Vestry minutes, Christ Church, v. 1, 1717-1760

Metadata

Title

Vestry minutes, Christ Church, v. 1, 1717-1760

Date

1717/1760

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.MinuteBooks_v1

Call Number

1.1.0.1, v1

Description

This volume holds the oldest known meeting minutes for Christ Church, dating from 1717 to 1760. The vestry is the governing body for the church. Each entry records the date, members present and business discussed. The Lieutenant Governor was often present at early meetings, and the Governor became a member of the vestry in 1718. Topics covered include: elections of wardens and vestrymen; fundraising for a steeple and burial ground; establishment of new pew rents; settlement of various accounts; the need to write to the Bishop of London for a new reverend; application for a charter; and the appointment of a schoolmaster.

Note: Page 92 was blank and was not scanned.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

177 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

Thumbnail

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IIIF Manifest

https://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/iiif.cfm/ChristChurch.MinuteBooks_v1/manifest

Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA