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Offline oldfashionedgirl

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David Bruce Grocer - 40 years in my house - Doing what ?
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 11:38 GMT (UK) »
Hello all

I have been looking into the inhabitants of my 130+ year old house for many years.
The earlier and more transient inhabitants have actually been easier to discover information about.

The one which intrigues me most is the one who lived in it for 40 years, the longest inhabitor.
David Bruce 1890-1975 Grocer = Agnes Boyd Ingram

I have his birth, census x3 and marriage in Fife, death in Edinburgh (not in the house)
None of his children were born here and I have looked at the British newspaper archive but no mention of him.

I have yet to look for him in a 'grocers trade list' which I will do next time in town.

I cannot see him in any trees on Ancestry but I'm not a member at the moment so didn't have an in depth trawl.

Can anyone give me a pointer as to where to look for some more information on him and his family.
Thanks

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Re: David Bruce Grocer - 40 years in my house - Doing what ?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 13:16 GMT (UK) »
You don't say when he moved from your house but there may be people still living in the area who remember him. You could put a card in a local shop or a message in church magazine etc. A local history group may also have photos or stories of him.

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Re: David Bruce Grocer - 40 years in my house - Doing what ?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Thornwood.
I have asked around the neighbours but nobody was here in 1975 when he left.
Good idea about the church and the local paper shop has been in the same family for years so I will chat to them.
Cheers