1. James GEDDY was born before 1710 in Scotland. His second son, James, Jr. was born in 1731, so it's quite likely he was out of his teens at that time. He was a Gunsmith and Brass Founder in 1738 in Williamsburg, York, Virginia. He signed a will on 23 Sep 1743 in Williamsburg, York, Virginia. (1) Williamsburg is along the line between James City County and York County, Virginia, though it is mostly in James City County. James Geddy's will and estate were filed in York County.

[Transcription of the will and proving of the will of James Geddy, Sr., made by Rebecca Lambert, 1 April 2000. There is a hole in the bottom middle on the page, so some words are missing. Other times the writing is so cramped that I cannot read a particular word. I'll mark those places with asterisks. If a likely word seems fitting, I've finished it in [brackets].]

In the name of God Amen being in sound Judgment & memory, Thanks be to God for the same. Imprim** I bequeath my Soul unto almighty God who gave it * and my body to be dece[*ntly buried wi*]th comfortable hopes of a blessed and joyfull resurrection through Jesus Chr[ist * Sav]iour. As for my Temporal Estate aft[er] all my just debts are paid I *ill **** **** **** Item I give unto my Sons & Daught[ers] David, James, William & John Geddy & Eli[zabet]h, Anne & Mary Geddy each of them five shillings. I do constitute & appoint Anne Geddy my beloved wife Sole Ectrix. and heiress of all my real & personal Estate to be disposed by her as she thinks most proper. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal this 23rd day of Septr. anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & forty three years.
Sign'd, Sealed &deliver'd} James Geddy {seal}
in the presence of us}
Thomas Bennett
George Charlton
Hugh Boyd
He died before 20 Aug 1744 in Williamsburg, York, Virginia. (2) At a court held for York County August 20th 1744
The last will & Testament of James Geddy dec'd was this day presented in Court by the Ectrix. therein named who made Oath to it and being proved by the Oath of Thomas Bennet & Hugh Boyd two of the witnesses. It was order'd to be recorded.
Test. Matt. Hubard ***

At a court held for York County Nov'r. 19th, 1744.
This Inventory & appraisal of the Estate of James Geddy dec'd. was this day ret'd to Court and order'd to be recorded.
Exam} (?) Test. Matt Hubard ***

He was married to Anne before 1730. I don't know where they got married. Their children are listed in the order they were written in James, Sr.'s will, except the youngest daughter, Sarah, who was born after the will was written. Anne was born before 1715. I think it likely Anne was at least fifteen years old before the birth of her second son in 1731. She died after 1784. James GEDDY and Anne had the following children:

child+2 i. David GEDDY.
child+3 ii. James GEDDY Jr..
child+4 iii. William GEDDY.
child5 iv. John GEDDY. He lived in Halifax, North Carolina.
child6 v. Elizabeth GEDDY.
child7 vi. Anne GEDDY.
child8 vii. Mary GEDDY.
child9 viii. Sarah GEDDY.

Home Return to Table of Contents