Re: John Geddes of Banffshire
My Greatgrandfather John, born 1845 didn't have a sister named Helen. My Helen born 1870 was named after John's wife Helen Spalding. His brothers George and Peter are related to Carole. George married Hellen Gifford which made Carole and I related.
By the way, I never lived in the UK. I have always lived in Canada.
Howard has done a large research on the Geddes clan and lives in Scotland so he might be able to help you.