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.
The Servant’s Quarters in 19th Century Country Houses Like Downton Abbey
A servants' hall with its hieracrchy of staff dining in what seems to be a relatively modest household. The butler headed the table and the housekeeper was on his right. On her right were the ladies' maids, c.
Life below stairs – the duties of a Georgian housemaid