Subjects: Church seating

By the sixteenth century the majority of local churches had seats and the right to occupy a specific seat was often hotly contested and could lead to violence.

Disputes involving the right to sit in a seat understood to belong to a specific house.

EDC 5/1566/13 – Richard Clive, esquire, contra Joan Calkin, wife of Peter Calkin
EDC 5/1582/11 – Richard Massey contra John Brereton