Gulston Addison (1673 - 1709) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Madras, Presidency of Madras, India
Cause of death: Died immediately after advising a ship captain to treat his arrested predecessor with all due courtesy.
Occupation: Governor of Madras
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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Gulston Addison

  • President of Fort St George (Madras)
  • In office 18 September 1709 – 17 October 1709
  • Preceded by Thomas Pitt
  • Succeeded by Edmund Montague
  • Born 1673
  • Died 17 October 1709

Gulston Addison (1673 – 17 October 1709) was the President of Madras from 18 September 1709 to 17 October 1709. He was the younger brother of the famous essayist Joseph Addison,[1][2] and the second son of Rev. Lancelot Addison.

Early life

Gulston Addison was the second son of Rev. Lancelot Addison (1632–1703) and Jane Gulston (1635–1684). Lancelot Addison and Jane Gulston had five children the famous English essayist Joseph Addison being the eldest.[1] Gulston's other siblings were Dorothy Addison (1674–1750), Anne Addison (born 1676) and Lancelot Addison (1680–1710).[1]

Gulston completed his studies in England before entering politics. He was appointed Under Secretary of State under Sir Charles Hedges in 1706.[3] In December 1708, he was appointed Secretary to Lord Wharton, the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.[3]

Tenure as President of Madras

Gulston became President of Madras on 18 September 1709 on the sudden removal of Thomas Pitt following an accusation of corruption brought against him.[citation needed] Gulston was President for barely a month during which he attended around five consultations, in the last one of which, he instructed the caption of a ship "Heathcote" to treat Thomas Pitt with due respect and courtesy. Gulston died immediately afterwards. Fraser, the Deputy Governor of Fort St David was appointed Acting President and Edward Montague, the Deputy Governor was appointed President till he arrived.

References

  • 1. ^ "Family Group Sheet for family F2001". pitard.net. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  • 2. ^ Steele, Richard; John Nichols, Joseph Addison. The Epistolary Correspondence of Sir Richard Steele. John Nichols and Son. pp. 173.
  • 3. ^ Steele, Richard. The Epistolary Correspondence of Sir Richard Steele. pp. 171.

President of Madras (18 September 1709 – 17 October 1709)

  • Preceded by Thomas Pitt
  • Succeeded by Edmund Montague
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Gulston Addison, President of Ft. St. George's Timeline

1673
1673
England
1709
October 17, 1709
Age 36
Madras, Presidency of Madras, India