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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1870 - 1879



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BROWN Joseph - 1872 - 01/01/1872 – Pickman. New Buffery, Richard Mason, Dudley, Worcester. Injured by premature explosion of powder 23rd Dec 1871. Died this day.

BROWN Joseph - 1875 - 13/12/1875 – Age 37 - Collier. Lund Hill, Lund Hill Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BROWN Joseph - 1877 - 17/12/1877 – Age 13 – Driver. Wearmouth, Wearmouth Coal Co., Wearmouth, Durham. The lads as they were leaving the pit began larking with some empty tubs on the gangway and he was crushed between two tubs.

BROWN Matthew - 1871 - 25/10/1871 – Age 38 – Shifter. Seaham No.3, Earl Vane, Sunderland, Durham. Explosion of gas. 26 killed.

BROWN Matthew - 1876 - 03/03/1876 - Miner. Loanhead (ironstone), Shotts Iron Co., Lasswade, Edinburgh, Crushed by carriage on incline while passing from one room to another.

BROWN N - 1873 - 21/12/1873 – Age 28 – Pickman. Yew Tree, B Wood and Co., Kingswinsford, Stafford. Fall of measure against a tree which knocked it out striking him on the head.

BROWN or BOWER Robert - 1878 - 11/10/1878 – Age 32 – Brusher. Lassodie, Lassodie Coal Co., Beath, Fife. Fall of roof at face of brushing.

BROWN Peter - 1870 - 12/05/1870 – Age 14 - Drawer. Gidlow, Rylands and Cross, Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by full tub.

BROWN Richard - 1870 - 15/10/1870 – Age 47 - Miner. Doffcocker, Thomas Cross, Halliwell, Lancashire. Roof falling.

BROWN Richard - 1875 - 20/07/1875 – Age 14 - Miner. Carn Brea (metalliferous), Carn Brea Mining Co., Redruth, Cornwall. Fell away from ladder while going down it backwards, i.e. not facing ladder.

BROWN Robert - 1870 - 06/09/1870 – Age 60 - Hewer. Brayton Domain, Representative of J Harris, Maryport, Cumberland. Fall of stone.

BROWN Robert - 1871 - 13/01/1871 – Age 30 - Collier. Greenfield, Hamilton Coal Co., Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at stoops.

BROWN Robert - 1872 - 14/08/1872 – Age 25- Hewer. Hartley, Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle, Northumberland Fell down the shaft.

BROWN Robert - 1875 - 08/02/1875 – Engineman. Banend (ironstone), Monkland Iron and Coal Co., Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Explosion of a boiler of a pumping engine. The boiler was worn out. It exploded some time during Sunday night and no one but he was near. It was supposed he had fallen asleep after firing the boiler and allowed the steam to get too high.

BROWN Robert - 1875 - 11/06/1875 – Age 22- Hewer. Haswell, Haswell Shotton and Easington Coal and Coke Co. Ltd., Haswell, Durham. Fall of stone.

BROWN Robert - 1876 - 21/07/1876 – Age 36 – Stoneman. Upsal (ironstone), Bolckow Vaughan and Co. Ltd., Guisborough, Yorkshire. While he was being drawn up a staple in which he was working a balance weight was allowed to fall on him about 40 feet.

BROWN Samuel - 1871 - 23/08/1871 – Age 45 – Brusher. Redburn, Eglington Iron Co., Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

BROWN Samuel - 1877 - 14/12/1877 – Age 23 - Miner. Carn Brea (metalliferous), Carn Brea Mining Co., Redruth, Cornwall. Man slipped while prising a rock with a crowbar in some underhand stopes and fell through a small hole purposely left between the edge of the stope and the stull.

BROWN Thomas - 1870 - 05/04/1870 – Age 22 - Collier. California, Pearson and Knowles, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BROWN Thomas - 1874 - 05/12/1874 – Age 61 – Branchman. Longhirst, Rev. Edward Lawson, Morpeth, Northumberland. Crushed by horses trace against a truck.

BROWN Thomas - 1874 - 14/04/1874. Astley, Dunkirk Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 54 killed.

BROWN Thomas - 1874 - 20/06/1874 – Age 52. Borromer Stonecraigs, Coltness Iron Co., Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. While disloading a Waggon the door fell on him.

