The Housemaid reported to the Housekeeper. There were several Housemaids' posts:
• Parlour Maid
• Chambermaid
• Laundry Maid
• 'Between Maid' (she did double duty as both Kitchen Maid and Housemaid)
• Maids-of-all-Work

Each had their own jobs such as lighting fires, bringing hot water for washing or emptying and cleaning the chamber pots.