Bathgate, Linlithgow, Caught by cage at pit bottom.

JAMES T. - 1861 - 04/07/1861 – Age 43 - Pikeman. Broad Park, Trustees of J. Dainty, Dudley, Worcestershire. Found at the bottom of a shaft 16 yards deep which was fenced with post and rail. He descended the pit contrary to his master’s orders and it is supposed that he was suffocated by carbonic acid gas.

JAMES Thomas - 1860 - 12/09/1860 – Age 14 – Coupler. Elm Park, Bainbridge and Co., Darlington, Durham. Crushed by the cage at the bottom of the shaft.

JAMES Thomas - 1862 - 12/05/1862 – Age 12 - Collier. Dowlais Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of roof. Rhas Lus, Penydarren.

JAMES Thomas - 1865 - 16/06/1865 – Age 30. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Explosion of carburetted hydrogen gas in the Bedwellty new Colliery. Part of a cross heading had been permitted to fill with firedamp to the extent of between 50 and 60 yards lengthways and was thus allowed to remain for a certain number of days notwithstanding that people occasionally passed and repassed one mouthing of the heading and a lesser one called the ‘Cross hole’. I remark that the Colliers should have been taken from their work and the gas safely dislodged. 26 killed.

JAMES Thomas - 1867 - 06/12/1867 – Age 42 - Collier. Bryn Glyn, Neath, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

JAMES W – 1867 - 23/05/1867 - Collier. Woodhead, William Bowers, Cheadle, Cheshire. Fall of roof 2 killed.

JAMES William - 1864 - 18/01/1864 – Age 50 – Overman. Tillery Level, John Pussell, Monmouth. Whilst oiling the sheaves of a surface machine his coat was caught in one of the revolutions and he was drawn in and killed on the spot. There was no occasion for him to meddle with it as his brother was the breaksman and was actually working the incline at the time.

JAMES William - 1865 - 21/03/1865 – Age 25 - Miner. Glyn (ironstone), Ebbw Vale Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Fall of ground whilst holing. He neglected to protect himself by setting necessary timber though warned.

JAMES William - 1865 - 21/03/1865. Glyn Pits, Pontypool, Roof fall.

JAMES William - 1867 - 20/05/1867 – Age 23 - Sinker. Nant Llessy (ironstone), Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fell down staple in Consequence of descending immediately after the shot instead of waiting until the powder smoke had cleared.

JAMES William - 1868 - 08/08/1868 – Age 26 - Collier. Howbeach, Blakeney Co., Ltd., Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of stone from roof.

JAMES William - 1869 - 19/02/1869 – Age 22 - Sinker. Cwm Park. David Davies and Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by steel wire rope breaking. The rope was comparatively new but the pulley was too small for such a rope.

JAMESON, J.T. - 1863 - 24/01/1863 – Age 15 - Driver. Kelloe, M Forster, Coxhoe, Durham. Fall of stone in incline, set drew props.

JAMIESON, N - 1864 - 08/08/1864 – Age 20 - Collier. Penston, John Deans jnr., Haddington, Fife. Fell off a vertical ladder while descending a pit 19 fathoms deep.

JAMIESON, William - 1866 - 03/10/1866 – Age 15 - Boy. Neilston (ironstone), William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Stirling. Got entangled with an empty hutch upon and incline.

JAQUES J. - 1862 - 15/06/1862 – Age 45 - Miner. Ibstock, John Green, Leicester, Leicestershire. Fall of roof.

JAQUES or JACK Winship - 1862 - 17/01/1862 – Age 24. New Hartley, Messrs. Carrs, Seaton Delaval, Durham. Entombment due to breaking of engine beam. 204 killed. Left a wife and three children.

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

JARRATT W. - 1868 - 17/12/1868 – Gin Driver. Ettingshall, HB Whitehouse, Sedgley, Staffordshire. Fell down pit.

JARRETT William - 1864 - 27/09/1864 - Boy. Madeley Wood (ironstone), John Anstice and Co., Ironbridge, Shropshire. Skip became detached whilst coming up shaft. 9 killed.

JARVIE Joseph - 1868 - 26/02/1868 – Age 40 - Collier. Neilston No.1, James Wallace and Co., Kilsyth, Stirling. Fall of roof at face.

JARVIS John - 1867 - 04/01/1867. Kimberworth, Messrs. Beals and Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Killed above ground.

JARVIS Joseph - 1863 - 07/03/1863 – Age 15 - Horsedriver. Vron, Maurice and Low, Wrexham, Denbigh. Explosion of gas.

