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Lundhill Explosion, Firedamp Explosion - Page 7

189 lives lost

Lynn Gumb


Lundhill Colliery Explosion, 19th February 1857, firedamp. 189 Men and Boys Lost Their Lives
More information at
Durham Mining Museum

Memorial in Darfield Parish Church, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Erected to commemorate the Lundhill Explosion of February 19th 1857
in which 189 men and boys lost their lives when fire engulfed the mine.
18 survived and 4 bodies were never recovered

Click Here to go to the Darfield Church Webpage

Those who lost their lives were:-

From Ardsley:-
John Stevenson - aged 25 years.
William Dyson - aged 17 years.
Joseph Childs - aged 23 years.
William Childs - aged 19 years.
James Barrow - aged 29 years.
George Moss - aged 17 years.
 
From Darfield:-
Richard Marsden - aged 24 years.
 
From Gawber:-
John Lumb - aged 11 years.
Joseph Lumb - aged 33 years. In Memory
 
From Broomhill:-
Thomas Kitchen - aged 28 years.
Philip Dart - aged 30 years.
John Haley - aged 22 years.
Andrew Musgreave - aged 33 years.
Samuel Thorp - aged 16 years.
George Farmer - aged 24 years.
Thomas Kellett - aged 39 years.
William Kellett - aged 10 years.
Joseph Blackburn - aged 11 years.
 
From Monk Bretton:-
William Mitchell - aged 61 years.
 
From Newhill:-
George Law - aged 29 years.
John Phillips - aged 19 years.
 
From Hemingfield:-
John Denton - aged 39 years.
Thomas Denton - aged 18 years.
John Russell - aged 27 years.
Stuart Russell - aged 17 years.
George Gill - aged 49 years.
Stephen Turner - aged 31 years.
John Scott - aged 25 years.
John Hodgson - aged 31 years.
Thomas Turner - aged 17 years.
Josiah Whitney - aged 24 years.
David Howarth - aged 39 years.
John Ward - aged 24 years.
Henry Brooker - aged 22 years.
John Booker - aged 16 years.
William Horsfield - aged 32 years.
William Moore - aged 23 years.
Edmund Knowles - aged 30 years.
Thomas Gee - aged 27 years.
George Gee - aged 25 years.
John Dawson - aged 10 years.
Arthur Dawson - aged 13 years.
Thomas Naylor or Levett - aged 22 years.
Edward Trainer - aged 23 years.
Michael Baine - aged 22 years.
Samuel Roebuck - aged 24 years.
 
From Jump:-
George Thompson - aged 37 years.
Henry Wilson - aged 18 years.
William White - aged 25 years.
Abram Wildsmith - aged 18 years.
Richard Smith - aged 25 years.
George Mason - aged 33 years.
James Litchfield - aged 26 years.
Thomas Litchfield - aged 22 years.
William Litchfield - aged 11 years.
Richard Dunstan - aged 33 years.
Thomas Farmer - aged 26 years.
William Candlett - aged 18 years.
 
