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LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS 11th September 1794 & 14th September 1795
Licensees :
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JAMES VINCENT 1794 -1795
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JOHN FOREBY
& joiner & blacksmith
1836
ELIZABETH BACON
age 66 in 1851
1845 - 1853
ELIZABETH BACON & SON
( & blacksmith)
1854
WILLIAM BROOKS MANN
Age 39 in 1861
1858 - * 1861
SARAH ELLENDER
Apparently at the Ostrich from 1864
1863


Given as the GOLDEN WYVERN 1836 & 1845
Last found by name, as the GRIFFIN in 1858.

The body of Mr Lorenz Beha was found in a nearby ditch Friday 18th November 1853.
His body was brought to the Griffin where it was seen that evening by surgeon Mr. J. Jump of Litcham. He further inspected the body the following Monday.
At the subsequent trial William Thompson was found guilty of murder and of stealing two 5 pound bank notes, two sovereigns, twenty shillings, a sixpence, a four penny piece, three silver watches of £15 value, twelve watch keys, sixteen box keys of value 3s and one purse value 6d.
William Thompson was executed by the hangman on Saturday April 8th 1854, he made `a full Confession while lying under sentence of Death'.

( The total value of items stolen would equate to well over £1,500 in 2010 terms )

Part of the Household Furniture of Benjamin Bacon were to be Sold by Auction at the Griffin Inn, on Thursday 28th September 1854.