William Bennet d.1729

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Sir William BENNET of Grubbet, 2nd bart., d.1729

Sir William Bennet's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *590)

Biographical Note

First son of Sir William Bennet, 1st Bt., of Grubbet, Roxburgh. M.A. Edinburgh? 1685. Served as master of horse, 1689-1694; major in Lord Jedburgh’s troop of horse before 1697; muster master general, 1704–8; commissioner of excise, 1714–25; ensign Royal Company of Archers, 1715.

He was a member of the Scottish Parliament for Roxburghshire, 1693-1707, and of the English Parliament, 1707-1708.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks 2208/*570 Bennet, Sr. William, of Grubett, Baronet. 1707.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • History of Parliament