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I have a copy Will from 1689 by my 9th Great/Grandfather James Dearing (or Deering), bequeathing the “Golden Lyon” to his infant grandson Dearing Dansie, via a life interest to the testator’s daughter and son-in-law. James died shortly afterwards. Within 30 years, Dearing Dansie had moved full time to Castle Hedingham and I do not know what became of the family’s interest in the pub after that. However, Dearing’s son Deering also became a victualler, as did his great grandson Crown Dansie and others in the family.
(information supplied by Ian Jones)
Building has since been demolished.
last updated 07/04/2012
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)