Who was he?
James Quin (24 February 1693 – 21 January 1766) was an English actor of
Irish descent. Quin was born in London. He was educated at Dublin, and
probably spent a short time at Trinity College.
Quin's first London engagement was in small parts at
Drury Lane, and he secured his first triumph at Bajazet in Nicholas
Rowe's Tamerlane, on 8 November 1715. In consequence of an attempt made
by Garrick in 1750-51 to draw him away from Covent Garden, Quin was
enabled to extort from his manager a salary of £1000 a year, the
highest figure then reached in the profession.
Why was he in Bath?
He retired to Bath and spent his last fifteen years lodging in the
house of Mrs Simpson at 3, Pierrepont Street. Quin loved the city,
often referring to it as 'a fine slope to the grave'.
The text reads
"Here lived James Quin b. 1693 d. 1766"
Location map of 3, Pierrepont Street:
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