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|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 "the Immigrant" Long
Richard Long was born in about 1615 in Wiltshire, England. And in about 1640, Richard married an unknown spouse.
Richard Long and family immigrated to early Colonial Virginia by 1652 where he is cited sponsoring five persons. Richard is next cited in 11/1653 in Gloucester Co VA where he received a land grant at Milford Haven (now Matthews Co), Virginia.
Richard's personal circumstances back in England are not known. But, his date of immigration places him in the class of Adventurers and Cavaliers.
Born c. 1615 Wiltshire, England
Married c. 1640 in Wiltshire, England to an unknown spouse b. c. 1620 Wiltshire, England
Immigrated c. 1652 to Colonial Virginia
Early Virginia Immigrants
Cotton Housh 1652 Richard Longe Griffeth Lt Col (Anne) 1652 Richard Longe Hale Thomas 1652 Richard Longe James Mary 1652 Richard Longe Manfeild Robert 1652 Richard Longe
Greer, George Cabell, "Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666" <http://www.evmedia.com/virginia/> 5 September 2015.
11/1653 Milford Haven (now Matthews Co), Virginia Land Grant
|The first Long with a land grant was to Richard Long of Milford Haven, Glost. Co VA., who pat 430 acs 25 Nov 1653, and re-patens it after the Restoration. The last reference to him was in 1673 which referred to him as Mr Richard Long; so he was at least a Vestryman by then. (Nugent, C&P I, p 251 et al.) One of his neighbors was a Thomas Morris.|
Died after 1673 Gloucester Co VA
1. Jeremiah Long b. c. 1645 Wiltshire, England
x. Henry Long
|-Henry Long has been reported to be the son of Richard
Long b. c. 1615. However, no documentation is found to support that
-Henry Long immigrated separately in 11/1674 and was listed as one of 180 persons who were headright for James Harrison.
Born 1650 in England
Immigrated by 11/1674 to Old Rappahannock Co VA
and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6, pg 159
MR. JAMES HARRISON, JOHN BOWZEE; & ELIZ., MARGERETT, ANN & ELIN MOTT, the 4 Orphans of Mr. Geo. Mott; 9019 acs., on S. side of Rappa. Riv., about 6 mi. up the falls; 29 Nov. 1674, p. 546. Trans. of 180 pers: Henry Long.
Died 9/7/1733 King George Co VA
y. John Long
|Thomas Pettit [Sr.] of Farnham Parish, Rappahannock Co VA
left a will dated 23 Sep 1663 and proved 7 Jan 1664, in which he
mentions wife Katherine and daughter Dorothy. The original will, now
lost, was recorded a second time at the request of Thomas Gaines on 11
Mar 1694. In 1667 Katherine married John Longe b. 10 Feb 1629 in St.
Albans, Hertfordshire, England of King and Queen Co, and had Catherine
Longe, born 1668. This marriage was short-lived and she next married
Thomas Gaines in 1669, widow of Margaret Johnson, and had daughter Ann
Gaines born in 1670.
"Morris Family History," GenWeb page, <http://home.comcast.net/~wdegidio/Morris/MorrisFamily.htm> 21 June 2013.
Born 1629 Hertfordshire, England
Immigrated before 1667 to King and Queen Co VA
9/1667 Old Rappahannock Co VA Record
|Nugent, Court & Probate II, p. 42:
The next pat. was by George Morris and John Long for 1600 acs. in Old Rappahannock Co. on 29 Sep 1667 on branches of "Maj .Andrew Gilson's Creek."
Nugent, Court &Probate III, p.84:
9/1667 Old Rappahannock Co VA Record
|Fleet, Colonial VA Abstracts, vol 11, p. 9:
Lease and Release 8 and 11 Apr 1712. Thomas Pettit of St. Stephen's Par. King and Queen Co. sells Robert Coleman of South Farnham Par. Essex Co. 486 acs in Essex Co. bounded by land of Robert and John Pleas and that of Capt. Richard Wyatt, this land being part of a patent granted Mr. George Morris and John Long on 27th Sep 1667. It is also bordering the land of Katherine Long, now the wife of Capt. Richd. Wyatt, and was by deed of gift made by George Morris, transferred to Thomas Pettit and Katherine Long, the now wife of Capt. Richd. Wyatt.
Signed Tho. Pettit, Wit. Richard Buckner, Will. Young. Rec. 8 May 1712.
Died 1669 Old Rappahannock Co VA