(Note – SBH – On the Scottish OS maps, there are 2 brickworks detailed – Garscube Brick and Tile Works and Garscube Brickworks. Both are depicted on the bottom of the 1896 map. The Garscube Brickworks which is the further east of the two is close to Dawsholm. I believe this was also known as…
COMPANY NAME: FINDLAY, J. & J.
SITE NAME(S): Todsbughts
ESTABLISHED: Prior to 1875
COMPANY HISTORY: The works came into existence during the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. They were on the property of a Mr. Watt. However, they were owned by Messrs. J. & J. Findlay.
Source – Falkirk Museum
|Todsbughts,||Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland|
|Forenames||Surname||Relation||Status||Sex||Age||Occupation||Where Born||Record Id|
|James||FINDLAY||Head||U||M||55||Brick Manufacturer||Kirkintilloch, Dunbarton, Scotland||1752|
|John||FINDLAY||Brother||U||M||55||Brick Manufacturer||Kirkintilloch, Dunbarton, Scotland||1753|
1886 – 1887 – J & J Finlay – Brickmaker, Toddbuchts, Slamannan, Stirlingshire (note spelling of Toddsbuchts)
Below – 15/07/1893 – Falkirk Herald – John Finlay, brickmaker, Todsbught Brick Works, Slamannan assaulted at his house by James Connor.
Below – 1896 – Todsbughts, Slamannan ( but the brickworks are not identified)
15/04/1871 – Glasgow Herald – Assault. George Dickson, a tramp, was accused of attacking Mr James McAllister, manager and John McAllister, engine keeper, Dalmacoulter Brickworks on Thursday last. He pleaded guilty and the Sheriff sentenced him to pay a fine of 2os or suffer 14 days imprisonment. 1878 – Thomas Jackson, brick and tile maker,…
J & M Craig, Dean, Hillhead and Perceton Fire Clay Works, Kilmarnock and Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock. (Note – SBH – I have created separate pages for Perceton, Dean, Hillhead and Longpark. Where information does not relate to a particular works, such as Craig family history, I have added it to the Perceton page.) Below –…
(Note – SBH – The brickworks and brick manufacturing companies in the Larkhall area is very confusing to sort out. There were many company name changes, changes of ownership and several sites involved. If anyone sees an issue with the information I have detailed then please let me know). 20/02/1891 – Hamilton Herald – Serious…
19/08/1899 – Falkirk Herald – Discovery of minerals near Kilsyth – Mr Street, who recently acquired Coneypark and Tomsyne Estates, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, has been conducting operations to ascertain what minerals underlie these estates. The existence of various valuable coal and clay seams, also a very rich seam of shale, never hitherto known occur locality, has…
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Gartliston (opened 1889) and Garnqueen (opened 1895) which was closer to Glenboig village, being about 1 mile south-east of the village. Canmore – Gartliston. Canmore – Garnqueen. Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig. – A cracking read – A personal recollection By Bob McMillan. P & M Hurll Ltd…
Gartsherrie Ironworks Fireclay Works. These works were owned by William Baird and Co Ltd. C. 1840 – Brickworks started in order to supply the Gartsherrie Iron Works with firebricks. 14/10/1851 – Greenock Advertiser – Deaths – At Milton Street, Glasgow on the 12th inst, of consumption of the lungs, Mr Nichol Hillcoate, son of the…
29/01/1894 – Glasgow Herald – Foreman (Savvy) wanted for clay hole or will be quite willing to contract per 1000. Apply Eastfield Brickworks, Fauldhouse. Below – 1895 – Eastfield Brickworks. Below – 03/02/1898 – Glasgow Herald – Prospectus for Turners Limited, quarry masters, brick manufacturers and coal masters, Edinburgh … The company was formed in…
1887 – John G Stein took on a 21-year lease for the fireclay at Milnquarter and opened the Milnquarter Fireclay Mine. 25/04/1888 – Work starts on the foundations for the brick stove. c. 06/1888 – John G Stein forms a partnership with Malcolm Cockburn to proceed with the building of the Milnquarter Brickworks. c. 09/1888…
(Note – SBH – I find the information on the brickworks at Aberhill, Denbeath, Methil and Wemyss very confusing with regards names and locations that seem to swap and move! If anyone can clarify the situation for me or point out information that is perhaps listed wrongly against a particular brickworks then please get in…