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Stratford de Redcliffe, Viscount (UK, 1852 - 1880)


Creation: let.pat. 24 Apr 1852


Extinct: 14 Aug 1880


Family name: Canning




Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent three Moors' heads couped in profile proper wreathed around the temples of the first and Azure; 2nd, Gules, three Spear Heads palewise in fess Argent; 3rd, Gules a Goat salient Or


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


On either side a Lion Argent collared Or and on the shoulder a Shield charged with three Trefoils


 Ne cede malis sed contra



Stratford [Canning], 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, KG GCB PC

4th son of Stratford Canning, of London, a merchant, by his wife Mehitabel Patrick, dau. of Robert Patrick, of Somerville, co. Dublin


4 Nov 1786

mar. (1)

3 Aug 1816 Harriet Raikes (dsp. 17 Jun 1817), 3rd dau. of Thomas Raikes, of Upper Grosvenor Street, merchant of London and Governor of the Bank of England, by his wife Charlotte Finch, dau. of Hon Henry Finch

mar. (2)

3 Sep 1825 Eliza Charlotte Alexander (d. 25 Nov 1882), only child of James Alexander MP, of Summerhill, co. Kent, by his first wife Eliza Dundas, dau. of Capt ..... Dundas, of Manour, co. Stirling

children by second wife

1. Hon George Stratford Canning (b. 15 May 1832; dvp. 14 Feb 1878)

1. Hon Louisa Charlotte Canning (d. 18 Aug 1908)

2. Hon Katherine Canning

3. Hon Mary Canning


s.p.m. 14 Aug 1880


24 April 1852 Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, of Redcliffe in the County of Somerset


précis writer at the Foreign Office 1807; Second Secretary of the Mission to Copenhagen 1807 and of the Mission to Constantinople 1808-09; Secretary, British Embassy, Constantinople 1809-12; Minister Plenipotentiary, Constantinople 1810-12; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Switzerland 1814-19 and to Washington 1820-23; Privy Councillor 1820; Joint Plenipotentiary to treat the American Minister in London 1824; part of Special Mission to St Petersburg 1824-25; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Constantinople 1825-29, 1831-32 and 1841-58; Plenipotentiary in Greece 1828; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Old Sarum 1828-30, for Stockbridge 1831-32 and for King's Lynn 1835-42; GCB 1829; part of Extraordinary Mission to Madrid 1832-33, to Switzerland 1847-48 and a Special Mission to Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Dresden, Hanover, Munich and Vienna 1848; Knight of the Garter 1869


On the death of the 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe the Viscountcy of Stratford de Redcliffe became extinct.


First written 24 Apr 2005



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