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Date Name Age Colliery Cause of Accident
10-07-1800 Unnamed   Barnsley area Ignition of methane
10-07-1800 Unnamed   Barnsley area Ignition of methane
17-08-1801 Unnamed   Stanley Wakefield area Fall of roof
17-08-1801 Unnamed   Stanley Wakefield area Fall of roof
17-08-1801 Unnamed   Stanley Wakefield area Fall of roof
12-10-1801 Unnamed   Darnell area Drawn into the Gin fell down the shaft
12-05-1803 William Hartley   Kirkham Gate area Ignition of methane
19-08-1805 Mark Teasdale 48 Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
19-08-1805 John Teasdale 37 Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
19-08-1805 William Burkett 33 Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
19-08-1805 Charles Parker 29 Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
19-08-1805 John Hobson 35 Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
19-08-1805 Joseph Parkin 21 Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
19-08-1805 Vincent Hey   Barnby Furnace Explosion of methane
00-03-1809 Francis Fowler   Churwell area Rope slipped fell down the shaft
00-03-1809 Andrew Foster   Churwell area Rope slipped fell down the shaft
30-06-1809 Aaron Haigh   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 George Gothard   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 Samuel Bower   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 John Haigh   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 Thomas Brook   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 Thomas Broad   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 William Broad   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 Thomas Marshall   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 Thomas Hartley   East Ardsley Inundation of water
30-06-1809 Jonathan Gothard   East Ardsley Inundation of water
06-06-1810 Joseph Cromack   Cawthorne area Ignition of methane 24-05-1810
20-10-1811 Benjamin Hudson   East Ardsley Ignition of methane 29-09-1810
10-11-1816 John Roebuck   Shelle area Fell down the shaft
11-11-1816 Sampson Hough 16 Northorp area Stone fell down the shaft
00-05-1820 Joshua Charlesworth 64 Newall Attercliffe Fall of roof
00-05-1820 William Charlesworth 43 Newall Attercliffe Fall of roof
23-05-1821 Richard Watson 47 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Thomas Blackburn 23 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Thomas Townsend 23 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 John Hanford   Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Charles Eyre 16 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Robert Eyre 12 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Benjamin Eyre 10 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Charles Forden 8 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 Charles Foulding 8 Northcroft Chain Broke
23-05-1821 John Hinchcliffe 8 Northcroft Chain Broke
06-12-1821 Unnamed   Lingwell Gate area Fell from corve down the shaft
06-12-1821 Unnamed   Lingwell Gate area Fell from corve down the shaft
06-12-1821 Unnamed   Lingwell Gate area Fell from corve down the shaft
06-12-1821 Unnamed   Lingwell Gate area Fell from corve down the shaft
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
01-07-1822 Unnamed   Intake Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 John Ambler 7 Garforth Ignition of methane
12-01-1825 Samuel Hewitt 14 Garforth Ignition of methane died 18-01-1825
12-01-1825 Peter Hammill 33 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Benjamin Broadhead 40 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Joseph Haigh 40 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 William Wood 24 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 John Proctor 48 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Joshua Liversedge 45 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Richard Foster   Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Benjamin Wood 42 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 George Wright 27 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 John Ramsden 21 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 James Drury 18 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 William Heald 18 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Samuel Ramsden 10 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Luke Normington 27 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Sanderson Handforth 18 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 James Wood 22 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Joseph Dixon 8 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Kalita Ramsden 11 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 James Heald 10 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Benjamin Wood 12 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 John Ambler 7 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Samuel Cromack 12 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 James Foster 10 Garforth Explosion of methane
