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Earning a living
  The gentry of the Llanfyllin area in 1858  

On the right is a list of all the people in Llanfyllin and northern Montgomeryshire who wanted themselves listed in Slater's Directory as "Gentry" in 1858.
The gentry were property owners who did not have to do a job to earn a living, but let farms and houses to tenants and charged a rent. They certainly thought of themselves as being superior to those "in trade" or who worked for them.

Don't forget ! The surnames come first in these lists.

The clergy were the vicars of the Church of England who were usually from the families of gentry.

The owners of Bodfach and Llwyn were men who had great influence on the town of Llanfyllin throughout the Victorian period.

Entry from Slater's Directory

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