Re: Richard Geater and Phyllis Wilkinson - London/Stonehaven/Aberdeen
You've sure done alot of research......I didn't know about the relationship to the surname "Gatter".....though I've seen references to that name on the web. I've always wondered where the Geater's hailed from prior to London but couldn't find a definite source...there appear to be other Wilkinsons and Geaters in the same London area during that time frame...but I only found our ancestors later route...first to Durham and then Stonehaven.....where he was the head of the prisons...I did come across a Directory of Nobles,Landed Gentry, Officials etc. for Edinburgh in early 1800's. Richard was listed on it.....I believe as Warden of Stonehaven Prison...not surprising that he was later a Messenger-at-Arms in Aberdeen. The reference to Josephus I believe is on the IGI.
You've piqued my interest in continuing the search!!