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Bridget Hill

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206217

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.001.0001

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Nicholas Blundell's Servants

Nicholas Blundell's Servants

(p.150) 8 Nicholas Blundell's Servants

Bridget Hill

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the conditions of the domestic servants employed by Nicholas Blundell, a wealthy gentleman living near Liverpool, England. This analysis is based on the Blundell's journal where he indexed information about his servants over a period of twenty-six years during the 18th century. This chapter investigates whether Blundell household was representative of the wealthy employers of domestic servants during this period. It describes the nature of the Blundell household and the duties and responsibilities of his servants.

Keywords:   Nicholas Blundell, domestic servants, England, wealthy households, domestic service

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