This may be the same site as Brighton Brickworks, Cupar as per the 1865 reference below. Below – 01/02/1865 – The Scotsman -Clayfield next to Brighton Brick and Tile Works for sale. Desirable small estate and clayfield for sale to be sold by public roup, in the Royal Hotel, Cupar-Fife, on Tuesday, 21st February 1865…
Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar.
16/04/1847 – Edinburgh Gazette – The Estates of David Smith, builder and brick and tile maker in Cupar-Fife, were sequestrated on 15th April 1847. The first deliverance is dated the 15th of April 1847. The meeting to elect interim factor is to be held at 12 o’clock noon, on Saturday the 24th day of April 1847 within McNab’s Inn in Cupar-Fife, and the meeting to elect the trustee or trustees in succession and commissioners is to be held at 12 o’clock noon, on Tuesday the 18th day of May 1847, within McNab’s Inn in Cupar-Fife. A composition may be offered at this latter meeting, and
to entitle creditors to the first dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 16th day of October 1847. All future advertisements relating to this sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone. James L. Hill, W.S. Agent, 8, N. St. David Street, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, April 16, 1847.
10/06/1847 – Fife Herald – For sale at the brickworks, Cupar, a large quantity of bricks at reasonable prices. Cupar 8th June 1847.
05/05/1853 – Fife Herald – To Brick Makers – Contractors wanted for making about four hundred thousand bricks during this season. Working tools furnished by employers. Application made by either letter or personally to Mitchell & Duncan. Brighton Tile Works, Cupar – Fife 03/05/1853.
15/02/1856 – Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review – Fearful hurricane – The Brighton Tile Works near Cupar have sustained serious injury.
Below – 01/02/1865 – The Scotsman – Clayfield next to Brighton Brick and Tile Works for sale.
Below – 11/04/1867 – Fife Herald – Brighton Brick and Tile Works, by Cupar, Fife
New brick and tile works. James Mill, Manager of Brighton Brick and Tile Works for Messrs Mitchell & Duncan during the last 14 years, begs to announce to his friends and the Public generally, that he has secured a lease of the field of clay immediately to the West of that occupied by the late firm, where he intends carrying on business on his own account, and trusts by his usual attention to business, and supplying a first-class article at a moderate price, to be favoured with a share of public patronage. Brick and Tile Works, Cupar-Muir, April 1867.
Below – 25/04/1867 – Fife Herald -Brighton Brick and Tile Works, by Cupar, Fife.
Below – 15/08/1867 – Fife Herald – Advert Henry Duncan & Sons Brighton Brick and Tile Works.
Fire clay goods. Henry Duncan & Son, in addition to the above, have on hand a stock of the best description of fire clay goods, consisting on common and ornamental chimney cans, vent linings, bricks, sewerage pipes, &c. Any article of fire-clay manufacture not in stock supplied on the shortest notice. All communications are requested to be addressed to the firm. Henry Duncan & Son, Brighton Tile Works by Cupar, Fife.
Below – 09/01/1868 – Fife Herald – Brighton brick and tile works outing. Mr Horne manager.
04/04/1873 – Dundee Courier – Reference to Mr Thomas Duncan, Brighton Brick and Tile Works being on the board of the Cupar (Landward) Education Board.
12/06/1873 – Fife Herald – Reduction the Hours of Labour.— The employe’s of James Mill, Cupar Muir brick and tile works (numbering upwards of fifty hands), waited upon their employer the other day and asked reduction of their working hours from 57 to 51 hours per week, without any reduction of pay. The workmen at Brighton Tile Works (Messrs Duncan & Son) also made like demand, and in both cases, the request was granted.
Below – 08/01/1874 – Fife Herald – Thomas Duncan of Henry Duncan & Sons, Brighton Brick and Tile Works holds annual supper.
Below – 09/08/1878 – Dundee Courier – Mr Thomas Duncan dies following at accident at the Brighton Brick and Tile Works
Yesterday morning, between ten and eleven o’clock, a distressing accident occurred at the Brighton Brick Works at Cupar Muir, which terminated fatally, Shortly after work had been resumed Mr Thomas Duncan, the proprietor, was engaged in the engine room, when in some way he got entangled with the flywheel, and before the engine could be stopped he was severely injured in the arms and knees. On medical assistance being called in, it was found necessary to amputate the right leg. Mr Duncan, who was supposed to be doing well after the amputation, took a sudden change and expired at about five o’clock in the afternoon. He was a comparatively young man, being about 35 years of age, and was well know and highly respected in Cupar, where he for many years occupied a position in one of the banking offices. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and five of a family.
31/08/1878 – Dundee Courier – Labourers – wanted immediately, a few labourers. Apply to the manager, Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar.
10/12/1878 – Edinburgh Gazette – The Estates of Henry Duncan and Son, Brick and Tile Makers, Brighton, Cupar, and of the late Thomas Duncan, Brick and Tile Maker there, the sole
Partner of that Firm, as such Partner, and as an Individual, were Sequestrated on 9th December 1878, by the Sheriff of Fife. The first Deliverance is dated 9th December 1878.
The Meeting to elect the Trustee and Commissioners to be held at one o’clock afternoon, on Wednesday, 18th December 1878, within the Procurators’ Library, County Buildings, Cupar.
A Composition may be offered at this meeting; and to entitle Creditors to the first Dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before 9th April 1879.
All future Advertisements relating to this Sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone. W. A. & J. M. Taylor, Writers, Cupar.
11/12/1878 – Scotch bankrupts – Edinburgh Evening News – Sequestration – Henry Duncan and Sons, brick and tile makers, Brighton, Cupar.
