1877: Hugh Smith

1877 Apr 23| Boig Pit  No. 1

  • Hugh Smith  (30) | Fall from the roof

Coal miner Hugh Smith and his wife Agnes Brown along with their young family moved from Furnace Row in Dalry, Ayrshire to New Cumnock where Hugh found work as a fireman for the Lanemark Coal Company. Tragically their stay was short lived after 30 year-old Hugh was injured by a fall from the roof while working at the Boig Pit on 23rd April 1877. He died of his injuries six days later at Connel Park .



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His wife Agnes and their three children returned to Dalry where a fourth child, a son Hugh, was born named after his late father.


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  • Ayrshire Sheet XLII.SW, Surveyed: 1908, Published: 1911

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