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French to English translations [PRO]
History / 18th century France - job titles
French term or phrase: garçon du château
notarial and sacramental records state that this person was “garçon du château de Meudon” until the mid-1750s. He received a pension for this position.
thurayya
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3 +7page boy
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
page boy


Explanation:
"Tous s'inclinent et Louis XVI reste seul avec son valet Lemoine et le jeune garçon du château, Pierre Hubert."

http://musee.louis.xvii.online.fr/depVar.htm


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_%28servant%29
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  writeaway: or just page or even castle page http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-england/med... sounds feasible, even if the word 'page' does exist in French.
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agree  B D Finch
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agree  cc in nyc: yes, that sounds more likely!
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agree  sktrans
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agree  Gallagy
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agree  reliable
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agree  Anne McConnell: A "page" in English is a bit more lowly than it is in the French definition. I would use it in preference to "page boy."
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