Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1791 March, and arrearages, 1788-1789

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1791 March, and arrearages, 1788-1789

Alternative Title

Pew Rent due to the United Churches of Christ & St. Pater's, March 25, 1791

Date

1791-03

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v246

Call Number

3.4.3.11, v246

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 March 1791. 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, with arrearages listed on pages 12 to 14. St. Peter's pew rents start on page 16, with arrearages listed on pages 26 to 29.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

32 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