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Out door servant
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 14:20 GMT (UK) »
In 1851 in Liverpool I have a 15 year old girl who is an " out door servant "
Any ideas, her father is a clock maker and her younger brother is assistant clock maker.
What would she be doing ? I`d expect domestic , or just servant .
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Re: Out door servant
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 February 18 14:32 GMT (UK) »
I think it means she did not live in with the family she worked for. She went home each night.

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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Out door servant
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 February 18 14:33 GMT (UK) »
From the Liverpool Daily Post - Tuesday 19 December 1871
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Out door servant
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 February 18 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks,  that makes sense.
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Re: Out door servant
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 February 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
Outdoor servant can also mean someone who is a stablehand, groom or gardener. However in the case of a woman, its more likely to mean someone who works as a servant but doesn't live in.
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Re: Out door servant
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 February 18 19:24 GMT (UK) »
However in the case of a woman, its more likely to mean someone who works as a servant but doesn't live in.

Especially in the case of a 15 year old girl. Most of the adverts for  Outdoor Servants are for men, and are for actually working outdoors.

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Re: Out door servant
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 February 18 22:09 GMT (UK) »
From the Liverpool Daily Post - Tuesday 19 December 1871
"Wanted elderly married woman or widow"
Why specify elderly? Perhaps younger predecessors had to give or be given notice because they became pregnant.