Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…
(Note – SBH – The following references relate to James Goldie and Robert and William Gilchrist, brickmakers from the Glasgow Area. They operated brickworks at Woodend, Claythorn, Shawfield, Sandyacres and Coplawhill. I have been unable to link the entries below to a specific brickworks so I have created this page to ensure they are recorded)
20/02/1866 – Glasgow Evening Citizen – Bankruptcy proceedings – Donald McArthur, brick builder, Glasgow … and Alex Goldie of Gilchrist and Goldie, one of the creditors.
1869 – office – 40 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow.
1868 – 1869 – Robert Gilchrist, brickmaker and builder, 9 Macfarlane Street, Glasgow.
1869 – 1870 – Robert Gilchrist, brickmaker and builder, 9 Macfarlane Street, Glasgow.
1875 – 1876 – Alexander Goldie (of James Goldie and Son and Gilchrist and Goldie) res. Millbrae House, Langside, Glasgow.
James Goldie (of James Goldie and Son and Gilchrist and Goldie). House 1 Kerrsland Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow.
1878 – James Goldie, brick builder and maker 1 Kersland Street, Great Western Road, Glasgow.
1879 – 1888 – 2 Kirklee Circus, Kelvinside is formerly known as 2 Windsor Circus. James Goldie (Of James Goldie & Son, & of Gilchrist & Goldie, brick builders & contractors, 40 St. Enoch Square).
31/08/1883 – Dundee Courier – James Goldie & Son, brickmakers, Glasgow were yesterday fined £2 2s 6d including costs under the Factory Act for employing boys without certificates of fitness to labour.
1883 – 1884 – Robert Gilchrist, brickmaker and builder, 9 Macfarlane Street, Glasgow. House 7 Somerville Place, Glasgow.
25/06/1889 – Greenock Telegraph – The Paisley Gas Corporation has accepted the offer of Jas Goldie & Son, brick manufacturers, Glasgow for erecting of a new gas holder and tank. The tank is to be 38 feet deep and diameter 162 feet. The contract price is £12, 500. The storage capacity of the holder will be 1,400,000 cubic feet. This will be the second-largest holder in Scotland, the largest being in Glasgow.