Rainton Plain Pit 1823 Colliery Disaster

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Date: 3 Nov 1823
Location: Rainton, County Durham, Englandmap
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 3 November 1823
  • Location: Colliery, Rainton, County Durham, England
  • Victims: 55 lives lost
  • Cause: Colliery Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Adamson, Thomas, died two days later
Anderson, John, aged 24, of West Rainton,
Armstrong, George, aged 37, of Collier Row
Blackbird, Thomas, aged 42, of Shiney Row
Carr, Richard
Carr, Thomas
Cowey, John, aged 19, of Cross Fines
Crake, Thomas
Curry, John, aged 49, of West Rainton
Dawson, Thomas
Dawson, William, aged 29, Overman
Dial, Michael, aged 46, of The Knott
Dinning, Henry, aged 46, of Collier Row
Elliott, George, aged 46, of Collier Row
Elliott, George, aged 18, of Collier Row
Elliott, Mark, aged 14, of Collier Row
Elliott, Wardle, aged 34, of Middle Rainton
Foster, John, aged 12, of Houghton
Foster, Peter, aged 16, of Houghton
Gibson, John, aged 15, of Collier Row, son of Robert
Gibson, Robert, aged 42, of Collier Row, father of John
Golightly, James, aged 15, of Low Dubmire
Golightly, Thomas, aged 13, of Low Dubmire
Golightly, William, aged 8, of Low Dubmire
Hall, Anderson, aged 9, of Middle Rainton
Hall, John, aged 12, of Middle Rainton
Hall, John, aged 46, of Middle Rainton
Hall, Thomas, aged 56, of Collier Row
Hand, John, aged 47, of East Rainton
Hand, Robert, aged 19, of East Rainton
Harburne, John, aged 14, of Collier Row
Harrison, John, aged 7, of The Knott
Harrison, Joseph, aged 9, of The Knott
Hutchinson, William, died two days later
Johnson, John, aged 17, of Houghton
Johnson, Robert, aged 14, of Houghton
Lonsdale, William, aged 21, of West Rainton
Lowery, Francis, aged 22, of Hetton
Mason, John, aged 11, of Houghton
Nelson, James, aged 23, of West Rainton
Orde, John, aged 18, of Middle Rainton
Padley, John, aged 31, of Houghton
Porter, Mark, aged 20, of Collier Row
Pratt, Cuthbert, aged 18, of West Rainton
Rampshaw, Edward, aged 18, of Houghton
Roddson, Joseph
Shields, James, aged 30, of Collier Row
Shields, Matthew, aged 11, of Collier Row
Shields, Robert, aged 28, of Collier Row
Short, Adam, aged 17, of Collier Row
Short, William, aged 10, of Collier Row
Smith, Christopher, aged 39, of Nicholson Pit
Stephenson, John, aged 9, of Middle Rainton
Thompson, George
Welsh, John, aged 43, of Collier Row
Wilkinson, Jonathan, aged 15, of Collier Row


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