14/01/1879 – Edinburgh Gazette – Alexander Adamson, Draper, Cupar, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estates of Henry Duncan and Son, Brick and Tile Makers, Brighton, Cupar,
and of the late Thomas Duncan, Brick and Tile Maker there, the only partner of said firm, as such partner, and as an individual, hereby intimates that at the meeting of creditors, held upon the 2d day of January current, Mrs. Janet Gilmour Whyte or Duncan, widow of the said Thomas Duncan and his general disponee and executrix, offered to the creditors a composition on the whole debts due by the bankrupt estates of four shillings per pound, payable by two equal instalments at two and four months respectively from the date of her discharge and declaration that the sequestration is at an end, with security; and that the creditors present unanimously entertained said offer for consideration; and notice is hereby given that it will be decided upon at a meeting of the creditors, to be held within the Procurators’ Library, County Buildings, Cupar, upon Friday the 24th day of January current, at one o’clock afternoon. Alexander Adamson, Trustee. Cupar, 13th January 1879.
Below – 07/04/1881 – Fife Herald – Advert Henry Duncan & Son, Brighton Tile Works, Cupar.
1886 – Henry Duncan & Son, Brighton Tile Works, Cupar Muir, Cupar, Fife (Page 543).
Below – 15/08/1891 – Dundee Peoples Journal – Brighton brick and tile works for sale. For Sale, by Private Bargain, or to be Let as a Going Concern, Entry immediately. Brighton Brick and Tile Work, as carried on by Henry Duncan & Son, at Cupar Muir, within Two Miles of Cupar, consisting of 20 Acres of Land, 15 Acres Arable, with the unexhausted Clay therein ; Two dwelling houses, the remaining Stock on Ground, Range of Sheds, Kilns, Machinery, Plant, &c., in going order. The Land is intersected by the North British Railway, with which there is a connection by a Siding to the Work, and affords ample room to erect Works of other kinds, for which the position is favourable. No Fed-Duty. The Foreman at the Works will show the Subjects, and further particulars will be got from W. A. Taylor, Writer Cupar Fife.
30/11/1892 – Dundee Courier – Mrs Janet Gilmour White or Duncan widow of the late Thomas Duncan brick and tile manufacturer, Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar, Fife. Meeting at 11 on 6th December in Dowells Rooms, 18 George Street, Edinburgh.
14/12/1892 – Dundee Courier – Mrs Janet Gilmour White or Duncan widow of the late Thomas Duncan brick and tile manufacturer, Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar, Fife carrying on the business under the style of Henry Duncan & Son, of which firm she was the sole partner and now residing at 23 East London Street, Edinburgh. Examination in the Sheriff Courthouse on 21st December at two.
31/12/1892 – St Andrews Citizen – Bankruptcy examination of Mrs Duncan, Brighton Tile Works. Mrs Janet Gilmour White or Duncan widow of Thomas Duncan.
Bankruptcy examination of Mrs Duncan, Brighton Tile Works. Mrs Janet Gilmour White or Duncan, widow of Thomas Duncan, brick and tile manufacturer, Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar, carrying on business there under the name of H. Duncan & Co., and now residing at 23 East London Street, Edinburgh, appeared for examination under a sequestration in Edinburgh Bankruptcy Court last week. The bankrupt stated that her husband left nothing except the works and stock when he died. He was due about £1400. She paid these debts and carried on the business. She required funds and got a cash credit for £2000 from the Royal Bank. The bonds over the property at her husband’s death amounted to £2200. The second bond-holder, whose bond was for £1500, insisted upon payment being made on the account, and she reduced it by the sum of £800. For several years brick making had not been a paying business, and she had lost considerably in carrying on the business, and it at length became so bad that she decided to give it up. The property at one time was valued at £5000 but was not now nearly worth that. She had spent a good deal of money in putting up sheds and putting in new machinery after her husbands death. She attributed her bankruptcy to the fact that her husband’s estate was insolvent at the time of this death, and to the bad state of the brickmaking trade for the last few years, and also to the fact of having a considerable sum to pay annually for interest on borrowed money, and to the depreciation on the machinery erected by her during the time she carried on the business. Sheriff Orphoot administered the statutory oath and appointed Mr C. J. Munro, C.A., trustee. The state of affairs showed liabilities amounting to £5591 2s 2d and assets to £2040 – leaving a deficiency of £3551 2s 2d.
Below – 03/02/1898 – Dundee Courier – Cupar.-The only ascertained damage in the Cupar district by the violent storm on Tuesday night was the destruction of a wooden erection at Brighton Tile Works, near Cupar. At 1.50 yesterday morning workmen heard the erection blown over with a terrific crash. It was in the course of construction and was connected with the introduction at the works of a steam dryer for bricks and tiles, being the second erected in Scotland by the Wolfe Company, Aldergate, London. The erection was 70 feet high, being 10 feet broad at the base and diminishing to 5 feet at the top. Messrs H. Duncan & Son, proprietors of the works, are, with commendable enterprise, fitting up at present a steam tunnel dryer for bricks and tiles.
Below – 05/02/1898 – St Andrews Citizen – Storm damage to a pillar-shaped apparatus which was erected about a fortnight ago and is an American patent for drying bricks.
Below – 1854 – Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar.
Below – 1893 – 1894 – Brighton Brick and Tile Works, Cupar – Disused
06/02/1909 – Mr Henry Thomson, Percival, Buchhaven dies … Some years ago when the Brighton Brick and Tile Works at Cupar Muir were running, he was a director of the company.