Fatalities: 1860s

1860s | Fatal Accidents

Date Pit  Name Surname Age
1862

25 MAY

Bank Pit

crushed by engine wheel

William Samson 34
1866

26 FEB

Bank Pit

fall of stone

Thomas Patrick 44
1866

26 FEB

Bank Pit

fall of stone

Matthew Morrison 36
1867

24 AUG

Coalburn Pit

fall of shale

James Polland 14
1867

31 MAY

Bank Pit

fell down shaft

Hugh Brown 37
1868

11 SEP

North Boig Pit

crushed by engine

Adam Dickie 23
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Mining fatalities Scotland (1866)

1860s | New Cumnock Coalfield

Year Colliery Owner
1860 Pathhead Archibald Gray and Company.
1860 Bank Bank Coal Company (Hyslop and McKenzie)
1860 South Boig Eaglesham and Dunlop
1860 Riggend George Sloan
1860 Coalburn Nisbet, Wilson and Co.
1860 Craigman Nisbet, Wilson and Co.
1860 Mansfield Sir James  Stuart-Menteth.
1860 Straide Wm. Barrowman and Co.
1866 Pathhead Archibald Gray and Company.
1866 Bank Bank Coal Company (Hyslop and McKenzie)
1866 Riggend George Sloan
1866 Coalburn J. McNicol.
1866 Mansfield James Gray
1866 Lanemark Lanemark Coal Company.
1866 South Boig Lanemark Coal Company.
1866 Straid Lanemark Coal Company.
1866 Craigman Nisbet, Wilson and Co.
1869 Bank Bank Coal Company
1869 Pathead Archibald Gray and Company.
1869 Mansfield Archibald Gray and Company.
1869 Coalburn J McNichol.
1869 Lanemark Lanemark Coal Company.
1869 South Boig Lanemark Coal Company.
1869 Straid Lanemark Coal Company.

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 a 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].

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