Victoria Brickworks, Caledonia Lane, Paisley, Renfrewshire. (Note – SBH – Are these the same works that are referenced as being the Victoria Brickworks, Love Street, Paisley. Indeed The Victoria Brickworks off Caledonia Lane are only a short distance from Love Street but from the maps, they do not appear to be accessed from Love Street….
Williamsburgh Brick and Tile Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
1837 – Thomson and Smith, brickmakers, Williamsburgh, Paisley.
Below – 02/08/1842 – Edinburgh Gazette – Sequestration where James Thomson acted as a Commissioner.
29/01/1846 – Stirling Observer – Wanted – A person to undertake the burning of brick. To one fully qualified, a liberal wage will be given. None need apply who cannot produce satisfactory reference as to sobriety and ability. Apply (If by letter post-paid) 24, Williamsburgh, Paisley. 27/01/1846.
Below – 21/04/1848 – Greenock Advertiser – John Thomson, bricklayer, Carnock Street, Greenock has been appointed an agent. James Thomson, Williamsburgh Brick and Tile Works.
1851 – 1852 – J & J Thomson, brickmakers Paisley. Robert Foulds, clerk. House 9 Inkle Street. (Page 37)
1851 – 1852 – J & J Thomson, brick builders, and manufacturers of draining tile and bricks of all descriptions. Brickworks East lane, 22 Williamsburgh. House 24 do. Also Victoria Brickworks, (West) 31 Caledonia Street (Page 88).
1852 – John and James Thomson, brickmakers, Williamsburgh.
04/01/1853 – Edinburgh Gazette -Reference to John Thomson, brick and tile maker, Paisley acting as one of the commissioners for the sequestrated Estate of John Heiton, Wright, Paisley.
29/03/1855 – Caledonian Mercury – Under sequestration – J & J Thomson, bricklayers and brick manufacturers, Paisley and John Thomson and James Thomson, bricklayers and brick manufacturers in Paisley as a company and as individuals.
Below – 1858 – Williamsburgh Works – Possibly the brick and tile works?
Below – 1858 – Williamsburgh Brick and Tile Works marked as disused. This is taken from the 1858 Town Map and unfortunately, the brickworks is not shown to its full extent. I have covered it as best I can using 2 sections of the map. This is the link to the lower section of the works. 1858.
Below – Date unknown – Advert for James Thomson, 24 Williamsburgh, Paisley, builder and manufacturer of fire clay and common bricks and flue covers and drain tiles and soles of every description