Long Family of Wiltshire

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Lin Thorley


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Reply Cheryl Nicol
6:53 PM on December 8, 2011 
Hi Lin,
Unfortunately I don't have specific info regarding the holdings of William Long, but there may be something archived in the records office for Somerset since he was heavily involved in coal mining at Stratton. It is believed that one of his ancestors had obtained a lease of Stratton-on-the-Fosse in the reign of Henry VIII, and by periodic renewals that property was retained in the hands of many generations of his family. He had no male heirs and after the death of his last surviving daughter Judith (m. Major Norton Knatchbull) it is probable that whatever property had passed to her then passed into the Knatchbull family. In 1883 a Somerset journal noted: "Stratton House, the residence of Walter Beauchamp esq. is one of the fine old manor houses which are so quickly passing away; from the coat of arms over the door it formerly belonged to the Long family (of Wiltshire), after which it passed into possession of the Knatchbulls." That may be another line of enquiry for you. Cheryl.
Reply Lin Thorley
5:24 AM on December 5, 2011 
Am interested in the Long's of Stratton - am not descended from them, but they used to own the farmland and house where I live. Any information on the holdings of William Long (d 1738) would be appreciated