Lancelot Addison (c.1632 - 1703) MP

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Birthplace: Crosby Ravensworth, Westmoreland, England
Death: Died
Managed by: Catherine Watson
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About Lancelot Addison

The Addison family has a rich history in Maryland dating back to the 17th century.

Colonel John Addison, son of The Reverend Launcelot Addison (1633-1703) and Dorothy (Danvers) Addison, was born in Westmoreland County, England, on the border of Scotland. He had three brothers. Thomas and Henry Addison were merchants; Anthony Addison was rector of Abingdon, Oxford, England, and Chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough.

John Addison emigrated from England in the early 1670's. On May 21, 1677, John Addison married Rebecca (Wilkinson) Dent, (daughter of the Reverend William Wilkinson, and widow of Thomas Dent). With the exception of her youngest child, Barbara, who was only an infant when her mother remarried, Rebecca's marriage to John Addison alienated the Dent children: William, Peter, George, Thomas, and Margaret Dent. There is no doubt that Colonel Addison profited from his marriage to the widow Dent and obtained a great deal of Thomas Dent's property. John and Rebecca had one child: Thomas.

John Addison established a powerful family in Prince George County politics. He was a merchant, Indian trader, and owned extensive land. He was also part owner of the ship "Liverpool Merchant", which was seized along with its cargo for violations of the navigation acts. Addison took a leading role in the Maryland Protestant Revolution of 1689. The Revolution lasted only a short time and ended in July, 1690. John Addison served as a member of the Associator's Convention (the Assembly elected under their regime) and the Grand Committee of Twenty (their executive committee). The goal of the Protestant Associators was the overthrow of the proprietary officers (Calverts). From 1690 to May 1692 there was an interim government of Protestant Associators. From1692 to 1715, Maryland was under crown rule (as King William and Queen Mary had declared it a royal colony) with Sir Lionel Copley as governor, thus ending Maryland's status as a proprietary province.

John Addison later returned to England, leaving his wife and son in America, and died there around 1706. He passed on to his son, Thomas, his large estate acquired in England and America. Rebecca survived her husband by 20 years. -------------------- The Addison family has a rich history in Maryland dating back to the 17th century.

Colonel John Addison, son of The Reverend Launcelot Addison (1633-1703) and Dorothy (Danvers) Addison, was born in Westmoreland County, England, on the border of Scotland. He had three brothers. Thomas and Henry Addison were merchants; Anthony Addison was rector of Abingdon, Oxford, England, and Chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough.

John Addison emigrated from England in the early 1670's. On May 21, 1677, John Addison married Rebecca (Wilkinson) Dent, (daughter of the Reverend William Wilkinson, and widow of Thomas Dent). With the exception of her youngest child, Barbara, who was only an infant when her mother remarried, Rebecca's marriage to John Addison alienated the Dent children: William, Peter, George, Thomas, and Margaret Dent. There is no doubt that Colonel Addison profited from his marriage to the widow Dent and obtained a great deal of Thomas Dent's property. John and Rebecca had one child: Thomas.

John Addison established a powerful family in Prince George County politics. He was a merchant, Indian trader, and owned extensive land. He was also part owner of the ship "Liverpool Merchant", which was seized along with its cargo for violations of the navigation acts. Addison took a leading role in the Maryland Protestant Revolution of 1689. The Revolution lasted only a short time and ended in July, 1690. John Addison served as a member of the Associator's Convention (the Assembly elected under their regime) and the Grand Committee of Twenty (their executive committee). The goal of the Protestant Associators was the overthrow of the proprietary officers (Calverts). From 1690 to May 1692 there was an interim government of Protestant Associators. From1692 to 1715, Maryland was under crown rule (as King William and Queen Mary had declared it a royal colony) with Sir Lionel Copley as governor, thus ending Maryland's status as a proprietary province.

John Addison later returned to England, leaving his wife and son in America, and died there around 1706. He passed on to his son, Thomas, his large estate acquired in England and America. Rebecca survived her husband by 20 years.

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Rev. Lancelot Addison's Timeline

1630
1630
Westmoreland, England
1632
1632
Crosby Ravensworth, Westmoreland, England
1672
May 1, 1672
Age 40
Milston, Wiltshire, England
1673
1673
Age 41
England
1674
1674
Age 42
1676
1676
Age 44
1680
1680
Age 48
1703
April 20, 1703
Age 71
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