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Paul Methuen (16 May 1723 – 22 January 1795) was an English politician.

He was the son of Thomas Methuen of Bradford-on-Avon and was the cousin and heir of politician-diplomat Sir Paul Methuen (1672–1757). He went up to Oriel College, Oxford.[1]

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Westbury 1747–1748,[2] for Warwick 1762–1768,[3] and Great Bedwyn 1774–1781.[4]

Methuen bought Garsdon manor, Wiltshire, in 1758.[5] His grandson, also Paul, became Baron Methuen in 1838.


  1. ^ "METHUEN, Paul (1723-95), of Corsham and Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ Historical list of MPs: W (part 2)
  3. ^ Historical list of MPs: W (part 1)
  4. ^ Historical list of MPs: G (part 2)
  5. ^ "Victoria County History – Wiltshire, vol 14, pp89–95: Garsdon". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Evans
Joseph Townsend
Member of Parliament for Westbury
With: John Bance
Succeeded by
Chauncy Townsend
Matthew Michell
Preceded by
Hamilton Boyle
Henry Archer
Member of Parliament for Warwick
With: Henry Archer
Succeeded by
George Greville
Henry Archer
Preceded by
William Burke
James Stopford, Earl of Courtown
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
With: The Earl of Courtown, to Dec. 1774
James Cecil, 1774–80;
Sir Merrick Burrell, from 1780
Succeeded by
Paul Cobb Methuen
Sir Merrick Burrell