John Methuen 353
Of Bishop's Cannings. MP for Devizes, and one of the most eminent political characters of the time. He was of the privy council and Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the reigns of King William and Queen Anne. Having been frequently engaged upon embassies of the highest importance, his name as a diplomat was immortalized by the celebrated treaty, called after himself, concluded in 1703 with the court of Lisbon which has proved so beneficial to the commerce of Great
Britain. John Methuen died in Lisbon in 1706, and his remains were conveyed to England and interred in Westminster Abbey.
John married Mary Chevers, daughter of Seacole Chevers and Unknown.