Sweet Family West of Scotland


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 AUG 1791 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 Clyde banks, at the junction of the Paisley Road with the quiet road leading to the ancient village of Govan. As the brothers Robertson owned extensive possessions in the West Indies, the small holdin g 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 John 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.

Plantation Street in Glasgow is where the house stood, the area in some older maps is called Plantation