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  Slater's Directory 1858: The gentry and clergy  
  In the faded extract below we can see listed some of the nobility, gentry and clergy of the Welshpool area in the middle of Queen Victoria's reign.
These are the land owners and property owners who had so much influence over the lives of ordinary people.
They were sometimes referred to as people of independent means. This simply meant they did not need to go out to work to earn a living, but could live on the income from their property or savings.
The publishers of the directory were unused to Welsh names and so there are some unusual spellings at times !
Can you recognise any of them?
Don't forget!
The surnames
are first

Besides landowners are the local clergy. These include the local vicar and the ministers of local chapels.

More of the area's gentry and clergy...


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