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Thomas 620

Thomas 620 married Margaret and they lived nearby at Crook & Billy Row near Howden. They had 8 children including:

Some of Thomas 620 and Margaret's children

George 1558: became sergeant-major of the Salvation Army in Crook

Agnes 1562 married

Wilfred Wilson

Elizabeth 1555 married Edward Evans

Elizabeth 1555 m Edward Evans marriage certificate from the Parish church. Click below to see the big version

Marriage certificate

Pits in Durham

Addison's Colliery in Ryton opened before 1864 and employed 378 people in 1898.

Willington Colliery opened before 1778 and employed 410 people in 1898

In 1898 30m and 10 m tons of saleable coal were mined from Durham and Northumberland respectively

740,000 people worked in mines in the UK, 72,000 of them in Durham. The reason for growth in Durham coal was the proximity of ironworking in Cleveland, requiring significant quantities of coal and coke.

By 1898 the death rate had dropped from 1 in 1000 pa to 1 in 5000 pa.

Source: Durham Mining Museum and The History, Topography, and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham by Francis Whellan. Second edition published in 1894.


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