Sweet Family West of Scotland

James Robertson SWEET

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
John Lang SWEET 5 MAR 1854 Catherine Russell BROWNING 1857


Partner Date of Birth Children
Mary HAROLD ABT 1886 Catherine Russell Browning SWEET

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth ABT 1885 Kelvin, Glasgow
Marriage 29 Mar 1909 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Death 2 May 1919 Cairo, Egypt Commonwealth War Graves Commission


1911 census they are living at 13 Newmains, Douglas, Lanarkshire
James Sweet Head aged 28 Married House Painter, worker born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Sweet Wife aged 25 married , duration of marriage 2 years, Children born alive 1, children still living 1, born Elgin, Morayshire
Catherine Sweet daughter age 1 unmarried born in Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire
The CWGC entry for James Robertson refers to him as husband of Mary Snell (formerly Sweet) of Gladstone Avenue, Magill, Adelaide, South Australia. So my guess is that after he died she remarried and moved to Australia or moved and then remarried.

PMS has now had a letter from Anita Joffu stating " my mother and grandmother left Scotland (Glasgow) between 1918 and 1920. My grandmother had remarried an Australian Arthur Snell. Married in Glasgow?. James Robertson sweet died in Cairo 1917-1918. He was in the Northumberland Fusiliers, the Black Watch Regiment, I think".

She also suggests that her great "grandfather was Charles Sweet born Glasgow circa 1856".

What caused James' death? Others records show cause of death but not his. Flu?



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