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In Memoriam

1846-1851

The identities eight miners who lost their lives between 1846 and 1851 have been discovered and their particulars are presented here in remembrance of them.

1846, John WESTWOOD
Wounded at Top Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Tuesday, 6 January 1846, and died the following day, Wednesday, 7 January 1846.

Sub-District Hyde, Cheshire
When & where died 7 January 1846, Butterhouse Green, Bredbury
Name John WESTWOOD
Age 27
Occupation Collier
Cause of death Accidentally killed in a coal pit
Informant Charles Hudson, Coroner, Bramhall
When registered 27 June 1846
Registrar Daniel Charlton

1846, Thomas SEDDON
Wounded at Horse Hole Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Wednesday, 13 May 1846, while sinking the shaft and died on Beat Bridge over the river Tame as he was being taken home. He was buried on Saturday, 16 May 1846, at Denton Chapel.

Sub-District Hyde, Cheshire
When & where died 13 May 1846, Castle Hill, Bredbury
Name Thomas SEDDON
Age 52
Occupation Miner
Cause of death Accidentally killed by a stone falling upon him while sinking a coal pit
Informant Charles Hudson, Coroner, Bramhall
When registered 27 June 1846
Registrar Daniel Charlton

1848, George WILLIAMSON
Wounded at Top Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Monday, 7 Feb 1848, and died between 2:00 and 3:00am on Sunday, 13 Feb 1848. He was buried at Haughton Chapel onWednesday, 16 Feb 1848.

Sub-District Denton and Haughton, Lancashire
When & where died 13 February 1848, Two Trees Lane, Haughton
Name George WILLIAMSON
Age 41
Occupation Coal Miner
Cause of death Injuries to the body from the fall of a large stone upon him
Informant William S Rutter, Coroner, Manchester
When registered 15 February 1848
Registrar Joseph Blackshaw

1849, George LEES
Killed at the Ellis Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Thursday, 29 March 1849. He was buried at Denton Chapel on Sunday, 1 April 1849.

Sub-District Denton and Haughton, Lancashire
When & where died 29 March 1849, Stockport Road, Denton
Name George LEES
Age 16
Occupation Coal Miner, Son of Samuel Lees, Coal Miner
Cause of death Injuries from a fall of Coal upon him
Informant William S Rutter, Coroner, Manchester
When registered 30 March 1849
Registrar Joseph Blackshaw

1849, Ralph URMSTON
Killed at the Ellis Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Tuesday, 28 August 1849 at about 8 o'clock at night. He fell about 70 yards down the shaft.

Sub-District Denton and Haughton, Lancashire
When & where died 28 August 1849, Stockport Road, Denton
Name Ralph URMSTON
Age 50
Occupation Banksman at a Colliery
Cause of death Fall down a coal pit, killed instantaneously
Informant John Henshall, Coroner, Manchester
When registered 17 September 1849
Registrar Joseph Blackshaw

1849, John ATKINSON
Killed in the Big Mine (seam) at Ellis Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Tuesday, 13 November 1849, when a portion of the roof (called 'top shed') fell on him. He was buried at Denton Chapel on Sunday, 18 November 1849.

Sub-District Denton and Haughton, Lancashire
When & where died 13 November 1849, Stockport Road, Denton
Name John ATKINSON
Age 18
Occupation Collier
Cause of death Fall down a coal pit, killed instantaneously
Informant John Henshall, Coroner, Manchester
When registered 29 December 1849
Registrar Joseph Blackshaw

1849, George SIDEBOTHAM
Killed in the Big Mine (seam) at Ellis Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Tuesday, 13 November 1849, when a portion of the roof (called 'top shed') fell on him. He was buried at Denton Chapel on Sunday, 18 November 1849.

Sub-District Denton and Haughton, Lancashire
When & where died 13 November 1849, Stockport Road, Denton
Name George SIDEBOTHAM
Age 20
Occupation Collier
Cause of death Fall of a portion of the roof of a coal mine upon him, killed instantaneously
Informant John Henshall, Deputy Coroner, Manchester
When registered 29 December 1849
Registrar Joseph Blackshaw

1851, Nathan ATKINSON
Injured at Great Wood Pit, Stockport Road, Denton, on Thursday, 15 May 1851, by a fall of coal on his head. He died three or four hours later. He was buried at Denton Chapel.

Sub-District Denton and Haughton, Lancashire
When & where died 15 May 1851, Stockport Road, Denton
Name Nathan ATKINSON
Age 24
Occupation Collier
Cause of death Injuries to the head from an accidental fall of coal upon him
Informant William S Rutter, Coroner, Manchester
When registered 30 June 1851
Registrar Joseph Blackshaw

Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement and thanks are due to Professor A Sackville for kindly making available for study the Denton part of a diary kept by his antecedent, Thomas Sackfield, who worked at the weighing machine of Hulme's Pit, Denton, between 13 August 1846 and the 3 October 1851.

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