Vincent, Thomas

Vincent, Thomas a Nonconformist divine of great popularity was born at Hertford, England, in 1634. He was educated at Westminster School, and in 1647 elected to Christ Church, Oxford. He was chosen catechist to Dr. Owen, and chaplain to Robert, earl of Leicester. During the plague with which the kingdom was visited, he exhibited great courage and piety by devoting himself to the service of the sufferers in this great calamity. He was ejected in 1662 for Nonconformity, and preached at Hoxton until his death, Oct. 15,1678. He was the author of several practical religious works, for which see Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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