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G. F. R. Barker

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Methuen, John (1650–1706), diplomat, was born at Pipper Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, the eldest son of Paul Methuen (1613–1667), reckoned by Aubrey the 'greatest cloathier of his time', and his wife, Grace (d. 1700), daughter of John Ashe of Freshford, Somerset. He matriculated from ...


Offord, Andrew (b. c. 1305, d. in or before 1358), diplomat, was the younger brother of John Offord (c. 1290–1349). The family may have come from Offord in Huntingdonshire. He was educated at Oxford, being styled magister by 1325, and DCL in 1340. His legal acumen was recognized by ...