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Sheriff Hill Colliery Disaster

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Date: 19 Jul 1819 [unknown]
Location: Gateshead, County Durham, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters England Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 19 July 1819
  • Location: Sheriff Hill Colliery, Gateshead, County Durham, England
  • Victims: 35 lives lost
  • Cause: Colliery Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Armstrong, George, aged 14, Abode: Ayton Bank
Armstrong, John, aged 18, Abode: Ayton Banks
Armstrong, William, aged 14, Abode: Ayton Banks
Browel, Matthew, aged 14
Bucham, Joseph, aged 11
Carr, John, aged 7
Carr, William, aged 9
Churchill, John, aged 15,
Dent, Thomas, aged 19
Dixon, James, aged 22
Eiley, John, aged 70
Emmanuel, James, aged 12
Fenton, Christopher, aged 8
Fenton, George, aged 11
Fletcher, John, aged 11
Lawther, William, aged 11
McNulty, John, aged 11
Musgrave, Joseph, aged 17
Musgrave, Thomas, aged 12
Pape, John, aged 19
Rickaby, David, aged 8
Scott, Nicholas, aged 15
Small, John, aged 14
Steel, William, aged 10
Thrift, Jacob, aged 13
Tickle, James, aged 9
Tickle, Joseph, aged 13
Upson, Matthew, aged 13
Willis, John, aged 7
Willis, Thomas, aged 9
Wilson, Adam, aged 12


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