Posted by Kathy F. on September 24, 1997 at 07:56:05:
In response to Servants, written by Jane Elizabeth on September 16, 1997 at 17:53:31
] Also, housekeepers were always called "Mrs. Whatever" even if they weren't married.
In Wuthering Heights, the housekeeper (who was in the book as a child) gains a "Mrs." without ever marrying nor changing her last name. I think it is just a title of respect for someone who has reached a certain age. It's not just for servants, though, since one of JA's relatives/ancestors (JA Fam. Record) mentions an unmarried Mrs.
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