Christ Episcopal Church 1857 - 1860
Christ Episcopal
     Church

 
Christ Episcopal Church. 206 Cypress. Matagorda, Texas 77457
(979) 863-7239

Diocese of Texas
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The Mother Church of Texas" -
Established 1838
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Christ Episcopal followed the practice of "Family Pew" seating arrangements.   Families paid for the pews they  preferred.  The following families had pews in Christ Episcopal Church during the years of 1857-1860.  This grid shows the location of each pew, which family had it and what was paid for their pew.

The seating arrangement during the years 1857-1860 was as follows.

The Left Transept is on right, looking toward the rear of the church from the Altar.

LEFT TRANSEPT 1-3
 
Right Transept 56-58
1. ------   56. J. H. Jones $65.00
2. ------   57. C. H. Wright $------
3. ------   58. ------  
LEFT SIDE-FRONT TO BACK 3-17 CENTER LEFT SIDE-BACK TO FRONT
18-29
CENTER RIGHT SIDE-FRONT TO BACK 30-41 RIGHT SIDE-BACK TO FRONT 42-55
4. Samuel W. Fisher $30.00   -----   30. W. S. Sartwell $25.00 55. James B. Hawkins $40.00
5. John S. Crooms $30.00   -----   31. James H. Selkirk $20.00 54. Isham Thompson $50.00
6. Matthew Talbot $ 30.00 29. Mrs. N. Thompson $40.00 32. James H. Selkirk $20.00 53. James Selkirk $50.00
7. William B. Royall $25.00 28. Misses Pledger $25.00 33. Robt. C. H. Albert $20.00 52. Robt. H. Williams $35.00
8. Galen Hodges $25.00 27. Joseph T. Hefford $25.00 34. George Burkhart $30.00 51. C. H. Wright $30.00
9. Henry B. Mitchell $15.00 26. Miss A. Gibson $20.00 35. George Burkhart $------ 50. D. E. E. Braman $30.00
10. A. Wadsworth $30.00 25. Misses Waldmann $25.00 36. Thompson & Turner $20.00 49. W. T. S. Compton $------
11. E. A. Piareson $------ 24. Misses Waldmann $25.00 37. W. S. Sartwell $15.00 48. Gov. A. C. Horton $------
12.William Hillard $15.00 23. Wm. G. Warren $20.00 38. William Austin $10.00 47. Mrs. J. M. Dale $25.00
13. D. J. Parks $------ 22. Wm. Hillard $15.00 39. William Austin $10.00 46. Robert Sudington $------
14.   21. Gotschalk & Drilling $10.00 40. William Austin $10.00 45. John Culver $10.00
15.   20. Gotschalk & Driling $10.00 41. ------   44. ------  
16.   19. Joseph Nolte $10.00     43. ------  
17.   18. Joseph Nolte $------     42. ------  
       Then turning back toward the front              Then turning back toward the front and Right Transept

Information from Christ Church archives, courtesy of Zia Miller (Mrs. Jackson O., Jr.)
Historical profiles are from The Handbook of Texas Online

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