Who died in the collapse of Islington Mill?

This is the most up to date list (as of January 2023) of the names and ages of the eighteen workers who were killed when Islington Mill collapsed on 13 October 1824, given in order of age from youngest to oldest.

Supplementary information is included such as profession, home address, official cause of cause of death if given, and burial place where we have them. Some quotations from primary sources are included.

Each person listed here has at least one official piece of documentation verifying their connection to the original accident.

An indication of the verified documentation we have is given in parentheses.

Names in italics have yet to be verified. 

 

CATHERINE SCHOFIELD, 10, ‘lath cleaner’ (baptism, burial)

THOMAS CLARK, 11 (burial)

WILLIAM KINSEY, 11 (burial)

MARY ANN FORSYTH, 14 (burial)

JAMES GREAVES, 14 (burial)

RICHMALL GREAVES, 16 (burial)

MARY MARTIN, 16

ELIZABETH JONES, 17 (burial)

SUSANNAH HAMBLETON, 18, ‘Cause of Death: Killed by Factory falling’ (burial)

ELLEN ASHTON, 20, ‘died by the falling in of Goughs Factory Oldfield Road Salford’ (burial)

FANNY SMITH, 27, ‘Killed by Factory falling’ (burial)

ELIZABETH SMITH, 29, ‘Reeler’, ‘Accidental death’ (burial)

MARY ORMES, 30

ANN KAY, 31, ‘Reeler’ (burial, FindAGrave)

ALICE ALLUM, 32 (burial)

ELIZABETH WILSON, 35 (burial)

JANE ASHTON, 55, ‘accidental Death by the falling in of Goughs Factory Oldfield Road Salford’ (burial)

BETTY SMITH, 60

 

The burial records below include 4 of the 18 workers who died at Islington Mill. They are the final four names listed on the right hand leaf. Note that Richmall Greaves is incorrectly named as ‘Richmond’. Read more about how verbatim transcription and its errors played a part in our research here.

Source: Ancestry.com

Who died in the collapse of Islington Mill?