Between the years 1826 and
held the license for the Plough Inn,
formerly the Barlow Mow run by his brother Benjamin Singleton.
The name was later changed to the
Plough & Horses.
In July 1831, the following
advertisement appeared in the Sydney Gazette -
John Johnston having opened the House at Patrick's Plains
formerly occupied by
Richard Yeoman, respectfully begs the support and encouragement of his
Friends and the Public in that district, and trusts that, by a more
liberal attention to the comforts of those who may favour him with their
company, he will be enabled to revive the character
originally held by the
Barley Mow, but now offered for
their accommodation under the auspices of the Good Woman.
Darlington 17th July 1831.' John Johnston was also granted the
license for the Good Woman in the year 1833.
Richard Yeomans, mentioned above was granted a publican's license for
the Lamb and Lark Inn at Patrick Plains in November 1830.
In 1831 he
took over the
in West Maitland.
Benjamin Singleton was granted a publican's
license for the Barley Mow in July 1834 (1)
William Singleton was granted a publican's
license for the Barley Mow in July 1835. Benjamin Singleton took over from 1836
until 1840 (1)
The Inn became known as The
Rambles in New South Wales (1827) XYZ (Letter III) - Attributed to W.J. Dumaresq,
in which he describes arriving at the Plough Inn
(1) Certificates for publicansí licenses, 1853-1861. NRS 14403, reels 5063-5066,
1236-1242. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South
Wales, Australia. (Ancestry)