Vincent

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The Rev Frederick Augustus Vincent


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Vincent family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Vincent, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

This name derives from the Latin Vincentius, a personal name of victory from vincere, to conquer. The popularity of the name in medieval Europe was partly due to the veneration in which the 3rd Century Spanish Martyr, St Vincent, was held. In medieval England, Vincent occurs in documents from 1200 onwards, usually in the Latinized form Vincencius as in the 1206 Curia Regis Rolls of Norfolk.

Although the name undoubtedly came to Jersey from France, it is not found in Normandy. It is predominantly a name from the north-east of the country.

Early records

The family name appears in the Extente of 1331 in Jersey.

The name first appears in baptism registers in St Ouen in the 1630s, but these family members are known to predate the church registers:

  • Estienne Vincent was born in St Ouen about 1547 and had a daughter Sarah in 1572. She married Jonas Le Gresley
  • Francis Vincent, possibly a son of Estienne, was born in 1567.
  • Sarah Vincent was born in St Martin about 1629 and married Jean Dolbel there on 18 December 1650. She died in December 1675

Variants

  • Vincent, 1331
  • Vinchent 1528
  • Vincett
  • Vinsen
  • Vinson
  • Vinsun

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These wills created by members of the Vincent family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Ann Vincent, 27 Chevalier Road, St Helier, widow of Charles John Amy - 25 May 1909, D/Y/A/68
  • Elizabeth Vincent, daughter of Elizabeth Le Feuvre of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £4 of the order of the King 8 November 1788 - D/Y/A/14
  • Frederic Vincent of St Peter, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, 1s 8 April 1847 - D/Y/A/26
  • Frederick Vincent, St Saviour, bequeaths to Jack Vincent Langlois Chateau Clairval, St Saviour a field called Clos des Carrières, St Saviour, Vincent Villas, Albert Square, Albert Street, St Helier - 18 November 1935, D/Y/A/98
  • George Vincent of 3, Almorah Crescent, St Helier - 6 March 1877, D/Y/A/39
  • Kate Vincent, Osbourne House, Gorey Village, widow of William Richmond - 3 August 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • Maria Vincent, Beaumont - 16 January 1931, D/Y/A/91
  • Sydney Vincent, Gorey Village - 20 June 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Thomas Vincent of St Ouen 28 April 1750 - D/Y/A/8


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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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