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Montgomery and district
Earning a living
 
  The gentry of the area: B - J  
Don't forget!
The surnames are first.

This faded and blurred list is the first part of the list of all the people in the Montgomery area who wanted themselves listed 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. Also included in the gentry were the vicars and curates of the Church of England known together as the clergy.

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.

The rest of the gentry are listed
on the next page..

 
 

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