|Father||Date of Birth||Mother||Date of Birth|
|George SWEET||ABT 1788||Catherine ROBERTSON||28 Nov 1795|
|Birth||11 SEP 1821||Glasgow, Lanarkshire|
|Death||25 APR 1923||Gourock|
|Eric Birkett notes: |
"Miss Sweet" was the eldest sister of my grandfathers, she lived in Gourock during the early 1920s. Barbara and her brother John were taken by their mother and Aunt Mary to see her when she was nearly 100 years old, very frail and crotchety, bed- ridden, looked after by a house-keeper.
[PMS adds: Barbara's recollection may be confused: Alexander had three sisters that I know of. The eldest was Mary Wilson Dunn Sweet; the Aunt Mary referred to. The second sister was Catherine Robertson Fyffe Sweet who married Robert Grant and died in England. The third and last sister was Jean Barr Sweet, Barbara's mother. There is a Jean McCulloch Sweet who died at Inverkip, Gourock aged 101, she was single. Her death was reported by her second cousin, Mary Sweet. I think this is the Miss Sweet to whom Barabra referred.]
|1871 census, I think this is my Jane (but cannot prove it) living as a Visitor with Neil Leitch at 21 Abbotsford Place, Tradestoun, Glasgow, aged 45 (not quite right) and is a teacher born in Glasgow. |
1881 census: she was visiting her brother James Robertson Sweet at 31 Scotia Street and was an annuitant
1901 census she was living with her housekeeper at 16 Manor Crescent, Inverkip, Renfrewshire. She was an annuitant and was born in Glasgow.
1911 census she was living at 12 manor Crescent and Barbara Sweet was visiting. A house with 4 rooms with one window or more
Jane sweet Head Female age 88 Single Private means born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Barbara Sweet Visitor Female age 67 Married born in Paisley, Renfrewshire
Janet Marshall Servant Female age 35 Single General servant (domestic) worker born in Cathcart, Renfrewshire
For her to live to 101 as an annuitant, she must have had a reasonable wealth so was George (her father) a particularly successful wine merchant?
|Valuation roll: |
1875 Jane was a tenant occupier at 4 Manor Crescent, Gourock, Inverkip parish
1885 (no detail viewed) Jane was renting 10 Manor Street, Inverkip, Renfrew
1895 (no detail viewed) Jane was tenant occupier of house at 10 Manor Street, Inverkip VR/114/69/98
|Confirmation of estate |
Jane McCulloch Sweet 14 Manor Crescent, Gourock died 25 April 1923 at Gourock testate. Confirmation Gourock 5 June to Wallace Graham Sweet, Dalveen, Douglas Avenue, Burnside, Rutherglen. Executor. Will dated 31 July 1917, recorded Greenock 31 May 1923. Value of articles £161-8-2
This is Wallace Graham Sweet (my grandfather) son of her cousin Alexander Sweet