BROWN Thomas - 1877 - 16/04/1877 – Age 30 - Collier. Royal George, Coltness Iron Co., Camnethan Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face stooping.

BROWN W. - 1875 - 10/12/1875 – Age 21 – Engineman. Darton Hall, Thorp’s Gawber Hall Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

BROWN William - 1871 - 08/04/1871 – Age 50 - Hewer. Ellenborough, Harris, Maryport, Cumberland. Fall of coal.

BROWN William - 1872 - 26/11/1872 – Age 22 – Brusher. Eastfield, TG Buchanan, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof in securing in it.

BROWN William - 1874 - 10/01/1874 – Age 60 - Miner. Pelican (ironstone), Namtyglo and Blaina Co., Brecon. Killed by fall of shale.

BROWN William - 1874 - 14/10/1874 – Age 16 - Pony putter. South Derwent, Messrs R Dickinson and Co., Annfield Plain, Durham. Crushed between tub and crown tree.

BROWN William - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 19. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas, 143 Killed.

BROWN William - 1875 - 16/06/1875 – Age 15 – Driver. No.5 Clay Cross, Clay Cross Iron and Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Riding on tubs. Head caught against roof and threw him off crushing him.

BROWN William - 1877 - 01/08/1877 – Age 25 – Brusher. Hattonrigg, Mossend Iron Co., Bothwell, Edinburgh. Fall of roof in cundie. Long wall.

BROWN William - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 22 - Miner. Blantyre, William Dixon and Co., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

BROWN William - 1878 - 02/07/1878 – Age 28 - Collier. Wilsontown, Gavin Paul, Carnwath, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face. Longwall.

BROWN William - 1878 - 05/10/1878 – Age 13 – Coupler. Auchlochan Coling, Dunlop and Co., Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Fell out of cage while ascending shaft.

BROWN William - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Light carrier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

BROWN William - 1878 - 12/10/1878 – Age 39 - Collier. Greenhead, Coltness Iron Co., Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at stooping while drawing props from a stoop which was worked away.

BROWN William - 1879 - 07/02/1879 – Age 20 - Miner. Crossfield (metalliferous), Crossfield Iron Ore Co., Whitehaven, Cumberland. Fall of ore from roof.

BROWN William - 1879 - 27/03/1878 – Age 14 – Waggoner. Wharton Hall, Wharton Hall Colliery Co., Little Hulton, Lancashire. Suffocated by blackdamp in Black and White Mine. He went over a danger fence evidently in ignorance of the danger laughingly saying in reply to a caution that if he could not go up with his light he would go in the dark. His brother who a quarter of an hour after went to look for him evidently passed the signal also and was recovered insensible.

BROWNE Edward - 1876 - 20/05/1876 – Age 15 – Loader. Deep Main, J Oakes and Co., Riddings, Derbyshire. Fall of roof breaking away from top slip running over the coals which were being holed at the time. The stall had only three days previous to this resumed work after standing during a long strike. 4 killed.

BROWNFIELD W. - 1873 - 26/02/1873 – Engineman. Madeley Wood (ironstone), Anstice and Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Explosion of boiler.

BROWNING Frank - 1874 - 24/12/1874 – Loader. Bignall Hill, Representatives of the late John Wedgewood, Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of gas 17 killed.

BROWNING Levi - 1874 - 24/12/1874 - Collier. Bignall Hill, Representatives of the late John Wedgewood Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of gas 17 killed.

BROWNLIE Hugh - 1879 - 10/02/1879 – Age 35 – Engineer. Allanshaw, Allanshaw Coal Co., Hamilton, Lanarkshire. While clearing debris from the bottom of the air shaft it slipped and he was injured while escaping from the slide of debris.

BROXUP James (injured) - 1879 - 30/10/1879 – Age 14 – Waggoner. Haugh Hey, Thomas Heap and Sons, Butterworth, Lancashire. Crushed by tub which another boy following let go on a slope.

BRUCE James - 1871 - 07/01/1871 – Age 50 - Collier. Bogend, Eglington Iron Co., Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Fall of coal while engaged taking it down.

