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Robert Benson was born in the late-17th century and served as an English politician during the early-18th century. Benson partially designed and built Bramham Park, in West Yorkshire in the late-17th century. He served as member of Parliament for Thetford in Norfolk from 1702 to 1705. Later, Benson was MP for York. In 1711, Benson was sworn of the Privy Council and became Chancellor of the Exchequer until 1713. In 1713 Benson became ennobled as Baron Bingley, and became the British ambassador to Spain. When Benson died in 1731 the title Baron Bingley became extinct, although it was later re-created for his son-in-law.