Fatalities: 1840s

1840s | Fatal Accidents

DateCollieryNo.Name
1845, Apr 18North Boig Pit1David Shannon
1846, Dec 22Mansfield Colliery1George Brown
1847, Dec 12Nithsdale Iron Co.1John Riggs
DatePitName Age
1845

 

18 APR

North Boig pit

 

fell down shaft

DavidShannon36
1846

 

22 DEC

Mansfield Colliery

 

fall of coal

GeorgeBrown36
1847

 

12 DEC

Nithsdale Iron Co.

 

fell down shaft

JohnRiggs?

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

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