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1 UPPER KING STREET St. GEORGE TOMBLAND FULL LICENCE CLOSED
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1   ( 1867 - 1894 )
WESTON by 1845 to at least 1856
PHILIP BACK by 1867
Licensees :
? 1619
Robert Walston ? 1625
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WILLIAM WESTON here 17.03.1681
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JAMES BURROUGHS
worsted weaver
1760 - 1764
JOHN PHILLIPS 1802
JOHN SIDNEY 1806 - 1810
THOMAS SMITH 1822
WILLIAM KNIGHTS 1830
SAMUEL VINCE
( & Mary Vince - age 53 in 1836 )
1836 - 1839
WILLIAM JAMES
& cordwainer
age 48 in 1851
1842 - 1856
LEMON JEFFRIES
thatcher
1858 - 1861
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Mrs. Sarah Goodson was the daughter of Matthew Cockoe who had purchased the property from the widow Faith Raley on 8th October 1618. He in turn had left the house to his wife Rose in his will dated 23rd August 1603. After Rose, the house was to pass to his daughters, Hester, wife of Francis Saffrey, Jane, wife of John Spooner and Sarah, wife of Robert Goodson.

In a will dated 21st August 1619*, baker Matthew Walston granted the GRIFFIN to his wife Elizabeth ( Who remarried Robert Hodgkin), and after her death, to their sons Thomas and Robert Walston. On 15th August 1625, Thomas, a tailor, granted ownership to his brother Robert.

On 28th October 1633 cordwainer Robert Goodson and Sarah his wife, sold to John Adkin. a musician, the GRYFFIN, sometime of Augustine Styward, then of William Yermouth, late Edmund Walston.
Location given as Castle Meadow to the west and the king's highway to the east.

On 26th August 1644 Thomas Walston sold to worstead weaver Richard Wadelow and maltster John Lowe, a messuage known as the GRIFFIN.

On 24th May 1659 Thomas Walston sold to Robert Rosse, Gent., the GRIFFIN, formerly occupied by the late Matthew Walston ( Father of the said Thomas ).

On 21st August 1662 Robert Rosse, gentleman and Thomas Walston, tailor, sold to Henry Watts jun., citizen and alderman of Norwich, the GRIFFIN which Matthew Walston, baker, deceased, was a former owner.

On 1st November 1669, Elizabeth Hardingham, relict of tailor James Hardingham and former wife of Robert Walston, assigned to maltster John Lowe and Robert Walston, son of Robert, the GRIFFIN in Tombland or St. Mary, in which Robert Waddelow ( deceased ) had interest. Also concerned were Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Cicely Walston, children of the said Robert Walston, jun.


The house was engaged for Freeholders, the Friends of Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas William Coke, Esq. on Wednesday 14th April 1784, being the Day of Election. (One of 53 such houses in Norwich)


Given as the GRIFFIN TAVERN in 1856 directory.

Old and well-accustomed public-house to let September 1856 - Apply the Brewery, St. George's Bridge Street.

A 6 day licence was held from 1872.

Licence surrendered 22.09.1898 on grant of a new licence to the GRIFFIN, St. Peter Permountergate.

Demolished.

 

* One transcription of the will of Thomas Walston gives the date as 21st August 1599, a second gives 1609, a third says 1619.