George Canning

(circa 1736 - before 10 April 1771)
     George Canning was born circa 1736 in Garvagh, Errigal, Londonderry, Ireland. He was the eldest son of Stratford Canning of Garvagh, co. Derry (1703-1775) by his wife Letitia, daughter of Obadiah Newburgh of Ballyhaise, co. Cavan. His brother Paul inherited the title and another brother Stratford was a banker in London.. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Letitia Newburgh.
In 1757 went to London with an allowance of £156 p.a. and in 1764 was called to the bar.
     He was described as an Irish pamphleteer, poet, barrister (non-practising) & wine merchant. Of the Middle Temple, London. His family removed young George from his mother.
     Highfill states that George went to England in 1758 to become a resident of the Middle Temple, a frequenter of Grub Street, and the boon companion of Churchill, Colman, and Whitbread. As a contributor to Dodsley's Miscellanies and by his support of Wilkes, he decried the taxation of America and the tyranny of priests and kings, and boasted of his ancestors "who fought, who bled, and ... who died" for the cause of "pale liberty, when Popery high her standard bore." Such activities finally proved ruinous for him; heavily in debt, he eventually consented in return for the discharge of his bills to give up further claims on his father's estate, which was quickly settled on a younger brother Paul. ... He became a moderately successful wine merchant. [After his death] the plight of the mother and child was soon rendered critical when Stratford canning withdrew the allowance of £150.
George Canning married Mary Ann Costello, daughter of Jordan Costello and Mary Guy Dickens, on 21 May 1768 in St Mary, St Marylebone, Westminster. George Canniing of the Middle Temple, Middlesex, Esquire, bachelor & Mary Ann Costello of this parish, spinster were married by licence . Signed George Canning & Mary Ann Costello in the presence of Gustavus Guydickens & Albinia Gryan?
She was of Wigmore St.

:TAB:]Highfill states that by the time Mary Anne married the Irish George Canning, he had already earned a reputation for having an ardent attachment to civil and religious liberty. These extreme liberal views and his liaison with with a young girl prior to his association with Mary Anne, had caused his father, Stratford Canning of Garvagh, to turn him off with a allowance of £150 a year.
William Jerdan in "Men I have known" (via Google Books), states: I must, however, set out with a correction of my memoir from a relative of the family, who adds that Canning's chivalrous spirit might well belong to his blood as his descent was from two of the noblest septs in Ireland, the Costellos and the Frenches, from Old Castile ! 'It is stated that the accomplished mother of George Canning was ' of inferior station.' This is so far from being the case, that the young lady was residing with her uncle, General Guydickens, who, on his return from a mission of honour from his sovereign to the court of Russia, had adopted his nioce, Mary Ann Costello, as his heiress. It was his mansion in South Audley Street she quitted to become Mrs. Canning. It was from his carriage she was alighting at Kensington Gardens (whither she daily accompanied the General and his maiden sister, her aunt, Miss Guydickens), when George Canning, then a student at Temple Bar, first saw the young Irish beauty who was to be the mother of one of England's best-loved statesmen. The addresses of the young representative of the Canning squirearchy were sternly repelled by General Guydickens, who had higher views for the niece he subsequently disinherited for what, in his eyes, was a meaalliance. It is at the same time historically true that the Canning family unrelentingly resented the marriage on their side, and thus this true Romeo and Juliet were exposed to a cross fire of persecution from the Capulets and Montagues."
Well, we may say with the poet, " it matters not ; " but Canning was aware of the miserable little envy which would endeavour to disparage him as lowly born. When George Croly published his comedy of " Pride shall have a Fall," he asked me to get Mr. Canning's consent to its being dedicated to him. I made the request without circumlocution, as I said and did everything I had to say or do in the same quarter, frankly and straightforward (for such was his desire), and he at once laughingly complied with the application, with the remark, " It is an odd title. I shall, no doubt, have it good-naturedly fitted to myself." I remember on another occasion some one gave a vivid account of a pitiable scene just witnessed in the Green Park
     George died before 10 April 1771 in London, England. He was buried on 10 April 1771 in St Marylebone.

