John Geddes (IV)

Son of John Geddes (III)
Brother of Adam Gordon Geddes

John Geddes (IV) is not a direct ancestor of mine.

John Geddes (IV)
Death certificate
See also:
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 memorial
Geddes newspaper clippings
Census returns

General John Geddes (IV)


1786John Geddes (IV) born
1804Made Ensign
1805Made Lieutenant
1814Wounded at battle of Toulouse
1818Made Captain
1825Made Major
1831Made Lieutenant Colonel
1831Went on half-pay
1832Married Madelina Hessingwife
1836Made a Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order
1846Made Colonel
1856Made Major General
1857Madelina Geddes diedwife
1860Appointed Colonel 46th regiment of foot
1860Appointed Colonel 27th regiment of foot (Inniskillings)
1861Made Lieutenant General
1864John 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.

The death certificate of John Geddes IV

John Geddes IV death certificate


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John Geddes (IV) and his wife

John Geddes (IV)
John Geddes (IV)
Madelina Hessing wife of John Geddes (IV)
Madelina née Hessing
wife of John Geddes (IV)
Madelina Hessing wife of John Geddes (IV)
Another portrait of Madelina

See Career of John Geddes (IV).