Descendants of Richard Long of Wiltshire, England

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Generation #3

Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.

Richard (2Jeremiah, 1Richard) Long of Caroline Co VA

Richard Long was born in about 1668 in the part of Virginia south of the Rappahannock River which was included in Old Rappahannock County. And, we know his parents died when he was quite young; as his mother's 1687 will cites Frances as a widow. But, Richard would be successful because his parents left him property.

In about 1695, Richard married Ann. Her maiden name is unknown, but her Christian name is found in the 1721 deed of gift to daughter Elizabeth Long Lewis.

Richard and Ann lived their lives in Essex Co VA. Richard died after 7/1724.

Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 7 (1686 -1688). p. 374:
TO ALL PEOPLE to whom this present Writing shall come Know yee that I FRANCES LONGE of Rappa. County and St. Marys Parish, Widow, out of the natural love and respect I have to my Children, RICHARD, JOHN, GABRIEL, SARA, ANN, Children of my loveing Husband, JEREMIAH LONGE deced, out of the naturall love and affection I beare to my Children aforementioned. . .
-and for the two remaining of the seven abovesd. I give and bequeath as of all right they do belong to
Eldst. Son, RICHARD LONGE, them and their future female encrease forever
-and in case of Mortalitie of any of my Children abovesd. the Survivers to have the sd Cattle and encrease equally devided amongst the surviving Children. . .
In Confirmation whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and scale this 13th of August 1687

Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
JAMES TAYLER, FRANCES LONGE, JOHN LORD
JEREMIAH LONGs proper marke is a crop of each eare and two nicks under each eare Recordr. Cur Cora Rappa 19 die 7bris 1687.
1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders, p.95:
Richmond County Court 6th of November 1695
- Upon the humble petition of RICHARD LONGE, it is ordered that WILLIAM GREEN HOUSE who Married the Relict of WILLIAM STARKE and thereby became possessed of the Estate of the said STARKE do at the next Court held for this County put in good and sufficient security for all and singular the Estate belonging to the several Children, Orphans of the said WILLIAM STARKE
Essex County, Virginia, Records, Deeds and Wills #12, (1704-1707), p. 409:
24 February 1703/4. Surveyed for Andrew Harrison,
Richard Long and Samuel Elliott, 1149 acres 80 perches on the branches of Mattapony and the branches of Puminsend Creek, corner to a patent lately granted to Harrison, Long and Elliott . . . in the fork of a branch of Mattapony and in the line of a patent formerly granted unto Mr JOHN BUCKNER, deceased.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol. II, Records of Essex Co. Va. No. 14, p.8:
Bond. 100 pounds Sterl. Henry Long as Admr. of Est. of Simon Boulin, Deed. Dated 10 day of 9'ber 1711 [10 Nov. 1711].
Signed Henry Long,
Richard Long, Henry Brice. Wit: Ja Alderson, Robt Parker. Rec. 10 Nov. 1711.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol. II, Records of Essex Co. Va. No. 14, p.38:
Lease and Release. 13 and 14 March 1711/12. Jno. Rackley of So. Farnham Par., planter, sells Richard Long of St. Mary's Par., Essex Co., 400 acres in St. Mary's Par., about 12 miles above Nanzemond Town on S. side of Rappa. River, behind the land of John Gillett.
Signed John x Rackley. Wit: Saml Prosser, Jonathan Tapley, Salvator Muscoe. Rec. 10 April 1712.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol. II, Records of Essex Co. Va. No. 14, p.48:
Bond. 11 Sept 1704. 20. Sterling.
Richd Long in an appeal to General Court in case vs John Bendell concerning a mare.
Signed Rich x Long, Edw Gouldman. Wit: Richard Buckner, John Boughan.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol. II, Records of Essex Co. Va. No. 14, p.118:
Lease and Release. 6th and 7th May 1713.
Richard Long, planter of St. Mary's Parish, Essex Co., sells Nicholas Ware junr. of the parish of Stratton Major in the County of King & Queen, 71 acres in St. Mary's Parish, bounded by land of Samuel Elliott, John Buckner, a branch of Golden Vale, the land of John Long and Harrison's line.
Signed Richard Long, his mark. 
Wit: Wm Covington junr, Joseph Edmondson, Ja Alderson. Rec. 14th May 1713.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol. II, Records of Essex Co. Va. No. 14, p.180:
Lease and Release. 8 and 9 Feb. 1713/14. Andrew Harrison, Junr., of St. Marys Par., sells Nathaniel Vickers of same Par., 100 acres being part of a patent granted John Prosser, decd., on Golden Vale Creek,
adj. the land of Richard Long, etc. Signed Andrew Harrison. Wit: Robert Jones, Robert Parker. Rec. 11 Feb. 1713/14. Elizabeth Harrison, wife of Andrew Harrison, by John Battaile her attorney, relinq. he dower rights.
Signed Elizabeth x Harrison. Wit: Jno Roy, Michael Lawless. Rec. 11 Feb. 1713/14.
Essex County Deed Book No. 16, pp. 266-69:
31 Jan 1720/21. Richd. Long of Essex County to Anthony Head of Richmond County. Lease and release; for 2600 pounds of tobacco. 50 acres in St. Mary's Parish, Essex County ... white oak of Edwards Evans and John Lawrence's standing upon the main run called the Mount run taken out of a patten formerly granted to John Talat in 1657.
Richard (R) Long. Wit: William Thorp George (X) Head.
21 Feb. 1720/21. Acknowledged by Richard Long. Ann wife of Richard Long relinquished her right of dower.
Essex County, VA Records (16717-1722) Deeds, etc. #16, pp 262-64:
20 Feb 1720/21: Richard Long of St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, to Elizabeth Lewis now wife of James Lewis of same. For the true and natural affection and love that I bear to my well-beloved daughter Elizabeth now wife of James Lewis. 100 acres, part of a patent granted to me in St. Mary's Parish...at the mouth of Taliaferro's branch...Gabriel Long's land...the head of a valley coming out of the Mount Swamp.
Signed: (R) Long Wit: John Munday, Gabriel (G) Long, John (J) Lawrence. 21 Feb. 1720 (1721). Acknowledged by Richard Long.
Ann wife of Richard Long relinquished her right of dower. 
Essex County Deed Book No. 16, pp. 254-57:
18-19 Feb. 1720/21. Richard Long of Essex County, planter, to Gabriel Long of same, planter. Lease and release; for 60 lbs. sterling. 100 acres part of a greater tract belonging to the said Richard Long formerly taken up by John Gillet ... at the head of Taliaferro's branch belonging to the Mount Creek on the south side thereof ... to the main run ... in the low ground...
Richard (R) Long
Wit: John Munday, John (J) Larance, John (J B) Bendal Anthony (A) Head.
21 Feb. 1720/21. Acknowledged by Richard Long.
Essex County, VA Records (16717-1722) Deeds, etc. #16, pp 264-64:21 Feb 1720/21, Richard Long of St. Mary's Parrish, Essex Co., to Ann James now wife of Sherwood James of same. For the true & natural affection that I bear to my beloved daughter Anne now wife to Sherwood James, 50 acres part of a patent lately granted to me in St. Mary's Parish...mouth of a great branch it being a corner of Anthony Head's... to the main run of the Mount Creek... Richard Long.
Witness John Munday, Gabriel Long, John B. Bendall
21 Feb. 1720/21 Acknowledged by Rich. Long.
Ann, wife of R. Long relinquished her right
of dower.
Essex Co VA Records:
2/26/1720-21: Will of John Laurance, being very sick and week:
Cousin John Laurence three pounds. 