Children of George Canning and Mary Ann Costello

George Canning

(11 April 1770 - 8 August 1827)
     George Canning was born on 11 April 1770 in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, London. He was the son of George Canning and Mary Ann Costello. George Canning was christened on 9 May 1770 in St Mary, St Marylebone.
     George was educated from 1780 at Winchester, Hampshire. We hold a copy of a letter from "my uncle Canning to my grandmother when he was 10 years old at Winchester School." Sunday Nov 19 1780 Win Hse? - Dear Mother, I am very glad that I have this opportunity of writing to you again to desire you to hasten an answer to my last and as soon as possible to send me the books. I suppose you have heard (I mean you know) of the book called Anti Lucretius which my dear father translated and as I shall always be glad to revere his works I would be obliged to you to send it me amongst the rest if you can easily get it. I have not before acquainted you with a custom in our school of speaking, that is we get some English poem by heart and repeat it before Mr Richards and the other Usher and all the boys. and it being my turn last Saturday I chose "The epistle from Lord William Russell to William Lord Cavendish" of my father's composition. But now adieu & believe me dear mother, your dutl & affecte son G Canning.
Canning & his friends by J Bagot, states that he was at a private school kept by Mr Richards at Winchester. His mother wrote to him there when he was 12 when he was about to go to Eton, apparently at the house of a Mr Hannington.
Rollo stated that his prep school was Hyde Abbey in Winchester.
     George was educated from from 1783 to 1787 at Eton, New Windsor, Berkshire.
     George matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, between November 1787 and 1794. He left Eton in 1787 and was admitted to Christ Church Oxford in Nov 1787. (B.A. 1791, M.A. 1794). He obtained the Chancellor's Latin prize for verse with his Pilgrimage of Mecca in 1789.
     George Canning in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, sent a letter dated 13 August 1794 to Charles Reddish. Ashborne Aug 13 1794 : Dear Charles, I have been exceedingly mortified to find, in all the letters, which I have received from you, & on all those, which you have enclosed to me to be forwarded to your mother, or any other person, since you have been in your present situation such very bad writing, as to make me doubt whether it is possible that can ever have been taught to write at all. If such be your best hand, I am sure, you are by no means fit for the place in which you are & I shall be surprized at Mr Popplewell's goodness in keeping you for such a hand, in his books, not only can be of no manner of service to him, but must absolutely spoil & confuse his accounts, & do him infinite damage. If it be not your best hand, I must be under the necessity of telling you, that it is not proper, nor respectful to your mother, or to any other person whom you address, to send them such scrawls, as they cannot possibly read without great difficulty. It is no excuse to say that you are in a hurry, when you write =- or if you are hurried and have any thing else to do, you have no business ot be writing letters at all. Mr Popplewell's concerns are not to suffer for the sake of your correspondence: & I can assure you, you had better employ the leisure, which he is good as to allow you, in endeavours to render yourself more worthy of his kindness, & more useful in your situation with him, by improving yourself in writing, & in your arithmatick - (which if it is no better than your writing, is absolutely good for nothing) - than in scribbling over sheets of paper, for no purpose but to puzzle & perplex those, who are to read them. I must inform you also, that it is not your handwriting only with which I see occasion to find fault. The style & manner of writing, which you have adopted, is very foolish, & not such as becomes a boy of s... A little boy of your age ought to write as he would talk, plainly, & modestly - & not with high flown phrases, & words which he cannot understand, & which make all that he says completely unintelligible to others.
I have borne these faults for some time, and have forwarded all the letters, which you have sent to me, in hope that you would at length become sensible of your error, & endeavour to amend it. Instead of this, I find, you grow worse & worse. The letter, which I received yesterday & which you say is meant for Mr Milner, has three words upon the back of it which are perfectly illegible. I will not disgrace myself by forwarding such a scrawl & I therefore return it to you, as I shall do hence forward every letter of yours that carries upon its outside such marks of carelessness & folly. I had determined upon returning it to you, upon seeing the outside only. But when I looked at the inside, which I have just done, to see for whom it was really intended, (a piece of information that the direction did not convey to me) - I found it to contain such stuff, as makes me quite ashamed for you. It is addressed, I see, to your brother on such a strain, as no brother ought to write to another - or such parts of it, as are not nonsense appear to me to be something worse. I must insist on your explaining to your aunt the meaning of this letter of yours, & she will transmit your explanation to me, - for I do not wish to receive another letter from you, until you can write both legible and intelligibly. I direct this letter to you at your aunt's from whom you will receive it on Sunday - & I shall never direct to you any where else, because I wish not to take off your attention from your business at Mr Popplewells - & I do not see why you need ever write to any body, except where you are with your Aunt on Sundays - for I should think one day in the week would be sufficient for your correspondence.
[One third of the last page has been lost] I had mentioned to your m[other].... ago, how little I was pleased with ... writing letters but I have not mentioned this particular letter of yours, which ... to you, because I would not woun... by shewing her how foolishly (if it ... you have written - & because I do ... you may have some explanation ... that may . .. it appear le ... eyes, than ... at present ... this subject, as I before said, I shall ... hear from your Aunt. When you ...improved as to be able to send me ... written, plain & unaffected letter, such ... read & understand, I shall begin to ... of you - & shall be glad to tell you ...
I am Very affectionately yours
George Canning married Joan Scott on 8 July 1800 in St George Hanover Square, Westminster. The Rt Hon Goerge Canning of the parish of St Maertin in the Fields, bachelor, & Joan Scott, of this parish, spinster, were married in the dwelling house of the Marquis of Ticthfield in Grosvenor Street, by special licence. George was present at George Charles Canning's christening on 4 June 1801 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England. George Canning was mentioned in a letter in 1808. George tells Richard that he will not ask for him the office of commissioner of the lottery.
     George Canning made a will dated 20 September 1809. His will shows that he intended to leave £2000 to his mother, secured by life annuities of £300 per year. However she died 5 months before him. He was mentioned in a letter on 21 September 1809. George wrote to his brother in law Richard Thompson on the day of his duel to assure him that his wound was not dangerous.
     More information about George Canning may be found at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online George Canning">George Canning.
     George Canning in Bristol, Gloucestershire, sent a letter dated 1825 to Dorothy Ashby. Geo Canning to Mrs Reddish: London, March 13 1825, Dear Madam, The inclosed Memorandum, with the letter which accompanies it, will shew you what remains to be done to enable Mr Ashby to take possession of his office in Tobago. The first point (the Memorial to the Board of Customs) I can get done for you; but as to the other two, Mr Ashby's friends must take the necessary steps themselves. I apprehend that if Mr Ashby was born in Barbados the customs, upon a certificate of the fact & of Mr Ashby's age might be induced not to insist upon waiting for the production of the regular certificate of baptism from Barbados, but of this I am not sure. I am, dear Madam, Geo Canning.
     May 16 1825, Dear Madam, I am now enabled to offer to Mr Ashby, the office of Comptroller at St Vincent, Geo Canning. Mrs Reddish.
     Letter from London, May 17 1825 to Mrs Reddish: Dear Madam, I believe I said by mistake St Vincents in my letter of yesterday. It is St Lucia. Believe me, dear Madam, G C.
     1826 June 16 Letter to Mrs Reddish from Geo Canning: I return the letter which you have inclosed to me from which I ... yours which accompanied it, I am sorry to hear that your brother's appointment has not ... his expectations. I have no means of ascertaining any thing beyond what ....
     1826 Envelope from Geo Canning, London August 18th to Mrs Reddish, Lower Redland, Bristol - Dorothy must have visited England for this correspondence.
     More information about George Canning may be found at and
George Canning was Prime minister from April 1827 to his death for England. He added a codicil to his will before 8 August 1827.
     George died on 8 August 1827 in Chiswick Villa, Chiswick, London, aged 57. He was buried on 16 August 1827 in Westminster Abbey. He was buried from Downing Street.
     His will was proved on 21 August 1827 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of George Canning and Joan Scott

