House Maids generally have a fixed position in the chain of command of the huge families, and in spite of the fact that there is cover between definitions (subject to the size of the family) the positions themselves would regularly be inflexibly clung to. The standard arrangements of servant in a huge family are:

  • Lady’s house keeper: a senior hireling who detailed straightforwardly to the lady of the house, yet positioned underneath the Housekeeper, and went with her woman on movement. She dealt with her escort’s garments and hair, and here and there filled in as confidante.
  • House-servant or housemaid: a nonexclusive term for servants whose capacity was predominantly “above stairs”, and were normally somewhat more seasoned, and better paid. Where a family unit incorporated numerous housemaids the jobs were frequently sub-partitioned as below.
    • Head house-servant: the senior house keeper, answering to the Housekeeper. (Additionally called “House parlor servant” in a foundation with just a couple of upstairs maids).
    • Parlour house cleaner: they cleaned and cleaned banquet halls and living zones before sun-up, and frequently served refreshments at afternoon tea, and in some cases likewise supper. They cleaned studies and libraries, and (with footmen) addressed chimes calling for service.
    • Chamber house cleaner: they cleaned and kept up the rooms, guaranteed flames were lit in chimneys, and provided hot water.
    • Laundry servant: they kept up bedding and towels. They additionally washed, dried, and pressed garments for the entire family, including the servants.
    • Under house parlor house cleaner: the general agent to the house parlor house keeper in a little foundation which had just two upstairs maids.
  • Nursery servant: likewise an “upstairs house keeper”, yet one who worked in the kids’ nursery, looking after flames, neatness, and great request. Answered to the Nanny as opposed to the Housekeeper.
  • Kitchen house keeper: a “beneath stairs” house cleaner who answered to the Cook, and helped with running the kitchens.
    • Head kitchen house cleaner: where various kitchen house keepers were utilized, the “head kitchen house keeper” was viably a deputy to the cook, connected to a great extent in the plainer and less difficult cooking (now and then cooking the hirelings’ meals).
    • Under kitchen servant: where different kitchen house keepers were utilized these were the staff who arranged vegetables, stripped potatoes, and aided introduction of got done with cooking for serving.
  • Scullery house keeper: the most minimal evaluation of “underneath stairs” servant, answering to the cook, the scullery house keepers were in charge of washing cutlery, ceramics, and dish sets, and scouring kitchen floors, just as observing broilers while kitchen servants ate their own supper.
  • Between house cleaner: generally comparable in status to scullery house keepers, and frequently saved money, the between house keepers in a huge family unit looked out for the senior workers (butler, housekeeper, and cook) and were in this way liable to each of the three division heads, regularly prompting erosion in their business.  Sometimes known by the name ‘tweeny’.
  • Still room servant: a lesser house cleaner utilized in the still room; as the work included the supply of liquor, makeup, prescriptions, and cooking fixings over all divisions of the house, the still room servants were a piece of the “between staff”, together responsible to every one of the three office heads.