arrived on the Neptune immigrant ship in 1839.
He held the licence for the Wheatsheaf Inn in the 1840's. He had previously held the licence for the Gordon Arms
In September 1850 he purchased the 'Fly' omnibus and commenced a service from Morpeth to and from East and West Maitland twice daily 
Robert Ballard was one of the many Maitlanders who tried his luck at the Ophir gold diggings. He died at Maitland in 1878.
Andrew Wortley Thomas
Andrew Wortley Thomas held the licence from April 1854 - 1856.
 Maitland Mercury 19 April 1845
 Maitland Mercury 2 September 1850