West Yorkshire Coroner Notebooks. C493 and CL A397: HM Coroner Wakefield. Digitized records. West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, England.
This collection includes more than 200 handwritten registers kept by Thomas Taylor, who served as the West Yorkshire county coroner between 1852 and 1900. Select registers created by other coroners for later years are included as well. All told, more than 19,000 deaths are recorded in the registers, with coverage from 1852 through 1909 .
Deaths resulting from sudden, accidental, and/or suspicious or mysterious causes would be included in the records. Details that can be found in the registers include name of the deceased, date and location of the inquest, age of the deceased, circumstances surrounding the death, verdict, and sometime the names of the deputy coroner or jury foreman.