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Benjamin LONG

about 1642 - 1684

Master vintner2

Life History

about 1642

Born

9th May 1674

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

In the will of Mary Long

1675

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.2

Tawney William son of John, Broadway, Worcestershire, yeoman to Benjamin Long, 6 Jul 1675, Vintners' Company

1676

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.2

Meecham Thomas son of John, St Giles Cripplegate, Middlesex,, deceased, to Benjamin Long, 6 Jun 1676, Vintners' Company

1682

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.2

Gitto Richard son of John, Chelsea, Middlesex, waterman, deceased, to Benjamin Long, 3 Oct 1682, Vintners' Company

1683

Occupation Master vintner in ,London.2

Leach John son of John, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, chairmaker, deceased, to Benjamin Long, 6 Mar 1682/3, Vintners' Company

1684

Died in ,London

21st Feb 1684/5

Probate in ,London.3

By his brother James

7th Nov 1684

Wrote will in ,London (St Paul Covent Garden).3

Notes

  • The Rose Tavern was left in Mary Long's will to Benjamin. Eidently, it continued as a fashionable place as it features in the Restoration Play "The Man of Mode written in 1676. Act I, ln.458 on..

    Young Bellair.   The storm I have so long expected hangs o'er my head and begins to pour down upon me. I am on the rack, and can have no rest till I'm satisfied in what I fear. Where do you dine?
    Dorimant.                         At Long's or Locket's.
    Medley.                   At Long's let it be.

  • "Long's" also features in some of Dryden's works. A summary by V A Dearing and A Roper (University of California Press, 1992) notes:

    "Longs. Probably the Rose Tavern at the southeast corner of the present Catherine and Little Russell streets. It backed up onto the Drury Lane theater. It is illustrated in Hogarth's "The Rakes Progress". Summers (IV, 561) says that William Long of the Rose Tavern had a brother who kept a tavern in the Haymarket and notes that there is a references to Long's in The Man of Mode."

Sources

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