William Vincent
(1739-1815)

Died aged c. 76

William Vincent (2 November 1739 – 21 December 1815) was Dean of Westminster from 1802 to 1815.

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In 1810 William Vincent (1739-1815), Dean of Westminster and formerly head master of Westminster School, paid a ploughman to mark out ten acres of playing fields for the pupils from the open ground known as Tothill Fields. At the school, Vincent Square is still called 'Fields'.

Corner of Vincent Square and Hatherley Street, Westmnster, London, United Kingdom where they paid a ploughman to mark out playing fields (1810)