Margaret Geddes

Daughter of Adam Gordon Geddes
Sister of Andrew David Geddes

Margret Geddes is not a direct ancestor of mine, but she did look after my Granny!

Margaret Geddes
Husbands and child
Pictures and Photos
See also:
John Geddes (V) (brother)
Andrew David Geddes (brother)
Violet Alice Geddes (niece)
Letter from Margaret Geddes to her mother
Letters from John Geddes (IV) (Margaret's uncle)
Letter from Adam Gordon Geddes (Margaret's father)
Letters from Andrew David Geddes (Margaret's brother)
Margaret Geddes' will
Geddes newspaper clippings
Census returns


1829Margaret Geddes born
1860Married James Alexander Vernorhusband
1864Alexander Vernor bornson
1871Violet Alice Geddes bornniece
1874Married John Legathusband
1877Violet's family go to Malta. Margaret looks after Violetniece
1888Alexander Vernor diedson
1911Margaret Geddes died

Husbands and Child

The census returns of 1851 show that Margaret Geddes lived with her uncle John Geddes (IV) for at least some of her childhood.

In 1860 Margaret Geddes married James Alexander Vernor (1805-1866). He came from Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian, and was the son of Captain Robert Vernor of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), who was severely wounded at the Battle of Waterloo.

They had one son, Alexander Vernor (1864-1888).

J.A.Vernor died in 1866. Street directories show that she then lived at 15 Salisbury Road until 1872. Several of the Geddes family had lived there, including Margaret, before her marriage (see census returns).

She married John Legat, a banker in 1874.

Margaret looked after her niece, Violet Alice Geddes as her parents were abroad. Violet's father, Andrew David Geddes , was a soldier. When Margaret died, she bequeathed to Violet her personal effects, including her lace. This included her own wedding veil made of Limerick lace (see right). Violet used this veil for her own wedding. It was also used for the weddings of her grand-daughter (me) and my niece (the great, great, great neice of Margaret Geddes).

Limerick lace wedding veil

Pictures and Photos

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Margaret Geddes, her husbands and her son

Margaret Geddes
Margaret Geddes
Margaret Geddes
Margaret Geddes with
J.A.Vernor (first husband)
and son Alexander Vernor
Margaret Geddes
"July 1906 - Aunt Maggie & 2nd husband & Margaret"
(Aunt Maggie is Margaret Geddes,
Margaret is Violet Alice Dibblee's daughter)