BRUCE James - 1877 - 25/04/1877 – Age 30 – Stoneman. Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Grange Coal Co., Trimdon Grange, Durham. Explosion of powder while lighting a shot it went off before he could get out of the way being a rise hole the powder ran down on to his candle.

BRUDER Henry - 1875 - 25/05/1875 – Age 29 - Hewer. Stanley, JW Pears and Partners, Stanley, Durham. Crushed by tubs Died June 4th.

BRUNDRED W. - 1874 - 07/02/1874 – Age 28 - Collier. Ivy House, Ivy House Co., Hanley, Stafford. Fall of coal.

BRUNSKILL John - 1879 - 13/05/1879 – Age 44- Hewer. Coxlodge, NG Lambert and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland Fall of stone.

BRUNSKILL Joseph - 1878 - 02/10/1878 – Age 29 - Miner. Sir Francis Level (metalliferous), AD Mining Co. Gunnerside, Durham. Fall of ground from between cheeks of lode.

BRUNT Arthur - 1879 - 25/10/1879 – Age 16 – Driver. Aldwarke Main, John Brown and Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Crushed by corves.

BRUNT G - 1873 - 11/06/1873. Silverdale, (ironstone), Stanier and Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

BRUNT T. - 1874 - 30/06/1874. Tileries (ironstone), Thomas Peake, Tunstall, Stafford. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

BRYAN J - 1874 - 05/08/1874 – Age 17. Tyla Dowlais (ironstone mines), Dowlais Iron Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Killed by boiler explosion through being improperly repaired. 3 killed.

BRYAN T - 1872 - 11/01/1872 – Roadman. High Duffryn, Powell Duffryn Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

BRYAN Thomas (survivor) - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Collier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

BRYAN William - 1874 - 08/07/1874 – Age 36 - Miner. Montreal (metalliferous), John Stirling, Cumberland. A blow on the head from a piece of timber which he was carrying.

BRYANS J. - 1877 - 18/08/1877 – Age 24 – Brusher. Broxburn (shale), Robert Bell, Uphall, Linlithgow. Run over on engine plane.

BRYANT G. - 1873 - 29/08/1873 – Age 46 – Pickman. Crescent, J Bagnall and Co., Willenhall, Stafford. Fall of coal whilst holing in new mine coal from a slip not previously seen. The place was well timbered.

BRYANT George - 1878 - 08/01/1878 – Age 35 - Labourer. Aberdare Merthyr, Aberdare Merthyr Steam Coal Co., Aberdare Glamorgan. Killed on surface whilst attempting to get into moving trams.

BRYANT Jacob - 1872 - 29/12/1872 – Age 30 - Hewer. Lintz, Lintz Coal Co., Gateshead, Durham. Fell part way down shaft.

BRYCE J. - 1872 - 15/03/1872 – Age 35 – Deputy. Seaton Delaval, Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

BRYDEN Anthony - 1872 - 04/07/1872 – Age 16 - Hewer. Seaton Delaval, Seaton Delaval Coal Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

BRYSON James - 1879 - 02/07/1879 – Age 58 – Brusher. Blantyre No.1, William Dixon Ltd., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 28 killed.

BUCHANAN George - 1879 - 13/11/1879 – Age 14 - Drawer. Roslin (ironstone), Glasgow Iron Co., Lasswade, Edinburgh. Falling from mid working, Edge seam.

BUCHANAN Robert - 1879 - 08/01/1879 – Age 45 – Brusher. Bogend, Eglington Iron Co., Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Fall of roof while engaged building near the face.

BUCHANNAN Joseph - 1878 - 16/09/1878 – Age 18- Hewer. Allhallows, Messrs Fletcher and Co., Aspatria, Cumberland. Fall of stone.

BUCK James - 1872 - 28/11/1872 – Age 55 - Collier. Nailsea, Nailsea Heath Co., Somerset. Piece of stone fell out of side while descending.

BUCK John - 1878 - 16/08/1878 – Age 19 - Collier. Deep Duffryn, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

BUCKLEY George - 1879 - 02/07/1879 – Age 60 - Miner. Low Crompton, Oldham Middleton and Roichdale Colliery Co. Ltd., Oldham, Lancashire. Died from natural causes going to his work.

