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Quartermaine family

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Type  Fictional family
Origin  General Hospital
Created by  Douglas Marland
Original run  September 13, 1977—
Address  Quartermaine Mansion 66 Harbor View Road Port Charles, New York

The Quartermaine family is a fictional family from the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Created and introduced by Douglas Marland, the wealthy and eccentric family has been a continuous staple on General Hospital since their introduction in the 1970s. The Quartermaines were first introduced in 1977, when Stuart Damon originated the role of Alan Quartermaine. His parents and sister were next to be brought on canvas.


Anna Lee originated matriarch Lila Quartermaine, with David Lewis being the first to play her husband Edward. Jane Elliot was cast as sharp-talking Tracy. The family owned business, ELQ Industries, named for the family's patriarch, Edward Louis Quartermaine, has been the center of several conflicts within the family.

The family is currently represented onscreen by Tracy, Monica, Jason, Sam, Dillon, Michael, Jake, Danny and Emily.


The Quartermaines are notorious for their socialite status as well as their dysfunctional tendencies. Prone to comedic fights, they annually attempt to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner only for it to be ruined and have to order pizza. At Christmas time, the family has been known for their annual Christmas reading at the Hospital's Pediatric Ward Christmas party, ever since the passing of former Chief of Staff Steve Hardy, until the party remained to be aired. In a 1992 interview, Stuart Damon described the family:

Once an integral part of major storyline arcs, the Quartermaines have seen a diminishing amount of screen time since 2006, and many characters of the family have died on-screen. Soap opera gossip website Daytime Confidential named the family to their list of Top 10 Travesties of 2007, stating: "No. 3: The Systematic Extermination of the Quartermaine family." The website speculated head writer at the time Robert Guza, Jr. was to blame, as they stated as No. 10 on their list of Top 10 Rivalries of 2007: "Guza vs. the Quartermaines and Their Fans: No battle on our list, save Viki vs. Dorian, has been fought for as long or as hard as Guza vs. the Quartermaine family and the fans who support them. The actors who portray(ed) Lila (until she died), Edward, and Alan were all fired at least once before fan outrage and campaigns brought them back in some form. The actors who portray(ed) Ned, Lois, Brook Lynn, AJ, Emily and Justus saw their characters written off or killed."

Family members

Characters currently on the show are noted in bold; family members through marriage are in italics. Only current spouses or those married at the time of their death appear here.


Percival Quartermaine - Brother of Constance Quartermaine. Sailed from England to America on the ship the Courage to start a shipping company in the 1700s. When the Courage was attacked and sunk by pirates in 1704 Percival managed to make it to shore.

First generation

  • Edgar Quartermaine
  • Martha Quartermaine
  • Second generation

  • George Quartermaine - Son of Edgar and Martha.
  • Ida Zemlock
  • Harold Morgan - Father of Lila and Hal.
  • Third generation

  • Edward Quartermaine - Son of George and Ida.
  • Lila Morgan - Daughter of Harold, sister of Hal, Edward's wife.
  • Herbert Quartermaine - Edward's first cousin, father of Quentin.
  • Unnamed Male - Edward's brother, son of George and Ida.
  • Hal Morgan - Brother of Lila, son of Harold.
  • Fourth generation

  • Bradley Ward - Son of Edward and Mary Mae Ward, raised by Dan Ward.
  • Isobel Ward - Bradley's widow.
  • Alan Quartermaine, Sr. - Son of Edward and Lila.
  • Monica Bard - Alan's widow.
  • Tracy Quartermaine - Daughter of Edward and Lila.
  • Gino Soleito, Sr.
  • Anthony Zacchara
  • Jimmy Lee Holt - Son of Edward and Beatrice LeSeur.
  • Charity Gatlin
  • Quentin Quartermaine - Son of Herbert.
  • Betsy Quartermaine - Quentin's ex-wife.
  • Alexandria Quartermaine - Edward's niece.
  • Fifth generation

  • Antoinette "Skye" Chandler Quartermaine - Adoptive daughter of Alan, biological daughter of Rae Cummings.
  • Alan "A.J." Quartermaine, Jr. - Son of Alan and Monica.
  • Jason Morgan - Son of Alan and Susan Moore, adopted by Monica.
  • Sam McCall
  • Emily Quartermaine - Daughter of Alan and Monica through adoption; engaged to Nikolas Cassadine at the time of her death.
  • Edward "Ned" Ashton - Son of Tracy and Larry Ashton.
  • Dillon Quartermaine - Son of Tracy and Paul Hornsby.
  • Celia Quartermaine - Quentin's daughter with his first wife; ex-wife of Grant Andrews/Putnam and Jimmy Lee Holt.
  • Justus Ward - Son of Bradley and Isobel.
  • Faith Ward - Daughter of Bradley and Isobel.
  • Sixth generation

  • Maya Ward - Daughter of Faith.
  • Brook Lynn Ashton - Daughter of Ned and Lois Cerullo.
  • Michael Quartermaine - Son of A.J. and Carly Benson, adopted by Sonny Corinthos.
  • Lila Rae Alcazar - Daughter of Skye and Lorenzo Alcazar.
  • Jacob "Jake" Spencer - Son of Jason and Elizabeth Webber, raised by Lucky Spencer.
  • Daniel "Danny" Morgan - Son of Jason and Sam.
  • Emily Morgan - Daughter of Jason and Sam.
  • ELQ

    ELQ (Edward Louis Quartermaine Industries/Enterprises/International) is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Port Charles. Owned by the wealthy Quartermaine Family, it is the one of the largest businesses in the region. Since 1978, Edward Quartermaine has been the sole owner. It is a rival company with nearby Chandler Enterprises and Buchanan Enterprises.


  • Chloe Morgan Designs — Design company owned by Chloe Morgan, and later by Lila Quartermaine
  • CoeCoe Cosmetics — Cosmetics company owned and founded by Lucy Coe
  • Donely Shipping — Shipping company once owned by Sean Donely
  • Jacks Cosmetics — Cosmetics company founded by Jasper Jacks
  • L&B Records — Record label founded by Lois Cerullo and Brenda Barrett, seized by Edward Quartermaine in 1996
  • Lila's Kids Summer Camp — Youth camp established in honor of benefactor Lila Quartermaine
  • Pickle-Eddy — Business founded by Tracy Quartermaine which manufactured relish (formerly part of TAQ)
  • Pickle-Lila — Business founded by Lila Quartermaine which manufactured relish
  • Port Charles Hotel — Elegant hotel that was purchased by the Quartermaines in 1993 until it was burned down, The Metro Court was built on the site
  • The A.J. Quartermaine Memorial Clinic — A clinic offering free health care to the waterfront community. To be managed by Lucas Jones.
  • The Brownstones Waterfront Living Complex — A waterfront revitalization project managed by Morgan Corinthos.
  • Family tree



  • According to Mary Mae, she has seven grandchildren; two of them are from Bradley.
  • Keesha may have more than one brother, however, only Roy has appeared.
  • The remaining grandchildren are Idios's children with her husband who have never been mentioned.
  • References

    Quartermaine family Wikipedia