Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Addison, Charles Greenstreet

ADDISON, CHARLES GREENSTREET (d. 1866), legal writer, was the son of W. Dering Addison, of Maidstone. In 1838 he published ‘Damascus and Palmyra,’ descriptive of an eastern journey. He afterwards wrote a ‘History of the Knight Templars,’ the first two editions of which appeared in 1842 and a third in 1852. In 1843 he published another historical work on the Temple Church. He was elected to the bar in 1842, joined the home circuit, and was a revising barrister for Kent. In 1848 he married Frances Octavia, twelfth child of the Honourable James Wolfe Murray, Lord Cringletie, by whom he left seven children. He is best known as the author of two legal text-books of some reputation, a ‘Treatise on the Law of Contracts,’ 1845, and ‘Wrongs and their Remedies, a Treatise on the Law of Torts,’ 1860, which have gone through several editions in England and America.

[Law Times, March 10, 1866.]