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