Who died in the collapse of Islington Mill?

This is the most up to date list of names and ages of the 18 workers who died when Islington Mill collapsed in October 1824, given in order of age from youngest to oldest.

Each person listed here has at least one piece of documentation to connect them to the original accident report.Some quotations from primary sources are included.

Their profession and cause of death are quoted here if given, with an indication of verified documentation given in parentheses.

Names in italics have yet to be verified. 

 

CATHERINE SCHOFIELD, 10, ‘lath cleaner’ (baptism and 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?