John Hiley Addington

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 11 Jun 1818 (aged 58)
Burrington, North Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Burial Burrington, North Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
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John Hiley Addington was the second son of Anthony Addington and his wife Mary Hiley. He was educated at Cheam School and then at Winchester College. He studied in Ealing until 1776 and afterwards at Brasenose College, Oxford.

John Addington entered the British House of Commons in 1787, having been elected for Truro. He represented the constituency until 1790 and after a break of four years was returned to Parliament for Winchelsea until 1796. In the following general election Addington stood successfully for Wendover. He held that seat until the Act of Union 1801 and then became a member of the newly established Parliament of the United Kingdom. In 1802 Addington won the election for Bossiney, however he resigned his seat the following year. Instead he ran for Harwich in a by-election, which had been triggered by the death of his predecessor. John sat for the constituency for the rest of his life.

During his time as Member of Parliament, he was appointed a Lord of the Treasury in December 1800, by the then Prime Minister William Pitt. In March of the following year he became a Secretary to the Treasury until 1802, when on his own request he returned to his former office. John Addington was made Paymaster of the Forces in 1803 and on this occasion was sworn of the Privy Council. When in the next year his brother Henry's government failed, he was replaced as Paymaster. In 1806, John Addington joined the Board of Control as a commissioner, however left it after a year. He accepted an appointment as Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs in 1812, retiring after a collapse in 1818.

In 1803 John Addington was nominated High Steward of Harwich and lieutenant-colonel of the Mendip Volunteers.

John Addington died at Longford Court in 1818 from complications after an operation on his stomach. He was survived by his wife until 1833.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Hiley Addington (11 Sep 1759–11 Jun 1818), Find a Grave Memorial no. 185604503, citing Holy Trinity Churchyard, Burrington, North Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England ; Maintained by TAYLOR (contributor 47701928) .