While in France I managed to find out that one of my G G G G/F’s was killed in the 1835 Wallsend pit disaster along with 3 others of his family grandsons I think. He left a wife and 10 children. He had already lost son at the same pit in 1821. He was 75 years old at death.
The pit was part of the Wallsend and Hebburn coal company.
In any case while away a both in U.K. or abroad WiFi is not always available nor do I look at the board ever day unless at home. So sometimes I have to catch up weeks or months later. I know that Barry and Norman will always point me in the right direction of where to look for info.
Of passing interest, while on the Loire I was talking to a lady whose family and she where from the Tyneside area. They were a mining family way back. However they originally were from the Cornish tin miners community and when the tin mines started to close they up sticks and became coal miners in the NE and Yorkshire.
So if your family were coal miners, they could be, way back, be tin miners from Cornwall.
I have found that both my and my wife’s families have connections all over the U.K. as well as Ireland,USA, Canada, OZ, India, SA etc. going way back.
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