'Methven1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Methuen of Bradford, Methuen of Corsham, Methven of Methven

BP1934 reports that "The ancient family of Methuen, or Methven, is stated to have taken its name from the Barony of Methven, in Perthshire."
Patrick de Methven (a temp Alexander III who r. 1249-1286)
1. Sir Roger de Methven
  m1. (sp) ?? (widow of Malise, Earl of Strathearn)
  m2. ??
A. Paul de Methven of Methven (a 1363, dsp, Ambassador)
  B. William de Methven (of Methven) of that ilk (d by 1390)
  i. William de Methven of Methven (a 1376)
  a. John de Methven of Methven (d temp James I who r. 1406-1437), Ambassador
  (1) John de Methven (Ambassador to England, Secretary of State)
  m. ?? Haldane (dau of Sir John Haldane of Gleneagles) parents or grandparents of ...
  (A) John Methven (d after 1502)
  m. ?? Blackadder (dau of John Blackadder of Tulliallan)
  (i) Andrew Methven
  m. Isabel Bruce (dau of Robert Bruce of Airth)
  (a) John Methven or Methuen - continued below
  (b) Andrew Methven



John Methven or Methuen - continued above
BP1934 reports that John is reported to have "fled from Scotland in consequence of the part he had taken in promoting the Reformation."
1. Paul Methuen (d 1606, prebendary of Wells)
  m. Ann Rogers of Cannington
A. Anthony Methuen (b 1575, d 06.07.1640, canon of Lichfield, vicar of Frome Selwood, rector of Lamyat)
  m. Jean Taylor (dau/heiress of Thomas Taylor of Bristol)
  i. Paul Methuen of Bradford & Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire (d 1667)
m. Grace Ashe (dau of John Ashe of Freshford)
  a. John Methuen, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (b c1650, d 1706, Ambassadorl)
  m. Mary Chevers (dau of Seacole Chevers of Cummerford)
  (1) Sir Paul Methuen (d unm 1757, Ambassador, Secretary of State)
  (2) Mary Methuen
  m1. Humphrey Simpson
  m2. (sp) Sir Richard Anderson, 2nd Bart of Penley (d 16.08.1699)
  m3. Sir Brownlow Sherard, 3rd Bart of Lobthorpe (b 1675-6, d 30.01.1736)
  (3)+ other issue - Henry (d young), John (d young), Isabel (d unm)
b. Anthony Methuen of Bradford, Wiltshire (d 1717)
  m. Gertrude Moore (dau of Thomas Moore of Spargrove by Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Bampfield, Bart of Poltimore)
  (1) Thomas Methuen (d 1737)
  m. Anne Selfe (dau of Isaac Selfe of Benacre by Penelope, dau of Charles, 2nd Lord Lucas)
  (A) Paul Methuen of Corsham (d 1795)
  m. Catherine or Christian Cobb (d 06.12.1826, dau of Sir George Cobb, 3rd Bart of Alderbury)
  (i) Paul Cobb Methuen of Corsham (b 15.06.1752, d 09.1816)
  m. (20.04.1776) Matilda Gooch (d 06.12.1826, dau of Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Bart of Benacre)
(a) Thomas Methuen, 1st Lord Methuen of Corsham (b 21.06.1779, d 11.09.1849) had issue
  m. (31.07.1810) Jane Dorothea St. John-Mildmay (d 15.03.1846, dau of Sir Henry Paulet St. John-Mildmay, 3rd Bart)
(b) Thomas Anthony Methuen (b 23.05.1781, d 15.06.1869, rector of All Cannings) had issue
  m. (05.06.1810) Eliza Maria Plumptre (d 16.04.1835, dau of Rev. Henry Plumptre)
  (c) Charles Lucas Methuen (d unm 1826)
  (d) John Andrew Methuen (b 25.08.1794, dsps 19.06.1869, Rev.) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (25.06.1822) Louisa Fuller (d 18.05.1871, dau of John Fuller of Neston Park)
(e) Matilda Methuen (dsp 26.04.1831)
  m. (10.05.1804) George de Grey, 3rd Lord Walsingham (dsp 26.04.1831)
  (f) Gertrude Methuen (d 01.05.1817)
  m. (11.04.1815) Edward O'Brien (d 09.03.1824, Captain RN, brother of 3rd Marquess of Thomond)
  (g) Catherine Methuen (b c1792, d 02.12.1886)
  m. (02.04.1818) John Pemberton Plumtre of Fredvile (d 07.01.1864)
  (h) Cecilia Penelope Methuen (b 1797-8, d 27.06.1885)
  m. (24.08.1822) Hon. Rev. Francis J. Noel (d 30.07.1854)
  (ii) Thomas Methuen (d 1774)
  (iii) Christian Methuen (d 09.05.1832)
  m. (15.05.1755) Frederick Irby, 2nd Lord Boston (d 23.03.1825)
  c.+ other issue (dsp) - Paul, William, Turner, Elizabeth (d unm)
  ii.+ other issue - Anthony (b 1601, canon of Wells, rector of Lamyat, had issue), Francis

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, Methuen of Corsham) with support/input for lower section from BP1934 (Methuen)
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