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Gentry refers to nobility. In England, the gentry refer to people with titles. These would be knights, dukes, earls, barons, viscounts, and the like.
If you are referring to the nobility then they do not necessarily a thing. It depends on many factors. There may be nothing attached to the title and the title itself may not be hereditary.There may be disguised circularity in this question. The English term gentry is vague and refers to families in the 'class' or 'stratum' immediately below the aristocracy - in other words the higher echelons of the upper middle class. They inherit only what is left them in wills or according to law if someone dies without a will.There is also the term landed gentry. This refers to members of the main (often untitled) land-owning families in each county. Criteria for 'membership' are vague and informal. (You don't get a document from the monarch telling you that you are a member of the landed gentry). Moreover, even if you are widely regarded as a 'member' of the landed gentry this doesn't guarantee that you will inherit 'broad acres' or even any land at all. Leaving aside possible ill will within a family, parents may want to keep a farm or estate viable for the future and leave it to one child, and leave the others money, stocks and shares.
Government by the few is an oligarchy, by a single powerful ruler an autocracy, and by the landed gentry an aristocracy.
Augustine Wasjomgton was George Washington's father. He was a very wealthy member of the landed gentry, who earned his money as a planter with slaves. He was an active member of the Anglican church and served as both sheriff and justice of the peace.
Adam Gentry was born on August 21, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Minnie Gentry was born on December 2, 1915, in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
England's rural gentry.
They focused less on the military, and the scholar-gentry class continued to rule. Confucianism was strictly enforced in the elite class.
The address of the Gentry Public Library is: 105 E. Main, Gentry, 72734 8219
Jonathon Gentry's birth name is Gentry, Jonathon.
once i was a gentry was no me
Dennis Gentry's birth name is Dennis Louis Gentry.
Troy Gentry's birth name is Troy Lee Gentry.
members of Eddmongomery gentry are eddie mongomery & trou gentry...
She is not related to either member of Montgomery Gentry. Her birth name was Roberta Lee Streeter.She took the stage name Gentry after seeing Jennifer Jones in the film, Ruby Gentry.