Edmund Quincy III
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Edmund Quincy III (1681 - 1738)

Hon. Edmund Quincy III
Born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 Nov 1701 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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The Honorable Edmund Quincy (1681-1738) was a Harvard graduate (1699) and a judge on the Supreme Court of Massachusetts for 20 years.

Edmund Quincy III married Dorothy Flynt, and with her had four children: two boys, two girls. The first son, also named Edmund, became a Justice of the Peace, and his daughter Dorothy Quincy (granddaughter of Edmund Quincy III) married the famous John Hancock.

In 1737, when a dispute arose over the border between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, he left New England for London as a representative for his state. While in London, he caught smallpox, and perished in 1738.

Through his father's first wife Joanna Hoar and her son Daniel Quincy, the Hon. Edmund was a great-great-great-uncle to America's second president, John Adams.


Name: Edmund Quincy[1]


Date: 14 October 1681
Place: Braintree, Norfolk, Ma[1]


Wife: Dorothy Flynt[1]
Date: 20 November 1701
Place: Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma[1]


Date: 23 February 1737
Place: London, Middlesex, England[1]
Burial: Bunhill Field, London, Middlesex, England[1]

Enslaved Persons

  • Joseph
  • Tabitha
" Joseph and Tabitha, called “Husband & Wife,” are discussed in Edmund Quincy’s will."[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:94QG-T96 : accessed 2015-03-29), entry for Edmund Quincy, submitted by rwylie2770211.
  2. Whiting, Gloria McCahon. "Race, Slavery, and the Problem of Numbers in Early New England: A View from Probate Court." The William and Mary Quarterly 77, no. 3 (2020): 431. Accessed August 5, 2020. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5309/willmaryquar.77.3.0405 Citing Edmund Quincy’s will, 1737, FS, vol. 33, 466
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #60369794
  • Holly, H. Hobart. Descendants of Edmund Quincy 1602-1637 who settled in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts in 1635. Quincy, Massachusetts; Quincy Historical Society; 1977. pg 4.

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