Henry Rothwell

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst mining disaster in English history.

First Name: Henry
Last Name: Rothwell
Role: Miner
Parents: Maria
Married: Yes
Age: 25
Born: Monk Bretton, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Court 1, Duke Street Barnsley
Buried: 16/12/1866
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, L 772
Additional Information:

Henry Rothwell married Mary Totty at St. George’s, Barnsley, on 8 November 1866. At his funeral his brother had to be restrained as he shouted and screamed “He was my brother! He was my brother!”

Map for Henry Rothwell

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims