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Occupation "Gentleman" on UK Marriage Records

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Re: Occupation "Gentleman" on UK Marriage Records

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 5:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gentleman usually meant someone who didn't have to work for a living. They didn't have to be upper class, just have enough income not to have to work. It was sometimes used by men who'd retired from a profession or who'd done well in trade.

I have an ancestor who migrated, and on his trip home upon retirement it says Gentleman in the occupation column of the passenger list. Before retirement he ran a baker's shop and his father had been an ag lab.
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JamesMarkCham... 6 Mar 2013 8:44PM GMT 
judithstracha... 7 Mar 2013 12:20AM GMT 
RebeccaMCantr... 14 Mar 2013 10:50AM GMT 
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