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Liverpool Orphans in Coal Mines
1881 Census

 

( Courtesy of Joan Hamilton )
 

The following are young men who came from a Liverpool Orphanage to work in the mines around Belthorn ,  Oswaldtwistle and Darwen,  and lived with the local people.  Many settled and married in the Belthorn,
Hoddlesden, Darwen & Oswaldtwistle areas.

The info is from the 1881 Census.
 

Thomas GORD  19                            Matthew FORTUNE     19                            Hugh O'NEIL     16
John PETERSON   18                       James BOLLANDS   16                                Joseph DYSON  19
James WILLIAMS  19                      John JONES  17                                            John GREEN  19
William BELL  16                              Edward BEERLEY  19                                  Richard HARRISON 16
William ROONEY  17                       John TAYLOR  16                                        Alfred STEWART  15
James ROBERTS 21                         Neil COYLE  19                                           William LANGLEY 21
Robert MILLEN  20                         John QUAYLE  15                                        Nathan SHARIDAN 17
John DOWD  17                               Thomas BOYDE  16                                     Wm HEWITT   20
James FIELDS  15                            Dan SULLIVAN  16                                     Thos HOLYBERT  16
John HUDSON 13                            Ebinezer  GREEK  14                                    James HAMYES  11
Albert WALLACE  15                      Franh ATHESTON  15                                  Thomas HEATH  15
Charles WIGNALL  17                     Robert LOUIS  14
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Names of Irish settlers in the Darwen area........
O'Connor, Durkin,  Mc Hugh,  Duggan,  Calvey,  McGeever,  Darcy,  Bernigham,
Sweeny,  Keening,  Gettings,  Smith,  Keogh,  Hamilton,  Clinton,  Gallagher,
Kennedy,  McDermot,  Clark,  Cotter,  Doughtay ( Doherty ),  Quinn

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