George Canning

(9 June 1780 - )
     George Canning was christened on 9 June 1780 in St Clement Eastcheap, London. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Mehetabel Patrick.

Lord George Canning Baron Garvagh

(15 November 1778 - 20 August 1840)
     Lord George Canning Baron Garvagh was born on 15 November 1778 in Londonderry, Ireland. He was the son of Paul Canning and Jane Spencer.
Lord George Canning Baron Garvagh married Charlotte Isabella Rosabell Unknown on 9 July 1824 in London, England.
     George died on 20 August 1840 in France aged 61. He died while staying at an hotel in Châlons-sur-Marne (now renamed Châlons-en-Champagne) in August 1840, aged 61 .

Child of Lord George Canning Baron Garvagh and Charlotte Isabella Rosabell Unknown

George Charles Canning

(4 June 1801 - 1820)
     George Charles Canning was christened on 4 June 1801 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England. He was the son of George Canning and Joan Scott.
     George died in 1820.

Hon Harriet Canning Lady Clanricarde

(13 April 1804 - 8 January 1876)
     Harriet was nick-named Toddles. She was born on 13 April 1804. She was the daughter of George Canning and Joan Scott.
Hon Harriet Canning Lady Clanricarde married Ulick John de Burgh 14th Earl Clanricarde on 4 April 1825 in Gloucester Lodge, London, England. She married the 1st Marquess of Clanricarde and through her descend the Earl of Harewood, Viscount Boyne, Viscount Chandos, Baron Lloyd, Viscount Allendale, Baron Beaumont of Whitley, Baron Poltimore, Viscount Lond, Baron Wraxall, Baron Northbrook, the Earl of Mexborough, the Countess of Carlisle and Sir Charles Cooper Bt. and a host of other families in England & Ireland.
     Harriet died on 8 January 1876 aged 71.

