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Servants. Male & Female.


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Many of my ancestors worked a servants for times, some took up a lifelong occupation as a servant. My 4xgreat grandfather and his son worked as servants for a huge amount of their lives, the father having alternated between London and Kent, probably due to his employers having estates there.

Male and female servants often travelled round and that can explain why many people in the domestic service trade married partners who lived several miles from where they lived. Male servants usually did the horse and carts, drove them, the hevy gardening jobs and butlers jobs whereas women did the cleaning, cooking, housework etc.


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