12-01-1825 Samuel Hewitt 14 Garforth Explosion of methane
03-03-1825 Unnamed   Elland area Ignition of methane
02-08-1825 John Dobson 10 Winney Fell down the shaft
07-03-1827 Mathew Wainwright   West Ardsley area Explosion of methane 03-03-1827
14-03-1827 Mathew Ramsden   East Ardsley area Explosion of methane
03-05-1827 Isaac Crowther   Rothwell Haigh area Fell down the shaft
08-08-1827 Thomas Tattersall   Ardsley area Fell down the shaft
00-11-1827 James Mansfield   Bowling Overcome by blackdamp
00-11-1827 Jonas Kellett   North Beighton area Fall of roof
19-08-1828 James Morris 24 Farnsworth area Inundation of water
19-08-1828 Unnamed 27 Farnsworth area Inundation of water
19-11-1828 William Robinson   Osmondthorpe area Fell down the shaft
02-12-1828 Joseph Cooper   Park Fall of roof
15-01-1829 Mark Wainwright   Alverthorpe area Explosion of methane
23-02-1829 Thomas Brown   Bradgate Area Fell down the shaft
12-03-1829 John Beecroft   Methley area Fell down the shaft
19-04-1829 Samuel Heaton   Emroyd area Fall of roof
18-07-1829 John Rayne   Bowling area Explosion of methane
20-07-1829 John Brookbank   Tong area Overcome by blackdamp
16-12-1829 Wadsworth boy   Bowling area Fall of roof
22-01-1830 Samuel Taylor 62 Fevershall area Fell down the shaft
25-09-1830 John Nowel   Waterloo Fell down the shaft
11-12-1830 Ebenezer Jagger   Northowram Fell down the shaft
06-02-1832 Unnamed   Denholme area Rope broke
06-02-1832 Unnamed   Denholme area Rope broke
06-03-1832 Boy   Denholme area Rope broke fell down the shaft
06-03-1832 Boy   Denholme area Rope broke fell down the shaft 
02-06-1832 Jonas Houlden   Bowling Fell down the shaft
04-06-1832 Walker   Wilsey Low Moor Fell down the shaft
20-08-1832 William Unwin   Attercliffe area Object fell down the shaft
28-12-1832 William Whalley   Peacock Fall of roof 26-12-1832
30-05-1833 George Bartley   Lindley Top Explosion of methane
30-05-1833 Edward Booth   Lindley Top Explosion of methane
30-05-1833 Thomas Crosby   Lindley Top Explosion of methane
30-05-1833 John Tiffanny   Lindley Top Explosion of methane
30-05-1833 James Waterhouse   Lindley Top Explosion of methane
26-12-1834 Ramsden   Pinder Field Hit by a crank handle
09-01-1835 Charles Cutler   Sheffield area Run over by tubs
28-01-1835 George Bradley 8 Corkers Bottom Fell down the shaft
06-02-1835 Phineas Holdsworth   Northowtham Explosion of methane 08-01-1835
10-03-1835 Zachariah Hall   Dick Hall Explosion of methane 07-03-1835
26-05-1835 Martha Beaver   Law pit Clothes caught in corve fell down shaft
04-07-1835 Galloway 9 Bowling Lane area Fell from a corve down the shaft
00-11-1835 A boy   Haggs Lane Fell down the shaft
26-11-1835 David Strong   Lofthouse Gate Rope broke fell down the shaft
15-01-1836 Frank Haigh 38 Barnsley area Fell down the shaft
15-01-1836 Haigh [son] 9 Barnsley area Fell down the shaft
15-01-1836 William Barrett 18 Barnsley area Fell down the shaft
22-01-1836 Thomas Brayshaw   Handsworth area Fall of roof
22-07-1836 William Land   Grove Stone fell down the shaft
31-07-1836 William Walker   Herringthorpe area Drill rods fell down the sinking shaft
31-07-1836 William Beaumont   Herringthorpe area Drill rods fell down the sinking shaft
13-08-1836 Joseph Smith   Shibondale area Fell down the shaft
18-08-1836 John Smith   Four Lane Ends Fell down the shaft
13-12-1836 Richard Auty 40 Big pit Ignition of methane
06-03-1837 Isaiah Reed   Middleton area Fall of roof21-02-1837
07-03-1837 Ambrose Roystone 12 Worsborough Park Explosion of methane
07-03-1837 John Taylor 15 Worsborough Park Explosion of methane
07-03-1837 John Hawcroft 16 Worsborough Park Explosion of methane
14-04-1837 James Streer   Park Pit Fall of roof
02-05-1837 John Cheetham   Bullinfield Fell down the shaft
24-12-1837 Jane Hodson 15 Mosboro area Caught in steam engine surface
06-01-1838 Walker   Wakefield area Fall of roof
23-01-1838 John Ramsden   Newton area Inundation of water drowned
