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Canning, Viscount (UK, 1828 - 1862)


Creation: let.pat. 22 Jan 1828


Extinct: 17 Jun 1862


Family name: Canning




See Earl Canning



Joan Scott later Canning, suo jure Viscountess Canning

3rd dau. and cohrss. of Maj Gen John Scott of Balcomie by his wife Margaret Dundas, yst. dau. of Rt Hon Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session


c. 1777


8 Jul 1800 Rt Hon George Canning, barrister, Lincoln's Inn, Member of Parliament (Tory) for Newton, Isle of Wight 1793-96 and 1806-07, for Wendover 1796-1802, for Tralee 1802-06, for Hastings 1807-12, for Liverpool 1812-23, for Harwich 1823-26, for Newport, Isle of Wight 1826-27 and for Seaford 1827, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1796-99, Commissioner for India 1779-1801, Joint Paymaster of the Forces 1800-01, Privy Councillor 1800, Treasurer of the Navy 1804-06, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1807-09 and 1822-27, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1827 (b. 11 Apr 1770; d. 8 Aug 1827), only son and heir of George Canning, of the Middle Temple, London, by his wife Mary Anne Costello, dau. of Jordan Costello, of Connaught, Ireland


1. George Charles Canning (b. 25 Apr 1801; dvm. 31 Mar 1820)

2. Capt Hon William Pitt Canning RN (dvm. 25 Sep 1828)

3. Hon Charles John Canning, later 2nd Viscount Canning later 1st Earl Canning

1. Hon Harriet Canning (b. 13 Apr 1804; d. 8 Jan 1876), mar. 4 Apr 1825 Ulick John [de Burgh], 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, and had issue


14 Mar 1837


22 Jan 1828 Viscountess Canning, of Kilbrahan in the County of Kilkenny, with remainder as to the dignity of Viscount to the heirs male of the body of her late husband

suc. by




Charles John [Canning], 2nd Viscount Canning later 1st Earl Canning, KG GCB KSI PC


21 May 1859 Earl Canning


The Viscountcy of Canning was held by the 1st Earl Canning from 21 May 1859 until his death on 17 Jun 1862, when both titles became extinct.


First written 4 Sep 2004



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