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7. Working on his own account

James Harvey himself does not appear with the other carpenters on John Knight’s Labour and Small Bills Accounts for 1835 and 1836.  Like some later carpenters he may well have worked for the estate as and when required but was also in business on his own account.  Other carpenters including, for example, John Karslake (Estate Carpenter from about 1857 - 1875) and William Hodge (Carpenter from about 1875 - 1894) were known to have paid rent for their cottages and workshops unlike typical estate employees.