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Richard LONG

about 1648 - 1696

Life History

about 1648

Born in ,,England


Birth of son Sexton LONG in Guiseley, Yorkshire


Death of son Sexton LONG in ,London

9th May 1674

Beneficiary in ,London (St Paul Covent Garden).1

In the will of Mary Long


Birth of son James LONG in Guiseley, Yorkshire


Birth of son William LONG in Horsforth, Yorkshire

about 1680

Birth of daughter Beatrix LONG in ,,England


Birth of daughter Ann LONG in Guiseley, Yorkshire.6

23rd Jun 1681

Wrote will in Horsforth, Yorkshire.2


Birth of son Robert LONG in ,,England.7

20th Nov 1692

Beneficiary in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.3

In the will of Beatrix Lacy, nee Long formerly Staley


Died in Horsforth, Yorkshire

4th Nov 1696

Buried in Guiseley, Yorkshire.4

4th day of the ninth month (November): Richard Long of Horsforth, Gentleman, Feaver

22nd Oct 1697

Probate in York, Yorkshire.2

By his wife, Phillipa

27th May 1715

Named Party in St Marylebone, Middlesex.5

in the will of his widow, Phillipa Long

Other facts


Married Phillipa


Married <unknown>


  • Richard Long was found (by Leeds Central Library, Family History section) in the Horsforth records, (generally known as ?Horsforth & Guiseley? at that time). He died of a fever on 4 November 1696, having been a prominent gentleman who made an annual contribution of ?1, (third highest), towards the wages of the Minister of Horsforth Chapel.

    [From Margaret Long, Nov 2012]

  • Extracts from the Burnt Yates School Foundation Letter Book (with thanks to Andrea Ives):

    Letter No 26 of 94. Mr Gawthorpe to Mr James Collins
    April 3rd 1759

    Dear Sir
    I catch'd so violent a cold & cough that cold windy night as I returned from Knaresbro that I never cou'd get out since, neither I can learn who sold ye Estate at Flask to the Longs, or how many of them have possess'd it. --- all our old people say they'd had it long before they can remember.

    Mrs Beatrix Long who died Ap 25 1675 was succeeded by Richard Long, Father of James, William & Robert who have enjoye'd it successively. Richard was the youngest of 16 sons who were born in London & waited upon King Charles in scarlet cloaks together, & they had eight sisters. But how the youngest of 16 brothers got it I cannot learn, it was settled upon his wife who liv'd there with her sons, James, William & Robt and two daughters after her husband died at Horsforth between 60 & 70 years since.

    The Copyhold consists of an antient building call'd Flask Hall & 6 acres of pasture assesst at ?5 per annm.

    The Admiral desires to know who is the Lord what are the customs of the mannor That he may purchase its freedom if possible. I apprehend as different manors have different customs so have they also different expressions in giving away estates, pray what words must the Admiral use when he give away Flaske Hall &c to trustees for a school in Clint.

    As I must write to the Adml today, I beg the favour of your answer by the return of the bearer, wch will very much oblige
    Your humble servant
    W Gawthorpe
    Ap3 59

  • The statement that Admiral Long's father was the youngest of 16 sons is probably in error.

    At the time of his death he was the last surviving child of William and Mary [Hargrave] Long, but he was not the youngest according to his wmother's will. He had had numerous siblings, though 16 brothers and  8 sisters is probably double accounting. As of now, 7 boys and 7 girls can be accounted for, though there may be more.

    The wording of the statement that he and his brothers had "waited upon King Charles in their scarlet cloaks together" may have been meant quite literally. It conjures a mental picture of young Richard and his brothers literally waiting on the King and other guests in the Rose Tavern in Covent Garden. It would have made an interesting piece of family lore to tell the children.


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