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West Lake Meeting
was a Quaker (Society of Friends) meeting located at Bloomfield, Prince Edward County.

The transcribed books are held at the Canadian Yearly Meeting Archives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) at Pickering College, Newmarket, Ontario. The archival code was developed while the books were held at the University of Western Ontario. The C is for Conservative; O for Orthodox and H for Hicksite. This refers to the group that last owned the book after the separations of 1828 and 1881. The archives holds many more books for the other regions of Upper Canada/Ontario. Many records have not survived.

The list below identifies all the West Lake Meeting books and Registers held by the Quaker Archives in Newmarket. Those with blue links were transcribed between Oct 2005 and Apr 2006 under the coordination of Randy Saylor. The transcriptions have been donated to the Quaker Archives and are posted on The Quaker Archives and Dorland Library web site. Click on "Resources and Articles" and scroll down a bit.

A more or less complete list of Minute Books and Registers held by the archives is printed in this 1975 Newsletter. All newsletters are available at the Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) web site - click on Publications. Become a supporter by joining CFHA.

The links below will take you directly to each book at the Archives web site.
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  1. Adolphustown, Monthly Mtg, 1798 - 1813  (O-2-1) (283 pages)
  2. Adolphustown, Monthly Mtg,  Women, 1808 - 1824  (O-2-2) (190 pages)
  3. Ameliasburgh, Prep Mtg, Women, 1817 - 1840  (O-2-3) (272 small  pages)
  4. Ameliasburgh, Prep Mtg, 1853 - 1882  (O-2-4)
  5. Bloomfield, Prep Mtg, 1897 - 1911  (O-2-5)
  6. Canada Half Yearly Meeting, 1810 - 1855  (O-3-1)
  7. Canada Half Yearly Mtg Women,  1810 - 1864  (O-3-2)
  8. West Lake, Prep Mtg, 1815 - 1825  (O-9-3)  (137 pages) 
  9. West Lake, Prep Mtg of Ministers and Elders, 1828 - 1850  (O-9-4)
  10. West Lake, Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1848 - 1874  (O-9-5)
  11. West Lake, Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1875 - 1935  (O-9-6)
  12. West Lake, Quarterly 1881 - 1914; Minutes, 1881 - 1883; Cash Book, 1887 - 1914   (O-9-7)
  13. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Register, 1820 - 1882  (O-9-1) (89 pages)
  14. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, 1828 - 1849  (O-10-1)  (402 pages)
  15. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, 1849 - 1876  (O-10-2)
  16. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, 1876 - 1883  (O-10-3)
  17. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, 1883 - 1903  (O-10-4)
  18. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Treasurer's Book, 1865 - 1886  (O-9-8)
  19. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Marriage Registry, 1855 - 1880  (O-9-2) (79 pages) 
  20. Kingston Prep Mtg, 1841 - 1867  (York University)
  21. Kingston Monthly Mtg Women, 1855 - 1875  (O-4-3)
  22. Kingston Prep Mtg Women, 1856 - 1887  (O-4-4)
  23. Kingston Monthly Mtg, 1872 - 1881  (O-4-5)
  24. West Lake, Register of Births and Deaths, 1829 - 1866  (H-11-1) (9 pages)
  25. West Lake, Register of Marriages, 1829 - 1866; also Removals, 1830 - 1892  (H-11-2) (89 pages)
  26. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Book C, 1824 - 1837  (H-11-3)  (277 pages)
  27. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, 1837 - 1879  (H-11-4) (160 pages up to 1850)
  28. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Women, 1825 - 1851  (H-11-5) - (270 pages) 
  29. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Women, 1851 - 1882  (H-11-6)
  30. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Women, 1803 - 1825  (H-12-1) (146 pages) 
  31. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Women, 1828 - 1872  (H-12-2) (239 pages)
  32. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Women, 1872 - 1882  (H-12-3)
  33. West Lake, Prep Mtg, 1828 - 1860  (H-12-4) (271 pages)
  34. West Lake, Prep Mtg, 1860 - 1889  (H-12-5)
  35. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Ministers and Elders, 1866- 1901  (H-12-6)
  36. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Ministers and Elders, 1902- 1910  (H-12-7)
  37. Green Point, Prep Mtg, 1862 - 1873  (H-2-3) (45 pages)
  38. Haldimand Prep Mtg, 1827 - 1842  (H-2-4) (79 pages) 
  39. West Lake, Monthly Mtg, Women, 1828 - 1851  (C-4-1)  (386 pages) 
  40. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Women, 1867 - 1871  (C-4-2)
  41. West Lake, Prep Mtg, Men, 1846 - 1860  (C-4-3)
  42. West Lake, Prep Mtg of Friends, 1860 - 1868  (C-4-4)
  43. West Lake, Prep Mtg of Friends, 1868 - 1874  (C-4-4a)
  44. West Lake, Bloomfield Prep Mtg, Women, 1871 - 1878  (no code)
  45. West Lake, Prep Mtg of of Ministers and Elders, 1850 - 1871  (C-4-5)
  46. West Lake, Monthly Mtg of Friends, 1881 - 1899  (C-4-6)
  47. Wellington, Prep Mtg, Men, 1892 - 1898  (C-4-11)
  48. West Lake, Orthodox Prep Mtg, 1833 - 1845, (Held by Prince Edward County Archives and posted on this site.)