Whitehaven William Pit 1839 Colliery Disaster

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Date: 18 Feb 1839
Location: Whitehaven, Cumberland, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters England Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 18 February 1839
  • Location: Whitehaven William Pit, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
  • Victims: 23 lives lost
  • Cause: Colliery Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Atkinson, William, aged 14
Cairn, Barney
Clark, James, aged 14
Davidson, William, aged 41
Doran, William, aged 14
Dunn, John, aged 11
Firth, John, aged 33
Fisher, John, aged 10
Gilmore, Thomas, aged 60
Harrison, Richard, aged 43
Hosking, Levi, aged 16
McGinnis, Felix, aged 33
McMullen, William, aged 11
Pearson, Christopher, aged 14
Raney, Hugh, aged 46
Ross, John, aged 18
Scott, George, aged 60
Shields, Richardson, aged 16
Smith, William, aged 22
Tear, James, aged 18
Tear, Robert, aged 12
Tordiff, John, aged 31
Wheatley, Michael, aged 13



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