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Edmund Quincy (1681-1737)

For other people named Edmund Quincy, see Edmund Quincy (disambiguation).

Edmund Quincy (/ˈkwɪnzi/; 1681–1737) was the son of Edmund Quincy (1627-1698) and his second wife, Elizabeth Gookin. He married Dorothy Flynt and had 4 children, including another Edmund Quincy and Dorothy Quincy, who was the topic of a famous poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.[1][2]

Like his father and grandfather, he was deeply involved with the affairs of the Massachusetts colony. He was a magistrate, Supreme Court judge, and colonel in the Massachusetts militia. In 1737, he was appointed to a commission to settle the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire,[3] and traveled to London on this matter with his son Josiah. However, he contracted smallpox and died before his return to Massachusetts. The colony gave 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in Lenox to his family as a tribute for all of his efforts.

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