Gilbert Benet 1705-1783

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Gilbert BENET or BENNET 1705-1783

Biographical Note

Son of Gilbert Benet, vicar of Reepham, Lincolnshire. BA Merton College, Oxford 1727, MA St Catherine's College, Cambridge 1733. Vicar of Surlingham, Norfolk 1733-36, rector of Lincoln St Peter at Arches 1736.


Benet used an engraved armorial bookplate, on which he described himself as MA (Franks 2182); the extent of his library is not known.


  • Clergy of the Church of England Database.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.