Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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Joseph Addison
Born in Milston, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Died in Kensington, London, Englandmap
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Joseph Addison was born in 1672. He was the son of Lancelot Addison and Jane Gulston.

  • Addison was a poet, playwright, classics scholar and translator.
  • Educated at Oxford
  • With Oxford classmate Richard Steele, he launched a magazine called "The Spectator" and later "The Guardian", finally "The Freeholder."
  • In 1716, he married Charlotte, Dowager-Countess of Warwick. He had been tutor to her son, the 7th Earl of Warwick and 4th Earl of Holland.


  • Addison County, Vermont is named in his honor.


  • Information taken from entries in the Parish Registers for the Counties of Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland, England, extracts of wills of family members, family papers, details from assorted transcriptions of graveyard and burial records, held by John M Sutherland-Fisher Esq and family papers available at the Record Office for Cumbria in Carlisle.
  • Extensive notes on the Addison family by Tim Addison taken from extract family and other documents. (Tim Addison is a distant cousin of John M Sutherland-Fisher Esq).
  • Private papers and family correspondence in the collection of John M Sutherland-Fisher Esq.
  • Pedigree of the Addison family taken from “One Hundred Years Ago” by Elizabeth Hesselius Murray 1895.

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On 26 May 2018 at 18:52 GMT Mark Sutherland-Fisher Esq. OStJ wrote:

Joseph was the eldest son of Rev Launcelot Addison and his first wife Jane Gulston not his second wife Dorothy Danvers.

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