METHUEN, Paul Cobb (1752-1816), of Corsham, Wilts.
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Family and Education
b. 15 June 1752, 1st s. of Paul Methuen. educ. Univ. Coll. Oxf. 1769. m. 20 Apr. 1776, Matilda, da. of Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Bt., of Benacre, Suff., 4s. 4da.
Sheriff, Wilts. 1780-1.
Methuen was returned in place of his father on the Ailesbury interest. No vote or speech by him is reported. Robinson in his memorandum for Lord Shelburne, 7 Aug. 1782, notes: ‘Mr. Methuen attends but little ... when he did he mostly supported the old Government. Is very independent.’1 In March 1783 Robinson classed him as ‘country gentleman; doubtful’, and in January 1784 as ‘doubtful, some hope’; but Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. marks h