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Bingley, Baron (GB, 1713 - 1731)


Creation: let.pat. 21 Jul 1713


Extinct: 9 Apr 1731


Family name: Benson




Azure three Trefoils Sable between two Bendlets Gules


A Bear's Head erased Argent muzzled Gules


On either side a Bear Argent



Robert [Benson], 1st Baron Bingley, PC

son and heir of Robert Benson, of Wrenthorpe, co. York, by his wife Dorothy Jenkins, dau. of Tobias Jenkins, of Grimston, co. York



21 Dec 1703 Lady Elizabeth Finch (d. 26 Feb 1757), dau. of Heneage [Finch], 1st Earl of Aylesford, by his wife Elizabeth Banks, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Banks, 1st Bt., of Aylesford, co. Kent

only child

1. Hon Harriet Benson (bapt. 4 Feb 1704/5; dsps. 7 Apr 1771), mar. 12 Jul 1731 George [Fox later Lane-Fox], 1st Baron Bingley, and had issue


s.p.m. 9 Apr 1731


21 Jul 1713 Baron Bingley, of Bingley in the County of York


Member of Parliament (Tory) for Thetford 1702-05 and for York 1705-13; a Commissioner of the Treasury 1710-11; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1711-13; a Director of the South Sea Company 1711-15; Privy Councillor 1711-14 and 1730-31; Ambassador to Madrid 1713-14; Treasurer of the Household 1730-31; obtained a grant of Bramham Moor in Yorkshire from the Crown


On the death of the 1st Baron Bingley the Barony of Bingley became extinct. The estate of Bramham Park passed to his only child, Hon Harriet Benson. A few months later she married George Fox later Lane-Fox, who in 1762 was created Baron Bingley.


First written 21 May 2003



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