Canmore 27/05/1846 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Deaths. At Howgill, by Annan on the 18th inst, Mr Joseph Pickering, drain and tile manufacturer there. 1848 – 1858 – ScotlandsPlaces – Howgill Tileworks. An extensive “Tilework” on the Howgill farm; it employs a considerable number of hands & is worked by Mr John Pickering. Its…
28/03/1851 – Carlisle Journal – The tileworks situated at Breckonhill near Ecclefechan, will be let on lease for a term of years, or otherwise, as may be agreed on. There is a quantity of bricks upon the premises, which may be taken at a valuation. For further particulars apply to John Carruthers, Esq., Breckonhill, Ecclefechan, or to William Pescod, 4, Crescent, Carlisle.
1854 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Public sale of tiles. There will be sold by public roup, on Friday, the 24th March curt., at Breckonhill Tileworks, in the Parish of Mungo, for behoof of the creditors of Mr John Pickering, lately tilemaker there. The whole stock of tiles at the works, amounting to about 170,000, and consisting of two, three, four, and six-inch open tiles; and one-and-a-half and two-inch pipe tiles, &c. At the same time will be sold, the shelving, mill and implements used for manufacturing the tiles. The sale will commence at 11 o’clock forenoon; and three months credit, on bills with good security, will be given for purchases above £5. Annan, March 14, 1854.
Below – 1857 – Breckonhill Tileworks.
03/07/1857 – Carlisle Journal – Accident. On Monday last, Mr Thos. Forster who is employed at the tileworks, Breckonhill, near Longtown, got entangled in the machinery, by his own want of caution, and one of his arms was so much hurt that Mr Thomas Elliot, surgeon, amputated it above the wound.