Bennet was educated at Gray's Inn in 1644. He was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1652, and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridgeshire from 1679 until his death in 1693.
On 6 July 1653, at All Hallows-on-the-Wall, London, he married Judith Boevey, the daughter of William Boevey (died 1661) of Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire, son of the Dutch-born Huguenot Andrew Boevey (died 1625), and brother of the merchant, lawyer and philosopher James Boevey (1622–1696). They had two sons and seven daughters. Bennet died in London and was buried in Babraham a week later. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only surviving son Richard.
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