Fatalities: 1860s

1860s | New Cumnock Coalfield

Bank Coal Company: In 1860 John Hyslop of Bank founded the Bank Coal Company.  There had been a number of pits on the lands adjoining the Hyslop’s home. These were small units, each employing between twenty and thirty miners. Hyslop acquired the furnaces and collieries of the ill-fated Nithsdale Iron Works. In 1863 the Creoch branch line, from the Glasgow-Carlisle line, was completed at which time John Hyslop acquired two partners , John Mackenzie and his brother Kenneth.  They deepened Bank No. 2, sank a new Bank No.1 and Bank No.3 all before 1868 [Carvel].

Lanemark Coal Company:  In 1865 Robert Brown, John Hunter and James Paton formed the Lanemark Coal Company. Brown from Ayr, had previously headed a syndicate that leased the minerals of the lands of Lanemark and South Boig.  In 1863 Hunter of Burnfoot in the neighbouring parish of Dalmellington had taken the lease the Lanemark minerals. Paton a business man from Ayr was a partner in the Clyde Iron Works and had interest in a number of enterprises in Ayr [Carvel].

Date Pit First Name Surname Age
1862 May 21 Bank Pit William Samson 34
1866 Feb 26 Bank Pit Thomas Patrick 44
1866 Feb 26 Bank Pit Matthew Morrison 36
1867 Aug  24 Coalburn Pit James Polland 14
1867 May 31 Bank Pit Hugh Brown 37
1868 Sep 11 North Boig Pit Adam Dickie 23