England to America
William Vincent was born in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, in January 1638. He was christened on January 17, 1638 at Nettlecomb, Somerset, England.
William was among the original proprietors of Providence, Rhode Island, one of the English Colonies. At the age of 21 (1659) William Vincent left England for a new life in America with his sister, Jane. They settled in Pautuxet, Rhode Island. Jane married John Sheldon of Providence and had four sons and one daughter who married Stephen Arnold of Providence.
William married his cousin, Priscilla Carpenter, at the age of 32, on January 20, 1670 in Somersetshire, England. It appears that they re-married or at least filed their marriage on May 31, 1670 in Providence, Rhode Island. Priscilla was born in 1641 in Providence, Rhode Island and died between 1685 and 1687. William and Priscilla did not have any children during their 15 to 17 years of marriage. After Priscilla’s death, records indicate that William, at the age of 52 married Mrs. Jemima Vincent after November 15, 1690 in Providence Rhode Island. Some records indicate that William and Jemima married about 1692 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England (International Genealogical Index v 5.0.)
Text from, "The Descendants of Thomas Vincent"
William’s name first occurs on the records on Feb. 5, 1660, on a deed of land from his uncle. He was a good subject of King Charles II and took the oath of allegiance on May 31, 1667 (age 29.) A farmer but also was familiar with the coopers trade and grew rich. In 1687 he was taxed 6 shillings, 1 d. With local affairs he had little concern officially though he was constable in 1670 and in 1680 was chosen a member of the court of appeals. In 1685 and 1693 he was a petty juryman. In his will he gives to his wife, Jemima, property, “which lieth within the township of Providence and after her decease to be divided between three sons, Thomas, Nicholas, and the youngest. Also, my son William to dwell with my wife until he come of age in my dwelling house, with all my movables, only I give out of the estate to my son William the second best bedd with such poore coverings and bolster as there are. Also a heifer calf, five sheep and my shortest gun. All my tools between William and Thomas. I also make my wife Jemima sole executrix to discharge all debts and receive all debts. This my sole will.” Signed the X mark, William Vincent underneath the mark.
William was 55 years old when his first child was born. His 3rd child was born the year of William’s death (1695) when he was 57 years old.
William died in 1695 and was buried in England, leaving an estate of 16 pounds, 2 shillings.
William and Jemima had three children:
Thomas, born after 1691, remained in Providence, Rhode Island
Nicholas, born 1693, married his stepsister, Elizabeth Reynolds
William II ,born December 12, 1695, remained in Providence and married Elizabeth Bennett, Oct. 22, 1724
Twenty-six years after William’s death, Jemima married John Reynolds of
North Kingston, Rhode Island about 1721.
William’s grandson, William III, was a surgeon during the Revolutionary War.
William Vincent III was born in 1729. He was the son of Nicolas and Elizabeth Reynolds-Vincent.
William III married Zeruiah Rudd.
The Descendants of Richard Vincent
Eighteen Generations of Vincent Ancestry
Richard 1356 - 1434
John 1380 - unknown
Richard About 1425 – about 1486
George 1485 - 1565
Edward 1510 - unknown
Nicholas 1584 - unknown
Thomas Born about 1610 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
William 17 June 1638 – 1695 England to The Colonies
Nicholas 1695 – 1749
Nicholas 1722 – 1790
Benjamin 1731 – unknown
Seymour Nicholas 14 September 1825 – 8 March 1911
Clinton Joy 10 February 1857 – 11 April 1942
Frank Seymour 14 September 1891 – 11 April 1936
Charles Herbert Living
Robert Louis Living
John Robert / Jennifer Louanne Living
Luke Robert / Hailey Noelle / Jake Charles Living
The Descendants of Thomas Vincent
by Lulu Jarvis Crittenden Thomas and
Correspondence with Marjorie Vincent-Coombs, 1981
Updated by Robert Vincent,August 4, 2020
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