Marcus, might be no connection, but there is a Geddes listed in "Tomstones and Monuments"? William Geddes...Sacred to the memory of Bt. Lieut.-Colonel W. GEDDES, Captain H.M. 83rd Regt., who died at Trincomaalee on the 3rd Oct., 1821 aged 58 years. Lieutenant-Colonel GEDDES was Commandant at Balangoda during the Uva rebellion in 1818, and arrived at Colombo from Balangoda in December of that year. in 1819-20 he was Commandant at Matara. He married a daughter of Major Thomas Summerfield, 83rd Regiment, and sister of Mrs. Thomas Holloway Twynam. Lieutenant-Colonel Geddes was commended by Governor Sir Robert Brownrigg, the Commander of the Forces, in General Orders, November 22, 1818, for "his gallantry, zeal, amd intelligence manifested on several occasions during the rebellion."