Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameJames Hurst
Birth7 Oct 1860, Westhoughton
Death21 Dec 1910, Pretoria Pit, Westhoughton
FatherThomas Hurst (1819-1875)
MotherAnn Green (1819-)
Birth18 Aug 1866, Blackrod
Death1935, Bolton RD
FatherRalph AINSCOUGH (1841-1917)
MotherEllen BOOTH (1843-1923)
Marriage12 Feb 1885
ChildrenEllen A (1886-)
 Ann (1893-)
 Mary (1894-)
 William (1897-)
 James (1899-)
 Jane (1900-)
 Fanny (1902-)
 Edward (1904-)
 Woodville (1907-)
Notes for James Hurst
James Hurst was born in 1860 in Westhoughton and was the son of Thomas Hurst (1819) and Ann Green. He married Fanny Ainscough (1867), the daughter of Ralph Ainscough and Ellen Booth in 1885. In 1901 he was living at 11 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, and was working as a Coal Hewer. He died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the Pretoria Pit disaster of 21st December 1910. His body was found in the South Plodder area of the pit on 26th December and identified by his wife. James was buried at St. John, Wingates, near Westhoughton. Relations of James also killed in the pit disaster include his brother Thomas, brother-in-law John Tyldesley, and nephews John Tyldesley Junior, Joseph Tyldesley, Thomas Hurst Tyldesley and William Tyldesley.

• 1. 1901 Census. 11 Manchester Road, Westhoughton. James Hurst. Head. Age 40. Coal Hewer. Born Westhoughton. • 2. Marriage Registers. Ainscough, Fanny & Hurst, James. Mar. 1885. 8c. 423. Bolton. • 3. Lancashire Online Parish Clerks - Pretoria Pit disaster. HURST James Age 50. 36 Chorley Road, Westhoughton. Collier. Born in Westhoughton birth registered Bolton 4th Q 1860. Recovery No.238. Body position 123. Tally 1072. Recovered 26 Dec 1910 from South Plodder District: 10 yards above Joseph Jones. Identified by Fanny Hurst (wife). Cause of death: Explosion. CO. Buried: St John, Wingates, Westhoughton. MI Death registration: BRO 1911 HOR/33/37. GRO 1911 1st Quarter Bolton 8c 268. Family at home: Wife Fanny 44; Children Ellen 25, Ann 18, Mary 16, James 11, Jane 10, Fanny 8, Edward 6, Woodville 3. Relation to other victims: Brother of Thomas Hurst. Brother-in-law of John Tyldesley snr. Uncle of John jnr, Joseph, Thomas Hurst and William Tyldesley. Compensation: WDPRS 15s./w. HCF 17s./w. WCA £292.10s. (£20 lump sum, balance of £270 invested to give £3 per quarter (4s.7d./w)). Income: Before 37s.6d. After 36s.7d. Notes: Member of W&DPRS. Member of Westhoughton Conservative Club.
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