All my real and personall estate to my beloved wife Sareay Laurance.
My beloved wife and my beloved friend Gabrell Long axcretis and axcetor.

Witnesses John Fox, and James Lewis.
Presented to court by Sarah Laurence and proved by
Richard Long and James Lewis 9/19/1721.
1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 17; Page 110-111:
THIS INDENTURE made the Nineteenth day of November 1722 Between RICHARD LONG of County of Essex & Parish of St. Marys of one part and JOHN HARRISON of the same Witnesseth that said Richard Long for sum of Two thousand four hundred & Sixty pounds of Tobacco & Cask to him paid doth grant unto said John Harrison his heirs forever all my land lying on the most westerly side of a Branch which is called Willards Spring Branch it being a branch of the Burchen Swamp which said branch includes all Willards old Plantation & the said land being bounded by a line called WILLIAM's Line & the line of JOB SPEARMAN and Heading at Mr. ROBERT PAYNS line it being fifty acres.
In presence of SAMLL. BIZWELL, Richd Long, JAMES LEWIS
At a Court held for Essex County 20th day of Novembr. 1722
This Deed for land was admitted to record.

MEMORANDUM that full possession of the within land was given to John Harrison to hold to him forever the 20th day 1722
Samll. Bizwell, James Lewis
Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 20th day Novr. 1722 & admitted to record.

1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 17; Page 386-390:
THIS INDENTURE made the twenty first day of July 1724 By & Between RICHARD LONG of the Parish of St. Marys in County of Essex of one part and THOMAS RENNALDS of the said Parish & County Witnesseth that the said Richard Long for Sum of Ten pounds Sterling money of great Britten by these presents doth grant unto the said Thomas Rennolds his heirs and assigns for ever one hundred and forty acres of land it being the land which is untill now unsold in one Deed of Sale made to the said Richard Long bearing date the 17th June 1721 and made and delivered unto sd Richard Long by BUCKENHAM BROWN which said land the said Buckenham Brown doth hold by Patten granted to PETER CORNWALL dated Anno Dom 1658. . .
Richard Long will acknowledge this his Deed of Lease and Release in Essex unty Court and his
Wife ANNE relinquish her right of Dower and thirds in ye Comon Law
in ye presents of JOHN HAWKINS, Richard Long
THOMAS DAVIS, JOHN WAYLETT
At a Court held for Essex County ye 21st day of July 1724; his Lease & Release is admitted to record

    Children

    1. John Long (Possible descendant)

3 May 1756:  Will of John Long presented in court by John Long (Jr) and Francis Long, two of the executors named, and proved by Robert Lott and Simon Morgan,  witnesses.
James Ware and Nicholas Ware (III), Thomas Samuel and John Emmerson appointed to appraise the estate of John Long in money. (Dorman, Car. Co. Orders 1755-1758, Pt 1, 1755-1756, p. 75.)

