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From: "Robert Treharne Jones" <>
Subject: Re: [GLA] Wages and Cost of Living
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:45:07 +0100
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Been searching on the internet to no avail, and wondered if anyone knew the
likely wage of an agricultural labourer (I know I'm particularly looking at
Mid Wales)

in Wales.  I found that the particular amount an ancestor was left in a Will
was £276 15s 4d which is equivalent to £16,000 + today (according to
National Archives), surely the wages weren't high enough to save???

Just curious to know what a weekly wage would've been in 1897 and the cost
of living.  Does anyone know of a website to point me at? Or do they have
the answer?

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