Victorian Powys for primary  schools
Powys Digital History Project
Brecon and district
Earning a living
  Pigot's Directory 1835: Nobility, gentry and clergy  
Don't forget!
The surnames are first

On this page we can see the first part of the list of those people who wanted themselves listed separately.

The gentry were people who did not do a job to earn a living, but were usually landowners earning money by letting their property to tenants and charging a rent. They certainly thought of themselves as being superior to those "in trade" or who worked for them. It is from these families that the Justices of the Peace, and the High Sheriff were chosen. These were the men who ran the official life of the county.

Throughout the Victorian period the artists of PUNCH magazine liked to make fun of people who they thought deserved it. Here are two rather snooty ladies from this class from around 1840

  More gentry on the next page...  

Back to Brecon Earning a Living menu

Link to sources
Back to top
Go to Brecon menu