The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A celebrated actor, born in London; was celebrated for his representation of Falstaff, and was the first actor of the day till the appearance of Garrick in 1741 (1693-1766).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Quin, James'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/q/quin-james.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.