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date: 16 October 2019

Bennet, Williamlocked

  • W. P. Courtney
  • , revised by Alan R. Acheson


Bennet, William (1746–1820), bishop of Cloyne and antiquary, was born in the Tower of London on 4 March 1746, the son of Robert Bennet. He was educated at Harrow School, where he made the acquaintance of Dr Samuel Parr, Gilbert Wakefield, and Sir John Parnell...

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