Rainton Plain Pit 1817 Colliery Disaster

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Date: 18 Dec 1817
Location: Rainton, County Durham, Englandmap
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 18 December 1817
  • Location: Rainton Plain Pit' Colliery, Rainton, County Durham, England
  • Victims: 27 lives lost
  • Cause: Colliery Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Bailey, Charles, aged 21, of Cross Fines Row
Barrass, Harrison, aged 14, of Cross Fines Row
Barrass, Thomas, aged 42, of Cross Fines Row
Blanchard, John, aged 39, of West Rainton
Bolam, Philip, aged 35, of Collier Row
Clark, William, aged 14, of West Rainton
Colling, John, aged 23, of the parish of Houghton-le-Spring
Colling, John, aged 35, of the parish of Houghton-le-Spring
Colling, Thomas, aged 40, of the parish of Houghton-le-Spring
Cowell, William, aged 49, of Cross Fines Row
Colling, William, aged 47, of the parish of Houghton-le-Spring
Gowland, Robert, aged 25, of Collier Row, age shown as 9 in burial record - but believed to be 25
Greaveson, George, aged 18, of The Knott
Greaveson, Thomas, aged 16, of The Knott
Holmes, Thomas, aged 18, of Collier Row
Holt, Cuthbert, aged 25, of The Knott
Holt, George, aged 53, of The Knott
Langley, Robert, aged 10, of Rainton Meadows
Mason, Joseph, aged 15, of Cross Fines
Oxley, Edward, aged 14, of Collier Row
Race, James, aged 17, of West Rainton
Reed, John Douglas, aged 24, of Hetton
Robinson, John, aged 14, of Cross Fines Row
Taylor, John, aged 17, of Cross Fines Row
Watson, John, aged 19, of Wilson's Row
Wilson, Joseph, aged 13, of Cross Fines Row
Wilson, Stephen, aged 54, of Rainton Gate


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