Pew rentals, 1818-1840
The practice of renting pews was common in 19th century churches; members paid a fee for the right to occupy a particular pew every week. This bound manuscript is a record of pew rents paid to St. Thomas from 1818 to 1840. Each listing includes the date rented, names of renters, pew number, and amount paid.
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia, PA
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas