Tag: john street

Stonefield Brickfield

Owner of Scottish Brick History website (www.scottishbrickhistory.co.uk) Mark Cranston recently sent me this photo of R McAlpine brick , made at Stonefield, Blantyre. Stonefield Brickfield was established and located at the North East end of John Street in 1841 (then just a track without name). We have a wonderful description preserved in the 1859 valuation […]

McAleenans from John Street

Betty McGauley writes, “I’m trying to find out about the McAleenans from John Street. My great gran and grandad came from Ireland. Thank you.” I was able to reply with: “Hi Betty. The name McAleenan or MacAleenan first arrived in Blantyre between 1890 and 1895 when Labourer Bernard McAleenan took up residence at Broompark Place at […]