|Father||Date of Birth||Mother||Date of Birth|
|James Robertson SWEET||12 Jun 1823||Annie LANG||abt 1828|
|Partner||Date of Birth||Children|
|Agnes MCKINLAY||1860||James Robertson SWEET |
Stewart Robertson SWEET
|Birth||19 Oct 1864||Milton, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Marriage||9 Dec 1890||Rothesay, Bute|
|Death||10 SEP 1945||Rothesay, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Connection to Alexia Robertson Sweet |
From the Confirmation and Inventories record:
Alexia Robertson Sweet, 87 Minard Road Crossmyloof, Glasgow died 22 Jan 1903 at Glasgow intestate. Confirmation granted Glasgow 31 March  to Charles Sweet ,photographer , Rothesay, her nephew executor.
|Census 1891 : |
Living at 1 Zephyrus Terrace, Rothesay
Charles Sweet Head aged 26 Photographer born Lanarkshire Glasgow
Agnes Sweet Wife aged 27 Photographer's wife born Renfrewshire Barrhead
Mary M P Henderson Servant aged 13 General Servant (domestic) born Buteshire Rothesay
Living at 2 Ardmillan Road, Rothesay
Charles Sweet Head married aged 36 photographer employer born in Lanarkshire, Glasgow house had 10 rooms with windows
Agnes Sweet wife married aged 40 born in Renfrewshire, Barrhead
James R Sweet son aged 9 Scholar and born in Buteshire, Rothesay
Stewart R Sweet son aged 7 born in Buteshire, Rothesay
Annie Sweet mother widow aged 73 annuitant born Lanarkshire, Rutherglen
Flora McDonald servant single aged 21 general servant domestic born Invernessshire, Sleat, Skye gaelic and English speaker.
|White Lodge Studio, Battery Place. |
This is the former studio of Charles Sweet: 19 Battery Place. The sales particulars mention two Sweets (Mr B Sweet and Mr C Sweet. The property is now a guest house.
|Valuation roll: |
1895 renting a store at 35 Argyle Street, Rothesay (VR/75/17/607 and a house at Chapelhill Road, Rothesay VR/75/17/604 and VR/75/17/607 aldso studio showrooms etc at No 21 Princes Street, Rothesay VR/75/17/706.
|Photos by Charles |
PMS has a copy of Chas Sweet's photos: a photo of Wallace G Sweet my grandfather, a picture of "Alex Sweet with Elliot of Clifton Morebattle" and a car outside Sweet Holm in Yetholm and a silhouette of Thomas Sweet
In book by Richard Torrance ( PMS has spoken with him) Chas Sweet was a photographer in Rothesay 1889 until 1914. First as Sweet and Kinloch 1889 - 1893 Albion Studio, Deanhead Place, Rothesay, Then as Charles Sweet:
1893-1896 Deanhood Place, Rothesay
1897-1899 East Bay, Rothesay
1895-1907 East Princes Street, Rothesay
1905-1914 19 Battery Place, Rothesay
There appear to have been several photographers' shops in Deanhood Place.
In the Trade Directories for Bute, Charles Sweet is recorded as a photographer:
1889-1890 as Sweet and Kinloch at Dean Hood Place
1895- 1896 on his own in Dean Hood Place and at East Princes Street. His home is in Academy Road.
1896-1897 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home at Academy Road
1897-1898 as Sweet as above
1898-1899 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home now at Crichton Road and as Clerk to the United Presbyterian Church at Bridge-end.
1900-01 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home at Crichton Road also as Treasurer to the Bute County Cricket Club.
1901-02 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home at 20 Crichton Road also as Captain of the Bute County Cricket Club.
1902-03 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home at 20 Crichton Road
1903-04 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home at 20 Crichton Road
1904-05 as Sweet at 21 East Princes Street and home now at 19 Battery Place also now on a panel to promote and advertise the town
1905-06 as Sweet at White Studio 19 Battery Place and on a panel to promote and advertise the town
1906-07 as above
1907-08 as Sweet at White Studio 19 Battery Place
1908-09 as above
1909-10 as above
1910-11 as above
1911-12 as above
no further directories
in the telephone directory for 1886-87 he is showb as Vice President of the Literary Association.
|Photographers in Northern Scotland to 1914|