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John Vincent, of Yarmouth

Also Known As: "Rev. John Vincent"
Birthplace: Alton, Wiltshire , England
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable , Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Vincent, Sr. and Sarah Godbertz
Husband of Mrs John Vincent; Hannah Vincent and Hannah Vincent
Father of Mary Hammond; Sarah Dexter; Henry Vincent and Elizabeth Dexter
Half brother of Mary Pratt; Sarah Coombs; James Priest; Mary Pratt and Samuel Godbertson

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About John Vincent, of Yarmouth

Son of John Vincent, Sr. and Sarah Godbertz. Husband of Hannah Allerton. Do not confuse with John Vincent, of New Haven

4 children with 1st wife

  • 1. Elizabeth b. abt 1628 at England' m. 8 November 1648 Thomas Dexter at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; d. 19 March 1714 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA. aged 86 years.
  • 2. Mary b. abt 1633 at England; m. 8 November 1648 Benjamin Hammond; d. 5 August 1706 at Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, aged 73 years
  • 3. Sarah b. abt 1635 at England; m. July 1653 William Dexter at Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA; d. aft. 1694 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
  • 4. Henry b. abt 1637; m. 15 December 1657 Mary Matthews; d. 1722, aged 85 years

biographical notes

John Vincent was of Saugus (Lynn), Essex, MA by 1636, but was granted lands in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.  His Duxbury land abutted the lands of Thomas Burgess and William Bassett, both early settlers of Sandwich. He  was made freeman in 1637. In 1638, he was appointed Constable in Sandwich.

By 1639, John sold the Duxbury land to Thomas Weybourne, and that same year was appointed Deputy to Plymouth Court from Sandwich. Also in 1639, he was appointed to go to Yarmouth to aid in establishing land rights.He was also listed in the 1643 roster of persons between the age of 16 and 60 who were liable to bear arms. John Vincent was in Sandwich as late as 1658 when he married for the second time but the moved to Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA.


  1. History of Cap Cod: annals of Barnstable County, Vol. 2, Frederick Freeman p. 17, 42, 44
  2. Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, p. 248
  3. Cape Cod Library, Vol. II, Sandwich and Bourne. Colony and Town Records, pg 1612
  4. Gen.Dict. by Savage, Sect IV, Chapter 5, Vol 4 pg 373
  5. Plym. Recs., pg 1612
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John Vincent, of Yarmouth's Timeline

October 16, 1608
Alton, Wiltshire , England
Age 24
WALSHAM-LE-WILLOWS, Suffolk, England
Age 25
Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma
Age 26
Age 28
Age 54
Yarmouth, Barnstable , Massachusetts