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BRIEF ACCOUNT 



THE QUINCY FAMILY, 



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KKl'UINTED FROM TUE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOOICAL REGISTER, 
FOR JANUARY, 1857. 



WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 



BOSTON: 

HENRY W. DUTTON AND SON, PRINTERS, 
Noi, 33 fc&d 86, CoDgrMi Street, 

1857. 



THE QUINCY FAMILY 



QUINCY. — Oil Prince's vciiumblc List u{' Subscribers, under llie lelter 
(i, we liave '' (iuiney, The Hon. Edmund, of Braintrce, Esq. Quincy, 
The Hun. Juhn, of Braintree, Esq., Speaker of the Honourable House of 
Kcprescntatives." 

[Through the kindn'jss of Miss Quincy and Gen. Samuel Andrews, we 
are able to furnish the following sketch of the Quincy family, from orig- 
inal nianuscripls : — ] 

Kdinund Quincy of Wigsthorpe, Northam[)tonshire, m. Ann Palmer, 
( )ct. 14, 1593, Their son Edmund was baptized May 30, 1G02. lie m. 
July It, 1G2.'}, Judith Pares, and lived on Ills estate at Achurch, near 
VVigsthorpe. He here was livinfj in 1627, when the following curious 
entry shows he had become a Puritan : " 1G27, Mch. 15, a child of Ed- 
mund Quincy baptized elsewhere and not in our parish church." The 
fijulty state of the Public Records in this country prevent our tracing the 
family to an earlier date ; but we note that the arms of Ednmnd Quincy 
are the same as those of ]Jc Quincy, second Earl of Winchester. There 
have always been families of gentry of this name in this county. 

W. H. WIIITMORE. 

Kdmund and Judith Quincy came from England with Rev. John Col- 
kju, and arrived in Boston, Sept. 4, \6',ili. He was freeman, 1G34, dep- 
uty to the (Jeneral Court, May 14, 1G34, and received a grant of land at 
Mount Wollaston in 1G35, where he died soon after, aged 33. Issue : 
I. Judith, b. 1G26, m. 1647, John Hull, died June 22, 1695, leaving 

issue, Hannah, who m. Samuel Sewall. 
H. Edmund, b. 1G27, m. first, Joanna Hoar, sister of Leonard Hoar, 
President of Harvard College ; he d. 8 Jan. 1G9S. 
Children : 
i. Daniel, b. 7 Feb. 1651. 
ii. John, b. 1652. (.') 
ill. Juaiina, b. 5 April, 1652, m. David Hubbard. 



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iv. Judith, b. 25 Juno, 1G55, m. Rov. Jolin Rayncr, Jr., of 

Dover, and died 6 March, 1679. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 28 Sept. 1656, m. Rev. D. Gookin of Sher- 
burne, and d. Nov. 1700. 
vi. Edmund, b. 9 .July, 1657, d. 1661. 
vii. Ruth, b. 29 Oct. 1658, m. John Hunt, 9 Oct. 1686. 

viii. Experience, b. , m. W. Savil, of Braintree. 

lie m. secondly, 8 Dec. 1680, Elizal^cth, daughter of Major Crn- 
cral Gookin, who was the widow of Rev. John Eliot, 
and who d. Nov. 30, 1700. Children : 
ix. Edmund, b. at Braintree, 21 Oct. 1681, 
X. Mary, b, 1684, m. Rev. T). Baker of Sherburne, and died 
March 29, 1716. 

Daniel Quincy, eldest son, m. Ann, dau. of Rev. Thomas Shephard, 
Nov, 8, 1682, and d. Aug. 10, 1690.* He had a son John, the Suhsrrihrr, 
who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Jolin Norton of ITingham. fie was 
b. 1689, was Speaker of the Tfousc, and was member of the council for 
forty years ; he died 13 July, 1767. John Quincy had issue : — 
I. Norton Quincy, b. 27 Oct. 1716, d. 29 Sept. 1801, s. p. 
11. Elizabeth, of whom presently. 

