house servants and marriage
Posted by P. Bingham on March 19, 1998 at 18:31:18:
In response to Pregnant servants and a question, written by Constanza on March 19, 1998 at 16:49:10
I have read many times from different books agreeing that the servant class was not one very much interested in marriage. Most of the women would have immediately lost their jobs when they married. And good respectable jobs for women were hard to come by. (assuming that being a servant was a good respectable job! But I suppose it was for that class). So I can understand the high rate of unmarried women in the servant class. I've not heard anything about a high rate of unmarried mothers. They would be canned as well. If the female servants didn't marry less they lose their job, you'd think they wouldn't want to get "caught" either. This is speaking of only the house servants though. I have a good book about marriage and family and I'll see if I can find anything there on this particular subject.
- Laurence Stone's other book P. Bingham 13:50:16 3/20/98 (6)
- Very informative! Lesley 00:18:26 3/21/98 (0)
- Don't appologise, Patricia; that was very interesting... Marie Bernadette 00:10:07 3/21/98 (4)
- Lords & unexpected babies P. Bingham 18:52:35 3/21/98 (3)
- Out of the running... Marie Bernadette 13:29:53 3/23/98 (2)
- bastards P. Bingham 22:12:58 3/25/98 (1)
- It still amazes me the amount of inform. U can provide :-) nfm Constanza 11:03:49 3/26/98 (0)
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