Thomas Vincent 1634-1678

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Thomas VINCENT 1634-1678

Biographical Note

Born in Hertford, son of John Vincent, a puritan clergyman. BA Christ Church, Oxford 1652, MA 1654. Chaplain to Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. Rector of St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street, London 1656 (ejected 1662); thereafter he assisted Thomas Doolittle at his academy in Bunhill Fields, and was licensed to preach in London, 1672; he died in Hoxton. He published a number of doctrinal and devotional works.


Vincent's will has no explicit mention of books; his goods and estate were divided between his wife and children. His library was auctioned in London, 29.11.1680, as part of a joint sale with the books of Henry Stubbes, Thomas Cawton, Benjamin Dillingham and John Dunton; the sale catalogue runs to over 13,000 lots but does not distinguish which books came from which source.

Characteristic Markings

None of Vincent's books have been identified.

Biographical Note