Boston merchant. Massachusetts provincial official.
Quincy and Franklin maintained a warm friendship and correspondence from 1755 until Quincy’s death. Quincy’s son Josiah visited Franklin in London (1774-75).
Born in Braintree, Massachusetts. Married in 1733 to Hannah Sturgis; three sons, one daughter. Married in 1756 to Elizabeth Waldron; one daughter. Married in 1762 to Ann Marsh; one daughter.