Found by Alan Robertson and Nikki Seats in the Alloa area. Alloa Coal Co Ltd – Meta Brickworks, Fishcross, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
1865 – John Christie, brick and tile maker, Cornton, Causewayside, Stirling/Clackmannan.
1871 – Census – John Christie is described as being born c. 1823 and a brick and tile worker – master. Employing 17 men and 3 women. He was living at Forthbank in the Parish of St Ninians.
30/04/1876 – John Christie dies.
Below – 22/07/1876 – Probate for John Christie, Brick and Tile Maker, Stirling who died 30/04/1876.
Below – 17/11/1876 – Glasgow Herald – Cornton and Shore Brickworks for sale.
22/02/1877 – Stirling Observer (An article referred to in the Stirling Observer 20/02/1917) – The trustees of the late Mr John Christie, brick and tile maker at Stirling and Cornton beg to announce that they have sold the stocks of bricks, tiles, and manufactured goods, belonging the firm of Messrs Christie & Son, to Mr John Govan, brick-maker and brick builder, Stirling, who will hereafter carry on the business at these works.
1878 – John Govan, brick and tile maker, 89 Wallace Street, Stirling & Cornton, Bridge of Allan.
1878 – Christie & Son, Brick and tile makers, Cornton. Office 12 Murray Place, Stirling. (Note – SBH – This entry confuses me due to the previous entries re the sale of The Shore and Cornton Brickworks).
1882 – John Govan, brick and tile maker, Cornton, Bridge of Allan. Office, 59 Murray Place, Stirling. House, Ochil View Terrace, Wallace Street.
30/07/1890 – Stirling Observer – Accident at Cornton Brickworks. A lad named James Drummond belonging to Bridge of Allan has been taken to Stirling Royal Infirmary suffering from very severe injuries on his right hand, which have necessitated the amputation of one of his fingers. He was employed at Mr Govan’s brickworks at Cornton and on Tuesday evening last week he got his hand entangled is some of the machinery. He is progressing fairly well.
1893 – 1894 – John Govan, brick and tile maker, Office Wallace Street, Stirling. Works Cornton Brick and Tile Works near Bridge of Allan and Errol, Perthshire.
Below – 1896 – Cornton Brick and Tile Works.
1897 – John Govan, brick and tile maker, Cornton Brickworks. Office Wallace Street.
1897 – John Govan, brick manufacturer, 17 Forth Place, Stirling.
1901 – Records of Shirlaw Allan, Industrial auctioneers, Hamilton, Scotland. For sale – Brick making plant, machinery and buildings at Cornton Works, Bridge of Allan Station.
15/01/1901 – Edinburgh Gazette – A petition having been presented to the Sheriff of Stirling, Dumbarton, and Clackmannan at Stirling, at the instance of the Alloa Coal Company Limited, carrying on business in Stirling and elsewhere, for sequestration of the Estates of John Govan, brick and tile manufacturer, Stirling, his Lordship of this date granted a warrant for citing the said John Govan to appear in Court on an inducior of seven days from the date of the citation, to show cause why sequestration should not be awarded; of all which intimation is hereby given. Henry Robb, Writer, Stirling, Stirling, 14th January 1901.
20/02/1901 – Press and Journal – Scotch bankrupts. Sequestration. John Govan, brick and tile manufacturer, Stirling.
02/04/1901 – Devon Valley Tribune – There will be re-exposed for sale by public roup within the Crown Hotel, Tillicoultry on Thursday 11th April at three o’clock afternoon, that property situated on Moss Road, Tillicoultry belonging to the sequestrate estates of John Govan, brick and tile maker, as formerly advertised. Rental £74 10s. Feu Duty £3 6s 3d. Also a vacant feu adjoining if desired. For further particulars apply to Mr Henry Robb, solicitor, Stirling, trustee on the estate or Messrs A. & J. Jenkins, solicitors, Stirling who have the title deeds and articles of roup.
1913 – Closed. The works are not detailed on this map.
03/09/1915 – The Scotsman – Deaths. At 9 Lee Crescent, Portobello on 2nd inst, John Govan, brick and tile manufacturer, late of Stirling. No flowers please.