BUCKLEY Henry - 1874 - 13/09/1874 – Age 52 – Dayman. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Crushed by tub which was caught by a passing train on a shunt where he was standing.

BUCKLEY John - 1875 - 26/04/1875 – Age 45 – Coalminer. Barrowshaw, Lees and Mayall, Oldham, Lancashire. Inundation. Cutting through into old workings without boring in advance. 4 killed.

BUCKLEY Stephen - 1878 - 03/06/1878 – Age 26 - Collier. White Moss, White Moss Coal Co. Ltd., Skelmersdale, Lancashire. When he was getting his coal down and while pulling a large piece with his pick a large quantity came away unexpectedly from a slip and caught him before he got away.

BUCKLEY William - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 33. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

BUCKLEY William - 1876 - 19/10/1876 – Age 28 – Coalminer. Broad Oak, Broad Oak Colliery Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Roof falling Died 23rd.

BUDD Henry - 1871 - 11/02/1871 – Age 43 - Collier. Stanton, J and N Nadin, Burton, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

BUDD Henry - 1878 - 11/09/1878 – Haulier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

BUDD John - 1876 - 02/11/1876 – Repairer. South Liberty, Ashton Vale Iron Co., Somerset. Fall of stone.

BUDD Samuel - 1879 - 24/02/1879 – Age 47 – Timberman. Ty Trist, Tredegar Iron Co., Monmouth. Fall of coal.

BUDD William - 1877 - 18/01/1877 – Age 35 - Collier. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof caused by a train knocking out a prop.

BUGBY Joseph - 1873 - 25/07/1873 – Age 35 - Miner. Huntcliffe (ironstone), Bell Brothers, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire. Fall of dogger or roof.

BUGLASS or BURGLASS William - 1871 - 23/01/1871 – Age 70 – Horsekeeper. Springwell, J Bowes and Partners, Gateshead Durham. Caught by set on incline.

BULL Josiah - 1875 - 21/05/1875 – Age 32 - Collier. Glanddu, Richard Evans, Glamorgan. Fall of top. 2 killed.

BULL WH - 1871 - 29/11/1871 – Age 15 – Boy. Lilleshall (ironstone), Lilleshall Co., Wellington Shropshire. Fall of dirt in main road.

BULLEN Thomas - 1876 - 06/11/1876 – Age 20 - Drawer. New Boston, Richard Evans and Co., Haydock, Lancashire. Fall of coal.

BULLEN William - 1875 - 22/11/1875 - 48 – Horsekeeper. Shevington, J Tayleur and Co., Shevington, Lancashire. Found drowned in sump. Supposed to have fallen out of cage.

BULLOCH William - 1872 - 05/09/1872 – Age 13 – Driver. Houghton, Earl Durham. Fence Houses, Durham. Knocked down and crushed by a horse.

BULLOCK Isaac - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 30. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

BULLOCK Thomas - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 30. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

BULLOUGH James - 1871 - 15/11/1871 – Age 50 – Metalman. Hindley Green, John Scowcroft and Co., Hindley Green, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 6 killed.

BULLOUGH James - 1873 - 30/12/1873 – Age 46 - Labourer. Westleigh, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Westleigh, Lancashire. Falling backwards from a seat into the ash pit of the loco engine shed he being subject to fits.

BUMPSON Thomas - 1872 - 12/11/1872 – Age 20 - Drawer. Tawd Vale, Tawd Vale Coal Co., Ormskirk, Lancashire. Mine taking fire at a flue. 4 killed.

BUNN E. - 1872 - 03/07/1872 – Pickman. Fullwoods End, Messrs Turley, Bilston, Stafford. Injured by fall of coal 2nd. Died this day.

BUNN W. - 1874 - 20/10/1874 – Age 18 – Cager. Saltwell, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcester. Pushed tub into sump and followed it.

BUNTING James - 1874 - 02/09/1874 – Age 14 – Driver. Tinsley, B Huntsman, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BURBRIDGE James – 1873 - 12/11/1873 – Age 28 – Shunter. West Riding, Pope and Pearson, Normanton, Yorkshire. Run over by waggons on surface.

BURDON or BOWDEN William - 1871 - 25/10/1871 – Age 46 - Hewer. Seaham No.3, Earl Vane, Sunderland, Durham. Explosion of gas. 26 killed.

