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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 7th Baron Methuen 1931-2014

_. The 7th Baron Methuen (Peerage of the UK, cr 1838), died 9 July, 2014. He was 82.

Robert Alexander Holt Methuen was born 22 July, 1931, a younger son of Anthony Paul Methuen, 5th Baron (1891-1975), by his wife the former Grace Durning Holt (d 1972), and succeeded to the peerage on the death of his elder brother, 24 Aug, 1994.

Lord Methuen was one of the elected hereditayr peers (Lib Dem) and served as a deputy Speaker, House of Lords.

He was twice married, firstly, 10 May, 1958 (div 1993) Mary Catherine Jane Hooper, daughter of the Archdeacon of Ipswich; married 2ndly, 8 Jan, 1994, Magrit Andrea Hadwiger.

Lord Methuen leaves two daughters from his 1st marriage, Charlotte & Henrietta.

The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's cousin, James Paul Archibald Methuen-Campbell, who was born 25 Oct, 1952.

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