HOUSEKEEPER. One who occupies a house.
2. A person who occupies every room in the house, under a lease, except
one, which is reserved for his landlord, who pays all the taxes, is not a
housekeeper. 1 Chit. Rep. 502. Nor is a person a housekeeper, who takes a
house, which be afterwards underlets to another, whom the landlord refuses
to accept as his tenant; in this case, the under-tenant aid the, taxes and
let to the tenant the, first floor of the house, and the rent was paid for
the whole house to the tenant, who paid it to the landlord. Id. note.
3. In order to make the party a house-keeper, he must be in actual
possession of the house; 1 Chit. Rep. 288 and must occupy a whole house. 1
Chit. Rep. 316. See 1 Barn. & Cresw. 178; 2 T. R. 406; 1 Bott, 5; 3 Petersd,
Ab. 103, note; 2 Mart. Lo. R. 313.
, house steward
, master of ceremonies