BURDON William - 1876 - 11/08/1876 – Age 42 – Deputy. Rough Lea, HS Stobart and Partners, Bishop Auckland, Durham. Killed by fall of stone while engaged in drawing out a jud.

BURGAN Humphrey - 1876 - 30/12/1876 – Age 17 - Miner. Assheton, Assheton Mining Co., Caernarvonshire. He was engaged in filling the kibble and while thus employed it was supposed he undertook to shift some planks which had been placed across the shaft to guide the kibble into the plat and that his foot slipped and caused him to lose his balance while bearing the weight of the plank. He fell about 20 fathoms in the water at the bottom and was dead when found.

BURGES Robert - 1878 - 23/11/1878 – Age 63 - Collier. Jelliston No.2, Dalmellington Iron Co., Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Run over by hutch on incline.

BURGESS James - 1873 - 02/02/1873 – Age 58 – Furnaceman. Douglas Bank, John Grant, Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling part way down shaft.

BURGESS James - 1873 - 02/02/1873 – Age 58 – Furnaceman. Douglas Bank, John Grant, Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling part way down shaft.

BURGESS James - 1879 - 08/09/1879. Leycett, Crewe Coal Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp. 8 killed.

BURGIN Walter - 1874 - 06/05/1874 – Age 22 - Collier. Thorncliffe, Newton Chambers and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

BURGLASS or BUGLASS William - 1871 - 23/01/1871 – Age 70 – Horsekeeper. Springwell, J Bowes and Partners, Gateshead, Durham. Caught by set on incline.

BURKE M. - 1872 - 21/02/1872 – Age 45 – Pickman. James Bridge (ironstone), Messrs Bagnall, Walsall, Stafford. Injured by fall of clod whilst holing 17th. Died this day.

BURKE Mark - 1875 - 16/12/1875 – Age 15 - Drawer. Carrs, Carrs Colliery Co. Ltd., Whiston, Lancashire. Fall of coal from side of drawing road.

BURKE Michael - 1879 - 15/10/1879 – Age 24 - Miner. Lover’s Lane 5 ft., Fletcher Burrows and Co., Atherton, Lancashire. Roof and coal falling from a slip. 2 killed.

BURKITT Daniel - 1879 - 08/02/1879 – Age 28 - Pikeman. Ebenezer, Short and Harley, West Bromwich, Stafford. Fall of roof coal and timber in rib and pillar pit. He was knocking out timber settings with an axe instead of the bunter when five settings fell on him and killed him.

BURLEY John - 1873 - 15/03/1873 – Age 50 - Miner. Wheal Friendship (metalliferous), Wheal Friendship Co., Tavistock, Devon. Blow of the crank of a water wheel while he was oiling the bearings.

BURN John - 1877 - 10/10/1877 – Age 14 – Driver. Cowpen, GB Forster and others, Cowpen, Northumberland. Driving a set outbye the horse fell down on him.

BURNETT George - 1872 - 26/02/1872 – Age 47 - Collier. Low Moor, Hird Dawson and Hardy, Bradford, Yorkshire. Fall of roof. Accident 22nd Apr 1871.

BURNETT H. - 1874 - 10/11/1874 - Collier. Tynewydd, Llynvi and Tondu Coal and Iron Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by a tone striking him from a shot.

BURNS Alexander - 1878 - 08/03/1878 – Age 34 – Bottomer. Barrwood No.2, William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Ayrshire. By fire in shaft and explosion of firedamp. 17 killed.

BURNS Alfred - 1873 - 02/08/1873 – Age 21 – Hurrier. East Gawber Hall, R Craik and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

BURNS Andrew - 1878 - 20/03/1878 - Collier. Drumshangie, Drumshangie Coal Co., New Monkland, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face. Stoop and room.

BURNS B. - 1876 - 26/11/1876 – Age 17 - Horsedriver. Hayes, Fisher and Co., Stourbridge, Worcester. Injured by fall of rock in thick coal caused by a bump 25th. Died this day.

BURNS George - 1879 - 30/01/1879 – Age 60 – Fireman. Cadder No.9 (ironstone), Carron Iron Co., Bishop Briggs, Lanarkshire. Suffocation by gases.

