Grout Family Genealogy Forum
having re-checked my data and sources it know looks as though I may have wasted some of your time. James Grout(b1821/2) was resident in Epping in 1848 at the White Horse (Whites directory 1848). It is probable that he resided there in 1847 as his son Walter james was born 24 Februry 1847 in Epping, probably at the White Horse. This still leaves the question of where was he in 1841 and who took over the Foresters arms from James.
Sorry about the oversite