Long Family of Wiltshire

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Vincent Long

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Reply johnwlongiii
10:27 AM on January 3, 2012 
Hi, Vincent - you're in St. Louis? Me too, but not a native. Our branch is from further south and to my knowledge my father also traced the family back to the cloudy mists of Virginia, but I'm not sure anything was conclusive.
I have signed up for the DNA test and waiting to hear back,
John Long
Reply Vincent Long
9:24 AM on June 14, 2011 
I have paper and y-dna test proving my pedigree to the Henry Long listed below in an article from The Virginia Genealogist. HENRY LONG AND SOME DESCENDANTS OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA" by Paul C. Buchanan and Susie Owens. I know that Henry Long came from England and that the given names are the same as The Longs of Wiltshire. I am hoping to use y-dna testing and Atlantic thinking to link the English and American Long's. I am also wondering if the term transported to Virginia in 1675 meant transported against his will. Thanks for sharing.

We know from a deposition he gave in 1726 that Henry Long was born Ca. 1650. When he arrived in the colony is not discernible, nor is his relationship, if any, to other Longs of early Virginia. It is possible that he was the Henry Long christened 2 Feb. 1652 at Stratton on Fosse, Gloucester, England, son of Richard Longe who was christened 8 Feb. 1630, who in turn was son of Richard Long and Eglentine Bussell who were married 26 April 1629, and was transported to Old Rappahannock County in 1674 and/or 1675. This Richard could have been the Richard Long, "a large landowner
and outstanding man" of Old Rappahannock, but we have not found his will. Richard appeared as a name in later generations of Henry's line. There were Jeremiah and Arthur Longs in early Virginia, but these names do not appear at all in Henry's line. John does, and a John Long was in Old Rappahannock County at the time Henry first appeared, but we have not found John's will, so do not know if he had a son Henry.

1 This article augments and corrects some information in Paul C. Buchanan, Long Families 01/ the Rappahannock River Before 1800 (Springfield, Va., 1987), copies of which are in the LDS Family History Center, Fairfax Co., Va., Central Library and Library of Congress.
2 Thomas H. Warner. History of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, /656-1692
(Tappahannock, Va., 1965). p. 71.
3 Wilcomb E. Washburn, The Governor and the Rebel (New York, 1972), p. 31.
4 King George Co., Va., Deed Bk. I, p. 345. On I April 1726 "Henry Long, aged 76 or
thereabouts" gave a deposition re the Kay family.
5 International Genealogical Index, Gloucestershire.
6 Nell M. Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, v. 2 (Richmond, 1977), pp. 164, 246.

7 Warner, op. cit., p. 168.
8 (Old) Rappahannock Co., Va., Deed Bk. 1668-72, pp. 243-44; Deed Bk. 1682-86, p. 163;
Order Bk. 1687-89, p. 104; Richmond Co., Va., Order Bk. 1692-99, passim. Arthur Long of
Surry County was a captain in Bacon's militia during Bacon's Rebellion. Richard, John, Jerimiah and Gabriel were on the Rappahannock during Henry's time; see Paul C. Buchanan, Longs of 17th Century Virginia (Springfield, Va., 1992), copies in LDS Family History Center,
Fairfax Co., Va., Central Library and Library of Congress.