I must admit to being taken aback by the number of pub landlords I've found whilst doing my family history. We've recently had posts about The 3 Crows, and The 3 Blackbirds. Today it's the turn of the Rose and Crown in Hilgay, Norfolk.
While George BRUCE was running the 3 Blackbirds iin Ely in 1901, his brother Alfred was landlord of the Rose and Crown in Hilgay. I have sadly been unable to find an old postcard image of the pub. I'm sure one must exist. This is a fairly recent photo of the pub.
Alfred and Jane (nee DIXON, a Hilgay girl) had four children baptised at the church during the brief period they lived in the village. By 1908 the family had decamped to Border House in Fordham where Alfred farmed until his death in 1935.
This is one branch of my family in which I have yet to find a living descendent. Several of their children died in childhood, but I do have details of the marriages of two of their daughters.
Charlotte BRUCE married Walter G. MONK in Sep qtr 1921 (Downham reg. area) and Edith BRUCE married William C WHITE in Mar qtr 1928, (Downham reg. area) There was also a son Alfred George who died in Cambridge in 1984, but I'm not sure if he married.