BENNET, John (1628-63), of Great Abington, Cambs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 16 May 1663

Family and Education

b. 10 Jan. 1628, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of John Bennet, merchant, of St. Stephen’s Walbrook, London by Joane, da. of William Mill of St. Clement Danes, Mdx. educ. G. Inn 1642. m. 5 Apr. 1654, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Thomas Whitmore 1st Bt., of Apley Park, Salop, 1s. suc. fa. 1631.1

Offices Held

J.p. Cambs. 1657-d., commr. for assessment Sept. 1660-2, corporations 1662-d.2

Gent. pens. June 1660-2, gent. of privy chamber 1662-d.3


Bennet, the second cousin of Sir Henry Bennet, later Earl of Arlington, bought Great Abington from the Earl of Northampton in 1652. He owed his return for Bridgnorth to his brother-in-law Sir William Whitmore, and presumably supported the