BURNS Hugh - 1877 - 11/09/1877 – Age 45 – Sinker. Graighhead, William Baird and Co., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. They were struck by some wood and debris which fell down the shaft. 2 killed.

BURNS James - 1873 - 11/08/1873 – Age 53 - Iron ore Miner. Lindal Moor (metalliferous), Harrison, Ainslie and Co., Furness, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BURNS James - 1874 - 28/07/1874 – Age 50 – Bricklayer. Stonecroft, Greyside (metalliferous), Stonecroft Greyside Mining Co., Yorkshire. A fall from the top of a chimney which he was building.

BURNS John - 1871 - 06/09/1871 – Age 21 - Drawer. Ince Moss, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 70 killed.

BURNS John - 1873 - 15/02/1873 - Pit carpenter. Limehurst, Limehurst Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Crushed by a casting in letting it down the shaft. Died 25th.

BURNS John - 1874 - 18/07/1874 – Age 35 – Fireman. Ince Hall, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas in Wigan, 9 feet mine. 13 bodies recovered one in Dec and one in Feb 1874. 15 killed.

BURNS John - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 33 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Mc Alpines Land. Widow Helen Cornfield. Buried, Blantyre cemetery 10th Oct. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

BURNS Michael - 1876 - 19/05/1876 - Miner. Salter and Eskett Park (metalliferous), Salter and Eskett Park Mining Co. Eskett, Cumberland. He and another had been taking ore off from the side of a working when it came away it removes a set of wood which brought a run of shale. He was trapped for 7 hours and when got out, suffocated.

BURNS Patrick - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 34 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Larkfield. Widow Mary Creely. Buried Dalbeath 24th Oct. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

BURNS Peter - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 13 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Single. McAlpines Land. Buried, Dalbeath cemetery 3rd Nov. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

BURNS Thomas - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 24 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. McAlpines Land. Widow Jane Cornfield. Buried, Dalbeath cemetery, 3rd Nov. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

BURNS William - 1878 - 06/03/1878 – Age 35 - Collier. Bogside, Eglington Iron Co., Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

BURNSIDE James - 1874 - 02/06/1874 – Age 40 – Furnaceman. Prescot, John Lancaster and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Suffocated in No3 pit taking fire. Both pits sealed. Body recovered in December.

BURROWMAN Isaac - 1873 - 03/03/1873 – Age 26 – Sinker. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co., Fence Houses, Durham. Drawn up against pulley in staple.

BURROWS G - 1871 - 06/09/1871 – Age 18 – Bondsman. Old Park, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcester. Whilst at work in a thick coal pit a bump occurred and forced out a piece of fine coal from the solid rib which struck him and caused his death within an hour.

BURROWS James - 1871 - 17/10/1871 – Age 45 - Collier. Peasley Cross, Messrs Bournes and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Suffocation by gas from town’s sewers.

BURROWS John - 1878 - 04/04/1878 – Age 24 – Stallman. Old Watnall, Barber Walker and Co., Kimberley, Nottingham. Fall of roof while taking down coals.

BURROWS Joseph - 1878 - 23/09/1878 – Age 14 – Driver. Swan, Swan Colliery Co., Lower Gornal, Stafford. Fall of clod off side of gateroad forcing his head on a pike which penetrated his brain and killed him on the spot.

BURROWS R. - 1870 - 14/10/870 - Pikeman. Shut End, J Bradley and Co., Kingswinsford, Stafford. Fall of sawyer in thick coal gate road. Injured 13th. Died this day.

BURROWS Thomas - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 19 - Drawer. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

BURROWS W. - 1872 - 03/02/1872 – Age 31 – Sinker. Gospel Oak, Grazebrook and Aston, Tipton, Stafford. Jumped off cage and fell into shaft.

BURT Andrew - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 24 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. 10 Dixon St. Single. Buried, Blantyre cemetery 31st Oct. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

BURT Job - 1875 - 20/12/1875 – Age 61 – Inclineman. Eston (ironstone), Bolckow Vaughan and Co., Middlesbrough. Yorkshire. Run over by waggons.

