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A "Gentleman" was originally a man of 'good family', but one who was not part of the English nobility. My understanding is that the "yeoman" title developed during the 1400s, especially following the Black Plague, as wealthier members of the lower classes were able to accumulate sufficient land holdings as to work their way upwards ...


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Archibald Campbell and Mary Lycett are also my fifth great grandfather and mother. I think you will find that the Lycett family owned property and land far beyond the generation of Francis Lycett, back into the 16th century. I am researching that part of the family myself, and see a number of court cases involving the Lycett family, and a number of leases ...


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