HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

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HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:40 pm

I am trying to trace the resting place of my gran dad who I never knew. I know he died in a pit accident in March 1922 at Creswell Colliery. I am assuming he was buried as I would not thought cremations were done then but could be wrong. His wife was called Sarah MN Wainwright. They had 4 sons Tom, Henry, John and Arthur. They lived at AnnStreet, Creswell. Your help would be appreciated

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Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by Currie » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:33 pm

Hello barnsleymeth2000,

The British Newspaper Archive has some reports of the death, etc, but apparently only as under.

Published: Wednesday 29 March 1922
Newspaper: Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Henry Wright (41), Ann Street, Creswell, was killed by a fall of roof at the Creswell Colliery, yesterday. No one witnessed the accident Deceased was a married man with, four thildren...

Published: Wednesday 29 March 1922
Newspaper: Sheffield Independent
Henry Wright (All, 19, Ann -dreet. Ore*- well, was killed by fall roof the Creswell Colliery yes! lay morning. Wright was married, with four children. …

Published: Thursday 30 March 1922
Newspaper: Sheffield Daily Telegraph
HOPES OF FEWER MINE FATALITIES. An inquiry was held yesterday by DT. Green, the Chesterfield Coroner, into the death of Henry Wright (41), of 19, Ann Street, Creswell, w h o was killed by a fall of roof at the Creswell Colliery while in the act, it is presumed, of withdrawing timber. Mr. S. Evans, agent of the Bolsover Colliery Co., said he was hoping that they would soon have fewer fatalities arising from the withdrawal of props ... ..


He was buried. See parish record attached. Currently free access at Ancestry to these parish records if you register.
https://imgur.com/a/ZHtwdsM

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Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:34 pm

Thank you for this information as my dad never talked about his dads death. Would I still be able to access the newspaper archives?

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Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by Currie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:09 am

The British Newspaper Archive site is here https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

They offer a pretty mean and miserable free trial when you register.

You can access the Derbyshire Parish Records at Ancestry here https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/l ... story.aspx

You need to register to see them.

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Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:29 pm

You were right re newspaper archives. Got free trial but got logged out of trial before i could find it. Poor vision does not help either.#

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Post by Currie » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:16 am

This is a link to the search results for “Henry Wright” for March 1922. I should have posted it earlier. https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co. ... rder=score

Maybe you will get another free trial if you can use another email address?

Early Chesterfield Coroner records appear to have been destroyed. https://recordoffice.wordpress.com/2020 ... r-records/

Best of luck
Alan



A bit more a bit later. This is from the Derby Daily Telegraph, Wednesday, January 28, 1931. The Society mentioned was operating in 1922, and presumably would have provided assistance to the widow and children.

25 YEARS AN OFFICIAL.
Mr. George Orme was congratulated at the annual meeting, yesterday, of Creswell Colliery Sick, Accident and Death Society on completing 25 years’ service as an official.
It was stated that each year £620 was paid by Derby Midland Fatal Accident Society to widows and children of men killed at Creswell Colliery. Mr. G. Orme was re-elected president, Mr. A. E, Holmes secretary, and Bolsover Colliery Co., Ltd., treasurers.

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Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:17 am

Thank you for this link. Will have to see if my daughter will do this for me.

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Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:56 pm

Thank you for the link for the newspaper articles.

I have downloaded copies of these.

Regards
Caroline

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Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:54 pm

I have the date of burial for the above person and his wife and got the church. Is there a way of finding out the plot number where they are? Would I need to go through the people who keep the burial details. The dates are 1922 and 1931.

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