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Hebden Mining Workers in 1881

The following is a list of those in Hebden who claimed to be be working in the mining industry in the 3rd April 1881 Census returns. It is in surname order, but can be sorted by column by clicking on the column heading.

Name Age Occupation Address Place of Birth
Baines, William 16 Lead ore dresser Brook Row Hebden
Baines, Joseph 23 Lead miner Hebden
Baines, Miles Marry 25 Lead ore smelter Hebden
Baines, Richard 31 Lead miner Hebden
Baines, Miles 49 Lead miner Brook Row Hebden
Baines, Richard 57 Lead miner Green Terrace Hebden
Baines, Henry 63 Lead miner Hebden
Belt, Mark Stock 40 Lead miner (unemployed) Brook Row Skirethorne
Birch, Joseph 27 Lead miner Hebden
Birch, Thomas 44 Lead miner Brook Row Hebden
Birch, Robert 52 Lead miner Green Terrace Hebden
Birch, Henry 54 Lead miner Town Hill Hartlington
Brown, Thomas 43 Lead miner Green Terrace Hebden
Hammond, John 57 Lead miner Brook Row Hebden
Hargraves, Robert 31 Lead miner Green Terrace Hebden
Hargraves, Francis 44 Lead smelter Town Hill Hebden
Hebden, James 15 Lead ore dresser Hebden Hall Buckden
Hebden, William 28 Lead miner Hebden Hall Hebden
Hebden, Robert 55 Lead miner Hebden Hall Grassington
Hill, Nicholas 15 Mining Agent (assistant) Green Terrace Haydon Bridge, Northumberland
Hill, William 20 Lead miner Brook Row Braithwaite, Cumberland
Hill, William 55 Mining agent Green Terrace St. Just, Cornwall
Longthorne, John 47 Lead miner (unemployed) Town Hill Greenhow Hill
Nixon, Petty 34 Lead ore smelter Hebden
Rodgers, William 34 Lead miner (unemployed) Edge House Grassington
Rodwell, Joseph 24 Lead miner Brook Row Hebden
Rodwell, William 33 Lead miner Brook Row Hebden
Rodwell, Joseph 38 Lead ore dresser Town Hill Hebden
Rodwell, Richard 44 Lead miner (unemployed) Hebden
Rowe, William 28 Lead miner Town Hill Caldbeck, Cumberland
Stobbs, George 36 Lead miner Green Terrace Bewerley, Yorkshire
Townson, George 43 Lead miner Hole Bottom Hebden
Waddilove, Robert 23 Lead miner Green Terrace Hebden
Waddilove, Edward 55 Lead miner (unemployed) Green Terrace Hebden
Worsley, Joseph 32 Lead miner Green Terrace Hebden
Worsley, Thomas 58 Lead ore smelter Hebden

Notes:

Lead Ore Dresser: Lead ore dressers separated and prepared the galena from the bouse (the original raw material brought to the surface) in preparation for the smelting process. The output was small pellets of galena. This role was normally taken by young boys, women, and older men.

Lead Ore Smelter: Lead ore smelters worked in the smelting mills where the galena was heated to a temperature of about 700ºC, which allowed the lead to melt and run off to be collected. Extremely noxious fumes were given off during the process.

Brook Row: Now known as Brook Street.