Living together in 1822


Before they got married, Baukje Jans Jousma and Rinze Lucas Nauta in Bitgum had three children. Unmarried cohabitation was uncommon in the potato farming region at the beginning of the 19th century, but at that time, was it considered not done?
This is not to say that Bauky and Lucas are living a life of debauchery: Lucas wants to know that he is the father, /…/
Socio-historical research into this particular phenomenon may provide insight into presupposed taboos of the time.
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