Canning, Stratford

Stratford Canning of Clements Lane proposed Society for Constitutional Information 11.8.1780 by John Jebb 2nded Edward Bridgen
Merchant of 10 Clements Lane, London from at least 1776. His father Stratford  (1703-75) was son & heir of George Canning of Coleraine co Derry, was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1722 and called to the Irish bar in 1730. See DNB George Canning 1770-1827. Stratford was born 1744 (see his memorial in Putney cemetery). He married before 1774 Mehitabel (d.1831) eldest dau of Robert Patrick of St Mary Dublin and his wife Elizabeth. He was a director of The Royal Exchange Assurance company from 1777, subscribed 1781 to Abraham Portal's poems, was a founding member of the Whig Club 1784 and died 22.5.1787. His will PCC 1787 gave his sons' names as Henry, William, Charles Fox & Stratford (DNB Stratford Canning 1786-1880) and his dau Elizabeth (she married George Henry Barnett 14.12.1805 St Marylebone)