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date: 14 October 2019

Benson, Martinlocked

(1689–1752)
  • Stephen Taylor

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Benson, Martin (1689–1752), bishop of Gloucester, was born on 23 April 1689 at Cradley, Herefordshire, the son of the Revd John Benson (1652?–1713), rector of Cradley, and his wife, Catherine Martin (d. 1725). He entered Charterhouse in 1703, from where he went to ...

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