Sweet Family West of Scotland

Thomas SWEET / Katherine ROBERTSON


Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death
Thomas SWEET Simprim, Berwickshire 28 AUG 1758 Glasgow, Lanarkshire abt 1848


Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death
Katherine ROBERTSON BET 1750 AND 1760 BEF 1813


Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death
George SWEET ABT 1788 Glasgow, Lanarkshire 14 Aug 1847
John SWEET Glasgow, Scotland 10 DEC 1789 ABT 1791
John SWEET Glasgow, Lanarkshire 16 AUG 1791
Alexander SWEET Glasgow, Lanarkshire 16 JUN 1793
Catherine Anne SWEET Glasgow, Lanarkshire 24 JAN 1796 Glasgow 18 Oct 1832
James Alexander SWEET Barony, Lanark 23 NOV 1797 5pm in the River Cart 27 OCT 1864
Thomas SWEET IGI 7 JUL 1799 Crossmyloof, Glasgow, Scotland 24 DEC 1818
Anne Lyon SWEET Glasgow, Lanark 27 JUN 1801 Newton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 16 APR 1879

Family Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Marriage 14 OCT 1787 Cathcart, Glasgow, Lanark


Thomas background:
Thomas is registered as purchasing a Burgess of Glasgow on 8 Sept 1785 as a weaver

Thomas came to Glasgow from Yetholm according to Alexander Sweet's article in Scottish Gardener and Northern Forester . He became a manufacturer with his cousin forming a company Sweet, Copland and Co.

In the Jones's Directory for Glasgow 1787 (REPRINTED 1868) a copy of which I have, there is an entry for Thomas Sweet:

"Sweet Thomas, manufacturer, ware room north side Bell's Wynd"

There is also reference to:
"Hogg, Copland, Sweet and Co. wareroom corner houfe north-fide Bell's wynd, 2d f lat above N0 22".

There are commercial references in the Edinburgh archives relating to financia l "problems" (still to investigate)

According to the margin notes in the "curiosities" he was married in North Woodside House; the 14 Oct was a Sunday.