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What's it worth?
« on: Wednesday 23 June 21 15:01 BST (UK) »
My GGG grandfather was discharged from the army (29th Foot regiment) in 1834 and was granted a daily (per diem) pension of 2 shillings and 1 and a half pence. Does anybody have any idea what that would be worth in today's money?

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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 15:21 BST (UK) »
1 shilling = old 12 pennies and equivalent of 5 pence in the decimal currency system today, so x 2 shillings = 10p... so today it is = to a little over 10p

So that amount in 1934 would be worth around 3 and a couple of pence in today's money

https://www.in2013dollars.com/uk/inflation/1934
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 15:25 BST (UK) »
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis


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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 15:32 BST (UK) »
14.67 per day, ie an annual pension of 5,355
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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 16:03 BST (UK) »
Was he an officer?

There's a fascinating list of earnings from the 1200s for various types of jobs on this webpage:

http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/A04VALUE.htm
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy: MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell: Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar; Ross: Urray:Mackenzie:  Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell: Perthshire: Brown Ferguson: Wales: McCarthy, Thomas: England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Well(es). Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells;Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 16:05 BST (UK) »
https://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ukcompare/

I put in an initial year of 1834, amount of 0 2s 1.5d and a desired year of 2019 (latest the site will give a result for)

Try it depending on what you are hoping to compare, the value of it gives various results
labour earnings came up as 94.08

Worth doing it and reading the explanations, its a complicated (and somewhat inexact) science but gives you a general idea for all the different aspects of the comparisons.

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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 16:21 BST (UK) »
I tried this site -

Limited years and amounts - but 2s 2d in 1840 would be worth in 2017 - 7.35

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency-converter/#currency-result
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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 16:23 BST (UK) »
I would query whether the OP has read the record correctly, it seems an exorbitant amount. The daily pay for a serving solder in the later Victorian era  was only roughly one shilling a day.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: What's it worth?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 June 21 16:37 BST (UK) »
He was a sergeant major with about 25 years service. I found his pension details on the Chelsea Hospital pensions web site. He lost his arm in a firearms accident, hence he requested his discharge.