Quartermaine family

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Quartermaine family
Quartermaine Thanksgiving.jpg
The Quartermaine family with their traditional pizza Thanksgiving dinner
General Hospital and The City family
Created byDouglas Marland
Introduced byGloria Monty
First appearanceSeptember 13, 1977

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[1] on General Hospital since their introduction in the 1970s;[2] the Quartermaines were first introduced in 1977, when Stuart Damon originated the role of Alan Quartermaine.[2] 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;[2] 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 Monica, Ned, Olivia, Jason, Drew, Michael, Jake, Danny, Scout and Jonah.


The Quartermaines are notorious for their socialite status as well as their dysfunctional tendencies.[3] Prone to comedic fights, they annually attempt to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner only for it to be ruined and have to order pizza.[4] 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,[5] the Quartermaines have seen a diminishing amount of screen time[6] since 2006, and many characters of the family have died on-screen.[5][7][8] 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."[9] 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."[10]

Family members[edit]

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[edit]

  • Edgar Quartermaine
    • Martha Quartermaine

Second generation[edit]

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

Third generation[edit]

Fourth generation[edit]

Fifth generation[edit]

Sixth generation[edit]

Seventh generation[edit]


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.


  • Aladdin's Vault — Company which sells server space, acquired in 2002
  • 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.


Founder Current CEO
Edward Quartermaine (1978–2012)
(Majority Shareholder/Board Chairman)
Michael Corinthos
(April 2016—)

Former CEOs[edit]

Name Year(s) Name Year(s) Name Year(s) Name Year(s)
Edward Quartermaine 1978–89 Alan Quartermaine 1989–90 Ned Ashton 1990–91 Paul Hornsby 1991
Ned Ashton 1991–96 Edward Quartermaine 1996 Ned Ashton 1996–99 A.J. Quartermaine 1999–2000
Edward Quartermaine 2000–01 Skye Chandler-Quartermaine 2001–02 Edward Quartermaine
Skye Chandler-Quartermaine
2002 Edward Quartermaine 2002
Ned Ashton 2002–03 A.J. Quartermaine 2003 Ned Ashton 2003–04 Edward Quartermaine 2004
Tracy Quartermaine 2004–05 Lorenzo Alcazar 2005 Tracy Quartermaine 2005–13 Tracy Quartermaine
Lucy Coe
A.J. Quartermaine 2013 Tracy Quartermaine 2013–14 Michael Quartermaine 2014–15 Nikolas Cassadine 2015–16

Former Employees[edit]

Name Position Name Position Name Position Name Position
Lee Baldwin Chief Counsel Scott Baldwin Chief Counsel Alexis Davis Chief Counsel Justus Ward Chief Counsel
Asher Caldwell Unknown Duke Lavery Unknown Laura Spencer Secretary Sam Morgan Executive Assistant
Alex Quartermaine Secretary Abby Haver Executive Assistant Dillon Quartermaine Intern Cheryl Stansbury Secretary
Luke Spencer Unknown Rosalie Martinez Secretary Ava Jerome Director of Special Projects Morgan Corinthos Renovation Manager
Andrew Cain Head of Security Alice Gunderson Security Adviser Paul Hornsby Legal Counsel Hayden Barnes Assistant Manager
Randall Thompson Secretary

Shareholders/Board members[edit]

Name % Name % Name % Name %
Voting Stockholders Michael Quartermaine 18% Jason Morgan 11.5% Skye Chandler-Quartermaine 11.5% Ned Ashton 11.5%
Voting Stockholders Dillon Quartermaine 11.5% Danny Morgan 6.5% Lila Rae Alcazar 6.5% Brook Lynn Ashton 6.5%
Voting Stockholders Maya Ward 6.5% Monica Quartermaine 5% Alice Gunderson 5% Lucy Coe 2%
Non-Voting Stockholder Tracy Quartermaine
Preferred Stockholders Lucy Coe 1% Carly Corinthos SOLD Sonny Corinthos SOLD
Former Stockholders Lorenzo Alcazar 30% Scott Baldwin Lila Quartermaine Alan Quartermaine
Former Stockholders Sonny Corinthos Carly Corinthos 30% A.J. Quartermaine 12% Katherine Bell
Former Stockholders Julia Barrett Bill Eckert Jasper "Jax" Jacks Helena Cassadine 32%
Former Board Members Amanda Barrington Sonny Corinthos Justus Ward


