This brick was found by Isabelle Leblanc in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada. Isabelle states that the brick was found at her house which was built in c. 1870. Below – ‘Hurll’ – Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Alexander Hurll was co-owner of Reichmann & Co. (Alexander was the younger brother of Peter and Mark Hurll). In 1881 his occupation is detailed as brickwork clerk. By 1891 he is known as an iron merchant.
22/11/1850 – Durham Chronicle – The Scotch pig iron trade – Following a meeting a committee was appointed to communicate with and invite the co-operation of all interested parties – among those elected – Reichmann.
16/01/1858 – Perry’s Bankrupt Gazette – Scotch Partnership dissolved – 01/01/1858 – D.G Bunge and Diedrich Reichman, Commission Merchants, Glasgow 31st Dec. Debts by Reichmann. (Connected?)
07/01/1861 – Newcastle Journal – Partnerships dissolved. Reichmann & Co, Glasgow and Middlesborough – on – Tees, Iron Merchants; as far as regards A. MacEwan.
1870 -1871 – A. Duvoisin (at Reichman & Co.’s), house, 7 Walworth Terrace, Kent Road, Glasgow.
1872 – 1873 – A. Duvoisin (at Reichman & Co.’s), house, 7 Walworth Terrace, Kent Road, Glasgow.
1875 – 1876 – Reichman & Co. (successors)(?), 49 West George Street, Glasgow.
19/02/1878 – Postcard – Addressed to Messrs M A Nissen, Christiania, Norway. Stamped on the rear and appears to say Reichmann and Co successors to E Clauss, Glasgow. It is a note informing Nissen that a shipment of coal from Gartsherrie shipped to them shortly (name of ship unreadable). Signed Reichmann and Co.
18/03/1880 – Daily Gazette for Middlesborough – Middlesborough exports – March 17th – Ayresome & Simmonds, Boulogne, 500 tons pig iron, Reichmann & Co.
Below – 07/01/1887 – Edinburgh Gazette – Emile Clauss, sole partner of Reichmann & Co transfers the business to Alexander Hurll and Carl Hugo Roemmele.
1896 – C.H Roemmele, (of Reichmann & Co., iron & steel merchants & brokers, coal exporters, 22 Royal Exchange Square)
1897 – Reichman & Co, Iron Master, 22 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow.
08/08/1895 – Northern Echo – Reichmann & Co, Glasgow – donated £2 to the Warrenby Explosion Relief Fund.
1897 – 1899 – Alex. Hurll of Reichmann & Co., iron and steel merchants, iron brokers, coal exporters, 5 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow.
1900 – 1901 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1902 – 1903 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1906 – 1907 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1907 – 1908 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
1908 – 1909 – Alexander Hurll of Reichmann & Co. House Altadore, Bearsden, Glasgow.
18/11/1929 – The Scotsman – Dumbartoshire wills – Alexander Hurll, iron and steel merchant, late of Altadore, Bearsden – £71,626.
06/12/1930 – Dundee Courier – New Scottish Company – Reichmann & Co Ltd. Private Company to acquire the business of a dealer in and exporter of pig iron, fire bricks and fire clay carried on by Robert Alexander Wilson at 78 St Vincent Street, Glasgow and elsewhere under the style of Reichman & Co. Capital £16,000 in 400 ‘A’ preference £1 shares, 2000 ‘B’ preference £1 shares and 10,000 ordinary £1 shares.
Below – Tombstone Bedlay Cemetery, Chryston, Glasgow – In affectionate remembrance of Isabella McGlashan wife of John Hurll of Woodneuk who died on 09/08/1874. Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also and be praised together. John Hurll of Woodneuk, born 12/11/1812 died 27/12/1898, Amy wife of Alexander Hurll, Bearsden died 13/02/1925. Mary Hurll died 18/12/1925. (Sister to Alexander, Peter, John and Mark). The above Alexander Hurll died 25/05/1929.