JARVIS or JERVIS James - 1867 - 23/10/1867 – Age 32 - Hewer. Houghall, Love and Spark, Durham. Fall of stone in broken.

JARVIS W - 1866 - 19/11/1866 – Age 45 - Bandsman. Deepfields, Earl of Dudley, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of rock from the roof in thick coal. Insufficient timber.

JASPER J. - 1864 - 12/10/1864 – Age 24 - Pikeman. Newfield, Messrs. Bagnall, Birchills, Staffordshire. Fall of fireclay roof in a thin coal pit gate road.

JAWES George - 1864 - 28/12/1864 – Age 11 – Switchkeeper. Wingate Grange, Gully’s executors, Wingate, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

JAYNE John - 1863 - 17/09/1863. Coity Pit, Blaenavon, Monmouth. Hurt when about to ascend.

JAYNE John - 1863 - 18/09/1863 – Age 20 - Hitcher. Coity (ironstone), Blaenavon Co., Blaenavon, Monmouth. Fall of some substance from side of shaft. NB A hot upcast shaft which I subsequently had re-arranged.

JEBB Samuel - 1860 - 05/06/1860 – Age 60 – Butty. Priorsfield, H.B. Whitehouse, Tipton, Staffordshire. Rubbish ran in as he was removing timber in a gateroad in the thick coal. The tree sprung out suddenly and the stuff closed in and smothered him.

JEFFCOCK Parkin - 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.

JEFFERSON, R. - 1863 - 19/10/1863 – Age 30 - Deputy. Ryhope, Ryhope Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Fall of stone while drawing timber.

JEFFERSON, Thomas - 1867 - 19/01/1867 – Age 30 - Shifter. Aspatria, Representatives of J Harris Aspatria, Cumberland. Run over by waggons.

JEFFERY David - 1863 - 21/11/1863 - Age 36 - Collier. Cwm, Moel Aberdare, Amman, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Suffocated by gas.

JEFFREYS Griffiths - 1867 - 01/05/1867 – Age 18 - Haulier. Ystalyfera, Ystalyfera Iron Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Killed by riding on engine plane. Chain broke.

JELLY J.R. - 1867 - 21/03/1867. Stopes, Thomas Fletcher, Little Lever, Lancashire. Coal from a tub waggon was drawn against the pulley falling on him on the pit bank the gearing of the engine having got wrong. Died 28th Sept.

JENKIN Jones - 1867 - 14/12/1867 – Age 60 - Collier. No.22, Ebbw Vale Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Died this day from (supposed) very slight injuries caused by fall of Coal some weeks previously.

JENKINS Charles - 1866 - 19/07/1866 – Age 15 - Collier. Tyr Phil, Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fall of bell mould from roof lying over the Brithdir vein Coal.

JENKINS David - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 28. 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.

JENKINS David - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 21. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

JENKINS David - 1863 - 13/03/1863 – Age 19 - Collier. Cyfarthfa, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

JENKINS David - 1864 - 01/03/1864 – Age 17 - Haulier. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Taibach, Glamorgan. Run over by trams (surface).

JENKINS David - 1868 - 24/03/1868 – Age 25 - Collier. Old Coal, Blaenavon Iron Co., Blaenavon, Monmouth. A piece of clod from the roof suddenly fell and killed him. The face of his work should have been ‘cropped’.         

JENKINS David - 1868 - 26/03/1868. Cinder Pits, Blaenavon. Large fall of rubbish.

JENKINS Edwin - 1860 - 06/11/1860 – Age 16 - Collier. Lower Duffryn, Thomas Powell and Sons, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas (9 feet vein) 12 killed.

JENKINS Francis - 1863 - 26/06/1863 – Age 18 - Collier. Park, Thomas and Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 6 killed. Proceedings instituted before magistrates for a violation of the 1st General Rule not have been sufficient ventilation. Penalty of £40 imposed.

JENKINS G - 1868 - 30/12/1868 – Age 19 - Collier. Vochriw, Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

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

JENKINS James - 1866 - 17/11/1866 – Age 30 - Collier. Stapledge, JH Warman, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of Coal in Coleford High Delf.

JENKINS Jane - 1866 - 17/04/1866 – Age 14 - Oil Girl. Dowlais, Guest and Co., Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Got entangled with carriage at pit top. Female.

JENKINS Jenkin - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 40. 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.

JENKINS Jenkin - 1867 - 17/06/1867 – Age 45 - Collier. Squborwen, Samuel Thomas, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 3 killed.

