Edmund Quincy (1681–1737)

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Edmund Quincy (/ˈkwɪnzi/; 1681–1737) was the son of Edmund Quincy (1627-1698) and his second wife, Elizabeth Gookin. He married Dorothy Flynt and had 4 children, including another Edmund Quincy and Dorothy Quincy, who was the topic of a famous poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.[1][2]

Like his father and grandfather, he was deeply involved with the affairs of the Massachusetts colony. He was a magistrate, Supreme Court judge, and colonel in the Massachusetts militia. In 1737, he was appointed to a commission to settle the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire,[3] and traveled to London on this matter with his son Josiah. However, he contracted smallpox and died before his return to Massachusetts. The colony gave 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in Lenox to his family as a tribute for all of his efforts.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Vol II", by William Richard Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York (1908), pp. 592-598.
  2. ^ Crawford, Mary Caroline (1902). The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees. L. C. Page & Compan. p. 117. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs," Cutter, p. 593