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

She was born Joan Scott in Scotland, the daughter of Major-General John Scott and Margaret Dundas. She was also a sister of 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:

Joan was created 1st Viscountess Canning of Kilbraham on 22 January 1828 (almost 6 months after her husband had died), with a special remainder to the male heirs of her late husband.

Preceded by
Louisa, Countess of Liverpool
Spouse of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sarah Hobart
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Viscountess Canning Succeeded by
Charles Canning


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