He Arch imprisoned some of them, and wished to try his late chancellor, Archbishop Stratford, for embezzlement, in the court of the exchequer.
The father of the statesman, also named George, was the eldest son of Mr Stratford Canning, of Garvagh.
Her son owed his escape from the miseries of her household to another member of the company, Moody, who wrote to Mr Stratford Canning, a merchant in London and younger brother of the elder George Canning.
Moody represented to Mr Stratford Canning that the boy, although full of promise, was on the high road to the gallows under the evil influence of Reddish.
Mr Stratford Canning exerted himself on behalf of his nephew.