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English statesman Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618–1685) was born in (and took his title from) Harlington.

His grandfather was Sir John Bennet (died 1627), who had bought the manor of Dawley from the heirs of Sir Ambrose Coppinger in 1607.

In 1649 Sir John Bennet owned around 600 acres (2.4 km2) of the parish including Dawley House and four farm-houses.

In 1692 the family estate measured around 540 acres, and 602 by the early 18th century. Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville sold the manor of Dawley in 1725.

A monumental inscription in the church features Henry Bennet's older brother, Sir John Bennet, KB, Lord Ossulston, and his wives Elizabeth, daughter of Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex and widow of Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Earl of Mulgrave (died 1658), along with his second wife Bridget, daughter of John Howe.

For info on other 17th century personalities who called Harlington home, see the end of:…

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