Born about 1779, possibly near Callington in Cornwall, John VINCENT married Susannah RIVERS around 1803. Their first child was born in Gloucester in 1804.
They had eight children when they arrived in Hobart Town on Elizabeth in 1823 as free settlers from London. He was granted a town allotment in Bridge Street and set up trade as a builder.
In ensuing years he applied for land grants and built at houses at Browns River and Sorell Springs, the Castle Inn at Bothwell, the London Inn at Spring Hill and the Callington Mill at Oatlands.
He died at Green Ponds in 1857.