Bentham, Robert an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Dent, Yorkshire, in 1791. His parents designed him for the ministry of the Established Church, and gave him a liberal education. He was for a short time classical tutor in a private school. In 1812 he was admitted into the Methodist ministry, and labored for twenty-eight years. He died Sept. 15, 1843. He was an instructive preacher.