1771 - 1840
Agent, stockbroker and Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh, awarded part of the compensation for Concordia estate in Tobago as executor and trustee of Elizabeth Wightman née Cooper (q.v.).
Andrew Sievwright, writer, married Agnes Robertson, the widow of Rev. Hugh James Cheyne, an Episcopal clergyman at Stirling, in Edinburgh 13/03/1793. They had at least 6 children: Ames Gray (born 18/06/1798), Charles Wightman (born 31/03/1800), Andrew Graham (born 08/06/1802), John (born 23/03/1804), David Robertson (born 14/01/1806) and Lilias Ann (born 12/02/1808).
Described as “Stockbroker and General Agent in Edinburgh” in the Inventory of Elizabeth Wightman née Cooper in 1837.
Andrew Sievwright of Edinburgh was the agent of Frederick Gye of 23 Ludgate Hill, London in 1823 when he wished to return 257 pounds of black and 155 pounds of green tea as unsuitable for the Edinburgh market.
Andrew Sievwright, age 69, Agent, of 19 Union Street, Edinburgh, was buried in Calton Burial Ground in Edinburgh, 06/03/1840.
His son Charles Wightman Sievwright (1800-1855) was a soldier and acted as protector of Aborigines in what would later become the Western District of Victoria, Australia 1837-1845.
T71/891 Tobago claim no. 46 (Concordia).
Marriage of Andrew Sievwright: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cheyne/p14183.htm [accessed 27/06/2012]. Births of children: www.familysearch.org batch nos. C11981-9, C11981-8 and C11982-1.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories SC70/1/56.
Hoh-cheung and Lorna H. Mui, Shops and Shopkeeping in Eighteenth-century England (London, Routledge, 1989) p. 352.
General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Deaths 692/2 350 453.
Lindsey Arkley, 'Sievwright, Charles Wightman (1800–1855)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sievwright-charles-wightman-13194/text23887 [accessed 16/10/2012].
Ames Gray (1798-), Charles Wightman Sievwright (1800-1855), Andrew Graham (1802-), John (1804-), David Robertson (1806-) and Lilias Ann (1808-)
£1,706 10s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
His son Charles Wightman Sievwight (1800-1855) was protector of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria, Australia,...
Lindsey Arkley, 'Sievwright, Charles Wightman (1800–1855)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,<a...
Father → Son
19 Union Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland