Deaths of males with traceable occupations in the 15 to 50 age group - 1851 to 1879

1851 Henry Longdon 41 years Agricultural Labourer
1853 Edward Vickers 19 years Agricultural Labourer
1854 James Short 18 years Coal Miner
1857 John Bishop 16 years Saythesmith
1859 Albot Peace 21 years Farmer and Grinder
George Morton 22 years Farmer
1860 Samuel Bishop 17 years Scythesmith
1861 Thomas Biggin 27 years Farmer and Scythemaker
1862 John Reaney 31 years Scythegrinder
Thomas Godburn 36 years Agricultural Labourer
Abraham Moseley 33 years File Maker
1867 William Coates 31 years Farm Labourer
1871 Joseph Bishop 41 years Farmer and Scythemaker
Joseph Peat 15 years Afflicted from birth
Edwin Taylor 43 years Farm Labourer
1872 Henry Parkin 43 years Schoolmaster
1875 Thomas Fletcher 44 years File Cutter
1877 Thomas Fearnehough 21 years Clay Miner
1879 Henry Lowe 17 years Saw Handle Maker
i.e. 9 from the steel industry
6 from farming, with 3 from farming and steel
2 miners
1 school master and 1 afflicted from birth

Unfortunately the sample was much too small to be at all conslusive, but the figures suggest the expected higher rate of death amongst the industrial workers than among the agricultural workers when these figures are compared with the proportion of workers in these two fiels, i.e. only 21% in the steel industry compared to 50% in agriculture in 1851.

There was also no great significance in the the ages of deaths, i.e. of the sample of 19:

  • 6 died under the age of 20
  • 4 died in their 20s
  • 4 died in their 30s
  • 5 died in their 40s