Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1788 September, and arrearages, 1783 March, 1788 September

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1788 September, and arrearages, 1783 March, 1788 September

Date

1788-09

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v241

Call Number

3.4.3.10, v241

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 1788. 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 18. This volume also includes arrearages for Christ Church, with arrearages from March 1788 beginning on page 30, and arrearages from September 1788 beginning on page 39.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

40 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