Gentry are “well-born, genteel and well-bred people” of high social class, especially in the past. The term gentry refers to the landed gentry, a largely historical British social class who could live entirely from rental income, but would not necessarily always have titles of nobility. Gentry, in its widest connotation, refers to people of good social position connected to landed estates. They often worked as administrators of their own land, where some would work as ”gentlemen farmers for pleasure rather than profit”, others became public, political, religious or armed forced figures. Although predominantly living life in leisure, later on there were increasing worries on livelihood. Due to economic shifts and legal changes, the life of landed gentry slowly became more and more a part of history.
These are remnants of a past time.