Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Allen Quynn (1724-1803)
MSA SC 3520-1028

Biography:

Born c. 1726.  Anglican.  Married Elizabeth, between 1760-65.  Children:  William Quynn (d. 1784); Allen Quynn (died c. 1803); John Quynn; Catherine Quynn, who married John Kilty; Mary (Polly) Quynn (died January 11, 1795), who married John Gassaway on February 5, 1788; Sophia Quynn; Elizabeth Quynn, who married Abraham Claude.  Died November 8, 1803, in Anne Arundel County.

Member, Lower House, 1778-1802.  Coroner, Anne Arundel County, 1765, 1767, 1773.  Justice, Orphan's Court, Anne Arundel County, 1777-1794.  Justice of the Peace, Anne Arundel County.  Alderman, Annapolis, 1780-1801, 1803.  Mayor, Annapolis, 1773-80, 86-87, 91-92, 95-96, 1801-02.  Member, St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County, 1773-76, 77-82.  Churchwarden, St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County, 1776, 1783.  Committee of Observation, in office 1775.  Committee to make chart of the Severn River and to erect fortifications for Annapolis, 1775.  Business ventures included development of lots in Annapolis along West Street, agent for the Douglas's Company of Comedians, trustee for John Henry and the American Company of Comedians, partner and associate of Samuel Chase, and ownership of a ferry across the South River to Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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