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Written by Elizabeth K
(9/7/2009 11:14 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The servants are an interesting factor, penned by Barbara
Or so John Trusler says in his Domestic Management (1819).
]With even double that yearly income, it would be hard to even afford a cleaning lady for a family with 3 or more children.
Gosh! £60, 000 per year is an extremely good income, much better than a lot of people in Britain receive and it would certainly be considered a very substantial income where I live. An annual income of £30,000 is an adequate income for a family of four, and everyone I have spoken to, outside of Pemberley, agrees with me. They would not be able to live like lords but they would be able to live perfectly comfortably on £30,000 a year, and as for £60,000: positively wealthy! I don't know what it's like where you live but here in rural north-east England, £30,000, to say nothing of £60,000 (!), is considered to be an adequate, comfortable income for a family.
I shall have done now, as I have gone off-topic (sorry).
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