Association oath rolls

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.


Following the discovery of a plot to assassinate William III in 1696, Parliament established an association for the defence of the King and in support of the succession. These are the rolls of subscribers to that association for the West Riding:

WYAS: Wakefield

Collection reference number: QS1/37/3

May 1698

8 signatories and statement recording allegiance to William III, following the Act of 1696.

Other records re: this Act are available at the National Archives.