HURLEY, JOHN (1796-1882), innkeeper, pastoralist and politician, was born in Limerick, Ireland, son of John Hurley and his wife Mary, née Hassett. In October 1823 he was sentenced in Limerick to seven years' transportation for insurrection and in 1824 reached Sydney in the Prince Regent. By 1828 he had been assigned to Captain Terence Murray on whose Lake George grants he worked and became superintendent. He was freed from servitude in 1830 and by 1832 had become an innkeeper at Campbelltown. He operated coaches from the King's Arms and was also agent for others in 1839. In 1841 he moved to the Royal Hotel and by 1844 had other hotels in the area.
Hurley bought land near Campbelltown where he bred horses and had a stud of Clydesdales at Mount Gilead. 'So favourably was his name known for the quality of his stock, that his horses were eagerly sought ...Read more at the source website