Edmund Quincy (1681–1737)
|Edmund Quincy III|
1737 portrait by John Smibert
|Born||14 Oct 1681
|Died||23 Feb 1737
|Cause of death||Smallpox|
|Resting place||Burnhill Fields Burial Grounds, London, England|
|Residence||Boston, Massachusetts, Braintree, Massachusetts|
|Education||Harvard University 1699|
|Occupation||Merchant and Judge|
|Home town||Braintree, Massachusetts|
|Title||Judge, Colonel, Commissioner|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Flynt (1678-1737)|
|Children||Edmund IV, Esther, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Esther, Mary|
|Parent(s)||Edmund Quincy (1628–1698) and Elizabeth Goodkin (1645-1700)|
Edmund Quincy III (//; 1681–1737) was an American merchant and judge. He was the son of Col. Edmund Quincy II (1627-1698) II and his second wife, Elizabeth Gookin. He married Dorothy Flynt and had 7 children. Four lived to adulthood, including Edmund Quincy IV and Dorothy Quincy, who was the topic of a famous poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Like his father and grandfather, he was deeply involved with the affairs of the Massachusetts colony. He was a magistrate, Supreme Court judge from 1718 until his death, and a colonel in the Massachusetts militia. In 1737, he was appointed to a commission to settle the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. However, he contracted smallpox and died before his return to Massachusetts. The colony built a monument at his grave in Brunhill Fields Burial Ground in London and gave 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in Lenox to his family as a tribute for all of his efforts.
Notes and references
- "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.
- Crawford, Mary Caroline (1902). The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees. L. C. Page & Company. p. 117. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
- "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs," Cutter, p. 593
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