In a significant breakthrough for the Cinderloo 1821 project, local historian and ex-miner Malcolm Peel has identified the burial places for the 3 men who died in the Battle of Cinderloo with further evidence indicating where they lived and their personal circumstances.
The group is appealing for other people to come forward who are interested in family history to assist in helping to trace the relatives of the 3 men as we move closer towards the 200th anniversary of this significant event in local history.
Thomas Gittens also known as Thomas Ingle
There is a Thomas Ingle buried at All Saints Church in Wellington.
He was buried on 9th February 1821.
He was 33 years old.
He was living at Lawley Bank.
There is a Thomas Gittens, baptised at Dawley Magna, (Dawley Church) on 23rd September 1787.
There is a William Bird buried at St. Mary’s & St Leonard’s Church, Wombridge.
He was buried 6th February, 1821
He was aged 20 years old. (This looks wrong).
He was living at The Bank.
There is a William Bird, baptised at Wombridge on 8th May 1803.
There is a Thomas Palin, buried buried St. Andrews Church, Shifnal
He was buried on 10th April 1821
He was 26 years old. (This looks wrong)
He was living at Hollinswood
There is a Thomas Palin baptised at Whitchurch on 18th June 1797.
There is a Thomas Palin married to a Margaret Finks or Tonks on 1st February 1819.
We would like to find out more about Samuel Hayward a Miner, arrested and then escaped during the riot, re-arrested and convicted, later reprieved from execution
We are also interested in tracing relatives of the following Miners who took part in the protest, all convicted and sentenced to 9 months imprisonment
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have information that would help us