Son of John Geddes (III)|
Brother of Adam Gordon Geddes
John Geddes (IV) is not a direct ancestor of mine.
Career of John Geddes (IV)
Letters from John Geddes (IV) to Margaret (niece)
Inventory of John Geddes (IV)
Adam Gordon Geddes (brother)
David Geddes (brother)
Alexander Geddes (brother)
James Geddes (brother)
27th regiment in the Peninsular War
Royal Guelphic Order
Geddes newspaper clippings
|1786||John Geddes (IV) born|
|1814||Wounded at battle of Toulouse|
|1831||Made Lieutenant Colonel|
|1831||Went on half-pay|
|1832||Married Madelina Hessing||wife|
|1836||Made a Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order|
|1856||Made Major General|
|1857||Madelina Geddes died||wife|
|1860||Appointed Colonel 46th regiment of foot|
|1860||Appointed Colonel 27th regiment of foot (Inniskillings)|
|1861||Made Lieutenant General|
|1864||John Geddes (IV) died - see inventory after death|
He served with the 27th regiment of foot (Inniskillings) for nearly 30 years. He served in the Peninsular War, and was wounded in the battle of Toulouse. He became honary Colonel of the Inniskillings in 1860. See Career of John Geddes (IV).
Census returns show that in 1851, he was living with his brother David Geddes in 15 Salibury Road. Street directories say that he lived there from 1827-1842 at least.
Wife: Madelina Hessing (1801-1857). There were no children. From the census returns, in 1851, both his brother David and his niece Margaret were living with him and his wife.
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John Geddes (IV)
Madelina née Hessing
wife of John Geddes (IV)
Another portrait of Madelina
See Career of John Geddes (IV).
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