VINCENT, Sir Francis, 7th Bt. (?1717-75), of Stoke d'Abernon, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1761 - 22 May 11775

Family and Education

b. ?1717, 1st s. of Sir Henry Vincent, 6th Bt., M.P., of Stoke d’Abernon by Elizabeth, da. of Bezaleel Sherman of London, Turkey merchant.  educ. L. Inn 1734.  m. (1) 25 Aug. 1741, Elizabeth (d. 22 Nov. 1744), da. and h. of David Kilmaine, London banker, s.p.; (2) 13 Mar. 1746, Mary (d. 16 Aug. 1757), da. of Lt.-Gen. Hon. Thomas Howard of Great Bookham, Surr., 2s. 1da.; (3) June 1761, Arabella, da. and coh. of Sir John Astley, 2nd Bt., wid. of Anthony Langley Swymmer, s.p.  suc. fa. 10 Jan. 1757.

Offices Held


The Vincent family had owned estates in Surrey since the early seventeenth century. Vincent’s grandfather and great-great-grandfather both represented the county, and in 1761 he himself was returned for it unopposed. In Bute’s list of December 1761 he was counted as a Government supporter, but he voted against the peace preliminaries in both divisions; w