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    Copy of the marquis of Kildare's household book, 1758

    Dooley, Terence (2009) Copy of the marquis of Kildare's household book, 1758. Archivium Hibernicum, 62. pp. 183-220. ISSN 0044-8745

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    Hereunder is reproduced for the first time in its entirety a rare example of a servant-related manuscript of the eighteenth century. It came into the present author's possession some years ago by a kind loan from Maurice FitzGerald, ninth and present duke of Leinster.1 In the past 'The copy of the marquis of Kildare's household book, 1758' has provided the basis for an erudite article by Patricia McCarthy and has been referred to in other important works on servants in the eighteenth-century Irish country house, notably by Toby Barnard.2 The document is a record of household regulations and employment policies written down by James FitzGerald, marquis of Kildare, later 1st duke of Leinster (1722-73), governing servant life at Carton House in county Kildare and to a lesser extent Kildare (later Leinster) House, his town residence in Dublin. It is to be assumed that, although every entry was marked with FitzGerald's sign, 'K' and later T, the decisions recorded were at least very strongly influenced by his formidable wife, Lady Emily (1731-1814), daughter of the 2nd duke of Richmond.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Marquis of Kildare; household book; 1758; Carton;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 4683
    Depositing User: Terence Dooley
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 11:39
    Journal or Publication Title: Archivium Hibernicum
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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