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Servants?

Postby Anizio » 05 Jun 2015, 23:27

hello,

for the 1769 Stati delle Anime, in the list of my ancestors' (the Caprini) family it also lists "Gioseppe Fossi loro servo" age 20. Oddly my ancestors father and brothers living in the same house did not have any.

Does anyone know what this would be? A slave? An orphan working for keep? A child sold into servitude by a poor parent?

Does anyone know what "servo" meant in the 1759 stati delle anime?

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Re: Servants?

Postby Italysearcher » 08 Jun 2015, 10:01

Loro servo means their servant. I guess he waited on all of them in the household regardless of where he was in the list.
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Re: Servants?

Postby Anizio » 08 Jun 2015, 16:34

I understand he was their servant, but I don't understand what that means. If its slavery, indentured servitude, wage labour, or something else :/

A number of families had them in the town in the 1700s, and the Lord of the town had 3, so it must have been common at the time. This was in Pesaro and Urbino, in a small town though, not a city.
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Re: Servants?

Postby Italysearcher » 09 Jun 2015, 08:53

Maybe it was an act of charity. The person was probably not a family member, possibly unable to work in the fields, maybe due to an injury, club foot etc. Maybe a 'foundling' who they had raised. In those type of records you needed to provide a profession. I doubt he was paid, more likely worked for his keep.
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