Galts Brickworks, Nether Common, Paisley, Renfrewshire

(Note – SBH – I am uncertain as to the location of these works as I cannot pinpoint them on the old OS maps).

08/01/1844 – Glasgow Herald – Winter Circuit Court of Judiciary  05/01/1844 – Thomas Dollan and Marion King were accused of assaulting and robbing a brick and tile maker in Paisley. From the evidence, it appeared that the assault took place near Nether Common Brickwork and that the party assaulted had been severely handled. The prisoners pleaded not guilty but were found guilty as libelled and sentenced each to seven years transportation. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain whether this entry relates to the Galt Brickworks at Nether Common or the Shortroods Brickworks site).

1877 – 1878 – John Galt, brickmaker and brick builder. Brickworks, Nethercommon. Yard, 16 Abbey Close. House, 1 Underwood lane, Paisley.

1879 – 1880 – John Galt, bricklayer and brick builder. Brickworks, Nethercommon. Yard, 16 Abbey Close. House, 1 Underwood lane, Paisley.

1881 – 1882 – John Galt, bricklayer and brick builder. Brickworks, Nethercommon. Yard, 16 Abbey Close. House, 1 Underwood lane, Paisley.

22/09/1894 – Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette – Messrs Shanks and Company new works. The following specifications have been accepted in connection with the erection of the new premises for Messrs Shanks and Co of which mention was made last week. Joiner Work, Messrs Rodie and Co, Barrhead; Brickwork, Messrs. Galt Sons, Paisley.

25/07/1899 – The Scotsman – Boy drowned at Paisley. On Sunday evening, shortly after seven o’clock, a sad drowning accident happened at Galt’s Brickwork, Inchinnan Road, Paisley, whereby Arthur Morton, nine years of age, son of James Morton, a carter, residing at 9 New Smithhill, lost his life. Along with another boy, Gebbie, he had gone to this brickwork, where there is an old clay hole, which was at one time filled with water, but into which a lot of rubbish has been put. This had formed what appeared to be a perfectly substantial surface, and the boys ventured on it with the purpose of crossing. The surface gave way, and the boys sank. Gebbie managed to make his way out but Morton sank before assistance could be procured. Every means was taken to recover the body, but up till last night, it had not been reached.

Below – 03/12/1892 – Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette – John Galt and Son, brick makers and builders in Paisley. Partnership dissolved. John Galt and John Galt Jun.

1899 – 1900 – John Galt and Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Nethercommon.

John Galt of John Galt and Sons. House – Tarradale, Blackhall.

1900 – 1901 – John Galt and Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Nethercommon.

John Galt of John Galt and Sons. House – Tarradale, Blackhall.

1901 – 1902 – John Galt and Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Nethercommon.

John Galt of John Galt and Sons. House – Tarradale, Blackhall.

1902 – 1903 – John Galt and Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Nethercommon.

Robert Galt of John Galt and Sons. House – Tarradale, Blackhall.

1903 – John Galt, brick and tile maker, Inchinnan Road, Paisley.

1904 – 1905 – John Galt and Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Nethercommon.

Robert Galt of John Galt and Sons. House – Tarradale, Blackhall.

1905 – 1906 – John Galt and Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Nethercommon.

Robert Galt of John Galt and Sons. House – Tarradale, Blackhall.

1906 – 1907 – The Galts appear to longer be in the brick making and building business.

 

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