M.P. and Fellow of the Royal Society.
Co-sponsor, with Franklin, of the nomination of William Hewson to the Royal Society (1769). M.P. for Newport, Cornwall (1770-74).
Son of Bennett Alexander and Mary (Ash) Bennett of Essex. Educated at Westminster. Married Elizabeth Amelia Burrell (1766); three children. Resided in Kent, near Franklin’s friends, the Hawkesworths.