Erin (natane) wrote in little_details,

Help required in household?

I'm writing an AU (sorta) story involving a (most likely) Scottish family, set in the mid-1800s. The AU parts shouldn't affect my question though.

Basic information: It's a house (not a huge one, not on the manor scale) of five people - one of whom is generally bedridden (in the sense of she just stays in bed most of the time), another of whom is often absent.

The house is pretty well-removed from the nearest town, perhaps two hours' ride away? and doesn't see many visitors. The landlord owns several horses (let's say six, for the heck of it because it won't be especially important in the story, and he's rich enough to both buy and take care of them).

I was thinking a reasonable servant presence would be a maid, a cook, and a groom/groundkeeper.

Does this make sense, or would more servants be more realistic?
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), uk: history: victorian era, uk: scotland (misc), ~servants/slaves

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