Sweet Family West of Scotland

George SWEET / Ann LYON


Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death
George SWEET Yetholm, Roxburgh 28 NOV 1725 Yetholm 18 Apr 1809


Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death
Ann LYON Earsdon, North Shields, Northumberland 16 Nov 1721


Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death
Elizabeth SWEET New Style (?) North Berwick, East Lothian 31 DEC 1752 Yetholm 22 SEP 1820
Walter SWEET North Berwick, East Lothian 2 NOV 1754 BEF 1770
William SWEET North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom 2 NOV 1754
James SWEET Garvald, East Lothian 13 SEP 1756 Kelso AFT 1841
Thomas SWEET Simprim, Berwickshire 28 AUG 1758 Glasgow, Lanarkshire abt 1848
Jean SWEET Swinton and Simprin, North Berwick 5 MAY 1763
George SWEET Yetholm, Roxburghshire 31 JAN 1768 Glasgow, Lanarkshire 5 Jul 1828
Walter SWEET Yetholm, Roxburgh 17 MAR 1771
Anne SWEET Yetholm, Roxburgh 11 APR 1773
Jane SWEET Yetholm, Roxburgh 21 JUL 1776


This is the George [P174] to whom Sweet Holm was bequeathed on 31 Oct 1758 from his father William. George is described (in a transcription which Russell had ) , formerly servant to Major Dalrymple, now gardener at Swinton, proceeding o n a disposition byWilliam Sweet gardener of Town Yetholm to the said George hi s youngest son. SRO REf RS 8216 registered in leaves 515 and 516 of the register .

I have since seen the original and it is 1758 which is the operative date, changed here but there will be many references to 1750. Russell's researcher transcribed this incorrectly.
Thomas' father registered the birth (28 Aug 1758) and was described as a Gardener in Nunraw and a witness was his Governor Mr McCormack
Gardener at Nunraw
James' birth record shows that George was a gardener at Nunraw which is the fami ly seat of the Dalrymples (Nunraw Castle, Garvald)

James Dalrymple of Nunraw Castle (b c1697, d by 08.1766, Major, 7th son)
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