Levinus Bennet

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Sir Levinus Bennet, 2nd Baronet (1631 – 5 December 1693)[1] was a British Tory politician.

He was the oldest son of Sir Thomas Bennet, 1st Baronet of Babraham, Cambridgeshire and his wife Mary Munck, daughter of Levinus Munck.[2] In 1667, he succeeded his father as baronet.[3]

Bennet was educated at Gray's Inn in 1644.[2] He was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1652,[2] and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridgeshire from 1679 until his death in 1693.[4]

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.[2] Bennet died in London and was buried in Babraham a week later.[5] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only surviving son Richard.[3]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment – Baronetage". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and D. W. Hayton, ed. (2002). The House of Commons, 1690–1715. vol. III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 173–174. 
  3. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 57. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment – British House of Commons, Cambridgeshire". Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "ThePeerage – Sir Levinus Bennet, 2nd Bt". Retrieved 25 January 2007. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Gerard Russell
Edward Partherich
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Sir Robert Cotton
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Cotton
The Lord Cutts
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Bennet
(of Baberham)
Succeeded by
Richard Bennet