John Geddes (V)

Son of Adam Gordon Geddes
Brother of Andrew David Geddes

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

John Geddes (V)
Wife and children
Pictures and Photos
See also:
Margaret Geddes (sister)
Andrew David Geddes (brother)
Career of John Geddes (V)
Matriculation and Examination cards
Geddes newspaper clippings
Census returns


1831John Geddes (V) born
1842Educated at High School, Edinburgh, 1842-46 (see cards)
1846Educated at Naval & Military Academy, Edinburgh, 1846-48 (see cards)
1848Ensign 76th Regiment
1854Lieutenant 76th Regiment
1858Captain 76th Regiment
1862Married Madeline Mary Hessingwife
1866Exchanged to 44th Regiment
1870On half-pay
1877Madeline Mary Hessing diedwife
1893Married Frances Mary Greenwife
1920John Geddes (V) died


See Career of John Geddes (V).

Wife and Children

In 1862 John Geddes (V) married Madeline Mary Hessing (1831-1877). Madeline Mary Hessing was the neice of the wife of John Geddes (IV). They had 8 children (see below). After her death, in 1893 he married Frances Mary Green.


John Gordan Geddes VI1863-?Col. R.H.A.
George Hessing Geddes1864-?Col. R.A.
Augustus David Geddes1866-?Col. East Kents
Flora Mary Beatrice Geddes1867-1868Infant death
Stewart Sunderland Geddes1868-1870Infant death
Edith Geddes1870-?
Arthur Hessing Geddes1872-1873Infant death
Beatrice Augusta Mary Geddes1874-1946In 1909 married William Fowler Mountford Copeland (1872-1953)

Pictures and Photos

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John Geddes (V), his wife, and sons

John Geddes (V)
"John Geddes (1831-1920)
Edinburgh 1st Feb 1858"
from photo on glass
John Geddes (V)
John Geddes (V)
Madeline Mary Hessing
Madeline Mary née Hessing
wife of John Geddes (V)
John Geddes (V)
"Col John Geddes"
Madeline Mary Hessing
Madeline Mary née Hessing
wife of John Geddes (V)
Sons of John Geddes (V)
Sons of John Geddes (V) left to right:
Col. Augustus David Geddes, East Kent Regt.
Col. John Gordon Geddes R.H.A.
Col. George H.Geddes R.A.

Stuck on the back of the third photo above is a newspaper clipping, saying "At St Peter's Episcopal Chapel. Lutton Place, Newington, Edinburgh, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. G.H. Forbes, Captain John Geddes, 76th Regiment to Madeline Mary, eldest daughter of the late J.A.Hessing, Esq."

Stuck on the back of the fourth photo above is a newspaper clipping, saying "Births: Geddes - June 6, at 13 Liverpool Street, Dover, the wife of Major Geddes, 44th Regiment, of a son"