Sweet Family West of Scotland

John HOUSTON

Person Chart

Parents

Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
John HOUSTON ABT 1851 Jane GRAY

Partners

Partner Date of Birth Children
Jean Barr SWEET 22 MAY 1883 Barbara Dunn HOUSTON
John Gray HOUSTON
Catherine Mary HOUSTON

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth ABT 1882 Kirkcudbright
Marriage 2 SEP 1911 Braehead, Cathcart, Renfrewshire
Occupation Lloyds Surveyor

Notes

Census
1901
66, Love Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Marion Moray Head Widow Female aged 59 born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Mary B Moray Daughter Single Female aged 20 born in Renfrewshire, Scotland
David W Tannahill Boarder Single Male aged 20 Mechanical Engineer born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

John Houston Boarder Single Male aged 19 Steam Engine Maker Fitter born in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

Thomas B Ritchel Boarder Single Male aged 24 Engine Designer born in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Frank S Will Boarder Single Male aged 19 Engine Designer Fitter born in Kincardineshire, Scotland
Alexander G Agnus Boarder Single Male aged 20 Engine Designer Fitter born in Wick, Caithness, Scotland

John is lodging here, along with many other engineers, while he serves his apprenticeship. Arrol-Johnstone were located in Paisley manufacturing motor cars, it is possible this is where these lodgers worked.

See note below.
Eric Birkett notes:

Barbara Birkett's recollection: Grandmother, Barbara Dunn Wright, who married Alexander Sweet in 1870, was a teacher in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, 19 miles SW of Hawick. She has a friend Miss Robinson, also a teacher, and another Jane Gray (possibly also a teacher) from Dundrennan. Jane Gray became my father's mother. When my father left home to become an apprentice in Paisley (aged 16), Miss Robinson suggested he visit the Sweet family at Braehead, Cathcart. That was how he met my mother.