Fascinating article in the Daily Telegraph shows that (depending on your mode of calculation) Mr Darcy £30,000 a year at the start of the 1800s could be recalculated to about £12m!
Other incomes shown are John Dashwood’s income of £6,000 in 1810 could be worth c£5m per annum today. Whilst Mrs Dashwood’s income of £500 per annum would be equivalent to c£450k. Emma’s inheritance of £30k could be worth £26,631,000.00.
The paper provides a searchable table which is very interesting. Take a look at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11063670/Could-Mr-Darcy-afford-a-stately-home-today.html