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  The gentry of the Builth area in 1835  

Builth area clergy in 1835
This is a list of all the people in the Builth area who wanted themselves listed in Pigot's Directory as "Gentry" in 1835.

The gentry were people who did not do a job to earn a living, but earned 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.

Don't forget! The surnames are first.


The clergy were the vicars of the Church of England who were usually from the families of gentry.
By 1835, though, there were clergymen from the Methodist, Baptist and Congregational churches also
listed, who tended not to be from these families.

Some of the names of the local great houses have been given unusual spellings by printers unfamiliar with Welsh placenames, but they will still be recognisable to local people.

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