John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston
Bennet was the eldest son of Sir John Bennet of Dawley, Harlington, Middlesex and his wife Dorothy Crofts. He was baptised on 5 July 1616. He matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford on 24 April 1635, aged about 17 and was a student of Gray's Inn in 1636. In 1658, he succeeded his father to the estate of Dawley. He was made a Knight of the Bath on 23 April 1661 at the coronation of Charles II. He was captain of band of gentlemen pensioners.
Lord Ossulton died at the age of about 78 and was buried at Harlington.
Bennet was married twice, first to Elizabeth, widow of Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Earl of Mulgrave and daughter of Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex and his wife Elizabeth Shepherd. They had no children. His second wife was Bridget Howe, daughter of John Grubham Howe of Langar and his wife Annabella Scrope, daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland. They had two children Charles, who was given the title Earl of Tankerville and Annabella (1682–1698). Bennet was the elder brother of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington.
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