BURTON Enoch - 1876 – 01/02/1876 – Age 33 – Coalminer. Ashton’s Field No 2, Bridgewater Trust, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Roof falling from a slip as he as chipping up his face of coal.

BURTON J. - 1872 – 05/03/1872 - Collier. Adlington, Jonathan Jowett, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

BURTON Job (injured) - 1879 – 16/01/1879 – Age 41 – Stoneman. Agecroft, Andrew Knowles and Sons Ltd., Pendlebury, Lancashire. Arm broken by a crane handle slipping out of his hand as he was winding up a waggon.

BURTON John - 1873 – 23/12/1873 – Age 20 - Drawer. Edge Green, Richard Evans and Co., Golborne, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

BURTON John - 1876 – 01/05/1876 – Age 60 – Sub-agent. Nant Iago (metalliferous), Nant Iago Mining Co., Montgomeryshire. He was sending some old air pipes up the shaft in a kibble. He appears to have allowed his men to put too many in at a time and it is supposed that the end of one of them caught in and disengaged a roller placed in the incline shaft for the roller came down and crushed his leg as soon as the load had reached that part of the shaft. The injury inflicted was merely a flesh wound but he being in a feeble state at the time of the accident gradually sank and mortification of the limb set in a few days after the accident.

BUTCHER Abraham - 1876 - 17/11/1876 – Age 43 - Labourer. North Skelton (ironstone), Bolckow Vaughan and Co. Ltd., Saltburn, Yorkshire. Crushed by trucks when lowering them into siding.

BUTCHER John - 1878 - 04/10/1878 – Age 55 - Ore picker, Lindale Moor (metalliferous), Harrison Ainslie and Co., Ulverston, Lancashire. Crushed by waggon.

BUTCHER Thomas - 1879 - 18/02/1879 – Age 13 - Door boy. Trafalgar, JB & WB Brain, Forest of Dean, Gloucester Fall of roof.

BUTFORD John - 1875 - 09/08/1875 – Age 34 – Deputy. Waterhouses (ironstone), JW Pease and Partners, Sleetburn, Yorkshire. Fall of stone.

BUTLER James - 1877 - 31/10/1877 – Age 25 – Coalminer. Hapton Valley, Executors of John Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Roof falling.

BUTLER John - 1875 - 03/04/1875 – Age 20 – Loader. No.6 Clay Cross, Clay Cross Iron and Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Lost his road and went into heading containing firedamp. Place unfenced.

BUTLER Joseph - 1878 - 31/07/1878 – Age 38 – Timberer. Leigh’s Wood, Leigh’s Wood Colliery Co., Aldridge, Stafford. He was repairing an airway when a heavy fall of roof took place which broke the timber and suffocated him.

BUTLER Michael - 1871 - 06/09/1871 – Age 32 – Sinker. Ince Moss, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 70 killed.
BUTLER W. - 1877 - 24/11/1877 – Age 48 - Pikeman. Grace Mary, New S Minton and Co., Dudley, Worcester. He had removed timber props from under the hanging cut coal and incautiously stepped under it when the whole mass fell and crushed him to death. Thick coal pit.

BUTTER Thomas - 1872 - 19/01/1872 – Age 19 – Loader. Talke (ironstone), North Stafford Coal and Iron Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Fall of roof in waggon road.

BUTTERFIELD James - 1872 - 07/10/1872 – Age 14. Morley, W Ackroyd Bros., Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 34 killed.

BUTTERFIELD N - 1872 - 08/04/1872 – Age 27 – Driver. West Allerton, Joshua Bower and Sons, Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by corves.

BUTTERFIELD S. - 1871 - 01/06/1871 – Age 40 – Hurrier. Middleton, Middleton Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by corfe.

BUTTERFIELD T. - 1870 - 27/08/1870 – Age 19 - Collier. Ellerby Lane, Bowling Iron Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BUTTERFIELD W. - 1876 - 01/05/1876 – Age 18 - Ironstone getter. Churwell (ironstone), Hird Dawson and Hardy, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

BUTTERWORTH G - 1872 - 24/12/1872 – Age 30 - Collier. Riddings, J Oakes and Son, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Run over on incline. 2 killed.

