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Knighton and district
Earning a living
  Professional people of the area  

The professional men at the beginning of Victoria's reign had to work to earn a living, but they were men who were educated. Here we can see the lawyers or attorneys who were trained in the law.

The auctioneers and bankers were both very important in a rural market town. Farmers would sell their livestock through the auctioneers and businesses would keep their money in the local bank.


Don't forget!
The surnames are first

IMPORTANT! Notice that all those people listed as
"Professional persons"
are men!
Most professions were closed to women in the Victorian period.

  The surgeons looked after the health of local people for a fee.
In early Victorian days the role of the surgeon was changing. Up to this time a surgeon had not had a great deal of training, but he could pull teeth and set broken limbs. Later in the reign doctors were to get much more training, and the surgeon became the doctor with special training in carrying out operations.
Victorian professional man

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