all those £
Posted by Caroline on March 16, 1998 at 13:27:40:
In response to Earnings, written by Captain Everett on March 15, 1998 at 21:54:23
] Harold Perkins, The Origins of Modern English Society, 1780-1880 has some average incomes for 1803, in a table. He shows two levels of Clergy earning averages of 500 and 120 pounds per year. Dissenters had an income of 120 pounds. This could be compared to earnings of 800 pounds for lesser "merchants" and manufacturers, 500 for ship owners, 150 for tailors and shopkeepers, 75 for clerks and shopmen, 55 for artisans, 31 for labourers, as well as 30 for lunatics, 25 for debtors, 20 for pensioned soldiers, 16.4 for paupers, and 10 for vagrants.
Fascinating!And pehaps a better way of judging Mr Darcy's riches, too.Though I am baffled as to how a lunatic (presumably certified) and a vagrant could be adequately assessed like this!A vagrant has no home, no job and no money, so how does he earn £10.00 per annum? (That's a question that will sp[oil my sleep......;-) )
Thanks for the info, Jason!
- Figures reinterpreted Captain Everett 20:27:15 3/17/98 (1)
- Thank you, Captain Everett. This is great info. Very helpful. nfm Rita J 20:18:21 3/19/98 (0)
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.