BUTTERWORTH Jonathan - 1878 - 24/05/1878 – Age 46 - Collier. Leasingthorne, Bolckow, Vaughan and Co. Ltd., Bishop Auckland, Durham. Fall of a large stone while sitting nicking his jud next to goaf.

BUTTERWORTH Solomon - 1878 - 08/11/1878 – Age 33 - Collier. Waterloo Woodlesford, Waterloo Woodlesford Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fell with cage down shaft after safety hook disengaged. 2 killed.

BUTTERY George - 1876 - 10/02/1876 – Age 58 - Collier. Coalbrookdale, Coalbrookdale Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Fall of roof.

BUTTERY John - 1875 - 05/06/1875 – Age 37- Hewer. Page Bank, Bell Bros Ltd., Willington, Durham. Fall of coal.

BUTTON B. - 1875 - 23/01/1875 – Age 24 - Collier. Radstock, Countess Waldegrave, Radstock, Somerset. Fall of stone in Tinings Pit. Died 1st Feb.

BUTTS Thomas - 1874 - 17/01/1874 - Collier. Glyn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Monmouth. Fall of clod between upper and lower lifts of coal. Died Aug 21.

BUXTON Charles jnr. - 1879 - 09/06/1879 – Age 33 - Miner. Longrake (metalliferous), Charles Buxton snr, Youlgreave, Derbyshire. Fall of limestone while cutting out a rake vein or ore. He had neglected to set timber to support the roof.

BUXTON John - 1872 - 12/06/1872 – Age 70 – Furnaceman. Seghill, Laycock and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Getting out of cage too soon.

BUXTON John - 1874 - 26/11/1874 – Age 16 – Putter. Seghill, J Laycock and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Crushed between tub and roof. Caused by fall of stone.

BUYERS Samuel - 1870 - 24/05/1870 – Age 50 - Miner. Annesley, William Worsick, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Fell down shaft in stepping out of the cage at a mouthing.

BYARD William - 1874 - 29/01/1874 – Age 16 – Haulier. Cwmbran, Patent Nut and Bolt Co., Cwmbran, Monmouth. Killed while running at side of horse.

BYETT William - 1870 - 20/01/1870 – Age 20 - Collier. Lightmoor, Henry Crawshay and Sons, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Some stone fell from roof and knocked him against trolley cart which he was filling and so wounded him that he died next day.

BYRNE Edward - 1875 - 01/07/1875 – Age 36 - Miner. Tigroney, Williams and Co., Avoca, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Sulphur ore which he and others were lifting from the back of a working falling on him.

BYRNE John - 1878 - 20/03/1878 – Age 42 - Miner. Cronebane (metalliferous), Associated Irish mines Co., Avoca, Co. Wicklow. Stone falling from roof as he was boring a hole in the roof of the immediate level west of the Copse shaft. He and another miner were taking out a middling stump that had been left in the lode and the ground was on the move.

BYRNE Martin - 1875 - 08/02/1875 – Age 13 – Trammer. Berehaven Allihies, Berehaven Mining Co. Ltd., Allihies, Co. Cork, Ireland. Caught by machinery at Doneen mine dressing floors apparently as he was greasing wheels.

BYROM Thomas - 1878 - 12/03/1878 – Age 28. Unity, Brook James Stott and Co., Kersley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Cannel Mine. An outburst of gas from the first large fall of roof in the west workings. Candles being used. 43 killed.

BYROM William - 1877 - 11/10/1877 – Age 14 – Ponydriver. Pemberton, Jonathan Blundell and Sons Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 36 killed.

BYRON Edward - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 16 - Drawer. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

BYRON James - 1878 - 12/03/1878 – Age 32. Unity Brook, James Stott and Co., Kersley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Cannel Mine. An outburst of gas from the first large fall of roof in the west workings. Candles being used. 43 killed.

BYRON Wiliam - 1874 - 20/11/1874. Rawmarsh, J and J Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 23 killed.

BYTHEWAY Joseph - 1877 - 31/01/1877 – Age 16 – Driver. Coneygre, Earl of Dudley, Tipton, Stafford. Found dead under skip. Supposed to have been improperly riding on the horse gears. Easington Coal and Coke Co., Shotton, Durham. Crushed between coal - Waggons while shunting in the branches.

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