Fatalities: 1840s

Out of darkness, Into light | 1840s

DateCollieryNo.Name
18/04/1845North Boig Pit1David Shannon
22/12/1846Mansfield Colliery1George Brown
12/12/1847Nithsdale Iron Co.1John Riggs

1840s | New Cumnock Coalfield

Mansfield Colliery: Situated on Grievehill on the Mansfield estate owned by Sir Charles Stuart-Menteth. He was created 1st Baron of Mansfield and Closeburn in 1838 and passed away in 1847 when he was suceeded by his son Sir James Stuart-Menteth.

Nithsdale Iron Works: Formed in 1847 by John Nicholson, William Muschamp and Nicholas Ward from the north-east of England which was established on the banks of the Connel Burn. They had acquired a lease of the Afton Minerals and the right to produce pig-iron. Experienced iron-workers from Shotley Bridge and Consett, County Durham were brought to get the new venture underway. [J.L.Carvel]

North Boig Pit: One of a number of small pits in the parish at the time.

Acknowledgements

Sources

  • The New Cumnock Coalfield, J. L. Carvel  (1946)

Year of Fatality Index

18001810182018301840
18501860187018801890
19001910192019301940
19501960197019801990
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