- Robert Benson, 1st Baron Bingley
Robert Benson, 1st Baron Bingley, PC (circa 1676 –
9 April 1731) was an English politician of the 18th century.
Benson served as
member of Parliamentfor Thetford in Norfolkfrom 1702 to 1705, then becoming MP for York.
In 1711, he was sworn of the Privy Council and became
Chancellor of the Exchequeruntil 1713. In 1713 he became ennobled as Baron Bingley, and became the British ambassador to Spain.
Benson founded the stately home
When he died the title
Baron Bingleybecame extinct, although it was later re-created for his son-in-law.
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