This comes out clearly in an account from 1760 in which the underkeeper of the Ashmolean describes a museum visitor's insistence on manual access:
20) The underkeeper further notes that while the lady was inspecting the objects in the drawer he was kept busy handing "Curiosities" to a gentleman visitor.
It took five men - an RSPCA inspector, the local deer warden and his underkeeper
, a gamekeeper at a nearby castle and his beatkeeper - almost half-an-hour to hold both the Roe deer stags down and cut the twisted ropes.
Furious Jessica Allinson, 46, and her underkeeper
Alexander Szyndel, 28, stormed among 600 revellers, blasting away with double-barrelled shotguns at the loudspeakers.
A court was told David Dixon, 50, of Keepers Cottage, Stanhope - head gamekeeper on the 7,000-acre Croglin Estate grouse moor - and underkeeper
Ian Smith, 39, of Hope Level Cottages, Stanhope - used the trap to try and catch a hen harrier.
By 1453 Idley was a Sergeant of Henry VI, and was granted a life appointment as gentleman man falconer and underkeeper
of the King's mews and falcons.
The conditions have been so claggy that even Scott, our normally nimble underkeeper
, took a nasty tumble on the slippery slopes.
She later married Nicholas Jones, Topcliffe's henchman and underkeeper
of the gatehouse at Westminster.
And without the underkeeper
, Scott, and his spaniel, Jack, devoting long hours to nudging them back to the woods, the birds would be off elsewhere, in pursuit of a la carte fare.
While last but not least in the tally is Jack, a springer spaniel, owned by underkeeper