Dorothy (Quincy) Scott
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Dorothy (Quincy) Scott (1747 - 1830)

Dorothy "Dolly" Scott formerly Quincy aka Hancock
Born in Braintree, Quincy, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
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Wife of — married 28 Aug 1775 (to 1793) in Thaddeus Burr Mansion, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Wife of — married 27 Jul 1796 (to 19 Jun 1809) in Brattle Square Church, Boston, Massachusettsmap
Died at age 82 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
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Dorothy Quincy was born 10 May 1747 to Edmund Quincy IV and his wife Elizabeth Wendell.

Dorothy Scott (1747-1830), daughter of Justice Edmund Quincy of Massachusetts, married the famous John Hancock in 1775.


Dorothy was first married to the Honorable John Hancock on 28 August 1775 in Fairfield, Connecticut.[1] After his death she married James Scott in 1796.

With Hancock she had two children, and neither lived to see their teens. After Hancock's death, she was married to Captain James Scott and lived with him in New Hampshire until his death in 1809. She then moved back to her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, where she lived until her death.

Contemporary chroniclers record that Dorothy Scott was beautiful, well spoken, intelligent, strong-willed, and a great hostess.


Dorothy died in Boston, Massachusetts on 3 February 1830. [2]


Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

FindAGrave Memorial[3]


  1. Child, Frank Samuel. An Old New England Church, Established Religion in Connecticut (Fairfield Historical Society, Fairfield, Conn., 1910) Page 154
  2. 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 6.
  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #21706141
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In Historical Books - Index of Authors and People Mentioned, 1811-2003 on the HathiTrust Digital Library website. Book title: Dorothy Quincy wife of John Hancock with events of her time by Ellen C. D. Q. Woodbury Publication year: 1905 Author(s): Ellen Carolina De Quincy Woodbury Publisher: Washington The Neale publishing company.

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Quiincy Homestead (Dorothy Quincy Hancock House and signage) photos 63- 66 You are welcome to use any of my photos on Wikitree profiles and freespaces.
posted by Anonymous Reed
Dorothy is my 4th Cousin 7x removed.
posted by Tom Taroni