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Benson, Christopherlocked

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Benson, Christopher (1788–1868), Church of England clergyman, was born on 16 January 1788, at Cockermouth, the son of Thomas Benson, solicitor. He went to Eton College and then in 1804 obtained a scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his BA degree in 1809 and his MA in 1815. After being ordained he spent some years as a curate at ...

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