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Risca Black Vein Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 11/01/2011 23:33:33
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I believe my great-great- grandfather William Bevan is the person listed as perishing in this disaster in 1860 - but if I could obtain his wife & possibly children's names (even his date of birth) I would appreciate it. Any assistance would be great. Thanks. IP: 153.107.97.156
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Risca Black Vein Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 12/01/2011 00:04:38
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There`s a Lisa Foster from NSW Australia asking virtually the same question on the Welshcoalmines .co.uk

Maybe a relative of yours.
IP: 86.154.227.233
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Risca Black Vein Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 13/01/2011 01:31:47
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Hi, unfortunately this was me. Thanks very much anyway. IP: 153.107.33.152
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Risca Black Vein Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 19/01/2011 19:22:00
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Hi

A good resource is:
http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/disasters/index.html

Then perhaps some searching online of the national archives.

ancestry.co.uk enables you to search the census and so on, then you can place him in a location, and on the following census following his death, it would usually show his wife as widowed. Quite sad, it often shows that the wife will be "Living on Charity".



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Posted: 20/01/2011 09:26:17
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Newspapers at the time would no doubt have fully reported this, many now online through the British Library 19th Century Newspapers site, but unfortunately to access these without a charge I think you normally need membership of a UK library. IP: 62.171.194.35
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