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James LONG

about 1640 - 1715

Master vintner1

Life History

about 1640

Born

1669

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Peter Samuel son of Richard, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, clothier, deceased, to James Long, 6 Apr 1669, Vintners' Company

1671

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Corbin Thomas son of George citizen and salter, deceased, to James Long, 3 Oct 1671, Vintners' Company

1674

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Price Edward son of Thomas citizen and vintner to James Long, 2 Jun 1674, Vintners' Company

9th May 1674

Beneficiary in ,London (St Paul Covent Garden).2

In the will of Mary Long

1676

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Chenell John son of Jhokiah, Dublin, Ireland, yeoman to James Long, 4 Apr 1676, Vintners' Company
Price William son of Thomas, Talley, Carmarthenshire, Wales, yeoman to James Long, 2 May 1676, Vintners' Company

1682

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Crossfeild William, son of William, to James Long, 1 May 1682, Distillers' Company

21st Feb 1684/5

Executor in ,London (St Paul Covent Garden).3

Of the will of Benjamin Long

7th Nov 1684

Beneficiary in ,London (St Paul Covent Garden).3

In the will of Benjamin Long

1685

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Sole Thomas son of George, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, tanner to James Long, 1 Sep 1685, Vintners' Company

1686

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Locket Francis son of Adam, London, gentleman to James Long, 3 Nov 1686, Vintners' Company
Scot John son of Peter 'Farneby', Yorkshire, dyer to James Long, 3 Nov 1686, Vintners' Company

1688

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Myles Ferdinand, son of William, Theale, Berkshire, collarmaker (deceased), to James Long, 9 Apr 1688, Distillers' Company

1691

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Markham Elias son of Elias, London, gentleman to James Long, 6 May 1691, Vintners' Company

1692

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Hewitt John son of Thomas, Westminster, Middlesex, brickmaker to James Long, 3 Feb 1691/2, Vintners' Company

1692

Occupation Vintner.4

20th Nov 1692

Beneficiary in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.4

In the will of Beatrix Lacy, nee Long formerly Staley

1694

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Abraham William son of William, Covent Garden, Middlesex, victualler, deceased, to James Long, 4 Jul 1694, Vintners' Company
Hutton George son of George 'Deepdike', Lincolnshire, gentleman to James Long, 7 Mar 1693/4, Vintners' Company

1695

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Watson Josiah, son of Edward, Brentford, Middlesex, gardener (deceased), to James Long, 21 May 1695, Distillers' Company

1707

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.1

Sisson Joseph son of William, Barton, Westmorland, yeoman to James Long, 7 Oct 1707, Vintners' Company

11th Jul 1712

Wrote will in St Marylebone, Middlesex.5

4th Feb 1713/4

Beneficiary.6

In the will of Francis Langston

1715

Died in St Marylebone, Middlesex

26th Apr 1715

Probate in ,London.5

by his nephew, William Long

27th May 1715

Named Party in St Marylebone, Middlesex.7

in the will of his sister-in-law, Phillipa Long

Notes

  • In 1684 James was the major beneficiary in the will of his brother Benjamin. Among Benjamin's estate will have been the Rose Tavern in Covent Garden. It is known that the Rose tavern was no longer part of the Long family portfolio in 1753 (lease by the Duke of Bedford in 1753 to David Garrick and James Lacy as part of the establishment of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) but no certainty as to just when it passed out of the Long family holdings.

    It may have been the property demised to James' nephew William in 1709 as mentioned in his will, or it may have been part of the holdings that passed to William's brother James' as part of this James' will in 1715.

    The house was distinguished by the device of a large, well-painted rose, erected over a doorway, which was the only indication in the street of such an establishment. Ned Ward, that coarse observer, in the "London Spy," 1709, describes the "Rose," anciently the "Rose and Crown," as famous for good wine. "There was no parting," he says, "without a glass; so we went into the Rose Tavern in the Poultry, where the wine, according to its merit, had justly gained a reputation; and there, in a snug room, warmed with brush and faggot, over a quart of good claret, we laughed over our night's adventure. The tavern door was flanked by two columns twisted with vines carved in wood, which supported a small square gallery over the portico, surrounded by handsome ironwork. On the front of this gallery was erected the sign. It consisted of a central compartment containing the Rose, behind which the artist had introduced a tall silver cup, called "a standing bowl," with drinking glasses.




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