Sweet Family West of Scotland

Alexander 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 12 MAY 1881 Cathcart
Death 11 OCT 1927 Malta


Alexander Sweet junior 12 May 1881 to 11 Oct 1927

Worked for the Eastern Telegraph Company
Electra House

On his way to Suez when he made his will, written 22 Aug 1921

Brothers: Wallace Graham Sweet (My grandfather)
William Sweet
Sister Mary Wilson Dunn Sweet
Brother in law John Houston

Solicitor: Archibald Ross
Robert Brown (law clerk)
131 West Regent street
Embarkation List
Name of Ship "Novara"
Steamship Line: P. &. O. S .N .CO
Date of Departure: 10th Jan. 1925.
Where Bound : Calcutta
Names and descriptions of BRITISH passengers embarked at the port of London
Name: Sweet Alexander
Last address in Uk: Craigshields, Skelmorlie
Class 1st, 2nd or 3rd: 1st
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: Malta
Profession, occuption or Calling of Passenger: Cable Operator
Age: 43 Male
Country of last permanent residence: Scotland
Country of Intended Future Residence: Malta
Eric Birkett Notes:

Uncle Alec was with Eastern Telegraph Company at Carcavelhos, Aden, Seychelles, St Helena, Ascension, Azores, Port Said, First class tennis player, swimmer, dancer. On leave from those remote places this bachelor uncle was very generous with money to nieces and nephews.
Confirmations and inventories
Alexander Sweet, Cable Operator, Craigshields, Upper Skelmorlie, Ayrshire died 11 Oct 1927 at Malta testate. Confirmation Kilmarnock 20 January to Wallace Graham Sweet, Commission Agent,Dalveen, Douglas Avenue, Burnside, Rutherglen and William Johnstone Sweet, Agent, Union Bank of Scotland Ltd, Alloa, his brothers an d John Houston, Chief Surveyor, Lloyds Register, Bombay, his brother-in-law, Executors. Will dated 22 Aug 1921. Recorded Kilmarnock 12 Jan 1928. Value of estat e £1985.15.6

Will details:



Alexander headstone