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William Bennett


Tea-dealer and botanist. Member of the Society of Friends. Retired to Brockham Lodge, Betchworth, Surrey, in 1851. Father of Edward Trusted Bennett (1831–1908) and Alfred William Bennett (1833–1902).


R. Desmond 1994

ODNB s.v. Bennett, Alfred William


Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.