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Bredbury Pits, Cheshire

Roll of Miners in 1881

The following is a list of some of the persons living in the vicinity of Bredbury who were involved in coal mining. Their names were obtained from the census, which was taken on the night of the 3/4 April 1881. This list does not purport to be complete. Unless stated otherwise, the people were all coal miners, that is, they were hewers of coal working underground.

Name (Age)AddressComments
ALLFORD Henry (56)Back Lane
BAILEY William (36)Back LaneEngine Smith at Coal Mine
BENNETT Joseph (14)Back Lane
BENNETT Samuel (16)Back Lane
BENNETT John (20)Back Lane
BENNETT James (45)Back Lane
CAIN Jonathan (19)Back Lane
CAIN Button (41)Back Lane
JOHNSON Sampson (31)Back Lane
POTTS Thomas (24)Back Lane
BARLOW Samuel (55)Bents LaneCoal Dealer
BENNETT Robert (36)Bents Lane
BUCKLEY Charles (28)Bents Lane
CRABTREE Henry (23)Bents Lane
CUFFS Charles (25)Bents Lane
GASKELL Arthur (27)Bents Lane
GOODIER Francis (26)Bents Lane
JOHNSON John (67)Bents LaneCoal Dealer
LEA Alfred F (25)Bents LaneMachine Weigher of Coal
LEES William H (38)Bents Lane
LEIGH William (27)Bents Lane
SKELTON Charles (27)Bents Lane
SPENCER John (25)Bents LaneEngine Driver at Colliery
SPENCER George (34)Bents LaneAlso a Provision Dealer
SPENCER Matthew (54)Bents Lane
SPENCER William (30)Berrycroft Lane
HEGINBOTHAM Samuel (34)Bredbury GreenBanksman at Colliery
JOHNSON Charles (43)Bredbury Green
POTTS George (25)Bredbury Green
TIMPERLEY Nathaniel (33)Bredbury GreenCoal Carrier
WILLIAMSON James (28)Bredbury Green
DICKENS Enoch (32)Castle Hill
COCKS Thomas (25)George Lane
WESTWOOD John (27)George Lane
HARRISON Edith (35)Gilbert BankGeneral Labourer at Coal Pit Mouth
HARRISON John (40)Gilbert BankGeneral Labourer at Coal Pit Mouth
GOODWIN Richard (34)Hall Lane
ROBINSON John D (40)Hall LaneCoal Proprietor
BARKER George (31)HealdClerk at a Colliery
BOOTH Samuel (35)Hyde RoadCoal & General Dealer
BRAMALL John C (26)Hyde RoadCoal Merchant
BRAMALL William (50)Hyde RoadCoal Dealer
BRITTAN Solomon (56)Hyde Road
COCKS William (14)Hyde RoadColliery Office/Errand Boy
COOK John (65)Hyde RoadEngine Tenter at Coal Pit
ECCLES Hezekiah (54)Hyde Road
HACKNEY Robert (23)Hyde Road
HANCOCK James (36)Hyde RoadCoal Merchant
HANDFORTH John T (21)Hyde Road
JOHNSON Adam (36)Hyde Road
ROWBOTHAM Joseph (47)Hyde Road
WRIGLEY Henry (22)Hyde Road, Fallow's Yard
BAYLEY Thomas (32)Hyde Road, Lower Arms Inn
POOTS Edward (32)Hyde Road, Lower Arms Inn
ADSHEAD John (18)Hyde Road, Stafford's HousesColliery Engineer
ADSHEAD Joseph (21)Hyde Road, Stafford's HousesColliery Engineer
WHITTAKER Thomas (34)Hyde Road, Stafford's Houses
HAUGHTON Samuel (13)Hyde Road, Stafford's Yard
JOHNSON Godfrey (29)Hyde Road, Stafford's Yard
SIBLEY Charles (28)Knickerbottom
STANSFIELD Samuel (28)Knickerbottom
BALL John (62)Mill Lane
COOPER Wright (20)Mill Lane
GASKELL Timothy (39)Mill LaneCoal Carter
HADFIELD John W (44)Mill Lane
HOLLAND Abel (25)Mill Lane
WARBURTON John (32)Mill Lane
WRIGLEY Samuel (27)Mill Lane
POTTS Daniel (18)Mill Lane, Coal PitEngine Driver at Coal Pit
POTTS John (48)Mill Lane, Coal PitEngine Driver at Coal Pit
BRITTON Thomas (49)Redhouse Lane
GEE James (14)Redhouse LaneUnemployed Coal Miner
GEE Samuel (39)Redhouse Lane
HACKNEY William (19)Redhouse Lane
HADFIELD Elias (23)Redhouse Lane
HANDFORTH William (40)Redhouse Lane
RHODES James (32)Redhouse LaneCoal Agent
WALKER Allen (12)Redhouse Lane
WALKER John (15)Redhouse Lane
WALKER Dan (18)Redhouse Lane
WALKER William (50)Redhouse Lane
CLAYTON John (22)Smithy Green
COOK Alexander (30)Smithy Green
DIGGLE William (29)Smithy Green
FISH James (17)Smithy Green
FISH George H (21)Smithy Green
FISH Jabez (53)Smithy Green
HOWLES Joseph (38)Smithy GreenStoker at Coal Pit
BERRESFORD George (24)Stockport Road
BOLLAND John (37)Stockport RoadColliery Engine Driver
BURCHENOUGH Joseph (54)Stockport Road
COLLINS Charles (38)Stockport Road
HADFIELD Joseph (26)Stockport Road
HADFIELD Samuel (33)Stockport Road
JOHNSON Simeon (38)Stockport Road
LAMBERT James (47)Stockport Road
TRUEMAN Thomas (18)Stockport RoadLabourer at a Colliery
WARBURTON William (58)Stockport Road
LEECH John (45)Stockport Road, Rising SunUnemployed Colliery Engine Driver
MILNE Robert (29)Trench House, Wem, ShropshireCoal Proprietor Mine Servant
MILNE John Stott (54)Trench House, Wem, ShropshireCoal Proprietor Mine Servant
SMITH Isaac (43)Wild Street
DAWSON John (27)Wood Cottages
LIVESEY Clegg (48)Woodley HouseMine Servant, Bradford Colliery,
Manchester
(Former owner of Black Mine &
owner of Bradford Colliery)

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