From Lundhill:-
Dennis Bush - aged 22 years.
Joseph Allenson - aged 23 years.
Thomas Faulks - aged 29 years.
John Cutt sen. - aged 49 years.   Susan
John Cutt jnr. - aged 17 years.   Susan
William Cutt - aged 19 years.   Susan
George Cutt - aged 16 years.   Susan
Ezra Illingworth - aged 25 years.
William Illingworth - aged 32 years.
John Illingworth - aged 10 years.
Thomas Hilton - aged 24 years.
Joseph Crossland - aged 32 years.
Joseph Simmons - aged 26 years.
Edward Simmons - aged 11 years.
Richard Wilkinson - aged 35 years. In Memory
Thomas Wilkinson - aged 32 years. In Memory
James Wilkinson - aged 22 years.
Henry Barraclough - aged 26 years.
Charles Barraclough - aged 22 years.
Joseph Smith - aged 53 years.
James Smith - aged 23 years.
John Smith - aged 19 years.
John Smith - aged 51 years.
James Smith - aged 22 years.
Robert Howarth - aged 25 years.
Benjamin Batty - aged 22 years.
Joseph Goohall - aged 24 years.
George F. Shepherd.
George Scholer - aged 32 years.
John Malkin - aged 22 years.
Barney Bailey - aged 40 years.
George Bailey - aged 14 years.
Michael Bailey - aged 22 years.
Edward Walker - aged 27 years.
James Walker - aged 22 years.
William Hutchinson - aged 20 years.
Charles Lutrick - aged 20 years.
Peter McAllister - aged 26 years.
Joseph Abbott - aged 40 years.
Samuel Abbott - aged 10 years.
Richard Kellett sen. - aged 3 3years.
Thomas Kellett - aged 17 years.
Richard Kellett jnr. - aged 13 years.
Samuel Hunt - aged 32 years.
James Hunt - aged 27 years.
Edward Garbutt - aged 36 years.
Witham Garbutt - aged 17 years.
John Garbutt - aged 1 1years.
Benjamin Beevers - aged 23 years.
Elijah Beevers - aged 18 years.
Elijah Crompton - aged 19 years.
Joseph Backwood - aged 23 years.
Robert Fletcher - aged 55 years.
Alfred Windle - aged 30 years.
John Halliday - aged 20 years.
William Monks - aged 32 years.
John Hobson.
Israel Hobson - aged 20 years.
Levi Jackson - aged 44 years.
Samuel Schofield - aged 25 years.
Matthew Broadhead - aged 25 years.
Richard Corbridge - aged 27 years.
James Burthard - aged 21 years.
Matthew Cowen - aged 15 years.
Thomas Uttley - aged 20 years.
John Harper - aged 20 years.
Thomas Horne - aged 24 years.
A. Nicholson - aged 17 years.
One not named.
 
From Wombwell:-
John Carr - aged 14 years.
James Oldham - aged 24 years.
Stephen Depledge - aged 13 years.
James Ives - aged 19 years.
Joseph Smith - aged 22 years.
William Smith - aged 27 years.
William Greenwood - aged 24 years.
Abraham Nettleton - aged 41 years.
Henry Hawcroft - aged 22 years.
Joseph Margison - aged 38 years.
Joseph Harrison - aged 18 years.
John Beevers - aged 20 years.
John Grimshaw - aged 32 years.
Joseph Grimshaw - aged 42 years.
John Thompson - aged 30 years.
H. Mellor - aged 22years.
Samuel Parkinson - aged 21 years.
Luke Hartley - aged 20 years.
George Moore - aged 50 years.
Robert Moore - aged 43 years.
James Coates - aged 34 years.
Charles Coates - aged 29 years.
Edward Pollard - aged 50 years.
James Pollard - aged 49 years.
Robert Pullan - aged 20 years.
Charles Kellett - aged 28 years.
Joseph Kellett - aged 19 years.
Charles Walker - aged 24 years.
 
From West Milton:-
Thomas Nortcliffe - aged 17 years.
George Nortcliffe - aged 15 years.
William Thompson - aged 19 years.
Benjamin Guest - aged 17 years.
John Frost - aged 32 years.
George Dawson - aged 26 years.
Amos James - aged 30 years.
John Cooper - aged 11 years.
George Townsend - aged 19 years.
Robert Burland - aged 20 years.
George Tattersall - aged 29 years.
James Tattersall - aged 19 years.
George Law - aged 39 years.
Sampson Law - aged 21 years.
Thomas Drury - aged 32 years.
James Drury - aged 10 years.
Thomas Logan - aged 37 years.
Thomas Gray - aged 22 years.
William Mangham - aged 25 years.
Charles Milner - aged 22 years.
George Tunnacliffe sen.
George Tunnacliffe - aged 20 years.
William Webb - aged 22 years.
Daniel Chisholm - aged 27 years.
 
From Old Factory:-
Abraham Turner - aged 21 years.
George Foster - aged 16 years.
William Pickles - aged 29 years.
George Mangham - aged 24 years.
John Wilkinson - aged 22 years.
George Dyson - aged 19 years.
George Maugham - aged 24 years.
George Offenden - aged 25 years.
N. Mc Laughlin - aged 23 years.
 
From Worsborough Dale:-
John Rooke - aged 26 years.
Benjamin Johnson - aged 31 years.
William Thomas In Memory
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