Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1782 September

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1782 September

Alternative Title

Account of Pew Rent Due to Christ & St. Peter's Churches to September 20th, 1782

Date

1782-09

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v230

Call Number

3.4.3.5, v230

Description

The practice of renting pews was common in 18th and 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 due to Christ Church and St. Peter's in September 1782. Entries are listed by pew number, with occupant's name, number of seats, sums due and sums paid. Christ Church pew rents are listed from the beginning of the book, and St. Peter's pew rents start on page 13. These are the accounts of church warden Wooddrop Sims.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

34 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

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

Language

eng

Type

Text

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IIIF Manifest

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Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA