Sweet Family West of Scotland

James Robertson SWEET

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
James SWEET 23 Sep 1856 Mariah BRYCE ABT 1853


Partner Date of Birth Children
Margaret Readdie SPENCE 22 May 1880 James SWEET

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 30 March 1879 Liverpool, England
Christening 14 Sep 1879
Marriage 02/09/1919
Occupation Fire Insurance Clerk
Death Jun 1969 Harrow, England


1911 census
18 Montgomerie St, East Kilbride
House with 4 windows
James R Sweet Head aged 32 married Chief clerk insurance company birthpalce England
Margaret R Sweet wife aged 30 married 1 year no children birthplace Lanark, Glasgow

The PO Directories for 1911-12 show that JRS was the Chief Clerk for the National Insurance Company of Great Britain and he lived at Hamilton Place, East Kilbride. The National Insurance Company of Great Britain was taken over by the Commercial Union which in turn became a part of Aviva. From the archives of Aviva, I have been sent the following: " Post Magazine October 1937 re reorganisation of the business in Scotland - "In Glasgow Mr Henry McMurray, at present accident superintendent, has been appointed manager of the three companies [Edinburgh Assurance, National of Great Britain, West of Scotland], with Mr J Robertson Sweet as agency manager and Mr George Latta as local secretary."

1936-37 Glasgow post Office Directory
Sweet, J Robertson. Agency manager (The National Insurance of Great Britain Ltd, 145 St Vincent Street C2) House: 12 Barrington Drive C4.