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Groom 3

While we’re on the subject of personal servants, let’s look at the groom. Some grooms just worked in the stables under the head groom others were assigned to a mistress, master, or one of their children, and became a personal groom. Grooms tended to be long term and highly trusted servants. Frequently he would be the one to teach the master or mistress as a child to ride. They took care of the horses and tack. If the groom was a personal groom, that groom was solely responsible for the care of the master or mistress’s personal horses. That would include riding hacks and pairs or teams as well as all their saddles and tack.

A groom accompanied a lady when she rode in Town and possibly in the country. He would also have a place in a sporting carriage so that if the master or mistress left the carriage for any reason, he’d take charge of the horses and vehicle. A groom was also used to carry messages when one did not wish to use a footman.

Grooms didn’t wear livery.

Groom 1

 

Groom 2

 

 

 

 

 

#RegencyTrivia #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance

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