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The Hop and Barley Corn
New Street, Lower Gornal.
This was quite a large but short-lived enterprise that has long gone.
It's exact location is presently unknown, but probably in the New Street area of Lower Gornal.
London Gazette, June 1861.
Thomas Gordon Bunch was born in Tipton, he married Mary Ann Smih in 1846, he was a Parish constable and butcher of Coseley before he moved to Gornal.
Thomas was living in New Street, Lower Gornal age 33 by 1861 and in a bankruptcy notice was described as a butcher, maltster, brewer and commission agent. The household included his wife Mary Ann, also 33 years of age, along with their children Mary Ann, Matilda, Henry and John G.
It appears that he got into financial difficulties arond1 1861
In 1864 an application for a licence was put forward by Thomas Bunch, but was refused, some objections from the Queens Head in New Street and other establishments located near by.
This could be the reason the enterprise was sold off the following year.
Thomas Bunch and family emigrated to America in 1864, living in Union, New Jersey, they had a further three children; Mathew E, Victoria and Maud V, his occupation was a brewer. and occupation was still a brewer.
After his wife Mary Ann died, he married Cassandra B. Hunt on 6 May, 1878.
1865 Sale Notice.

IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD BUSINESS PREMISES, MALTHOUSE, FLOUR MILL, BREWERY, PUBLIC HOUSE, AND BULDING LAND At GORNAL WOOD, in the Parish of SEDGLEY MESSERS. POWELL and SON will SELL by AUCTION (by order of the Mortgagees of Thomas Gordon Bunch), at the BUSH HOTEL, HIGH STREET, DUDLEY, on Thursday, the 15th day of June instant at six o'clock in the evening, subject to conditions, the undermentioned valuable PROPERTIES,-
Lot1. All that FREEHOLD PUBLIC HOUSE, Twelve-quarter MALTHOUSE, BREWERY, Steam FLOUR MILL, with three pair of Stones, smut mill, dresser, grinding gear, store rooms, stabling, with loft over, harness room, sheds, large yard, garden, and out-offices, situated at Gornal Wood, in the Parish of Sedgley aforesaid; the whole containing, inclusive of the site of the buildings, 1,700 square yards or thereabouts, and now or late in the occupation of the said Thomas Gordon Bunch.
This lot is a corner Property, with three frontages, and is situated at an angle off the road leading out of the Dudley and Himley turnpike Road towards Upper Gornal and Sedgley.
Lot 2. All that desirable Piece of FREEHOLD BUILDING LAND, situated opposite and nearly adjacent to Lot 1, having double frontages, one of 23 yards and the other of 14 yards, to roads, and containing 516 square yards.

Wolverhampton Chronicle, June 7, 1865.
1861, Thomas Bunch.