Robert Ballard was granted a publican's license for the Gordon Arms in October 1843
He took out a license for the Wheatsheaf Inn at Morpeth in April 1845.
Peter Grant was issued with a license for the Gordon Arms in April 1844, 1845 and 1846.
In 1846 he was fined £2 for selling liquor on a Sunday
In 1847 Peter Grant charged neighbours Ann and Samuel Derrington with assaulting his wife Jane after an altercation between the two women. Ann and Samuel Derrington were later fined 60/- and bound over to keep the peace.
James Wolfe was the next innkeeper at the Gordon Arms. He was granted a publican's license in June 1847. He transferred the license to Thomas Honeysett in March 1848 and was granted a publican's license for the Red Cow Inn in May 1848 
Thomas Honeysett held the license for the Gordon Arms in 1849 and in October that year transferred the license to William Bartley.  Thomas Honeysett was granted a publican's license for the Cricketers Arms in West Maitland in 1851
Peter Grant was granted a license again in May 1853 
Dennis Toohey was granted the publican's license in April 1854
 Maitland Mercury 7 October 1843
 Maitland Mercury 19 April 1845
 Maitland Mercury 22 March1845
 Maitland Mercury 27 May 1846
 Maitland Mercury 30 June 1847
 Maitland Mercury 10 May 1848
 Maitland Mercury 17 October 1849
 Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates for Publicans' Licences, 1830-1849, 1853-1860