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Inventory of John Geddes (IV)


John Geddes (IV)

John Geddes (IV) was born in 1786 and died in 1864. He was a son of John Geddes (III) and the olderer brother of Adam Gordon Geddes and David Geddes (see John Geddes (III)),

The will and inventoryis in the National Archives of Scotland. Here are transcripts. I have added paragraphs to make the text easier to understand. I apologies for any errors.

John Geddes - Stamp 400. 24th June 1864

At Edinburgh the twenty fourth of June in the year eighteen hundred and sixty four the following inventory of the personal estate of the deceased John Geddes and Deed relatve to the disposal thereof were presented by Donald Horne W.S.

Inventory of the personal estate of Lieutenant General John Geddes, who died at number fifteen Salisbury Road Newington Edinburgh on twenty eighth April eighteen hundred & sixty four.

Scotland

sd
1.Cash in the house9193
2.Balance at credit of accord with the Union Bank of Scotland including
Interest to date of death27921010
Interest thereon to date of Oath to inventory913
2801121
3.Value of household furniture and personal effects conform. to inventory & appraisement by Thomas Chapman Licensed Appraiser, dated fifth May eighteen hundred & sixty four39316-
4.
Sum in Deposit receipt of the British Linen Company200--
Interest thereon to date of death310-
Do. to date of Oath to inventory-174
203182
5.Shares in public companies held by the deceased viz
1000 stock of the Union Bank of Scotland, value at date of Oath to inventory 1841840--
1000 stock of the British Linen Company, value at date of Oath to inventory (226)2265--
20 25 shares of Edinburgh Gas Company, value at date of Oath to inventory 511020--
22 4/5 25 shares of Edinburgh Water Company, value at date of Oath to inventory 3376910-
29 new quarter stock Do. $12/10/- shares, value at date of Oath to inventory 167/848976
24 new quarter stock 1853 Do. 6/5/- shares, value at date of Oath to inventory 8/9/62038-
25 new quarter stock 1856 6/5/- shares of which 4 paid up, value at date of Oath to inventory 5/16/-145--
23 new quarter stock 1863 Do. 6/5/- each, 10/- paid, value at date of Oath to inventory 1/1/-243-
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163186
675686
6.Personal debt:
Sum due by John Maclachlan Bookseller under acknowledgement dated 2nd May 1861 and bearing interest ar 3 per cent1000--
Interest thereon to date of death at 3 per cent30--
Do. to date of Oath to inventory2127
1032127
7.Feu duty of subjects in Dalkeith, payable by Duke of Buccleuch. Half year from Martinmas 1863 to Whit. Sunday 1864513--
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Total personal estate in Scotland11,203197

England

sd
1.Balance at credit of account with Messrs Cox & Co. Army Agents Craig's const432155
2.Balance at credit of account with Messrs Coutts & Coy. Bankers London1421310
3.1000 East India stock value at date of Oath to inventory 2172170--
4.10000 Consolidated 3 per cent annuities, value at date of Oath to inventory 917 2/49175--
5.1000 new 3 per cents, value at date of Oath to inventory 89 3/889315-
6.2467/12/6 reduced 3 per cents, value at date of Oath to inventory 89 1/8219955
7.500 reduced 3 per cents Consolidated 3 per cent annuities, being one moiety of 10,000 consolidated 3 per cent annuities, transferred into the name of the Lieutenant General of the Court of Chancery to an account submitted the annuity account of Mrs Masia Ann Behan to produce 300 per annum payable to her during her life under order of the Court of Chancery in action Hessing of Sutherland & Hessing of Behan
value at date of Oath to inventory458710-
deduct value of moiety of annuity payable to said Mrs. Behan, age 481950133
2636169
8.Arrears of pension payable from War Office to Lieut. General John Geddes from 31st March to 28th April 1864 at 100 per annum7135
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Value of estate in England17,6571910
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Total of personal estate28,861195

In Edinburgh the first day of June one thousand eight hundred & sixty four, in presence of Donald Horne Esquire, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Caithness appeared James Rose, Writer to the Signet Edinburgh, one of the executors of the deceased Lieutenant general John Geddes, Salisbury Road Newington Edinburgh, who being solemnly sworn & examined deposes that the said deceased died at Edinburgh upton the twenty eighth day of April eighteen hundred and sixty four, and the deponent is about to enter upton the possession & management of the deceased's estate as executor nominated by him along with his brother David Geddes residing at Salisbury Road Newington Edinburgh, and his nephew Lieutenant (now Captain) john Geddes, Her Majesty's seventy sixth Regiment, and Lietenant Andrew Geddes, Her Majesty's twenty seventh (Inniskilling) Regiment, an also along with his brother drawn Adam Gordon Geddes who predeceased the testator, in a last will & testament executed by him upon the eighth day of March eighteen hundred and fifty eight and Codicil or instructions thereto amended dated thirteenth June eighteen hundred and sixty three which is now exhibited and signed by the deponent and the said Justice of the Peace of this date as relative hereto:

That the deponent does not know of any testamony settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased's personal estate or effects or any part thereof other than the said last will & testament

That the foregoing inventory signed by the deponent & the said Justice of the Peace as relative hereto is a full & complete inventory of the personal estate & effects of the said deceased Lieutenant General John Geddes wheresowever situated and belonging or due to him beneficially at the time of the same has come to the deponent's knowledge.

That the deponent does not know of any money or property belonging to the deceased liable to the duty imposed by the Acts twenty third Victoria chapter fifteen, and twenty third and twenty fourth Victoria chapter eighty.

That the value at this date of the said personal estate and effects situated in the United Kingdom includibg the proceeds accrued thereon down to this date is twenty five thousand pounds and under thirty thousand pounds sterling.

That confirmation of the said personal estate is required in favor of the deponent and the said David Geddes, John Geddes, Andrew David Geddes, under the condition of the said settlement that the majority of the executors accepting and being within Great Britain at the time or any two of them shall be a quorum.

All which is truth as the deponent shall answer to God.

(signed) James Rose

(signed) Donald Horne J.P.


For Deed see Testamentary Record Volume 60, page 516




In a listing of officers serving in the peninsular who had been awarded a wound pension, General Geddes, a captain at the time, was awarded a 100 pound annual wound pension for his wounds received in Toulouse. This may be the

"England...8. Arrears of pension payable from War Office to Lieut. General John Geddes from 31st March to 28th April 1864 at 100 per annum... 7/13/5"

described above.