    2. Daughter Long (Possible descendant)

Nicholas Ware III (c1680 New Kent Co.-1744 Caroline Co.) - a 1713 Essex Co. (later Caroline Co.) patent identified him as "Nicholas Ware, Jr." of Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen Co. (previously New Kent Co.), this 1713 patent was from Richard Long for 5 shillings, (the 5 shillings denotes a "token" sum, suggesting this may have been his father-in-law). This land was adjacent William Harrison, Samuel Elliott, John Buckner and John Long. A 1734 Caroline Co. court ordered him to assist with building a new road. He was to have Gabriel Long's (son of Richard who m. Margaret Harrison), John Holloway's, Nicholas Ware, Jr.'s and John Garrett's people assist, (John Garrett was later the father-in-law of two of Nicholas Ware, IV's sons).
This places the birth year of the elder Nicholas, before 1693 and the younger Nicholas before 1713, but more likely 1680 and 1700, based on generations before and after.
In 1727 John Buckner of Essex Co. sold him 310a near Ware's bridge, adjacent Golden Vale Swamp, John Holloway and Persimmon Branch. In 1728 he was granted 1000 acres in the fork of the Rappadan (Rapidan) River in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA; he sold 500 acres in 1733, and the remaining 500 acres in 1740 to Jeremiah Rawlings. A land deed shows a Jeremiah Rawlings, deceased, lived adjacent Nicholas Ware in New Kent Co. In 1741 Nicholas was appointed Constable in Caroline Co., and that same year he and John Dillard proved the will of William Harrison. In 1744 John Dillard was identified as the writer of the will of Nicholas Ware, which mentions sons Edward and Nicholas.

    3. Jeremiah Long (Possible descendant)

Caroline Co VA Probate:
1746. Thomas Samuel to appraise the estate of Jeremiah Long, dec'd.

Caroline County Court Orders Book 3. p. 22:
3/1747. WILL: Jeremiah Long, proved by testimony of Francis Long, Mary Long and Josias Baker.

Caroline Co VA Marriage References and Family Relationships, p. 73:
Lewis, James, d. before 13 Aug 1762, marr. bef. 13 Mar 1746/7 [c. 1750], Judith, widow of Jeremiah Long.

13 Mar 1746/7: Will of Jeremiah Long proved by Josias Baker, Francis Long and Mary Long, witnesses thereto.  James Ware and John Long Jr., appointed Executors, refused. . . On motion of James Lewis and Judith his wife, late Judith Long, ordered that they have administration of Jeremiah Long's estate, who with Nicholas (III) and James Ware, acknowledge their bond. (Dorman, Car. Co Orders 1746-1754, Pt 1. 1746/7-1748, p. 11.)

Colonial Caroline, p. 473:
Probate for Jeremiah Long. Nicholas and Jeremiah Long executors. (Note 10)
10. Judith Long failed as executor of Jeremiah Long's estate, and his sons, Nicholas and Jeremiah, Jr. took over.

    4. Elizabeth Long b. c. 1700 Essex Co VA

    5. Anne Long

Essex County, VA Records (16717-1722) Deeds, etc. #16, pp 264-64:21 Feb 1720/21, Richard Long of St. Mary's Parrish, Essex Co., to Ann James now wife of Sherwood James of same. For the true & natural affection that I bear to my beloved daughter Anne now wife to Sherwood James, 50 acres part of a patent lately granted to me in St. Mary's Parish...mouth of a great branch it being a corner of Anthony Head's... to the main run of the Mount Creek... Richard Long.
Witness John Munday, Gabriel Long, John B. Bendall
21 Feb. 1720/21 Acknowledged by Rich. Long.
Ann, wife of R. Long relinquished her right of dower.
Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12, pp. 119-122:
Indenture 3 Oct 1752 between SHERWOOD JAMES and ANN JAMES of Parish of Drysdale in Caroline County and WILLIAM BOWLWAIR of Parish of St. Margaret's of same, Planter .. deeds of lease and release .. for 23 .. grants 500 acres in Parish of St. Thomas on branches of the Rappadan River on the upper side the Mine Run and Black Walnut Runs .. part of a patent granted to Henry Willis, dec'd, for 3500 acres, and sold to Sherwood James .. bounded .. Jonathan Gibson .. James Roach .. Ignatius West .. Colo. Spotswood's .
Witnesses: Sherwood (X) James, Roger Dixon, John Taylor, George Fraser, Jereh. Morton, Thos. Macridee, James Mackittrick
Recorded Orange County 23rd November 1752

Generation #4

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