Anthony Methuen, 5th Baron Methuen

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Captain Anthony Paul Methuen, 5th Baron Methuen (26 June 1891 – 21 June 1975), was a British soldier, architect and peer.

Methuen was the second son of Field Marshal Paul Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen, by his wife Mary Ethel Sanford, daughter of William Ayshford Sanford, of Nynehead Court, Somerset.[1] He was educated at Wellington College and New College, Oxford.[citation needed]

He was wounded in the First World War while serving as a Captain in the Scots Guards. He was a chartered architect.[citation needed] He succeeded in the barony in January 1974, aged 82, on the death of his elder brother.[1]

Lord Methuen married Grace Durning Holt, the eldest daughter of Sir Richard Durning Holt, 1st Baronet, in 1920. They had four children:

Lady Methuen died in August 1972, aged 74. Lord Methuen died in June 1975, aged 83, and was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son, Anthony.[1]


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Paul Ayshford Methuen
Baron Methuen
Succeeded by
Anthony John Methuen