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Edmund Quincy, IV

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Death: July 4, 1788 (85)
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge Edmund Quincy and Dorothy Quincy
Husband of Elizabeth Quincy and Anna Quincy
Father of Edmund Quincy, V; Henry Quincy; Abraham Quincy; Elizabeth Sewall; Katherine Quincy and 5 others
Brother of Esther Quincy; Elizabeth Wendell; Dorothy Jackson; Col Josiah Quincy, I; Mary Quincy and 2 others

Occupation: Merchant in Boston; inherited Homestead, Judge
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About Edmund Quincy, IV

Edmund Quincy established the extensive property on which the Dorothy Quincy Homestead stands. It is a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Quincy, Massachusetts.


Edmund Quincy was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1703, the son of Edmund Quincy and Dorothy Flynt. After graduating from Harvard College in 1722, he lived in Boston, where he and his brother Josiah started a merchant firm. When the firm broke up in 1750, Edmund Quincy joined two of his sons in a new merchant partnership, which went bankrupt in 1757. Quincy left Boston for Lancaster in 1775, and he later lived in Medfield and Newton, where he died on July 4, 1788.

Edmund Quincy and his first wife, Elizabeth Wendell, married on April 15, 1725. Their children included Henry (d. 1780), Dorothy ("Dolly"), Esther, Elizabeth, Edmund, Abraham, and Jacob.

After Wendell's 1769 death, Edmund Quincy married Anna Gerrish (d. 1787) on January 13, 1785.

Dorothy Quincy married prominent Massachusetts statesman John Hancock (1737-1793).

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Edmund Quincy, IV's Timeline

June 13, 1703
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
February 6, 1726
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
January 20, 1727
Age 23
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
July 25, 1728
Age 25
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 25
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
May 30, 1733
Age 29
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 2, 1734
Age 31
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 30
Age 32
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA