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Presteigne
Important local Victorians
 
  Some people of influence in Presteigne and district
 
  The people who had power and influence in the area were those who held public offices like Justice of the Peace and Sheriff (the Queen's representative in the county). Only men who owned property could hold these offices.
Poor men and women of any kind were kept out of the system. Only at the end of Victoria's reign were working men given the vote. No women could vote in Victorian times.
Below are pages on some of the people who made a name for themselves in the area in those times.
picture of Victorian landowner
 
Sir Richard Green Price (1803-1863)
a bringer of railways
 
 
Sir George Cornewall Lewis (1806-1863)
landowner and government minister
 
 
Sir Harford Jones-Brydges (1764-1847)
of Persia and Boultibrooke
 
 
Joseph Murray Ince (1806-1859)
painter of landscapes
 

 

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