In June 1844 he decided to
'remove to the metropolis' and auctioneer Jeremiah Ledsam
offered for sale by public auction the entire household
furniture and stock in trade together with drays, a gig, horse,
cow, personal items, clothing and a silver Hunting watch
belonging to Hinchcliffe.
Lachlan Boyne held the license later in 1844. In
November 1845 auctioneer Jeremiah Ledsam advertised a quantity
of household furniture, horses, cows, pigs and a dray etc. to be
sold at the White Swan Inn. On the same day coachbuilder
Robert Cottrell sold his household furniture, stock in
trade, smiths' tools and other items with the intention of
taking over the White Swan Inn. Lachlan Boyne died in
Henry Early was the next publican at the White Swan. A burglar had a
lucky escape in 1848 when he disturbed Mr. Early late one
Saturday night. On hearing the burglar attempting to force open
the front door, and observing a man hastily getting away over a
fence Mr. Early fired his pistol which fortunately for the
robber, misfired. Henry Early was fined 2 pounds in 1849 for a
breach of the Licensing Act when he provided rum on a Sunday to
Maitland Tailor Thomas Richardson.
Joseph Eckford was granted a
publicans license for the White Swan at Campbell's Hill
in April 1854.
Seven Stars Inn - In December
1849 James Richards was granted a publican's license for the
Seven Stars Inn formerly the White Swan Inn which
was said to be situated nearly opposite the Falls in West
Maitland. He still held the license in April 1854.