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THE SEIZE QUARTIERS OF GEORGE CANNING

 

1  George Canning

   b 11 Apr 1770, Marylebone, Middlesex

   d 8 Aug 1827, Chiswick Villa, Middlesex

 

Parents

 

2  George Canning of the Middle Temple, London

   b 1736, Garvagh, Co. Londonderry

   d 11 Apr 1771, The Temple, London

   m 21 May 1768, Marylebone

3  Mary Anne Costello

   b ca 1746

   d 10 Mar 1827, Bath, Somerset

 

Grandparents

 

4  Stratford Canning of Garvagh

   b 1703, Co. Londonderry

   d 30 Sep 1775

   m 1734

5  Letitia Newburgh

   b ca 1716

   d 26 Oct 1786, Bath

6  Jordan Costello of Connaught

   b

   d

   m

7         Guydickens

   b

   d

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  George Canning of Garvagh

   b ca 1669, Agivey, Co. Londonderry

   d

   m 1697

9  Abigail Stratford

   b 1673

   d

10 Obadiah Newburgh of Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan and of Kilbrahan, Co. Kilkenny

   b

   d

   m

11

   b

   d

12 Charles Costello of Dublin

   b

   d

   m

13 Mary Doyle

   b

   d

14 Col. Melchior Guydickens of Croydon, Surrey

   bap 18 Feb 1695/96, St. James, Paddington, Middlesex

   d ca 1775

   m

15 Hannah Handcock

   b

   d

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 George Canning of Garvagh

   b

   d

   m

17

   b

   d

18 Robert Stratford of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, MP for Co. Wicklow

   b ca 1636

   d 26 Oct 1699, bur Baltinglass

   m 11 Feb 1662 or Apr 1663

19 Ma... Walsh

   b

   d

20

   b

   d

   m

21

   b

   d

22

   b

   d

   m

23

   b

   d

24 Edmond Costello

   b

   d

   m

25        Dowell of Brickliff Castle, Co. Sligo

   b

   d

26

   b

   d

   m

27

   b

   d

28 Peter Guydickens

   b

   d

   m

29 Ayme

   b

   d

30 Rev. Stephen Handcock of Athlone, Dean of Clonmacnoise

   b 1657

   d 1718

   m

31 Margaret Warner

   b

   d

 

 

Sources

 

John Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, rev. Mervyn Archdall (1789)

Alexander Chalmers, Appendix to the General Biographical Dictionary (ca 1820)

The Times, 10 Nov 1786 and 16 Mar 1827

Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 7th edition (1842)

Robert Bell, The Life of the Rt. Hon. George Canning (London, 1846)

Brian de Breffny, “An Investigation into the Connacht Ancestry of Mary Ann Costello, Mother of George Canning”, The Irish Ancestor, 12(1980):2-6

Alfred J. Webb, A Compendium of Irish Biography (Dublin, 1878)

Joseph Foster, The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of the British Empire (1883)

The Dictionary of National Biography

The Complete Peerage (2nd edition)

George Dames Burtchaell and Thomas Ulick Sadleir, eds., Alumni Dublinenses (Dublin, 1935)

Wendy Hinde, George Canning (London, 1973)

Edith Mary Johnston-Liik, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (Belfast, 2002)

Will of Melchior Guydickens (no. 14)

Transcription of Bath Abbey MIs (typescript, Society of Genealogists, GL/M14)

St. James, Paddington, parish registers

 

Notes

 

The name of no. 19 is variously given as Mary, Martha and Maria Belinda.

 

It seems likely that numbers 20 and 21 were Thomas Newburgh (d 1693) and Letitia Vaughan. In P. Beryl Eustace, Abstracts of Wills, vol. 1, 1708-1745 (Dublin, 1956), 160, the will of Henry Newburgh of Rahick, Co. Cavan, dated 1727, is shown to mention his mother Letitia Berry, brother Obadiah Newburgh, and niece Letitia Newburgh. From The Manuscripts of the House of Lords, vol. 12 (new ser.), 1714-1718, 168 (not yet seen in full by me) and William Betham, The Baronetage of England, 5(1805):600, it seems likely that Henry was a son of Thomas and Letitia (Vaughan) Newburgh. Further research may confirm this.