Dorothy  (Quincy) Scott

Dorothy (Quincy) Scott (1747 - 1830)

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Dorothy Scott formerly Quincy aka Hancock
Born in Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Wife of — married (to ) in Thaddeus Burr Mansion in Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Wife of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Died in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Dorothy Scott (1747-1830), daughter of Justice Edmund Quincy of Massachusetts, married the famous John Hancock in 1775.

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 Quincy was born 10 May 1747 to Edmund Quincy IV and his wife Elizabeth Wendell.


Dorothy died in Boston, Massachusetts on 3 February 1830. [1]


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


  1. 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.


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Dorothy Hancock/Scott nee Quincy, age 25, by John Singleton Copley.
Dorothy Hancock/Scott nee Quincy, age 25, by John Singleton Copley.


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