|Death|| 14 March 1837 |
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. 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:
George Charles Canning (1801–1820), died from consumption
William Pitt Canning (1802–1828), died from drowning in Madeira, Portugal
Harriet Canning (1804–1876), married the 1st Marquess of Clanricarde
Charles Canning (later 2nd Viscount Canning and 1st Earl Canning) (1812–1862)
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.