Vincent, John


Vincent, John
(1765-1848)
   Born in England. In 1781 entered the army as ensign, and promoted lieutenant the same year. In 1786 captain; in 1795 major; in 1800 lieutenant-colonel; and in 1810 colonel. Served with distinction during the War of 1812-1814 in Canada, and in 1813 promoted major-general. Took part in the capture of St. Domingo in the West Indies, and in the expedition to Copenhagen under Sir Hyde Parker. In 1841 reached the grade of general.
   Index: Bk Of the 49th, his military service, 124; ordered to Fort George, 229.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Lucas, Canadian War of 1812.

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