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Methuen, Baron (UK, 1838)

 

Creation: let. pat. 13 Jul 1838

 

Family name: Methuen

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Arms:

Argent three Wolves' Heads erased proper, the shield borne on the breast of an Imperial Eagle

Crest:

 

Supporters:

Two Lynxes reguardant fired proper collared and lined Or

Motto:

Virtus Invidiae Scopus (Virtue is the mark of envy)

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Paul [Methuen], 1st Baron Methuen

1st son of Paul Cobb Methuen MP, of Corsham Court, Wiltshire, by his wife Matilda Gooch, dau. of Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Bt., of Benacre, co. Suffolk

born

21 Jun 1779

mar.

3 Jul 1810 Jane Dorothea St John-Mildmay (d. 15 Mar 1846), 1st dau. of Sir Henry Paulet St John later St John-Mildmay, 3rd Bt. MP, by his wife Jane Mildmay, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Carew Mildmay, of Shawford House, Hampshire, and of Mildmay Park, Stoke Newington

died

11 Sep 1849

created

13 Jul 1838 Baron Methuen, of Corsham in the County of Wiltshire

suc. by

son

 

Frederick Henry Paul [Methuen], 2nd Baron Methuen

born

23 Feb 1818

mar.

14 Oct 1844 Anna Horatia Caroline Sanford (d. 3 Mar 1899), only child of Rev John Sanford, Vicar of Nynehead, co. Somerset, by his wife Eliza Morgan, dau. of Maj Gen George Morgan

died

26 Sep 1891

suc. by

son

 

Paul Sanford [Methuen], 3rd Baron Methuen, GCB GCMG GCVO

born

1 Sep 1845

mar. (1)

18 Jun 1878 Evelyn Hervey-Bathurst (dsp. vp. 2 Jun 1879), 1st dau. of Sir Frederick Hutchinson Hervey-Bathurst, 3rd Bt., by his second wife Clare Emily Brooke, 5th dau. of Sir Richard Brooke, 6th Bt., of Norton Priory, co. Chester

mar. (2)

9 Jan 1884 his second cousin once removed Mary Ethel Sanford CBE (d. 11 May 1941), 2nd dau. of William Ayshford Sanford, of Nynehead Court, co. Somerset, by his first wife Sarah Ellen Seymour, dau. of Henry Seymour, of Knoyle, co. Wilts.

children by second wife

1. Hon Paul Ayshford Methuen, later 4th Baron Methuen

2. Hon Anthony Paul Methuen, later 5th Baron Methuen

3. Hon Laurence Paul Methuen later Methuen-Campbell later Methuen (b. 18 Sep 1898; d. 18 Apr 1970), mar. (1) 23 Feb 1927 Hon Olive Douglas Campbell (b. 1896; d. 8 Mar 1949), only child of Archibald [Campbell], 4th Baron Blythswood, by his wife Evelyn Fletcher, dau. of John Fletcher, of Saltoun, and had issue:

1a. Christopher Paul Mansel Campbell Methuen-Campbell, High Sheriff of Glamorganshire (b. 23 Mar 1928; d. 8 Jan 1998), mar. (1) 31 Oct 1950 (div. 1973) Oona Cicely Treherne (b. 4 Oct 1930), only dau. of John Dalrymple Winn Treherne, of Otley High House, Otley, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Sheelagh Annette Browne, sister of Denis Edward [Browne], 10th Marquess of Sligo, and 1st dau. of Lt Col Lord Alfred Eden Browne DSO (by his wife Cicely Wormald, yst. dau. of Edward Wormald, of Sheepwell House, co Hertford), 5th son of Henry Ulick [Browne], 5th Marquess of Sligo, and had issue:

1b. James Paul Archibald Methuen-Campbell, later 8th Baron Methuen

1b. Dr Joanna Olive Methuen-Campbell PhD, genealogist and historian (b. 9 Sep 1951), mar. 9 Jul 1977 Edward Ashley Martin, of Oak Tree Farm, Finborough Road, Hitcham, co. Suffolk

2b. Lucinda Sheelah Methuen-Campbell (b. 28 Feb 1959), and has issue

3b. Catherine Alice Mansel Methuen-Campbell (b. 12 Oct 1965), and has issue

Christopher Methuen-Campbell mar. (2) 28 Nov 1975 Judith Anne Basset (former wife of David Basset), only dau. of Joseph Crowther, and had further issue:

2b. Thomas Rice Mansel Methuen-Campbell, heir presumptive to the Barony of Methuen (b. 4 Mar 1977)

2a. David Archibald James Methuen-Campbell, of 45 Redcliffe Road, London, and Stembridge Cottage, Reynoldston, Swansea, co. Glamorgan, painter (b. 23 Aug 1929), mar. 1978 Elizabeth Ann Martin, dau. of James Fletcher Martin, of Egdon Cottage, Swanage, co. Dorset

1a. Diana Evelyn Methuen-Campbell (b. 25 Jul 1932), mar. 11 Apr 1953 Sir Patrick Michael Ernest David McNair-Wilson, of Godfreys Farm, Beaulieu, co. Hampshire, Member of Parliament for the New Forest 1968-97, 1st son of Dr Robert McNair-Wilson, of Broadley House, Sway, and has issue

