Victoria Brickworks, Caledonia Lane, Paisley, Renfrewshire. (Note – SBH – Are these the same works that are referenced as being the Victoria Brickworks, Love Street, Paisley. Indeed The Victoria Brickworks off Caledonia Lane are only a short distance from Love Street but from the maps they do not appear to be accessed from Love Street)….
03/07/1875 – Paisley and Renfrew Gazette – Reference to Thomas Hillcoat, foreman with Thomas McKaig leaving to set up 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 business as a brickmaker and builder about ten years ago, having at that time a capital of £l00. 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.