Records of the Pontefract Waits

At Pontefract, in 1657, the town waits had coats and cognisances, coats of blue cloth faced with white taffety “as formerly”; in 1701-4 they had three old silver badges for the fiddlers, and in 1725 1l. 7s. 5d. was paid to the musicians. (R. Holmes, Pontefract Book of Entries (1982) pp. 36, 266, 363)
[“Notes and Queries” (1904) page 504, with original source cited.]