JENKINS John - 1861 - 28/12/1861 - Collier. Graig, RT Rees, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

JENKINS John - 1865 - 05/12/1865 – Age 24 - Collier. Llantwit, Thomas Powell, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

JENKINS John - 1865 - 21/10/1865 – Age 60 - Labourer. Cwmpennar, Powell’s Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fell in front of trams when passing down a self-acting incline plane.

JENKINS John - 1865 - 25/03/1865 – Age 44 - Hitcher. Nantymelin Colliery, Mordecai Jones, Aberdare, Glamorgan. He, against the rules descended on an empty tram against a loaded one and after getting below the loaded tram it fell upon him.

JENKINS John - 1866 - 04/06/1866 – Age 14 - Haulier. Hirwain Colliery, Aberdare Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Was not employed by the Company but was seeking work and fell from the cage while descending. Another person, was in the carriage.

JENKINS John - 1866 - 14/04/1866 – Age 15 - Collier. Swan, Thomas Jenkins, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof.

JENKINS John - 1866 - 27/04/1866 - Haulier. Coedcae, Coedcae Coal Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

JENKINS John - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 48. 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.

JENKINS Joseph - 1866 - 01/06/1866 – Age 23 - Labourer. Gadlys, Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Crushed by waggon (surface).

JENKINS Morgan - 1862 - 19/02/1862. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

JENKINS Philip - 1865 - 16/06/1865 – Age 12. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Explosion of carburetted hydrogen gas in the Bedwellty new Colliery. Part of a cross heading had been permitted to fill with firedamp to the extent of between 50 and 60 yards lengthways and was thus allowed to remain for a certain number of days notwithstanding that people occasionally passed and repassed one mouthing of the heading and a lesser one called the ‘Cross hole’. I remark that the Colliers should have been taken from their work and the gas safely dislodged. 26 killed.

JENKINS Phillip - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 22. 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.

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

JENKINS Richard - 1865 - 11/10/1865 – Age 29 - Hitcher. Coalbrookvale (ironstone), Levick and Simpson, Monmouth. Some stuff probably from an ascending tram fell on his head and killed him.

JENKINS Richard - 1865 - 16/06/1865 – Age 51. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Explosion of carburetted hydrogen gas in the Bedwellty new Colliery. Part of a cross heading had been permitted to fill with firedamp to the extent of between 50 and 60 yards lengthways and was thus allowed to remain for a certain number of days notwithstanding that people occasionally passed and repassed one mouthing of the heading and a lesser one called the ‘Cross hole’. I remark that the Colliers should have been taken from their work and the gas safely dislodged. 26 killed.

JENKINS T - 1869 - 17/09/1869 – Age 31 - Collier. Dowlais Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

JENKINS T. - 1861 - 07/03/1861 – Age 25 - Collier. Cross Knave John Davis, Forest of Dean, Somerset. Immense fall of stone in roadway. The water (previously roofed) having been got out and the roof loosing even that partial support soon after fell. There were joints in the rock but in the consequence of oxides of iron and water incrustation they were invisible. 2 killed.

JENKINS T. - 1869 - 21/09/1869 - Collier. Penycraig, Penycraig Coal Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

JENKINS Thomas - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 24. 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.

JENKINS Thomas - 1860 - 03/09/1860 – Age 55. Shoer, Morfa Vivian and Son, Taibach, Glamorgan. Attempting to get into carriage whilst in motion.

JENKINS Thomas - 1860 - 08/11/1860 – Age 14 – Filler. Bedwellty, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Fall of stone from a bell mound or ‘pot lid’ most likely occasioned by a recent shot.

JENKINS Thomas - 1860 - 16/11/1860 – Age 20 - Collier. Tufts Level, James Morrell, Lydney, Gloucester. A clod fell and knocked out a setting which was followed by a still heavier fall.

JENKINS Thomas - 1862 - 13/06/1862 – Age 64 - Collier. Llwynvi, Llwynvi Iron Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Fall of stone (2 feet 6 vein).

JENKINS Thomas - 1863 - 17/06/1863 - Age 16 - Collier. Dowlais, Penydarren Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of roof (Rhei Lus vein).

JENKINS Thomas - 1866 - 01/12/1866 – Age 45 - Collier. Rhondda, Merthyr E Lewis, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

JENKINS Thomas - 1866 - 10/09/1866 – Age 35 - Labourer. Hook, Hook Colliery Co., Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Fell down air shaft.

JENKINS Thomas - 1866 - 24/10/1866 – Age 15 - Door Boy. Navigation, Nixon and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

JENKINS W - 1864 - 19/09/1864 – Age 68 - Collier. Gadlys, Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Crushed by trams.

JENKINS Walter - 1867 - 12/10/1867 – Age 39 - Collier. Drift, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Fall of Coal whilst filling tram.

