Not surprising that there were only 10 people able to afford male servants
mentioned below in Radnorshire [or who paid the tax!] as Radnorshire was the
poorest County in Wales as the following poem suggests! Its a shame it does
not give the names of the servants as well.
Radnorshire, poor Radnorshire,
Never a park and never a deer,
And never a man of five hundred a year
Except Sir William Fowler of Abbey Cwm-hir.
All the best,
From: dyfed-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Gareth
Sent: 29 April 2012 17:18
Subject: [Dyfed] Genuki - Welsh Journals Online
List of Persons who paid duty on male servants in 1780
Below is an extract from the Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol. 9 1939
on Welsh Journals Online
"An Act of Parliament pass in 1777 said that 21 shillings should be paid
yearly for every male servant employed, such as footmen, coachmen,
pastry-cooks, gamekeepers and so on.
An MS volume in the PRO dated 1780 gives a long list for England and Wales
estimated to consist of 24,750 persons employing 59,944 servants. The
Radnorshire names are only 10 in number...................."
I can't say I've ever come across this particular Act before and thought it
might be of general interest
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