Joan Canning, 1st Viscountess Canning

Joan Canning, 1st Viscountess Canning (née Scott; 1776 – 14 March 1837) was the wife of British Prime Minister George Canning.

She was born in Scotland, the daughter of Major-General John Scott and Margaret Dundas. Her sisters were the Duchess of Portland and the Countess of Moray.

On 8 July 1800, she married George Canning in St George's, Hanover Square on Hanover Square, London, with John Hookham Frere and William Pitt the Younger as witnesses. They had four children:

On 22 January 1828, nearly six months after the death of her husband, Joan was created 1st Viscountess Canning of Kilbraham, with a special remainder to the heirs male of her late husband.


Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Countess of Liverpool
Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
The Viscountess Goderich
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscountess Canning
Succeeded by
Charles Canning
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