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Samuel Bennett ( -1859)
1839 Samuel Bennett of Rotterdam, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
1860 Obituary 
MR. SAMUEL BENNETT was practically educated as a Mechanical Engineer, and at an early age, was employed under his Brother-in-law, the late Mr. Roentgen, (M.Inst.C.E.,) in the extensive ship-building yards and steam-engine manufactory opposite to Rotterdam, where he was actively engaged, for many years, in the construction of steamboats, both for sea and river navigation, of sugar mills, and of other machinery. He subsequently removed to Batavia, to take the management of a branch establishment, for repairing machinery, where he died in the year 1859.
He joined the Institution as an Associate, in 1839, but he was precluded, by his constant residence abroad, from taking any active part in the proceedings.