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Gentleman, My Ancestor Was a


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(Stuart A Raymond) Between the sixteenth and nineteenth century gentlemen – the gentry – were men who stood just below nobility in wealth and political power; owners of country estates and wide acres.

In this book the author examines the role these men played in society, placing the English and Welsh landed gentry in their historical context, and details the various techniques and sources that can be used to trace them.  In addition to looking at parish records, the book explores heraldry and pedigree collections, as well as inheritance records, legal and education records.

160 pages. Soft covers