Shiels Bridge Brickworks, Paisley Canal, Paisley, Renfrewshire AKA Shields Bridge Brickworks (Note – SBH – I am confused regarding the relationship between the Shiels Bridge Brickworks and the Shields Brick and Tile Works. Are they 2 different, but closely situated works or are they one of the same?) 1840 – 1841 – Polloc(k?) Brick House…
03/07/1875 – Paisley and Renfrew Gazette – Reference to Thomas Hillcoat, a foreman with Thomas McKaig leaving to set up a business with George Robertson.
05/12/1885 – Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette – Paisley bankruptcy court. Examination of a local brickmaker – On Thursday, George Robertson, brickmaker, builder, contractor, and china merchant, Paisley, was examined in bankruptcy before Sheriff Cowan. In his deposition he stated that he began a business as a brickmaker and builder about ten years ago, having at that time capital of £100. He was successful for about three years, when, finding himself in difficulties, he consulted his creditors and obtained a settlement by paying a composition of 3s. per £1. He began as a china merchant about two years ago, at which time he considered himself in a solvent position. That business, however, did not pay. He was then questioned as to accounts in his ledger against his father-in-law, and at the request of the trustee, who did not consider the answers consistent with the state of affairs, the Sheriff adjourned the diet of examination.
1886 – George Robertson, brick and drain, tile maker, 51 High Street, Paisley.