People: Miners at Hemingfield

 Hemingfield Colliery

Year Manager

(Certificate no & class: year)
Under Manager

(Certificate no & class: year)
Below Ground Above Ground
1842 Benjamin Biram  William Goodison
1849 Benjamin Biram  James Uttley 56 – 21 colliers; 18 trammers; 5 blacksmiths; 3 engine tenters; 2 labourers; 3 banksmen, 3 masons and 1 accountant
1852  Benjamin Biram  James Uttley (top and bottom Steward) Joseph Hodgson & William Ford (fire-triers) 193
1856 Benjamin Biram James Uttley 192 men and 27 boys
1857 John Hartop 12 horses and 1 ass
1869 John Hartop 76 hewers, 16 horses and ponies
1888 Thomas Newbould (371 1st class: 1874) Joseph Firth (466 2nd class: 1888)
1892 Thomas Newbould (371 1st class: 1874) 201 colliers, trammers and packers
1894 Thomas Newbould (371 1st: 1874) Joseph Firth (466 2nd: 1888) 292 43
1897 Thomas Newbould (371 1st: 1874) Joseph Firth (466 2nd: 1888) 293 43
1901 Thomas Newbould (371 1st: 1874) Joseph Firth (466 2nd: 1888) 303 41
1905 Thomas Newbould (371 1st: 1874) Joseph Firth (466 2nd: 1888) 329 43
1907 Thomas Newbould (371 1st: 1874) Joseph Firth (466 2nd: 1888) 338 43
1917 Asher Hollings (377 1st: 1891) 180 39
1918 ~ Transition from Earl Fitzwilliam to South Yorkshire Pumping Association ~
1926 Cyril Shaw (1606 1st) 1 2
1929 Cyril Shaw (1606) 5 6
1929 ~ South Yorkshire Pumping Association becomes South Yorkshire Mines Drainage Committee ~
1930 Cyril Shaw (1606) 3 5
1931 Harold Saul (no cert) 4 7
1932 Harold Saul (2119) 4 7
1934 Harold Saul (2119) 4 7
1935 Harold Saul (2119) 0 1
1936 Harold Saul (2119) 0 1
1937 Harold Saul (2119) 4 2
1938 Harold Saul (2119) 3 3
1947 ~ Nationalisation of Coal Industry ~
1948 Arthur Scargill (263) 2 1

Sources:

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies,  Newman and Bond Collection 553/27 – Inventory and Valuation of effects at the Elsecar Collieries, October 1857
Durham Mining Museum website – lists of certificates (compiled from published lists): http://www.dmm.org.uk/
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers (NEIMME) Archives – Forster/3/11  – Copy Reports on  Elsecar Collieries
Rotherham Archives and Local Studies, 291-B (Thomas Newbould diaries and papers)
Sheffield Archives, Accession X417(2010/91) (Thomas Newbould’s memoranda books) 
University of Sheffield Library, Lists of mines