03/07/1875 – Paisley and Renfrew Gazette – Reference to Thomas Hillcoat, a foreman with Thomas McKaig leaving to set up a 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…
Shiels Bridge Brickworks, Paisley Canal, Paisley, Renfrewshire AKA Shields Bridge Brickworks (Note – SBH – I am confused regarding the relationship between the Shiels Bridge Brickworks and the Shields Brick and Tile Works. Are they 2 different, but closely situated works or are they one of the same?)
1840 – 1841 – Polloc(k?) Brick House & Drain Tile Co. Works Sheil’s Bridge, Paisley Canal. Orders left at 88 Maxwell Street.
1841 – 1842 – Polloc(k?) Brick & Tile Co. Works Shell’s Bridge, Paisley Canal. Orders left at 88 Maxwell Street.
Below – 19/10/1846 – Glasgow Herald – Shieldsbridge Brick and Tile Works for sale. Apply to Mr Robertson at the works. The sale is to make way for the works of the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway however it still appears to be in place in 1858? (Note: from the name of the works and the same general location description, I believe Shieldsbridge Brickworks is the same as Shield Brickworks. However, the advert suggests the Works were being demolished to allow the railway to expand but if that is the case where were the new works built?)
21/12/1846 – Glasgow Herald – George Ferguson being no longer in my employment is not authorised to transact any business on my account. George Robertson. Shields Bridge Brick and Tile Works 19/12/1846.
Below – 1858 – Could this be the Shields Brick and Tile Works or is this a brickfield associated directly with the Etna Iron Foundry?
Below – 15/04/1862 – Glasgow Herald – Ground at Muirhouses, Glasgow for sale or let as a brick and clay field. The valuable piece of ground at Muirhouses, partly fronting the Pollockshaws Road and extending to the Shields Burn. The ground extends to about 3 acres and 15 poles imperial measure and is situated nearly opposite the principal entrance to Queens Park. (Note – SBH – This describes the area of land depicted on the 1858 map above)