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William Canning (1592 - aft. 1642)

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William "of Foxcote" Canning
Born in Foxcote, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Bretforton, Worcestershiremap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died after [location unknown]
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  • WikiTree profile Canning-33 created through the import of Terrass Family Tree.ged on Jul 7, 2011 by Richard Terrass. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Richard and others.

Will of Endymion Canning (d. 7 Dec. 1683) is available at:


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On April 17, 2015 at 17:19GMT James Canning wrote:

I have made extensive comments on this profile but they fail to show up.

On April 13, 2015 at 21:23GMT James Canning wrote:

Additional members of the immediate family can be found in the will of Endymion Canning (d. 1683).

On October 13, 2014 at 17:36GMT James Canning wrote:

William Canning married 1stly, Anne Haywood (Harward), and 2ndly Mary Porter (sister of Endymion Porter).

On September 19, 2014 at 23:46GMT James Canning wrote:

Endymion Canning, of Brook, co. Rutland, by will dated 4 May 1681 left money for the poor in a number of parishes, including Bretforton, and Uppingham, co. Rutland.

(Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons, Vol. 11) Mary (Porter) Canning was the sister of Endymion Porter.

On September 18, 2014 at 19:40GMT James Canning wrote:

Tim, any more info on Thomas Abbot who married Elizabeth Haywood? Thanks.

On September 18, 2014 at 19:34GMT James Canning wrote:

Both spellings are encountered in the records. Victoria County History went with Harward. Burke used Haywood.

Similarly, Anne Canning (Roxcote, c 1705-1754) married one Greenwood, sometimes seen in the records as Greenward.

On September 17, 2014 at 19:53GMT Tim Perry wrote:

Conversely, James, some sources state Anne's surname as Haywood, daughter of Thomas Haywood of Bretforton, Worchester. Thomas was the son of Thomas Abbot and Elizabeth Haywood, he chose to take his mother's surname, not so uncommon for folk seeking to be upwardly mobile in society if their mother came from a wealthy or important family.

On September 16, 2014 at 23:26GMT James Canning wrote:

Jane Stafford married Richard Canning, brother of William Canning (b. 1591).

On September 16, 2014 at 23:23GMT James Canning wrote:

By his second wife, Mary (daughter of Edmond Porter, William Canning had three daughters: Mary (b. 1622); Jane (b. 1626); and Anne (b. 1633). William and his wife Mary also had a son, Endymion (named for Mary's brother, Endymion Porter), who died in 1680. Endymion Canning apparently was Master of Horse for the 3rd Viscount Campden.

On September 13, 2014 at 19:31GMT James Canning wrote:

Anne Harward was the only daughter of Thomas Harward by his wife Alice. She married William Canning in 1610 and they lived at the Grange, Bretforton. Thomas Harward's parents, John Harward and his wife Agnes, had leased the manor of Bretforton from the Abbey of Evesham before the dissolution of the monasteries. Thomas and Alice Harward lived in the manor house at Bretforton.

Anne (Harward) Canning died in 1618. William Canning subsequently married Mary, sister of Endymion Porter. Their son Endymion Canning, bequeathed a sum of money to the poor of Bretforton. Joan Harward was a sister of John Harward (and uncle of Thomas Harward). (Victoria County History of Worcestershire, page 366 - - 1906)

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