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Details of the Accident

Place Clay Cross, nr Chesterfield
Date 19th May 1851,
Railway Company Midland Railway
No. of Fatalities 2
Cause of Accident Collision
Description The express from London to Leeds was stopped and run into by a following luggage train.

Sources/Further Reading

  • London Illustrated News 24th May 1851
  • The Manchester Guardian, 21st May 1851 (British Library online)

List of Fatalities

The 2 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
BLAKE John 34 May be a magistrate. Sheffield, WRY 1851/Jun Chesterfield 19 376
MEYNELL John 45 May be a magistrate. Tapton, DBY 1851/Jun Chesterfield 19 376