Quinton family

The Quinton surname is a familiar name around Suffolk. It is important to Stowupland and especially to Saxham Street.

John Quinton is the first known owner and occupier of Saxham Cottage, Saxham Street. He is named in the 1841 census aged 50. However other than that he was a carpenter and owned several properties in Saxham Street we know little more about him.

In his 1820’s diaries Charles Freeman of Stowupland Hall makes several mentions of a John Quinton e.g.-‘carpenter Quinton and I looked over the yard to plan our new building’, ‘pd Quinton for 8 pints of raspberries 2s’and  ‘pd John Quinton carpenter £89 – 12 -6 1/2’, 

From Ipswich Journal, 23th Jan 1836, John Wilson a Creeting farmer assigns his estate and effects to John Quinton of Stowupland, carpenter, in trust for the benefit of his creditors.

Ipswich Journal, 30th November 1844, John Quinton, Stowupland is listed as someone giving their support to the new railway.

A will for John Quinton, Stowupland, was proved in 1853