John Hellewell

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

First Name: John
Last Name: Hellewell
Role: Miner
Parents: John and Christiana
Married: Yes
Age: 26
Born: Stanley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: New Fold Monk Bretton
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

John Hellewell’s two brothers, Samuel and Thomas, were also killed in the disaster.┬áJohn married Aminda Hinchliffe at St John the Baptist, Royston, on 9 November 1863, they had one son, John William Hellewell. After John’s death Aminda remarried and migrated to America where descendants still live today.

Map for John Hellewell

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims