Descendants of Richard Long of Wiltshire, England

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Generation #4

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.

Elizabeth (3Richard, 2Jeremiah, 1Richard) Long of Caroline Co VA

Research Note: What connects James and Elizabeth to the Lewises of Spotsylvania?

#1. From the 12/1756 Spotsylvania Co VA probate, we learn that William Lewis and Thomas Haydon were appointed guardians of Elizabeth Long, who was possibly William's cousin [2C1R].

12/7/1756 Spotsylvania Co VA Probate:
100. William LEWIS, guard. to Elizabeth LONG, orph. of Samuel LONG, with Thomas HAYDON, sec. Dec. 7, 1756.

Elizabeth Long was born c. 1700 in Essex Co VA. In 1721 in Essex Co VA, Elizabeth married James Lewis christened 11/30/1690 in Middlesex Co VA.

In 1728 Caroline Co was split from Essex Co VA. But, James and Elizabeth are not found together in Caroline Co VA records. Why? Come to find out that Elizabeth died early, sometime before 3/11747. And her widower, James, married Judith, the widow of her brother Jeremiah. 

Caroline Co VA Marriage References and Family Relationships, p. 73:
Lewis, James, marr. bef. 20 Feb 1720/1 Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Long of St Mary's Par. Essex Co.
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 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. 



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