Nathan Joseph had only held the license for the Lamb Inn
for a short time in 1849, he was an experienced Innkeeper as he
had previously held the license for the
His experience led him to suspect two
visitors to the
Lamb Inn in September 1849 and he kept a close watch on
them. When his wife discovered a valuable shawl missing, Mr.
Joseph called in the constables who searched the couple's carpet
bags and room. Along with stolen items found hidden in their bed
was a leather pouch containing eleven skeleton keys and four
William Drew applied for a license for the
Commercial Inn in 1849 however was
refused by the Bench. He held the publican's license at the
Wool Team Inn
at East Maitland in March 1850. He was granted a
publican's license for the Lamb Inn 1851.