20-02-1838 James Pye   Thorpes Explosion of methane
15-02-1838 Unnamed   Low Moor area Fall of roof
16-02-1838 Charles Arundel 18 Robin Hood Explosion of methane
16-02-1838 Thomas Hargreave 16 Robin Hood Explosion of methane
16-02-1838 James Smith   Robin Hood Explosion of methane
16-02-1838 John Wade   Robin Hood Explosion of methane
16-02-1838 David Hopton   Robin Hood Explosion of methane
16-02-1838 John Blackburn   Robin Hood Explosion of methane
19-03-1838 John Chappel  22 Robin Hood Fall of roof
06-03-1838 Edward Root 12 Leeds area Fell down the shaft
07-03-1838 Edward Rock 7 Bradford area Fell down the shaft
02-05-1838 William Walker 14 Crowtrees Rope broke
03-07-1838 John Crossley   Northowram Stone fell from shaft side
03-07-1838 Abraham Crossley   Northowram Stone fell from shaft side
04-07-1838 William Allick 10 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 George Barnett 9 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 George Birkinshaw 10 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 James Birkinshaw 7 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Elizabeth Carr 13 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Elizabeth Clarkson 11 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 James Clarkson 16 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Catherin Garnet 8 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 John Gothard 8 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Elizabeth Hollin 15 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Samuel Horne 10 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Francis Hoyland 13 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Eli Hutchinson 9 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Samuel Jukes 8 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Annie Moss 9 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Sarah Newton 8 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Ellen Parker 15 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Mary Sellars 10 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 John Simpson 9 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Hannah Taylor 17 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 James Turton 10 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 William Walmsley 8 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Hannah Webster 13 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Amos Wright 8 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-07-1838 Isaac Wright 12 Moorside {Huskar} Inundation of water
04-10-1838 Unnamed   Barnsley area Fall of roof
06-10-1838 Thomas Oldfield 48 Shugden Fell down the shaft
18-01-1839 John Taylor 9 Beighton Fell down the shaft
06-02-1839 George Jackson   Travis Stone fell down the shaft
09-02-1839 Charles Kay 15 Elsecar Crushed by the chain
01-03-1839 Joseph Gray   Swann Bank Fall of roof
26-03-1839 John Hardaker 8 Idle area Fell down the shaft
03-04-1839 Unnamed   Barlow Wood Crushed by corves
04-04-1843 James Jones 18 Swan Bank Explosion of methane
 09-04-1839 Kaye   Grange Hall area Chain broke fell down the shaft
 09-04-1839 Kaye brother   Grange Hall area Chain broke fell down the shaft
 09-04-1839 Kaye sister   Grange Hall area Chain broke fell down the shaft
19-04-1839 Joshua Stansfield   Allerton Fell down the shaft
29-05-1839 John Jagger 43 Worsboro Park Rope broke
29-05-1839 Joseph Jagger 30 Worsboro Park Rope broke
29-05-1839 George Jagger 17 Worsboro Park Rope broke
29-05-1839 John Robinson 15 Worsboro Park Rope broke
31-05-1839 Unnamed   Barlow Wood Crushed by corves
00-06-1839 Noah Heaton   Low Moor Fell down the shaft
17-06-1839 Joseph Marshall   Low Moor Fell down the shaft
03-07-1839 Unnamed   Wordley area Ignition of methane
03-07-1839 Unnamed   Wordley area Ignition of methane
04-08-1839 George Campbell 21 Melton field Fell down the shaft 24-07-1839
05-09-1839 Joseph Barraclough 14 Holmfirth Explosion of methane
03-10-1839 J West 10 Low Moor Fall of roof
14-10-1839 James Jennings 11 Northowram Fell down the shaft
15-11-1839 John Harvey   White Horse Chain Broke
15-11-1839 William Taylor   White Horse Chain Broke
15-11-1839 John Heap   White Horse Chain Broke
15-11-1839 Henry Kent   White Horse Chain Broke
18-11-1839 Benjamin Tetley 14 Birchencliffe Fall of roof
26-11-1839 William Worrall 9 Button Hill Fell down the shaft
04-12-1839 Joseph Brook 12 Bunker Hill Fall of roof
07-12-1839 William Moss 15 Waterloo Fell down the shaft 03-12-1839
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