from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who rents or owns a pew in a church.
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In 1774, he married Albany native and Dutch church pewholder Sarah Fryer.
The best-paying pewholder in the Reverend Samuel Reynolds 'church was a Mr. Craunch, whose picture had been made by the joint efforts of the strolling artist Warmell and young Reynolds.
The best-paying pewholder in the Reverend Samuel Reynolds 'church was a
As these pews were either oblong or square, were both large and small, painted and unpainted, and as each pewholder could exercise his own "tast or disresing" in the kind of wood he used in the formation of his pew, as well as in the style of finish, much diversity and incongruity of course resulted.
In 1819 the tenant was a person named McKechnie, as to whom I have been unable to glean any information whatever beyond the bare fact that he was a pewholder in St. James's church.