Children of Hon Harriet Canning Lady Clanricarde and Ulick John de Burgh 14th Earl Clanricarde

Henry Canning

(8 July 1774? - )
     Henry Canning was born on 8 July 1774? In London. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Mehetabel Patrick. Henry Canning was christened on 11 August 1774 in St Clement Eastcheap, London.

Laetitia Canning

(16 April 1769 - 1769)
     Laetitia Canning was also known as Letitia in records. She was christened on 16 April 1769 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of George Canning and Mary Ann Costello.
     Laetitia died in 1769. Born & died in the Spring.

Leopold Ernest Stratford George Canning

(21 July 1878 - 16 July 1956)
     Leopold Ernest Stratford George Canning was born on 21 July 1878. He was the son of Charles John Spencer George Canning and Florence Alice de Bretton.
     Leopold died on 16 July 1956 aged 77.

Paul Canning

( - 1780)
     Paul Canning was the son of Stratford Canning and Letitia Newburgh.
Paul Canning married Jane Spencer on 20 July 1776.
     Paul died in 1780 in Dublin. Some sources give Nov 1794 or Nov 1784.
     His will was proved in 1784 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Child of Paul Canning and Jane Spencer

Stratford Canning

(1703 - 1775)
     Stratford Canning was born in 1703 in Ireland.
Stratford Canning married Letitia Newburgh on 26 June 1734 in St Mary, Dublin, Ireland.
     His will was proved in 1775 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     Stratford died in 1775 in Ireland.
For further details on this line, see

Children of Stratford Canning and Letitia Newburgh

Stratford Canning

(1744 - 22 May 1787)
     Stratford Canning was born in 1744 in Garvagh, Londonderry, Ireland. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Letitia Newburgh.
Stratford Canning married Mehetabel Patrick circa August 1773. Stratford was a banker, in London.
     Stratford died on 22 May 1787 in London, England.
     His will was proved after 22 May 1787 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Children of Stratford Canning and Mehetabel Patrick

Stratford Canning

(11 October 1775 - 24 January 1776)
     Stratford Canning was born on 11 October 1775 in London, England. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Mehetabel Patrick. Stratford Canning was christened on 6 January 1776 in St Clement, Eastcheap, London, England.
     Stratford was buried on 24 January 1776 in St Clement Eastcheap, London.

Stratford Canning

(4 November 1786 - 14 October 1880)
     Stratford Canning was born on 4 November 1786 in London, England. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Mehetabel Patrick. Stratford Canning was christened on 6 January 1787 in St Clement, Eastcheap, London, England.
Stratford Canning married Harriet Raikes on 3 August 1816 in London.
     Stratford died on 14 October 1880 aged 93.

Thomas Canning

(23 December 1771 - 30 September 1774)
     Thomas Canning was born on 23 December 1771 in 3 Bedford Row, Holborn, London. He was the son of George Canning and Mary Ann Costello. Thomas Canning was christened on 19 January 1772 in St Andrew's, Holborn, London or Middlesex.
     Thomas was buried on 30 September 1774 in Westminster, St Marylebone. Thomas Canning, child.

Thomas Canning

(circa 1785 - 8 December 1824)
     Thomas Canning was born circa 1785.
     Thomas died on 8 December 1824 in St Mary the Virgin, Purley, Surrey.

William Canning

(5 December 1778 - )
     William Canning was christened on 5 December 1778 in St Clement Eastcheap, London. He was the son of Stratford Canning and Mehetabel Patrick.

Capt William Pitt Canning

(16 December 1802 - 24 September 1828)
     Capt William Pitt Canning was born on 16 December 1802 in England. He was the son of George Canning and Joan Scott.
     William served in the Royal Navy was a Captain.
     William died on 24 September 1828 in Madeira, Portugal, aged 25. He was buried on 3 December 1828 in East Cloister, Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Joan Scott 5th March 1829 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Catherine Agatha Cannon

(1882 - )
     Catherine Agatha Cannon was born in 1882 in New South Wales?. She was the daughter of Dudley John Cannon & Catherine O'Keefe.
Catherine Agatha Cannon married George Killigrew Dunbar, son of George Killigrew Dunbar and Rebecca Grace Baring, on 9 January 1909 in Sacred Heart church, Inverell, New South Wales. His sister Jessie stated that George's only child died at birth. He was aged 24 at his marriage and a station manager, she was a nurse. They may have had a son George Killigrew baptised at Inverell in 1909 according to findmypast but he is not listed in the NSW registry records..

