LONG, Richard (?1689-1760), of Rood Ashton, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. ?1689,1 1st s. of Richard Long of Rood Ashton by his 1st w. Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Long of Rowden, Chippenham. educ. ?M. Temple 1706. m. Anne, da. and h. of John Martyn of Hinton, Steeple Ashton, Wilts., 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1730; to the Chippenham estate of his mat. uncle Thomas Long 1730.

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Richard Long was descended from Thomas Long (d. 1509) of Semington, in Steeple Ashton, who was almost certainly of the ancient Wiltshire family of Long of Wraxall.2 In 1730 he inherited an estate near Chippenham, for which he was returned as a Tory after a hot contest. His only recorded vote was against the Spanish convention in 1739. He did not stand again and died 6 May 1760.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. M.I. at Chippenham.
  • 2. Misc. Gen. et Her. n.s. iii. 46, 70.