Sweet Family West of Scotland

Alexander SWEET

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Thomas SWEET 28 AUG 1758 Katherine ROBERTSON BET 1750 AND 1760

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 16 JUN 1793 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Death Y


Quoting from "Curiosities of Glasgow Citizenship" published in 1881.

"In 1783 Mr Robertson acquired the estate of Craigiehall, about fifty-two acre s in extent, not far from the rural Clydebanks, at the junction of the Paisley Road with the quiet road leading to the ancient village of Govan. As the brothers Robertson ownedextensive possessions in the West Indies, the small holding was called Plantation, a name which it still retains, and here he resided until the change we are about to relate took place"

The Robertson brothers to whom reference is made are John, James and William. This Alexander Sweet is descended from John Robertson whose daughter Catherine married Thomas Sweet in 1789.

John S and his brother Alexander S went to the plantations in the West Indies: on Black River Jamaica. One of them died of Yellow fever and the other went America (or Canada?). Notes by Alexander in Curiosities. I now believe that it was on Heywood Hall Estate that John and Alexander would work. I have evidence that R McKay & Co (the Robertsons partnership) bought Heywood Hall Estate in Jamaica. See Jamaican notes