JENKINS Watkin - 1868 - 01/02/1868 – Age 17 - Haulier. Brombill, Vivian and Sons, Taibach, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

JENKINS William - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 24. 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.

JENKINS William - 1861 - 02/05/1861 – Age 38 - Collier. Hafod, Rowlands and Calvert, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of stone in level. 2 killed.

JENKINS William - 1861 - 05/10/1861 – Age 35 - Collier. Nolton Colliery, Cantow and Barrah, Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Fall of roof, Culm Colliery. No rules.

JENKINS William - 1861 - 27/06/1861 – Age 13 - Haulier. Gellywion, Fowler brothers, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Run over by trams.

JENKINS William - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 29. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

JENKINS William - 1865 - 16/09/1865 – Age 50 - Collier. Tredegar, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Whilst holing a stone fell from the roof and injured him so that he live only 2 hours.

JENKINS William - 1868 - 14/11/1868 – Age 15 - Haulier. Llynvi, Llynvi Iron Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

JENKINS Zach. - 1861 - 29/10/1861 – Age 12 - Haulier. Deep, Duffryn Nixon, Taylor and Cory, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Crushed by trams.

JENKINSON, George - 1864 - 28/05/1864. Higham, Messrs. Charlesworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Falling down the sinking shaft.

JENKINSON, John - 1866 - 01/08/1866 – Age 13 - Boy. Church Gresley, Marquis of Hastings, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Run over on self-acting incline. 2 killed.

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

JENKINSON, William - 1860 - 12/12/1860 - Fireman. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal Co. Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

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

JENKS B - 1869 - 14/10/1869 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Rounds Hill, Earl of Dudley, Kingswinsford, Staffordshire. He neglected to sufficiently spurn the Coal whilst cutting in thin Coal pit.

JENKS R - 1868 - 24/12/1868 - Collier. Dawley, Coalbrookdale Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

JEPHSON, J. - 1868 - 11/03/1868 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Tipton, Moat Tipton, Moat Colliery Co., Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of rock in gateroad brought about by improper removal of timber.

JEPSON, Samuel - 1869 - 06/12/1869 – Age 32 - Collier. Brand Butterley Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

JEPSON, Thomas - 1867 - 25/03/1867 – Age 19 - Sinker. Nunnery, Duke of Norfolk, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Overwinding. 2 killed.

JERVIE John - 1865 - 11/10/1865 - Collier. Dumbrodier, John N Buchanan, Stirling. Fall of roof.

JERVIS J. - 1860 - 06/02/1860 – Age 12 - Boy. Agecroft, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Run against by a tram on a jig brow rope breaking.

JERVIS John - 1860 - 02/03/1860. Burradon, Burradon, Durham. Explosion of gas. 76 killed. Single.

JERVIS M. - 1863 - 12/02/1863 – Age 31 - Collier. Weston Coney, Weston Coney Co., Longton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

JERVIS or JARVIS James - 1867 - 23/10/1867 – Age 32 - Hewer. Houghall Love and Spark, Durham. Fall of stone in broken.

JESSOP Samuel - 1865 - 26/01/1865. Morley Main, Messrs. Ackroyd, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

JEWETT W.A. - 1866 - 31/12/1866 – Age 11 – Trapper. Felling, Eliot and Co., Gateshead, Northumberland. Crushed by tubs.

JEWITT William A. - 1867 - 02/01/1867 – Age 13 – Trapper. Felling, G Elliot and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Crushed by tub on being thrown out.

JOBLING John - 1860 - 20/12/1860 – Age 40 - Shifter. Minor Pit, South Hetton Coal Co., Hetton, Durham. Explosion of gas supposed to have been generated from the coals of the engine or boiler fire and not from gas generated in the workings of the mine. 22 killed.

JOBLING William (survivor) - 1862 - 22/11/1862 – Wasteman. Walker, NG Lambert and Co., Durham. Explosion of gas 16 killed.

JOBOURNE J. - 1869 - 21/10/1869 – Age 18 - Miner. Hall (ironstone), S Croucutt and Sons, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Crushed by trolley waggon.

JOCELIN E. - 1864 - 27/04/1864 - Sinker. Berry Hill, W Bowers, Stoke, Staffordshire. Scaffolding in shaft gave way.

JOHN Benjamin - 1860 - 20/10/1860 – Age 62 - Collier. Malton, Williamson, Tenby, Pembroke. Explosion of gas defective ventilation, was summoned before magistrates and fined. 3 killed.

