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Gregory King’s Distribution of English Family Income for the Year 1688

 

Social Rank

Number of Persons

Number of Families

Annual Family Income (in )

Men Who Rule:      
Aristocracy      
Temporal Lords

6,400

160

3,200

Spiritual Lords

520

26

1,300

Gentry      
Baronets

12,800

800

800

Knights

7,800

600

650

Esquires

30,000

3,000

450

Gentlemen

96,000

12,000

280

Citizens, Burgesses & Yeomen      
Government Office Holders

70,000

10,000

260

Merchants & Traders by Sea

64,000

10,000

238

Lawyers

70,000

10,000

154

Clergymen

52,000

10,000

55

Yeomen

280,000

40,000

91

Husbandmen

660,000

120,000

55

Tenant Farmers

750,000

150,000

42

Persons in Liberal Arts/Sciences

75,000

15,000

60

Shopkeepers/Tradesmen

225,000

50,000

45

Artisans & Handicrafters

240,000

60,000

38

Naval Officers

20,000

5,000

80

Military Officers

16,000

4,000

60

       
Subtotals - Men Who Rule:

2,675,520

500,586

68

       
Men Who Do Not Rule:      
Common Seamen

150,000

50,000

20

Laborers/Out Servants

1,275,000

264,000

15

Cottagers/Paupers

1,300,000

400,000

7

Common Soldiers

70,000

35,000

14

Vagrants/Thieves/Gypsies, etc.

30,000

N/A

N/A

       
Subtotals - Men Who Do Not Rule

2,825,000

849,000

11

       
Totals - All England

5,500,520

1,349,586

32