The words cannonry, canonry sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do cannonry, canonry sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: cannonry, canonry are homophones of the English language.
A battery of cannons; artillery.
Canons considered as a group.
The office or dignity of a canon.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.