Rundlet-May House

Staff Employed at the Rundlets’ House

In 1810, a federal census of the Rundlet household revealed that the household consisted of more than just family members; the addition of young unnamed men and women were very likely domestic staff members. In James Rundlets’ account ledgers, names of several female household staff members appear, which include Sarah Medes and Mary Lang, listed for several years, whereas some names only appear for a brief time, such as Elizabeth Bradbury or Jane Roberts. A house as large as the Rundlet home would have had the expectation of staff working on site; and the house was built with a staff staircase.