Sweet Family West of Scotland

Wallace Graham SWEET

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Alexander SWEET 12 Oct 1843 Barbara Dunn WRIGHT 1842

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 6 JUL 1876 Cathcart
Marriage 8 JUN 1904 231 Langside Road, Glasgow
Death 13 NOV 1953 Troon, Ayrshire


Wallace G Sweet Merchant and Commission Agent, 142 West Nile Street,

Home Dalveen, Douglas Avenue, Burnside

He is named as executor on a number of Sweet wills.
There is a Wallace G Sweet in the Glasgow Postal Directory for 1904-05 and 1910-11 (at least) as an agent of C Schneider & Co and addresses of 20 Woodville Gardens, Langside and Dunimarle, 3 Mitchell Drive, Rutherglen respectively.
Glasgow Post Office Directories
Wallace G Sweet, Commission Agent, 142 West Nile Street. Ho Dalveen, Douglas Avenue, Burnside.
1911 census
Living at 3 Mitchell Drive, Crosshill, Rutherglen, a house with six rooms having one or more windows.
Wallace Graham Sweet Head aged 34 Married Commercial Traveller for Corks as a worker born in Cathcart, Renfrewshire
Jeanie Sweet, Wife aged 33 married, Duration of marriage, 6 years, number of chlidren born 3, number still alive 3 born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Alastair Sweet, Son, aged 6, Scholar, Born in Cathcart, Renfrewshire
Wallace Graham Sweet, Son aged 4 Born in Cathcart, Renftewshire
Barbara Dunn Sweet, daughter, aged 3 months born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire
Maggie Holland, servant aged 18, Single General servant Domestic, worker, born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire.
Eric Birkett notes

Uncle Wallace, salesman for Buckstein and Gillein, a German firm dealing in fertilisers and chemicals. During the 1914-18 war they were imprisoned for espionage. Wallace bought the impounded business in West Nile Street, Glasgow and flourished. "Wee Wallace" (his 6ft 3inches second son) took over the business after his father's death. Wallace senior belonged to Cathcart Cricket Club and introduced another member (Robert Grant) to his sisters. On 4 June 1904 he married Jean Brown of Sydney, Australia. "Tall, auburn, autocratic. Ran her house like clockwork; all had to help/ Joint holidays Sweets / Grants at Springhill, Whiting Bay, kids barefoot always. They lived at Burnside, Glasgow, Fourfaulds, East Kilbride- a chicken farm- Maxwell Park, Glasgow, Finnartmore (Kilmun) - now a convalescent home- Fairy Knowe, Blairmore and Fullarton Drive, Troon."

[ note the census for 1911 provides Jeanies birthplace as Glasgow. So if she was from Australia, it can only have been as a child that she was there].
No Connection to the Brown of Brown's bakers in Kilmarnock.



July 1943