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  Slater's Guide 1: the gentry of Rhayader, 1858  

The surnames come
first in these lists!

This is a list of all the people in the Rhayader area who wanted themselves listed as "Gentry" in 1858. 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.


The original of this page was tiny, so that the names are a little difficult to read here. See if you recognise any of the house or farm names.
Are they still there today?



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