METGE, John (c.1750-1823), of Athlumney, Navan, co. Meath.
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Family and Educationb. c.1750, 2nd s. of Peter Metge of Athlumney and Warrenstown and Anne Lyon. m. (1) 1 Aug. 1777, Hon. Mary Bermingham, da. of Francis, 21st Bar. Athenry [I], wid. of Edmund Costello; (2) c. 1798, Henrietta, da. of Henry Cole Bowen of Bowen’s Court, co. Cork, 3s. 2da. suc. bro. Peter Metge, MP [I], bar. of exch. [I], 1809. d. 28 Sept. 1823.
MP [I] 1783-1800.
Lt. 5 Drag. 1775-9.
Dep. auditor gen. [I] 1805-23.
Metge was agent and deputy at the Irish treasury to the 2nd earl of Roden, for whom he again served as a stopgap at Dundalk at the 1820 general election. He did not take his seat and by 19 June 1820 had vacated for another man.1 He died at ‘the residence of Mrs. Thompson’, St. Valori, county Wicklow, in September 1823, and was succeeded by his eldest son Peter (d. 1873).2