Sweet Family West of Scotland


Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
John ROBERTSON BET 1700 AND 1710 Katherine HUTCHISON ABT 1720

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 29 May 1761 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Christening 3 Jun 1761
Marriage 26 Aug 1792
Death 28 Apr 1817


Relationship of James
Brother of William and John the latter was father to Katherine Robertson who married Thomas Sweet.

There are many references to the three brothers John, William and James .

Margin note by Alexander Sweet in the ' Curiosities of Glasgow Citizenship' Page 5 of Appendix III, James Robertson:
"The father of Mrs George Sweet, Bailie, Calton, Glasgow eldest brother of my father James Sweet. Also father of Alexander Robertson who went to Montreal and his son George left sons the firm is now Geo Robertson & Son Marine Insurance brokers Montreal"
" This George left £250,000 to his son Arch and Amy and Helen have notified me. A Sweet at Cathcart"

[This "eldest brother of my father " refers to George Sweet being the eldest brother of James Sweet]
Page 235 James and William Robertson were brothers of John of Plantation, manager of Glasgow Arms Bank. Alexander Sweet wrote in the margin"James Robertson married a Miss Fleming, his daughter Catherine married George Sweet his cousin…his great grand daughter is Anna Copland- Mrs Scrimgeour"
John Tait Directory @ 1783-84 refers to a James Robertson, accountant. Merchant Bank.
Various books do refer to this brother as the accountant at Merchants Bank.

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce members list refers to James Robertson, Bank Treasurer, Port Glasgow
T M Devine in his book 'The Tobacco Lords' refers to a James Robertson born 1774. This may be a coincidence as this James was born in 1761.