The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: March 26

WILLIAMSBURG, March 26, 1772.
[Marriage.] Mr. JOHN BROWN of the Secretary's Office to Miss NANCY GEDDY, Daughter of Mr. JAMES GEDDY this city.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) March 26, 1772
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James Geddy, silversmith, named his daughter Anne after his mother, but Nancy was her nickname. An anonymous admirer published a poem about her in the Virginia Gazette in 1768 - "Miss Anne Geddy singing and playing on the Spinet" The ownership of a spinet is evidence of James Geddy's successful business.

Sources: WAR, James Geddy Jr.

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