Quartermaine Mansion (66 Harbor View Road)[edit]

Current Owners
Dr. Monica Quartermaine
Current Residents
Michael Corinthos Leo Falconeri Olivia Falconeri Alice Gunderson Dillon Quartermaine Dr. Monica Quartermaine Ned Quartermaine
Former Residents
Lila Rae Alcazar Brook Lynn Ashton Larry Ashton Franco Baldwin Hayden Barnes Brenda Barrett Katherine Bell Emily Bowen-Quartermaine Lois Cerullo Skye Chandler-Quartermaine Lucy Coe
Virginia Cooke Avery Corinthos Carly Corinthos Morgan Corinthos Paul Hornsby Ava Jerome Kiki Jerome Georgie Jones Ethan Lovett Chloe Morgan Jason Morgan
A.J. Quartermaine Alan Quartermaine Alexandria Quartermaine Celia Quartermaine Edward Quartermaine Lila Quartermaine Tracy Quartermaine Eduardo Santiago Sabrina Santiago Joe Scully, Jr. Rebecca Shaw
Luke Spencer Lulu Spencer Justus Ward Maya Ward Heather Webber Karen Wexler Dawn Winthrop Anthony Zacchara

Quartermaine Mansion Gatehouse (312 Harbor View Road)[edit]

Former Residents
Brook Lynn Ashton Ned Ashton Lois Cerullo Jimmy Lee Holt

Family tree[edit]


Lines Boxes
  • Dashed = Romance/Marriage
  • Solid = Child
Character is currently on the Show
Character not on the Show
Character is deceased or presumed dead



  • 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.

Claudius Courtnee
Mae Courtnee
Unknown woman
Henry Courtnee
Mr. Courtnee
Miriam Courtnee
Unnamed brothers
Dan Ward
Mary Mae Courtnee
Edward Quartermaine
Buddy Powers
Idios Ward
Isobel Ward
Bradley Ward
David Ward
Margaret Ward
Justus Ward
Unknown man
Faith Ward
Roy Ward
Keesha Ward
Maya Ward


  1. ^ "Which Spencer Are You?". SOAPnet. sn.soapnet.go.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Passalacqua, Connie (October 11, 1992). "Stuart Damon, real Prince Charming". Herald-Journal. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dear Soaps, I've watched Edward..." TV Guide. tvguide.com. 2004-02-18. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Obituary: Cook Falls Victim to Virus". ABC. abc.com. September 11, 2012. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "3 Years, 3 Quartermaines Remain". Daytime Confidential. zap2it.com. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Giddens, Jamey (2010-09-03). "General Hospital's Steve Burton: 'I'm a Quartermaine at Heart'". Daytime Confidential. zap2it.com. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  7. ^ Kerr, Luke (2009-06-26). "GH: Quartermaine Come Home (Images)". Daytime Confidential. zap2it.com. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "The Story: A Quartermaine Curse". General Hospital Blog. ABC.com. 2012-10-26. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "Top 10 Travesties of 2007". Zap2it. daytimeconfidential.com. December 12, 2007. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Top 10 Rivalries of 2007". Zap2it. daytimeconfidential.com. December 21, 2007. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  11. ^ Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer); Robert Guza, Jr. and Charles Pratt, Jr. (Head writers) (April 22, 2005). General Hospital. Season 42. American Broadcasting Company. GH Transcript Friday 4/22/05. Jax: Well, it's all done. Your ties to A.J. are officially severed.

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