Addison, Edward, an English Wesleyan missionary, was born at Thirsk, Yorkshire, in 1820. In 1845 he was accepted as a candidate for the ministry, and appointed to British Akrah. Four years he labored in Western Africa with zeal and success, both in preaching and in conducting a native theological institution. His pure character and exemplary pastorate commanded warm regard. He died, after twelve years of suffering, at Barnstable, Devonshire, May 8, 1861. See Minutes of British Conferences, 1861, p. 20.