To find a person in this index, click on the corresponding letter - then scroll down the list of deaths. Use your "Back" button to return here. A description of the index, and my project strategy, follows the table of newspapers.
|AWN||Armley and Wortley News **||4 Jan 1901||27 Dec 1901|
|BDA||Bradford Daily Argus||1 Jan 1901||31 Dec 1901|
|BFP||Bridlington Free Press||4 Jan 1901||30 Dec 1904|
|BGE||Brighouse Echo||4 Jan 1901||10 May 1901|
|BIC||Bingley Chronicle||5 Jan 1901||25 May 1901|
|BNT||Bedale and Northallerton Times (Ripon)||5 Jan 1901||31 Dec 1905|
|BRC||Barnsley Chronicle||5 Jan 1901||4 May 1901|
|BSN||Boston Spa News||4 Jan 1901||27 Dec 1901|
|BTN||Batley News||5 Jan 1901||13 Apr 1901|
|BVG||Beverley Guardian||5 Jan 1901||23 Feb 1902|
|CG||Cleckheaton Guardian||4 Jan 1901||15 Feb 1901|
|CT||Church Times (guest paper)||4 Jan 1901||4 Apr 1901|
|DG||Doncaster Gazette||4 Jan 1901||12 Apr 1901|
|DR||Dewsbury Reporter||5 Jan 1901||4 May 1901|
|DT||Driffield Times **||5 Jan 1901||28 Dec 1901|
|EA||Easingwold Advertiser||5 Jan 1901||28 Dec 1901|
|EPY||Evening Press (York)||1 Jan 1901||4 Apr 1901|
|EWSE||Eckington, Woodhouse & Staveley Express||4 Jan 1901||5 Apr 1901|
|GT||Goole Times **||1 Jan 1901||13 Sep 1901|
|HBT||Hebden Bridge Times||4 Jan 1901||5 Apr 1901|
|HDE||Huddersfield Daily Examiner||1 Jan 1901||31 Dec 1901|
|HDM||Hull Daily Mail||1 Jan 1901||31 Dec 1901|
|HFE||Holmfirth Express||5 Jan 1901||6 Apr 1901|
|HGA||Harrogate Advertiser||5 Jan 1901||28 Dec 1901|
|HWC||Howdenshire Chronicle||5 Jan 1901||28 Dec 1901|
|IFP||Ilkley Free Press||4 Jan 1901||21 Jun 1901|
|KN||Keighley News||5 Jan 1901||6 Apr 1901|
|KP||Knaresborough Post||5 Jan 1901||28 Dec 1901|
|LCH||Leeds Catholic Herald||4 Jan 1901||5 Apr 1901|
|MM||Malton Messenger||5 Jan 1901||20 Feb 1904|
|MO||Morley Observer||5 Jan 1901||14 Jun 1901|
|MST||Mexborough and Swinton Times||4 Jan 1901||19 Jul 1901|
|NDM||Northern Daily Mail (Hartlepool, Co Durham)||2 Jan 1901||2 Apr 1901|
|NEDG||North Eastern Daily Gazette (Middlesbrough)||1 Jan 1901||1 Apr 1901|
|OO||Ossett Observer||5 Jan 1901||20 Apr 1901|
|PBNH||Pately Bridge and Nidderdale Herald||5 Jan 1901||28 Dec 1901|
|PCE||Pontefract and Castleford Express||5 Jan 1901||27 Apr 1901|
|PE||Pudsey Echo (early issues missing)||3 Jan 1901||27 Dec 1901|
|PSHC||Penistone, Stocksbridge, Hoyland|
& Chapeltown Express
|4 Jan 1901||3 May 1901|
|RT||Rothwell Times||4 Jan 1901||27 Dec 1901|
|SCEN||Scarborough Evening News||1 Jan 1901||31 Dec 1902|
|SC||The Scotsman (guest paper)||1 Jan 1901||2 Jan 1902|
|SDT||Sheffield Daily Telegraph||1 Jan 1901||30 Mar 1901|
|SLG||Slaithwaite Guardian||4 Jan 1901||19 Apr 1901|
|SPE||Shipley Express & Airedale News||4 Jan 1901||27 Dec 1901|
|TDN||Thirsk and District News||5 Jan 1901||15 Feb 1902|
|WG||Whitby Gazette||7 Jan 1898||9 Feb 1912|
|WX||Wakefield Express||5 Jan 1901||8 May 1901|
|XEC||Halifax Evening Courier||1 Jan 1901||29 Jun 1901|
|YEP||Yorkshire Evening Post (Leeds)||1 Jan 1901||3 Apr 1901|
|YP||Yorkshire Post (Leeds)||1 Jan 1901||30 Mar 1901|
The index lists the name of the deceased - date of death - age - place - Newspaper Code.
Where the date of death is ommitted, I include the publication date in brackets. Where there is a significant gap between death and publication, I have added the publication date in brackets.
Sometimes, the date of birth is given instead of an age. Where the age is ommitted, I have substituted (in brackets) the age from FreeBMD - when I could find it.
The place listed is normally the place where the death occured, but sometimes it is the home address. When just a street address is given, the town is most likely the one where the newspaper was published.
To find the newspaper(s) that any entry was published in, consult the above table, which is in code order. Where the place of publication is not part of the title, I have included it in brackets.
To see the full text of the entry (which can give many usefull details, but often gives no more detail than this index) you would need to see the original newspaper. Of course, since all transcriptions and indexes contain errors, the original should always be consulted if possible. They are available at the British Library Newspaper Library in Colindale, North London and at some libraries and archives throughout the North East - see Newsplan for details.
In the first phase of this project, I selected a range of newspapers covering the entire county.
Some newspapers have a coverage that includes neighbouring counties, and some may be "guests" from outside the county.
I started with newspapers published in the first three months of 1901.
This therefore lists people who had died just before the 1901 census.
In the second phase of the project, I am slowly extending the date range forward and back, selecting the most useful newspapers first.
I am currently working on newspapers of the North Riding.
This is an open-ended project that will continue, quite slowly, over the coming years.
If you have any special requests, feel free to ask me.
As this is all my own, unchecked, work there are inevitably errors and mistranscriptions. If you find any, please let me know.
** The following pairs of newspapers seem to have identical BMDs (at least in 1901) - so only the first has been scanned.
Armley and Wortley Times, and Laisterdike and Bowling News.
Driffield Times, and Filey Post.
Goole Times, and Howdenshire Gazette.
** In the Wakefield Express, many of the dates seem to be burials rather than deaths.
If you have ready access to any Yorkshire Newspapers, and would like to contribute to this project, then please get in touch (my email address is on my home page).