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Victoria Colliery Disaster 1851

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Date: 15 Mar 1851 [unknown]
Location: Nithshill, Renfrewshire, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 15 March 1851
  • Location: Nithshill, Renfrewshire
  • Type: Coal Mine Explosion
  • Victims: 61
  • Cause:
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Thomas Allison, age unknown
James Baxter, age 23
Joseph Baxter, age 17
John Bell, age 35
Robert Black, age unknown
Joseph Brighton, age 22
James Buchanan, age unknown
Neil Buchanan, age unknown
Neil Buchanan, age unknown
John Campbell, age unknown
Neil Carlin, age unknown
Andrew Carson, age unknown
Felix Connelly, age unknown
John Connelly, age unknown
Thomas Connelly, age unknown
Dennis Crossan, age unknown
Patrick Crossan, age unknown
James Dodds, age 31
Andrew Gebbie, age 40
Andrew Gebbie, age 9
David Gebbie, age 11
Henry Gibbs, age unknown
James Hammond, age unknown
John Hammond, age unknown
Peter Hammond, age unknown
Francis Hughes, age unknown
Thomas Hughes, age unknown
Michael Irvine, age unknown
Patrick Keenan, age unknown
Connel Kerr, age unknown
James Kerr, age unknown
James McLachlan, age unknown
Barney Martin, age unknown
John Maxwell, age 40
Sam McDowell, age unknown
James McIlwain, age 11
Joseph McIlwain, age 45
Samuel McIlwain, age 14
John McMahon, age unknown
John McMillan, age 14
William McMillan, age 40
John Mulholland, age unknown
Felix O'Neill, age unknown
Patrick O'Neill, age unknown
James Poole, age 34
Thomas Samson, age unknown
Thomas Scott, age 19
William Scott, age 52
Charles Shields, age unknown
James Shields, age unknown
John Shields, age unknown
John Smith, age unknown
John Smith, age unknown
Michael Smith, age unknown
Richard Smith, age unknown
Matthew Spiers, age 46
George Whiteside, age unknown
Robert Whiteside, age unknown
Peter Whyte , age 39
Thomas Whyte , age 16
John Williamson, age unknown

There were two survivors: John Cochran and David Colville.

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings


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