South Griffin Colliery

Mr John. P. Swinburne M.E

Mr John. P. Swinburne M.E. Mr John Swinburne M.E. chief mechanical engineer for the Messrs J. Lancaster Co. Born in 1837 at Durham, England, In about 1867 Mr John Swinburne married Isabella from Easington, County Durham. Their children were – Miss Mary Swinburne, born in 1867 at Durham. Miss Elizabeth Swinburne, born 1872 at Yorkshire and Miss Frances Swinburne, born ... Read More »

Mr John Lancaster MP, Coal Master and Iron Works Owner 1815-1884

Mr John Lancaster MP, Coalmaster and Ironworks Owner 1815-1884. Mr John Lancaster was born on the 19th September 1815 at Radcliffe, near Bury in Lancashire. The Patricroft Colliery. In 1841 Mr Lancaster became the manager of the Patricroft Colliery. Miss Euphemia Gibson. In 1841 Mr John Lancaster married Miss Euphemia Gibson of Johnston, Glasgow, Scotland. Mostyn Colliery. In 1847 he ... Read More »

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