Robert Bennet (Roundhead)
Bennet was the eldest son of Richard Bennet, of Lawhitton, Cornwall. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford on 13 December 1622, aged 17 and was awarded BA on 25 October 1624. He was a student of the Middle Temple in 1622. Bennet was a Parliamentary colonel, and governor of St. Michael's Mount and St. Mawes Castle in the Civil War.
Bennet died at the age of 79 and was buried at Lawhitton on 7 July 1683.
- 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Bennell-Bloye', Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 106-141. Date accessed: 7 August 2011
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 .... London. pp. 229–239.
- Alumni Oxonienses states that he was MP for West Looe in the Rump Parliament and Restored Rump, but this is not corroborated by parliamentary references
|Parliament of England|
Not represented in Rump Parliament
|Member of Parliament for Cornwall
With: Francis Langdon
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
|Member of Parliament for Launceston