2021-04-30 14:48:01 UTC
We know that James Lorraine Geddes was son of Capt. Alexander Geddes by his wife Elizabeth Careless, who were married at St. Cuthbert's in Edinburgh, 17 Jan. 1826 (per extracted IGI).
The following seems like a promising lead ... a monumental inscription
in King's Chapel, Gibraltar:
"James Geddes, Assistant-Surgeon, fell a victim to the malignant fever
raging in the Garrison, 25 Oct., 1804; also Wilhelmina, his w.[ife],
dau. of James Loraine, Esq., of Angelraw, Berwickshire, who shared his
fate, 2 Nov., 1804. Erected by their eldest s.[on], Col. Wm. Geddes,
C.B., Bengal Artillery."
Can anybody tell me more about possible descendants of James Geddes and his wife, Wilhelmina Loraine?
American descendants of James Loraine Geddes of Iowa have collected more data supporting James L. Geddes as the namesame grandson of James Loraine of Angelraw, Berwickshire. See
I just wanted to point out that James Loraine of Angelraw is shown as a son of Alexander Loraine, writer of Dunse/ Duns, by his wife Anne/Anna Dallas, in James Dallas, _The History of the Family of Dallas, and Their Connections and Descendants from the Twelfth Century_ (Edinburgh, Constable, 1921), p. 345:
Anne or Anne Dallas, in turn, was the daughter of James Dallas (d. 1740) of St. Martins, by his first wife Elizabeth Riddell.
This means James Loraine Geddes was quite a close kinsman of Walter Dallas of Prince George's, Maryland, whose male-line ancestry is given on pp. 13-14 of ...
He would also be related to the line that led to George Mifflin Dallas, vice president of the United States from 1845 to 1849 (under Pres. Fillmore), for whom Dallas, Texas, is named.
I don't see any immediate royal lines behind Anne/Anna Dallas, but her ancestry includes the family names of Mackintosh, Dunbar (twice), Abercrombie, and Riddell of Minto as well as Riddell of Kinglass.
Gary Boyd Roberts gives a royal descent for George Mifflin Dallas, but this comes in through one of the Dallas wives (? Arabella Smith) who was the mother or grandmother of George Mifflin.