Raffald [née Whitaker], Elizabeth (bap. 1733, d. 1781), cook and writer on cookery, was born at Doncaster and baptized there on 8 July 1733. She was one of at least three daughters born to Joshua Whitaker, a man of some property in the town which the daughters inherited. After receiving a fair education, she passed about fifteen years (1748–63) in service, rising to become housekeeper at ...
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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction
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