III. Ann, m. T. Thaxler of TTingham. 

IV. Lucy, m. Cotton Tufts of Quincy. 

Of these, Elizabeth m. Rev. Wm. Smith of Weymouth, and had a 
daughter, Abigail Smith, who married John Adams, afterwards President 
of the United States, fler other daughters were Mary, (b. Sept. 1711, 
and d. Oct. 17, 1811, who married Richard Cranch,) and Elizabeth, who 
married Rev. John Shaw, and secondly. Rev. S. Peabody. 



To return to the line which has preserved the name, 

Edmund Quincy, the Suiscriber, younger son of Edmund Quincy, Jr., 
was born 29 October, 1681, II. C. 1699, Judge of the Supreme Court 
of the Province of Massachusetts, and agent at the Court of St. James. 
He died in London, 23 Fel). 1738, and was buried at Bunhill Field, 



* She became the second wife of the Rev. Moses Fiskc. They were mnn-icd 7 Jan. 
1700, by Samuel Scwall, Esq. Mr. Fiskc was minister of Braintree, and had had by a 
former wife (Sarali, dau. of Mr. William Symmcs of CharlePtown) fourteen children. 
By his second and last wife he had two children. She died 24 July, 1708, and her 



London, wliere a monument was erected to him at the instance and 
charge of the Province, at the same time granting 1000 acres of land in 
Lenox to his heirs. His house in Braintree is still standing, in good pres- 
ervation. He married Dorothy, daughter of Rev. Josiah Flynt of Dor- 
chester, who died Aug. 29, 1737. Their children were : — 

L Edmund, b. at Braintree, 1703. 

11. Elizabeth, m. John Wendell, 12 Nov. 1724. 

III. Josiah, of whom presently. 

IV. Dorothy, m. Edward Juckson, 7 Dec. 1738. 

Edmund, the elder son, born 1703, H. C. 1722, died, 1788. He was 

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He married Elizabeth Wendell, 

15 April, 1725, sister of the above named John Wendell. His issue was : 

1. Catherine, b. 30 May, 1733, died unmarried. 

11. Edmund, b. 6 Feb. 1725-6, m. Miss Hurst, and had Edmund, and 

a daughter, who married Jacob Sheaf. 

111. Henry, b. 20 Jan. 1726-7, niarrled, first, Mary Salter, and had : 

( 1, Dr. Stedman ; 
i. Mary, who m. < „ ,,, -p. 

•' (2, Wm. Donmson. 

ii. Elizabeth, who m. Dr. Nath. Green. 

And secondly, he married Eunice Newell, 31 Dec. 1759, by 

whom he had : 

iii. Eunice, m. M. De Valnais, and died at Paris. 

iv. Henry, m. Sarah Robbins. 

V. Nancy, died young. 

( 1, Charles Clement ; 
vi. Dorothy, m. \ or, n n j 
•"' 12, Jabez Bullard. 

. vii. Edmund, m. Elizabeth Jarvis. 

viii. Abraham, m. Elizabeth Murray Casey. 

ix. William S., m. Sally Holland. 

X. Nancy, m. Matthew S. Parker, and d. Dec. 5, 1852. Had 
issue : 

1. Charles H. 

2. Johns. 

3. Sarah A., m. Gen. Samuel Andrews. 

4. Eben. F. 



husband followed her in less than three weeks after. The names and dates of births oi 
all Mr. Fibke's children will be found in Mr. Lunt's excellent Two Hundredth Anni- 
versary Discourses at Quincy, delivered 29 Sept. 1839. 
♦ Another Elizabeth, b. 15 Oct. 1727. 



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IV. Abralmm, b, 25 July, 1728, tiled iinmnrrind. 
V. Elizabeth,* b. 15 Oct. 1729, m. Samuel Sowall, 18 Mny, 1759, 

and d. Feb. 1770. 
VI. Dorotiliy, rt). 4 Sept. 1775, at Fairfield, Conn., John Hancock, 
Governor of Massachusetts, and secondly, ('apt. James 
Scott. 
VII, Esther, m. Judge Jonathan Scwall. 

VIII. Jacob, b. 2 Oct. 1734, a physician in Boston, ni. Eloi Williams, 
and harl : 
i. .facob, the fatlier of Abraham II. Quincy. 
•ii.. Elizabeth, who m. Asa Clap|). 
iii. Samuel M. 

iv. John, who had Mary, wife of James Ketldl. 
IX. Sarah, b. 2 Oct. 1736, m. William Grcenlcaf of Lancaster, 19 
Dec. 1763, and d. 12 March, 1790. 

Josiah Quincy, son of Edmund, wns born, 1709, IT. C. 1728, died 
1784. ITc m. Jan. 11, 1733, Hannah, dau. of John Sturgis of Yartnouth, 
by whom, (who d. Aug. 9, 1755, aged 43,) he had : 

I. Edmund, b. Oct. 1733, II. C. 1752, m. Mehilahle Temple, 9 June, 

1765, died at sea, March 1768. 

II. Samuel, b. April 13, 1736,11. C. 1751, m. Hannah Hill, 16 June, 

1761. Was Solicitor General and a refugee ; died on 
passage from Tortola to England, 19 Aug. 17H9. Had 
a son Samuel, a lawyer at Lenox, d. 19 Jan. 1816. 

irT ir 1 1 CI , Ti inrtc^ 1 4 L Dr. B. Jjiucoln, 

III. Hannah, b. Sept. 11, 1738, who m. ' ^ ^, ^ ' 

I 2, Ehenczer Storer. 

IV. .Tosiah, b. Feb. 23, 1744, IL C. 1763. 

He m. 2, 1756, Elizabeth Waldron, and had Elizabeth, b. 1757, m. 
Renjamin Guild, Esq., 1785, and d. Aug. 1825. Ho m. 3<1, 1760, Ann, 
dau. of Rev. J. Marsh, and had Ann, who m. Rev. A. Packard. His sec- 
ond wife died 1759 ; his third, 1805. 

Josiah Quincy, the patriot, was b. Feb. 23, 1744, and m. Oct. 1769, 
Abigail, dau. of Hon. WiUiam Phillips. He died on his return voyage 
from England, April 26, 1775, and his widow died March 25, 1798, aged 
54. He had issue : — 

:iosiah, b. Feb. 4, 1772, H. C. 1790. He m. June 6, 1797, Eliza 
'Siisan, dau. of John Morton, Esq., and had : 



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I. Eliza Susan. 
II. Josiah, of wliom presently. 

III. Abigail Pliillips. 

IV. Maria Sophia. 

V. Margaret IMurtoii, in. May, 182G, BciijaMiin I). CIreenc, Esq. 
VI. EJniuncI, b. Feb. 1, 1808, IJ. C. 1827, who m. Oct. M, \S\i',i, 
Lucilla P., dau. of Daiiinl P. Parker, Esq., and liad : 
i. Edmund, b. Aug. 11, 18,'M. 
ii. John II., b. Sept. 2G, 1886. 
iii. Henry P., b. Oct. Ml, IHliH. 
iv. Mary, b. April 23, 18-11. 

V. Morton, b. June 11, 1845 ; d. March 10, 1819. 
vi. Arthur B., b. April 9, 1847 ; d. March 15, 1849. 
VII. Anna Cabot Lowell, ni. March, 1840, Rev. Robert C. Walerstcjn, 
and has : — 
i. Helen 11., b. January G, 1841. 
ii. Robert, b. May, 1845 ; d. 1847. 
He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1805 to 1813; 
Senator of SuiFolk, 1815 to 1820 ; Speaker of the House, Judge of the; 
Municipal Court, and Mayor of Boston, from 1823 to 1828. Jn the latter 
capacity he rendered himself forever dear to Bostonians by the numerous 
schemes of munici|)al iniproverrkent which he originated and executed, — 
as the Quincy Market, the constituting of a Fire Department, iSiC. He 
lias also been President of llai-vard College for sixteen y(!;ars. 

Josiah Quincy, son of tlie preceding, b. Jan. 2G, 1802, H. C. 1821, m. 
Dec, 1827, Mary Jane, dau. of Samuel R. Miller, Esq. He is well 
known us an efficient Mayor of Boston. Children : — 
i. Josiah Phillips, b. 28 Nov. 1829. 
ii. Samuel Miller, b. 13 June, 1832. 
iii. Mary Apthorp, h. Aug. 1834. 



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