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Coal miners death


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Following on from my dearly beloved Thilwinds:confused: I wondered if my John's early death at 37 was due to him being a coalminer. So I did a check on coal miner deaths and found John and Ralph Durdom (father and son) had died in a mining disaster in 1850 at Evans and Turners Haydock colliery known as the Rockpit.
John Thilwinds widow Alice nee Durdham was living with Ralph Durdham in the 1851 census in Haydock, along with Ralphs father John. Thinking there may be a connection with these family names (being at the point where any connection is worth looking into) I tried finding a record of the deaths of the father and son, but there is nothing on either.
Can anyone find what I am missing with these deaths? They are another lot who manage to change the spelling of their name every few years just to make things difficult. I would like to get the certificates if possible to either put them with, or dismiss them from, my Durdhams.
Thanks for your help

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