William Eckford formerly of the Maitland Inn was granted the license for the Prince Albert
Inn in the
original premises of the Black
Horse Inn, Newcastle Street, East Maitland in 1845.
The license for the Black Horse Inn was transferred to
Henry Adams for premises nearby formerly owned by John Smith.
The license for the Prince Albert Inn was transferred
to former baker
in December, 1847.
James Fulford and
his wife Grace Sophia had four children. Grace Sophia died aged
24 on 23 October 1848 after a long illness (1)and the Inn was
advertised for lease by Fulford in November 1849. He moved out
in June 1850, advertising his furniture and stock for sale.
The license was held by Charles Wilson early in 1851 however
by May he had decided to retire from business and advertised to
sell by auction all the household furniture of the Inn as well
as a wooden house on wheels, hay and coal.(2)