Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels
Hunter River Hotel
John Mayo was publican of the
Hunter River Hotel which
was situated in Day Street, East
John Mayo arrived
as a convict on the
Baring in 1819 and
married Elizabeth Benson in 1826 at
Christ Church, Newcastle.
Elizabeth arrived on the
Brothers convict ship
She ran their
business, a store in East Maitland,
in her husband's frequent absences
and they were able to purchase land
and open a public house they called
the Maitland Wine Vaults in 1838.
Hunter River Hotel was
either in these premises or near by.
John Mayo still held the
license in April 1854.
Elizabeth died in 1853 aged 47 and
John died in 1860 aged 64.