Bennet, Benjamin a Presbyterian minister, was born at Wellesburgh, Leicestershire, 1674, and was for many years pastor of a Presbyterian church at Newcastle-upon- Tyne. He was an industrious and successful pastor, and still more eminent as a writer. He published Memorials of the Reformation (Lond. 2d ed. 1721, 8vo); Irenicum, a Review of Controversies on the Trinity, Church Authority, etc. (1722, 8vo); Christian Oratory, or the Devotions of the Closet (many editions); Discourses against Popery (1714, 8vo); Sermons on Inspiration (1730, 8vo). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, 1, 243; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 165.