Victorian Servants: First six servants in a house: housemaid nursemaid, cook, male servant, lady's maid or kitchen maid and another male perhaps a full time butler. From there work became more specialized:steward, full time valet, housekeeper, more lady's maids, governess, parlour maids, laundry maids, scullery maids and from there more male servants. After taxes on male servants became the norm, the more males a home employed, the more socially prestigious it was.
i feel like either a) i was born in the wrong era, b) i want to be in a movie or show that is set in fancy dress time periods, or c) time travel should be a vacation option cause i want to wear this! (Mary in Downton Abbey)
The Servant’s Quarters in 19th Century Country Houses Like Downton Abbey