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John Bull

John Amsden

Moses Nims

 

1788

       

Jonas Locke

Wm Arms

Wd Sarah Childs

 

John Taylor

Colo Field

 

Eliphalet Dickenson

 

Samel Dwelley

Elijah Arms

Dr Wright Wife

   

John Sheldon

 

Thomas W. Dickenson

 

Thomas Faxton

Levi Newton

Wd Roda Childs

   

Joseph Stebbins

 

Doctr Ashley

 

Moses Chandler

       

Capt Frary

 

Thomas Bardwell

 

Justin Bull

       

Mrs Ashley

 

Wd Harbart

 
         

Wd Arms

 

Charissa Ashley

 

Edward Jiner

           

Wd Rusell

 

Phineas Munn

             

John Hinsdel

Edward Jiner Junr

Samel Childs

Majr Barnard

   

Joseph Mitchell

Nathan Catlen

 

Simeon Burt

Wd Mun

Samel Childs

Eldad Bardwell

   

Noah Wright

Joshua Scot

 

Ebenr Burt

Wd Ball

Aaron Arms

David Hoit

   

Samel Barnard

Asa Hawks

 

Nathan Frary Junr

Wd Saxton

 

Wd Williams

   

Jeremiah Nims

Adonijah Taylor

 

Mrs Norton

         

Wido Abigail Nims

   

Bridget Burt

Theodore Gilbert

               

John Newton

               

John Ball

               

Jona Hawks

Azariah Cooley

Majr Barnard

   

Eliakin Arms

John Anderson

 

Seth Arms

Amos Alexander

Jona Furbush

Samel Barnard

   

Abner Mitchel

Frances Mun

 

Ruben Childs

John Clap Junr

Carmi Wright

John Williams

   

John Sheldon Junr

Nathan Robins

 

Jehiel Jones

 

Enoch Jewit

Doctr Barnard

   

Amzi Childs

Wm Jiner

 

Ebenr Stebbens

Jonth Isaford

Samel Eucstus

Wd Tirza Ashley

     

Luther Chapin

   

Samel Baleon

Remembrance Grady

       

Joseph Sanderson

 

Jehiel Jones Junr

George Cook

Joseph Smead

       

Solomon Newton

 

David Kimdall

James Login

John Heaton

       

Ebenezr Mackeny

 

Wm Prentise

John Hill

         

Aaron Prat

 

Samel Smith

Wm Holt

Consider Mitchel

John Lock

   

Justen Hitchcock

Westwood Wright

 

Abner Smith

Jon Shattuck

Jono Arms Junr

Phinehas Arms

   

Ithamar Burte

Seth Nims

 

Rufus Smith

 

Elihu Smead

Elihu Arms

   

Oliver Shattuck

David Saxton Junr

 

Joel Wheler

Wm Williams

Elenr Barnard

Ariel Nims

   

Timothy Frary

Wm Bull

 

Stephen Williams

Samel Hawks

 

Wm Tryon

   

Moses Nims Junr

Solomon Williams

 

Aaron Bardwell

Elded Bardwell Ju

 

Elisath Arms

   

Wd Tyler

     

John Harris

       

Aaron Marsh

   

Hilkiah Hawks

               

Zur Hawks

Abner Cooley

             

Consider Dickenson

Mr Trobridge

Ebenr Wells

Joseph Barnard

David Saxton Eqr

 

Jono Hoite

Seth Hawks

Wm Anderson

John Catlin

Davis Butler

David Hoit Jr

Joseph Stebbins Junr

Seth Catlin

 

Zadock Hawks

Moses Stebbins

Zebdiah Graves

 

Elisha Nims

Joseph Clesson

Dr Arms Wife

John Bardswell

 

Thomas Arms

Paul Hawks

Elihu Merrill

Amasa Smith

Jona Hoit Jr

 

Room for

   

Wd Wells

Caleb Allen

Eber Allis

Obed Hawks

Samel Harding

 

a ministerís

     

Eunic Allen

 

John Clap

Gideon Dickinson

 

Wife

         

Mathew Clesson

               

Clement Hoit

               

Obed Hawks

               

Elijah Smith

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Where a family sat in the meetinghouse was a measure of the social status of the male head of the household. The town itself decided upon the rank of each pew and a committee decided where the people sat. Age was the principal criterion in the 1600s, but wealth, military titles, and holding town office became key factors in the 18th century. Seating the meetinghouse became the subject of frequent legislation and social agitation. This chart reflects the seating of the Meeting House in Deerfield, Massachusetts, shortly after the American Revolution. Men and women are no longer segregated and families sit together. Box pews with doors have replaced the older backless benches. These little box-like spaces created a more draft-free and family-centered worship space. Many congregations began selling or renting pews to parishioners in this period.

 

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Seating of the Meeting House

creator   Committee to Seat the Meeting House
date   Jan 7, 1788
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   12.0"
width   15.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Roster
accession #   #L99.111


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"Pews in Deerfield meeting house first Parish- sold December 1824"

Fourth Meeting House (1729-1824)

"History of Deerfield"


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