Rt Hon Sir Eric Campbell Geddes


Generation 7ii / IX 23

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Rt Hon Sir Eric Campbell Geddes b.1875 d.1937 [more information] [picture]

Son of Acland Campbell Geddes b.1831 d.1908 and Christina Helen McLeod Anderson b.1850 d.1914 aged 64.

Married in 1900 Gwendoline Stokes [picture], daughter of the Reverend A Stokes.

They had the following children:

M i Acland MacKay b.1907 d.
M ii Magnus MacKay b.1908 d.
M iii Anthony Reay MacKay b.1912 d.

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Lumbering in Southern States of America. Railways in India. NE Railway in England. Deputy Director-General of Munition Supply 1915-16. Director of Transportation on staff of C-in-C British Army in France 1916-17. Director-General of Transportation for all theatres of war 1916-17. Honorary Major-General 1917-22. MP for Cambridge University 1917-22. Additional member, Board of Admiralty, Navy Controller, 1917. Temporary Honorary Vice-Admiral 1917. First Lord of the Admiralty 1917-18. Member of Imperial War Cabinet 1919-21. Minister of Transport 1919-21. Chairman of Committee on National Expenditure 1921-22, devising under Lloyd George's instructions, but not involved in the political implementation of, the 'Geddes Axe'. President of Institute of Transport 1919-20 etc. Chairman of Dunlops, first Chairman of Imperial Airways, forerunner of today's British Airways.

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The Right Honourable Sir Eric Campbell Geddes b.1875 d.1937, PC, GCB (Civil), GBE, KCB (Military), LL.D (Sheffield)

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The Right Honourable Sir Eric Campbell Geddes b.1875 d.1937, PC, GCB (Civil), GBE, KCB (Military), LL.D (Sheffield)

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The Right Honourable Sir Eric Campbell Geddes b.1875 d.1937, PC, GCB (Civil), GBE, KCB (Military), LL.D (Sheffield), and his wife Gwendolyn Stokes, photos by Olive Edis

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson.

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

11 April, 2013