JOHN Daniel - 1864 - 01/12/1864 – Age 20 - Collier. Penydarren, Guest and Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

JOHN David - 1863 - 26/12/1863 – Age 31. Llwynvi, Llwynvi Co., Llwynvi, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

JOHN David - 1868 - 10/02/1868 – Age 48 - Collier. Lletty Shenkin, Lletty Shenkin Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

JOHN Edward - 1865 - 01/12/1865 – Age 17 - Collier. Weeg, GB Morris, Swansea, Glamorgan. Chain broke on engine plane, and he was run over by the trams.

JOHN Emanuel - 1869 - 24/04/1869 – Age 25 - Collier. Maesy Bettws, Richard Jenkins, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

JOHN Fraser - 1863 - 27/03/1863. Bettws, William Morgan, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Getting out of carriage whilst in motion.

JOHN George - 1862 - 29/11/1862 – Age 32 - Collier. Cae Newydd, Perkins and Read, Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

JOHN Griffith - 1861 - 18/06/1861 – Age 12 - Boy. Lynch, Morgans and Perkins and Co., Swansea, Glamorgan. Inundation. Water from old works. No proper bore holes. Magistrate’s imposed a penalty on the manager and part owner, Frank Perkins. 2 killed.

JOHN Henry - 1868 - 21/05/1868 - Age 41 - Collier. Gadlys, Gadlys Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

JOHN Isaac jnr - 1867 - 11/06/1867 – Age 14 Signal Boy. Beaufort, Richards and Glassbrook, Penclawdd, Glamorgan. Killed by getting entangled in machinery.

JOHN James - 1861 - 16/01/1861 – Age 55 - Pitman. Llwyncelyn, J W and C James, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Fell down shaft whilst trying to get a horse out of the carriage.

JOHN John - 1861 - 12/01/1861 – Age 33 - Carpenter. No.2 Darby, Brown and Co., Abercarn, Monmouth. Fatally injured by the pumping machinery whilst wedging up the pit framing. Died 14th.

JOHN John - 1866 - 12/05/1866 – Age 12 - Haulier. Bedwellty, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Fell under trams and received such injuries as to bring about his death.

JOHN John - 1867 - 27/06/1867 – Age 21 - Collier. Lantwit Main, Lewis T Lewis, Llantrisant, Glamorgan. Killed on engine plane.

JOHN Philip - 1867 - 11/06/1867 – Age 40 – Banker. Beaufort, Richards and Glassbrook, Penclawdd, Glamorgan. Killed by getting entangled in machinery.

JOHN Richard - 1869 - 02/03/1869 – Age 25 - Collier. Bwllfa, Bwllfa Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

JOHN Samuel - 1866 - 27/07/1866 – Age 60 - Collier. Plymouth, Plymouth Iron Co., Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Was injured by fall of stone 20th June. Began work by died this day.

JOHN Thomas - 1863 - 04/02/1863 – Age 30 - Collier. Gyfeillon, Great Western Railway Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

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

JOHN Vaughan - 1863 - 31/03/1863 – Age 48 - Collier. Llancaiach, Duncan and Co., Gelligaer, Glamorgan. Run over.

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

JOHN William - 1864 - 10/11/1864 – Age 28 - Collier. Abernant, Fothergill and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from Coal.

JOHN Williams - 1867 - 22/03/1867 – Age 15 - Doorboy. New Tredegar, George Elliott and Co. Ltd., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fell under trams of Coal and was so severely injured as to require amputation of the leg and three fingers. The terrible sufferings he was unable to survive.

John Sharples - 1860 - 27/07/1860 – Age 54 - Engineman. Brookside, Reddish and Bickham, Oswaldtwistle Lancashire. Caught by flywheel. The accident is thus described by witnesses Henry Ashworth, Banksman. On Friday afternoon about four o'clock, as there were no Coals ready to be wound up from the bottom of the shaft, the deceased preferred to pump some water, and for that purpose had to disconnect the engine from the winding apparatus and connect it with the pumping apparatus. To place the winding apparatus out of gear it is necessary after turning off the steam to move a sliding pedestal with a crow bar, and it was the deceased duty to do it, but he not being strong enough did it for him. He leaned through the flywheel to place small plug of wood, which we call the 'stop bit' between the fast pedestal to prevent the latter moving backwards and reconnecting the engine with the winding apparatus. While the deceased was putting the stop bit in, the flywheel moved, and one of the arms of the wheel caught him on the back of the head, crushing him against the pedestal hole and flinging him into the wheel race face forwards. William Holden proved that there were two wounds to the head of the deceased, and a small hole in his left temple. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally killed". (Accrington, Times).

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

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