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Canning, Earl (UK, 1859 - 1862)


Creation: let.pat. 21 May 1859


Extinct: 17 Jun 1862


Family name: Canning




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent three Moors' Heads couped in profile proper wreathed round the temples of the first and Azure;  2nd, Gules three Spear Heads erect in fess Argent;  4th, Gules a Goat salient Or


A Demi Lion rampant Argent charged with three Trefoils Vert holding in the dexter paw an Arrow pheoned and flighted proper Shaft Or


Dexter: a Lion Argent charged on the shoulder with three Trefoils slipped Vert and holding in the sinister paw an Arrow point downwards;  Sinister:  a Cormorant holding in its beak a Branch of Laver all proper


 Ne cede malis sed contra



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

3rd but only surv. son and heir of Rt Hon George Canning MP, First Lord of the Treasury and Prime Minister 1827, by his wife Joan Scott, suo jure Viscountess Canning, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Maj Gen John Scott of Balcomie


14 Dec 1812


5 Sep 1835 Hon Charlotte Stuart (b. 31 Mar 1817; dsp. 18 Nov 1861), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Stuart], 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Margaret Yorke, 3rd dau. of Philip [Yorke], 3rd Earl of Hardwicke


s.p. 17 Jun 1862


21 May 1859 Earl Canning


Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Warwick 1836-37; suc. his mother as 2nd Viscount Canning 14 May 1837; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1841-46; Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests 1846; Privy Councillor 1846; Postmaster-General 1853-55; Governor-General and Viceroy of India 1855-62; GCB 1859; Harleian Trustee of the British Museum and Ranger of Greenwich Park 1860-62; KSI 1861; Knight of the Garter 1862


On the death of the 1st Earl Canning the Earldom of Canning became extinct.


 First written 4 Sep 2004



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