1855 – 1857 – Ordnance Survey Names Book – Blair Tileworks. John Alexander, occupier. A shed about 3 chains long used for tile making, a short distance from the shed is a kiln which also is in use. The property of Capt. Blair. Below – 1856 – Blair Tileworks, Assyfauld. 1886 – John Alexander, brick and…
09/09/1865 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Tilework to let. For such a period as may be agreed on. Muirhead Tilework, Parish of Irvine. For particulars apply to Mr Robert Reid, Segganbank, Irvine or to Mr William Reid, Muirhead the latter of whom will show the work. Offers will be received up to 7th October. Segganbank, Irvine. 5th September 1865.
05/12/1868 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Muirhead Tileworks. The undersigned begs to give notice to parties purchasing tiles at Muirhead Tileworks that no person has his authority to receive payment for tiles got there and all accounts must be paid at the undernoted address. John McClymont, Senr, Lainshaw Street, Stewarton.
13/02/1869 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Ploughing matches at Dreghorn. Junior section – Prize for the best break, John McLymont, Muirhead Tilework.
29/07/1871 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Muirhead Tileworks. Pipe tiles of all sizes from 2 to 6 inches, also open tiles and soles all sizes at moderate prices. Orders sent to Thomas Alexander at the works will receive prompt attention.
03/03/1877 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Marriages. At Torranyard Toll, Kilwinning on 20th ult by the Rev W. Lee Ker, Thomas Alexander of Muirhead Tileworks to Agnes Brown, daughter of William Brown, contractor, Torranyard, Kilwinning.
1878 – John Alexander, fire brick manufacturer, Muirhead Tileworks, Irvine, Ayrshire.