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Sir Percy Vincent (1868 - 22 January 1943)[1]

The son of a pharmacist in Watton, Norfolk[2], Vincent moved to London as a an apprentice draper. He subsequently established his own textile business and became a member of the Common Council of the Corporation of London.

He was appointed Sheriff of London in 1926[2] and Lord Mayor of London 1935.[3]

Knighted in 1927, he was created a baronet "of Watton in the County of Norfolk" in 1936.[1]

Made application for the 1940 Olympics (which in the event were cancelled) to be held in London [1]]

The Wikipedia page on the Vincent baronets is [2].

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 VINCENT, Sir Percy. Who Was Who.
  2. 2.0 2.1 George Jessup. Watton Through the Ages.
  3. Sir Percy Vincent, retiring Lord Mayor of London. Glasgow Herald (26 September 1936).

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