METHUEN, Paul (1723-95), of Corsham and Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 16 Mar. 1748
13 Dec. 1762 - 1768
20 May 1768 - 1774
1774 - Feb. 1781

Family and Education

b. 16 May 1723, 1st s. of Thomas Methuen of Bradford-on-Avon by Anne, da. of Isaac Selfe of Beanacre, Wilts. educ. Oriel, Oxf. 1741. m. 25 June 1749, Christian, da. and coh. of Sir George Cobb, 3rd Bt., of Adderbury, Oxon., 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1738 and to the estate of his fa.’s cousin, Sir Paul Methuen, 1757.

Offices Held


Paul Methuen was returned as a Tory on Lord Abingdon’s interest for Westbury, but was unseated on petition. He did not stand again till the next reign.

He died 22 Jan. 1795.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea