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Mary Quincy was born March 4, 1649/50, in Braintree, Suffolk county, Massachusetts Bay Colony, the eldest daughter of Edmund Quincy and Joanna (Hoar) Quincy of Braintree, the latter being a sister of Leonard Hoar, President of Harvard College from 1672 to 1674/5. (See notes)
About 1670, Mary married Ephraim Savage, born July 20, 1645, in Boston, the third son and the fourth child of of Thomas Savage and Faith (Hutchinson) Savage. Ephraim graduated Harvard College in 1662. Children of Mary and Ephraim were all born in Boston, Massachusetts:
Mary Savage, born November 19, 1671, died young
Mary Savage, born April 8, 1673, died young
John Savage, born November 30, 1674, Harvard Class of 1694 (He is not starred in 1698, in Mather's Magnalia, but is starred in 1727, in the Harvard Catalogue)
Hannah Savage, born August 7, 1676, died young
Mary died in Boston on October 7, 1676. Ephraim would marry three more times after her death and become the father of five more children.
Norfolk County, Massachusetts was created on March 26, 1793 by legislation signed by Gov. John Hancock. Most of the towns were originally part of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Biography of Ephraim Savage, Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Volume 2 by John Langdon Sibley, M.A., printed by Charles William Sever, University Bookstore, 1881, pages 128-130