|In the Court of Session papers for the actions raised by Grizel Sweet against her brother George, there is reference to William settling an annuity on his father of £40 per annum. This would be a considerable sum in those days so I imagine that William has been successful at something. Is it possible that he went to Newcastle as a merchant, married and one of his grandchildren was the Elizabeth Sweet who married George Turner on 3 Oct 1790? This would establish the link of "Turner cousins" mentioned in the Northern Forester article. I need to try to prove this. |
William born about 1720 married say in 1740 had a child who then married in 1760 had a child (Elizabeth) who married in 1790.
|Although I have represented William and Roberts as the eldest children, this is not necessarily the case. They are described as eldest and second eldest sons. So a birth could be any time before George who was born in 1725. Margaret was born in 1723, so realistically anytime beforw that for the birth of William, Robert, Jean and Grizel. |
|RMS Notes: Property notes of 31 Oct 1758 George will leaving sums to family and concludes with reference to "the burden of payment to William and Robert Sweet his eldest and second eldest son each of the sum of five shillings...." |