Brick walls

Brick walls that are proving difficult to break down (December 2016) 

Jean Sweet born 1750 died 1814 married Robert Edgely in Leith in 1781. Have not yet proved to which family she is connected but through deposition by George Sweet of Yetholm in 1816, I believe there is a connection.

Robert Sweet married Elizabeth Brunton in 1851 in Ardrossan. Died in 1858 on board Blanche Moore as a Master Seaman. Who is Robert? I feel he has no family connection.

Elizabeth Sweet married George Turner in 1790.

I have not yet found where in the tree Elizabeth fits.

The Northern Forester article refers to Charles Turner the chemist in Newcastle being a relative and also Dr Turner. Is this the same Turner family? I think this may hold a clue to solving Jean’s connection also.

William Sweet and Katherine Riddell had the following children baptised in Bowden.

Janet 1699

Agnes 1703

Helen 1706

Isobell 1708

I have not yet found William’s connection to the tree.

Elizabeth Sweet (born 1803) appears on the 1841 census for Corstorphine, Edinburgh living with Alexander Kerr (born 1803), Ploughman, and his children: Ann, Alexander, Robert and James. The 1851 census is more useful as it names the birthplace for Elizabeth as Abercorn, Linlithgowshire and for Alexander also as Linlithgowshire. Elizabeth now has the surname Kerr and is recorded as ‘wife’. I have not been able to find birth or marriage records and so cannot place Elizabeth in the Sweet tree. I now know from census records that Alexander senior died between the 1851 and 1861 census and that Elizabeth died between the 1861 and 1871 census.

Any help with the above would be gratefully received. Please email me at msweetuk@btinternet.com