Please note: Much of this information has been obtained from parish records; however, some has been retrieved from records on FamilySearch.org
and the Sherborne OPC website
, which I have not personally verified..
The earliest known Vincent ancestor is Richard Vincent. He married Ann Justens on 25 November 1667 in Sherborne, Dorset. They had five children. The eldest, Nicholas Vincent, was baptised on 30 August 1668 in Sherborne. No other information is known about Richard and Ann.
Nicholas Vincent was baptised on 30 August 1668 in Sherborne. He married Mary Ford on 2 July 1693 in Sherborne, Dorset. Nicholas and Mary had five children. The third, Richard Vincent, was baptised on 27 October 1699. No other information is known about Nicholas and Mary.
Richard Vincent was baptised on 27 October 1699. He married Mary Lester on 24 January 1730 in Sherborne, Dorset. Richard and Mary had six children. The second oldest, Nicholas Vincent was baptised on 23 February 1732 in Sherborne, Dorset. No other information is known about Richard and Mary.
Nicholas Vincent was baptised on 23 February 1732 in Sherborne, Dorset. He married Hannah Hardy on 24 November 1764. Nicholas and Hannah had five children. The middle child, George Vincent, was baptised on 20 February 1770. No other information is known about Nicholas and Hannah.
George Vincent was baptised on 20 February 1770 in Sherborne, Dorset. He married Sarah Higgins on 25 December 1791 in Sherborne. George was a blacksmith and live in Newland Street, Sherborne. George and Sarah had eight children. The eldest, Hannah Vincent was baptised on 17 February 1792, and the youngest, John Vincent was baptised on 8 October 1802. George died on 26 May 1822 and Sarah died on 24 April 1841.
Information is known about some of the other children as follows:
- George Vincent, the eldest son, became a painter and glazier and in 1851 was living with his wife Elizabeth and family in Long Street, Sherborne.
- Sarah Vincent moved to Marylebone in London and in 1851 was unmarried and working as a servant.
- Thomas Vincent became a shoeing smith; he lived with his wife Elizabeth and family in Newland, Sherborne.
Hannah Vincent was baptised on 17 February 1792 in Sherborne, Dorset. On 30th April 1820, in the neighbouring village of Castleton, she married William Miles Green, a shoemaker. William and Hannah had six children (two girls and four boys). The eldest three were all baptised at the Union Chapel in Sherborne. The family then moved to London. Their next son Vincent John Green was born on 11th July 1829 in the district of Clerkenwell, and was baptised at St Andrew Church, Holborn. On the 16th September 1851 William Miles Green died in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, aged 51. It is not yet known when Hannah died.
John Vincent was baptised on 8 October 1802 in Sherborne, Dorset. John was a tailor and moved to London. On 15 September 1824 he married Sarah Phillips in St George's, Hanover Square. John and Sarah had five children. In 1825 they were living in Carburton Street, St Marylebone when the eldest child John was baptised. They were living in Mount Street in 1827 when the second child was baptised, and Ecclestone Street when the others were baptised. The youngest, Annie Vincent, was baptised on 2 September 1834. John paid annual rates between 1833 and 1835 to the church and poor including county and police, whilst living in Ecclestone Street. On 1 January 1836 their daughter, Charlotte was buried in Sherborne. John was buried in Sherborne on 20 February 1836. Sarah died on 24 April 1841 in Sherborne, in 1841 census the surviving children were staying in Trendle Street, Sherborne with Mary Chiverall and her son James. Note: Although no evidence has been found, it is believed that Mary Chiverall was John Vincent’s sister.
Additional information known about some of the children is as follows:
- John Vincent, the eldest son, moved to Marylebone, London and in 1851 was working as a brush maker.
- George Vincent married Eliza and worked as a tailor living in Market Street, Sherborne, before moving to Horsecastles, Sherborne.
Annie Vincent was baptised on 2 September 1834 in St George, Hanover Square, London. In 1841 she was in Sherborne with her siblings, staying with Mary Chiverall who is presumed to be her aunt. In 1851 she was a house servant in South Petherton, Somerset. By 1855, she had moved to London and married her cousin Vincent John Green. On the 19th November 1855 at St Barnabus Church in St Luke, Middlesex. On the 12th August 1856 their first son, Vincent John Green, was born at 12 Northampton Street, Clerkenwell. On the 9th November 1879, Vincent John Green senior died in the Great Northern Hospital. Prior to his death, he had been living at 9 Pullteney Terrace. Annie died 24 January 1876.