Account book of the executors of the Henry Flynt estate, 1760-1767

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Content Notes

The volume contains acknowledgements of the disbursements of Harvard Tutor Henry Flynt's estate written in the hands of the respective beneficiaries. The entries begin on February 27, 1760 following Flynt's death on February 13, 1760, and continue through May 9, 1767. Each receipt includes the date, name of the executors, description of the property, beneficiary's name, and signature. The beneficiaries include the wife of Sol. Davy, Dorothy Jackson, Edmund Quincy, J. Henry Quincy, Esther and Stephen Richard (received by attorney Nicholas Boylston), Dorothy Skinner (also received for her by her husband Richard Skinner), John Wendell, Edmund Wendell, Katherine Wendell, and Oliver Wendell, as well as Harvard College (received by Harvard Treasurer Thomas Hubbard), and the Deacons of the First Church of Cambridge. The volume also includes a loose document titled "Account from Messrs Edmund & Josiah Quincy Settled & Ballanced March 31, 1749."

Biographical Notes

Henry Flynt (1675-1760, Harvard AB 1693) was one of Harvard's longest serving faculty members. Flynt was appointed a Harvard tutor in 1699 and continued in that position until his resignation in 1754. He also served on the Board of Overseers and as a Fellow of the College. Flynt never married and his will divided his estate between relatives (mainly the children of his sister Dorothy Flynt Quincy), Harvard College, and the Deacons of the First Church of Cambridge. Cambridge Judge Edmund Trowbridge (Harvard AB 1728) and Jonathan Sprague served as executors of his will.