2a. Daphne Mary Jean Methuen-Campbell (b. 29 Sep 1935), mar. 22 Feb 1957 Hon Cecil Towry Henry Law, of 6 Sussex Square, London (b. 17 Oct 1931), 2nd son of Henry Astell Towry [Law], 7th Baron Ellenborough, by his wife Helen Dorothy Lovatt, only dau. of Harry William Lovatt, and has issue

Hon Laurence Paul Methuen mar. (2) 11 Dec 1950 Lady Maureen Margaret Brabazon (d. 2 Apr 1980), 1st dau. of Reginald le Normand [Brabazon], 13th Earl of Meath, by his wife Lady Aileen May Wyndham-Quin, 3rd dau. of Windham Thomas [Wyndham-Quin], 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, and had further issue:

3a. Caroline Aileen Methuen (b. 27 Sep 1952), mar. 1988 Charles Lloyd Fox, of Tredrea Barn, Perranarworthal, co. Cornwall, 2nd son of Philip Hamilton Fox, of Glendurgan, Falmouth, co. Cornwall, and has issue

1. Hon Ethel Christian Methuen (b. 7 Mar 1889; d. 26 Apr 1932), mar. 15 May 1915 Hon Geoffrey William Algernon Howard, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Eskdale 1906-10, for Westbury 1911-18 and for Luton 1923-24, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1911-15, Junior Lord of the Treasury 1915-16 (b. 12 Feb 1877; d. 20 Jun 1935), 5th son of George James [Howard], 9th Earl of Carlisle, by his wife Hon Rosalind Frances Stanley, 5th dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, and had issue

2. Hon Ellen Seymour Methuen (b. 23 Nov 1893; d. 19...), mar. 1 Nov 1924 Capt Cyril Gwynne Sedley Barnes (d. 22 Dec 1954), son of Robert Barnes, of Harley Street, London, and had issue

died

30 Oct 1932

suc. by

son by second wife

note

served Gold Coast 1873, Ashanti War 1874; Assistant Military Secretary to Commander-in-Chief of Ireland 1877; Lt Col Scots Guards 1876-81; Military Attaché, Berlin 1877-80; Quartermaster General, Home District 1881-84; CB 1882; Commandant, Egypt Expedition 1882 and Bechuanaland 1885; CMG 1886; Deputy Adjutant General, South Africa 1888-91; Maj Gen 1892; Officer Commanding Home District 1892-97, Afridi Expedition 1897, North West Frontier 1897-98 and South African War 1899-1902; KCVO 1897; Lt Gen 1898; KCB 1900; GCB 1902; Gen 1904; General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command 1904-08 and South Africa 1908-12; Governor of Natal 1910; GCVO 1910; Field Marshal 1911;  Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta 1914-19;  GCMG 1919; Constable of the Tower of London 1920-32

 

Paul Ayshford [Methuen], 4th Baron Methuen

born

29 Sep 1886

mar.

6 Jul 1915 Eleanor Norah Hennessy (d. 17 Dec 1958), dau. of William John Hennessy, of Rudgwick, co. Sussex

died

s.p. 7 Jan 1974

suc. by

brother

 

Anthony Paul [Methuen], 5th Baron Methuen

born

26 Jun 1891

mar.

22 Jul 1920 Grace Durning Holt (b. c. 1898; d. 7 Aug 1972), 1st dau. of Sir Richard Durning Holt, 1st Bt.

children

1. Anthony Richard Paul Methuen (b. 14 May 1923; dvp. 8 Dec 1934)

2. Hon Anthony John Methuen, later 6th Baron Methuen

3. Hon Robert Alexander Holt Methuen, later 7th Baron Methuen

1. Hon Elizabeth Penelope Methuen (b. 4 Jul 1928), mar. 8 Dec 1956 Malcolm Henry Alastair Fraser, of Southbank House, Lacock Road, Corsham, co. Wiltshire, 1st son of (Hugh) Alastair Hamilton Fraser, of Mill Place, Stanton Drew, co. Somerset, and has issue

died

21 Jun 1975

suc. by

son

 

Anthony John [Methuen], 6th Baron Methuen

born

26 Oct 1925

died

24 Aug 1994

suc. by

brother

 

Robert Alexander Holt [Methuen], 7th Baron Methuen

born

22 Jul 1931

mar. (1)

10 May 1958 (div. 1993) Mary Catherine Jane Hooper, dau. of Ven Charles German Hooper, Archdeacon of Ipswich

children by first wife

1. Hon Charlotte Mary Methuen (b. 15 Feb 1964), mar. 2002 Robert Franke, of Essen, Germany

2. Hon Henrietta Christian Methuen (b. 15 Oct 1965), mar. 1990 Robert Llewelyn Jones later Methuen-Jones, 1st son of D L Jones, of Reigate, co. Surrey, and has issue

mar. (2)

8 Jan 1994 Margrit Andrea Hadwiger, dau. of Friedrich Karl Ernst Hadwiger, of Vienna, Austria

died

9 Jul 2014

suc. by

first cousin once removed

note

elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Liberal Democrat), House of Lords 1999

 

James Paul Archibald [Methuen-Campbell], 8th Baron Methuen

born

25 Oct 1952

 

The heir presumptive to the Barony of Methuen is Thomas Rice Mansel Methuen-Campbell, a great-grandson of the 3rd Baron Methuen and half-brother of the present Baron.

 

 Last updated 18 Jul 2014

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Title:

8th Baron Methuen, of Corsham in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Jul 1838)

 

Address:

Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0BZ

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