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37 Russell Street, Rose and Crown

History of 37 Russell Street

1860 There was a fundraising event reported in the Cambridge Chronicle, a party ‘ for the benefit of the schools attached to the mission’ [Catholic mission at St Andrew’s] at the Great Room of the Rose and Crown Inn. The party was ‘numerous and respectable. occupying the chair was the Reverend Thomas Quinlivan, who did ample justice to the toasts or sentiments which included “Our beloved Queen, Pope Pius IX, and success to the Schools”.’


(37a) Rose and Crown

James Simpkin, 63, publican,  b Cambridge

Mildred, 61, b Cambridge

Rosa L M, 30, milliner, b Cambridge

Lilian F A, 20, b Grantchester

(37) Frederick Duke, 29, musician, b London

Rose, 30, b Cambridge

Frederick W, 5, b Cambridge

Victoria M R, 3, b Cambridge

Winifred M, 5 mos, b Cambridge


(37) George Harry Craft, 45, insurance agent for Liverpool Victoria, b Cambridge

Mary Ann, 45, domestic duties, b Cambridge

Winifred Mary, 61, b Cambridge

George Roy, 6, b Cambridge

Rita, 5, b Cambridge

(37a) George Christian, 48, manager of Rose and Crown, b Notts

Ellen, 41, b Notts

George Harold, 18, bricklayer, b Lincoln

Frederick John, 16, motor fitter, b Lincoln

George Anthony Hewes, 20, brother in law, motor fitter, b Notts

Barnwell at War (2018) has a page about George Hewes. He was a motor fitter, living with his sister Ellen and her husband, who married Lily Symonds of Staffordshire Street in 1911.

He joined the Royal Army Service Corps as a driver in 1916 and was posted to the 355 Siege Battery in 1917. By 1920 the family was living at 99 York Street.

After the war he was unable to get a job as a mechanic so worked as a builder’s labourer. It was while descending a ladder at the White Horse Inn that he fell and never regained consciousness. He died on 3rd July 1920.


St John Leslie Ryce

(37a) Elizabeth J, Rose and Crown

(37b) Mrs Nichols



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