Bentham, Edward was born at Ely in 1707, and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, from whence, in 1723, he removed to Corpus Christi College, and in 1731 was chosen fellow of Oriel. In 1743 he obtained a prebend in the cathedral of Hereford. In 1749 he proceeded to D.D., and in 1754 was made canon in his cathedral. On the death of Dr. Fanshaw he was nominated regius professor of divinity in the university. He died in 1776. Besides some single sermons, Dr. Bentham published,
1. An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, 8vo: — 2. A Letter to a young Gentleman on Study; with a Letter to a Fellow of a College, 8vo: — 3. Advice to a young Man of Rank upon coming to the University: —
4. Reflections on Logic, with a Vindication of the same, 8vo: — 5. Funeral Eulogies upon military Mens, from the Greek, 8vo: — 6. De Studiis Theologicis Praelectio: — 7. Reflections upon the Study of Divinity, with Heads of a Course of Lectures, 8vo: — 8. De Vita et Moribus Johannis Burton, S. T. P.: — 9. An Introduction to Logic, 8vo. — 10. De Tumultibus Americanis deque eorum concitatoribus similis meditatio. — Biog. Brit.; Hook, Eccl. Biog. 2, 250.