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].


  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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