(Note – SBH – If there are any John Paterson references that I cannot attribute to a particular brickworks then I will detail them here). John Paterson, brickmakers and building contractors was founded around 1865, by John Paterson, the son of a stonemason. The business became John Paterson & Son in the mid-1880s when John…
Wishaw Collieries & Brickworks and Broxburn Shale Oil, Coal & Brickworks.
Below – 29/11/1844 – Glasgow Herald – Tile and brick works to let, Wishaw Estate.
Below – 24/12/1849 – Glasgow Herald – James Ferguson acting as an agent for the Wishaw Tile and Brick Works plus details on some products being manufactured.
Below – 23/04/1855 – Glasgow Herald – Wishaw coal and fire brick – Robert Bell. James Smith salesman.
Below – 10/12/1858 – Robert Bell, Wishaw Colliery Fire Brick Works.
1858 – Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for 1858 – Wishaw, clay of coal measures. Name of freeholder – Robert Bell. Manufacturer – Robert Bell. Manufacture – Estimated annual production, 130,341 bricks, 562,017 composition bricks, 211,390 fire bricks, 78,144 other manufactures.
1858 – 59 – Robert Bell, Fire brickmaker. Works, Wishaw. Office, 13 Dixon Street. House – Wishaw. (Page 50).
02/01/1863 – Glasgow Herald – Glasgow Royal Infirmary receive a donation from Archibald Russell, Wishaw Collieries and Brick Works – £13 5s 9d.
1866 – 1867 – Robert Bell – Coalmaster and brickmaker. Broxburn Shale Oil Works and Brickworks. Depot Gushetfaulds. Office 6 Dixon Street. Works, Wishaw and Broxburn. Residence Broxburn Lodge, Broxburn.
28/11/1868 – Hamilton Advertiser – Sudden death. On Monday 23rd, a man whose name is supposed to be John Russell, a labourer, belonging to Gloucestershire, but having no fixed residence, died very suddenly in Bell’s Brickwork, near Wishaw. The deceased has frequented the brickwork for the last three weeks, and on Sunday complained of being unwell. Mr Quinten, the manager, gave the poor man some bread and tea which he ate greedily; and again on Monday, on partaking of more food given him, he grew suddenly worse and expired about midday. The body of the deceased was removed to the old Orphan House and will be interred by the parochial authorities.
Below – 24/07/1877 – Wishaw Collieries & Brickworks and Broxburn Shale Oil, Coal & Brickworks headed paper. Robert Bell.
1878 – Robert Bell – Brickmaker (Composite) Broxburn and Wishaw. Office 97 Buchannan Street, Glasgow.