(?) de Cantelou

     (?) de Cantelou was the daughter of William de Cantelou.
(?) de Cantelou married Thurstan Montfort circa 1209. He possibly married a daughter of William de Cauntelo the elder, steward of the household to King John. His son Piers wrote to Walter de Merton, Chancellor 1261-63, about the business of (Walter de Cauntelo) Lord (Bishop) of Worcester, "avunculi nostri".

Children of (?) de Cantelou and Thurstan Montfort

William de Cantelou

(say 1185 - circa 1251)
     William de Cantelou was born say 1185.
     William resided at Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire.
Carl Boyer 3rd`s Medieval English Ancestors of certain Americans (p 156) that He thought that Sir Peter I de Montfort`s father Sir Thurstan de Montfort who was a minor in 1199 and granted his land by King John in 1205 did so with the condition that the said Sir Thurstan should lease his land for two years to the King`s steward William I de Cantelou, who was father to William II de Cantelou who married Millicent de Gournay in 1213. Boyer suggests that Sir Thurstan de Montfort may have married an unidentified daughter of William I de Cantelou based on the King`s making the lease a condition of his granting Sir Thurstan his land.
William de Cantilupe (fl. ca. 1185-1250/1) had the wardship of young Piers de Montfort: under a charter dated 10 Feb 1227 from King Henry III for a market and fair at Beaudesert, co. Warwick, ' the market and fair evidently held by William de 'Cantilupe', who paid 15 marks for holding same' [Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516]. His son William de Cantilupe (fl. ca. 1220-1254), whom I believe to have been the 1st cousin of Piers de Montfort (fl. ca. 1210-1265) is said to have journeyed on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela with Piers de Montfort in 1236.
Walter de Cantilupe, Bishop of Worcester (d. 1266) was a brother of William de Cantilupe (fl. ca. 1185-1250/1).
     William died circa 1251.

Children of William de Cantelou

William de Cantelou

     William de Cantelou was the son of William de Cantelou.
William de Cantelou married Millicent de Gournay in 1213.

Joan Canterbury

( - circa 1524)
     Joan Canterbury was the daughter of William Canterbury.
Joan Canterbury married Otho Killigrew, son of John Killigrew. She was called Joane, daughter & heir of William Kentebury.
     Joan was buried circa 1524 in St Budock, Cornwall.
     Her will was proved in 1524. She was described as Canterbury or Kent, a widow of Budock.

Children of Joan Canterbury and Otho Killigrew

John Canterbury

     John died in Trethewye, Cornwall, England. He was Lord of the Manor of Trethewye..

Child of John Canterbury

William Canterbury

     William died in Cornwall, England. He was Lord of the manor of Trethewye.. He was the son of John Canterbury.

Child of William Canterbury

Minnnie Newton Canty

(19 August 1885 - 24 October 1976)
     Minnnie Newton Canty was born on 19 August 1885 in Logie, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. She was the daughter of James Cabty ofo Engand & Jessie Duff of Edinburgh.
Minnnie Newton Canty married Cecil Wellesley Lewis, son of Henry Alleyne Lewis and Henrietta Thomas Howard, on 6 July 1911 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     Minnnie died on 24 October 1976 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, aged 91.

Joanna Canway?

     Joanna Canway? was also known as Jane Conway in records.
     She married Daniel Hagan before 1838 in Tyrone.

Children of Joanna Canway? and Daniel Hagan

Juliana Capell

     Juliana Capell married Henry Hales.

Children of Juliana Capell and Henry Hales

Gruffudd Lord of Friwlwyd ap Caradog

     Gruffudd Lord of Friwlwyd ap Caradog was born in Wales. He was the son of Caradog ap Thomas and Eva ferch Gwyn ap Griffith ap Beli.
Gruffudd Lord of Friwlwyd ap Caradog married Lleucu ferch Llywerch Vaughan, daughter of Llywerch Vaughan ap Llowarch (?).

Child of Gruffudd Lord of Friwlwyd ap Caradog and Lleucu ferch Llywerch Vaughan

Elizabeth Cararthyn

     Elizabeth Cararthyn married John Godolphin of Helston, son of John Godolphin and Margaret Trenouth.

Child of Elizabeth Cararthyn and John Godolphin of Helston