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Robert Benson, 1st Baron Bingley, PC (circa 1676 – 9 April 1731) was an English politician of the 18th century.

Benson served as member of Parliament for Thetford in Norfolk from 1702 to 1705, then becoming MP for York.

In 1711, he was sworn of the Privy Council and became Chancellor of the Exchequer until 1713. In 1713 he became ennobled as Baron Bingley, and became the British ambassador to Spain.

Benson founded the stately home Bramham Park.

When he died the title Baron Bingley became extinct, although it was later re-created for his son-in-law.

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bt
Sir John Wodehouse, Bt
Member of Parliament for Thetford
with Edmund Soame

1702–1705
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bt
Sir John Wodehouse, Bt
Preceded by
Sir William Robinson, Bt
Tobias Jenkins
Member of Parliament for York
with Sir William Robinson, Bt

1705–1708
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for York
with Sir William Robinson, Bt

1708–1713
Succeeded by
Sir William Robinson, Bt
Robert Fairfax
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Oxford and Mortimer
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1711–1713
Succeeded by
Sir William Wyndham, Bt
Preceded by
Paul Methuen
Treasurer of the Household
1730–1731
Succeeded by
The Lord De La Warr
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baron Bingley
1713–1731
Succeeded by
(extinct)
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