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Wills ~ LONG surname (< 2 of 4 >)



Will of Thomas Long 1570, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 20 December 1567 and proved London 30 May 1570

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Bowe Clarke,Phillip Smyth, Richard Rooke and John Longe


I Thomas Longe of the Parish of Potterne, in the County of Wilts Husbandman .....

Beneficiaries: Lady Church of Potterne, John (son), John (son of William), Ambrose (son of William), Elizabeth (dau of William), Henry Barret, Sibell Barret, William Barret, Alice Barret, Dorithie Barret, William (son of Robert Barret), Bridget Barret, Robert (son of Robert Barret), Maude (wife), Elizabeth Benfelde, Elenor Dauntsey, Johan Binley, John (son of John), John Davie, Thomas Bustone, John Goodynough, Agnes Smyth, John Merewether, William (son)
Sole Executors: William (son)
Overseers: William Barret and John Merewether
Others mentioned: Henry Wilson, John Flower of Chitterne

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/232
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Sarah Long 1666, Worton, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 4 May 1663 and probate 17 August 1666

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Saintsbury and Thomas Wilkens


I Sarah Long of Worton in the Parish of Potterne, in the County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Roger (son), Thomas (son), Eleanor Thymnell (dau), Alice Gouldsbrough (dau), Sarah Hulbert (dau), poor of Worton, Parish Church of Potterne

Sole Executor: William (son)

Inventory: undertaken by Christopher Biggs, John Hudden Jnr and John May and dated 14 August 1666. Appraised at £56 6s 6d

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/L/157

Long / Pope combined tree showing possible family relationship


Will of Thomas Long 1671, Devizes, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 22 July 1664 and probate 11 Oct 1671

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Still Naish, Thomas Pierce, Jo. Tidcombe, Tho. Long


I Thomas Long of Devizes, in the County of Wilts Gent .....

Beneficiaries: Margery (wife), Thomas (eldest son), John (son), Richard (son), Henry (son), William (son), Ann (dau), Margery (dau), Sarah (dau), Mary (dau), Elizabeth (dau), Lucy (dau), Michaell (son) - when children reached 21 years, poor of Devizes St John, poor of Devizes St Mary

Full & whole Executor: Margery (wife)

Estate mentioned in Will: Close of meadow or pasture called Little Wallen in Potterne and lately purchased ground in St John in Devizes, appurtenances tenerments and land in Marston

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/337
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

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Will of Emme Long 1676, Marston, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 21 January 1676 and proved 28 February 1676

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Dalmer and Edward May


I Emme Long of Marston in the Parish of Potterne, in the County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Poor of Marston, Poor of Worton, Church of Potterne, Poor of Potterne, Poor of Little Somerford, Poor of Lacoke, Mrs Mary Mountogue and her 5 children, Luci (Mrs Mountoque's daughter), Luci Ann Thorner (sister), Stephen Gestford (son-in-law) and 6 children, Richard Thorner of Lacoke (?sephen), William Thorner (nephew), Robert Thorner (nephew), Elizabeth Harper(niece), Emm Hutchinson (god-daughter), John Hutchinson (Emm's brother), Frances Gibbs (kinsman), John Thorner (newphew), Emm Ray (niece), Ann Burke's (niece) 3 children, Elizabeth Euans (niece), Thomas Euans (Elizabeth's son), Elizabeth Euans (Elizabeth's son), Mary Yeate (niece), Edward Yeate (Mary's son), Mary (Mary's daughter and Emme's god-daughter), Ann Player (niece), Richard Player (Ann's son). Elizabeth Player (Ann's daughter), [not given] Goodard (niece), Edward Goddard ([not given] son), Richard Goddard ([not given] son and Emme's god-son), Ansteed Harper (servant), William Long (brother), Ann Poape [assume this is Ann Pope nee Gouldsbrough ], Katherine Joyner, Thomas Thorner (nephew), Emm Thorner (niece),

Estate: she lived "in or to yards and Backefids", deeds of copyhold at "Worton till massauges"

Executors: Thomas and Emm Thorner

Inventory: undertaken by William Maye, Yeoman and Roger Harris, Yeoman on 24 February 1676. Appraised at £535 17s 4d

Source: Chippenham RO, document reference P1/L/180


Administration Bond of Thomas Long 1686, Potterne, Wilts


Administration Bond dated November 1686

Present at signing Mary Long, Edward Long, and Richard Payn

Estate mentioned in Inventory the grounds at Larbrough, grounds at Gastons, ground at Bourhens, Bristo grounds

Inventory: "who deceased 13 Nov 1686". Appraised by Edward Long, Phillip Smith and Robert Poope. Valued at £736 4s 9d.

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/L/207

Will of Edward Long 1690, Potterne, Wilts


Administration Bond and dated ? January 1690 [presumably 1690/91]

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Marke Paine Jnr (Nephew), Roger Wheller (Blacksmith) and Richard Baker


I Edward Long of Potterne in the County of Wilts .....

Beneficiaries: Edward William, Thomas Matthew, Mary James and Mark; children (minors) of Edward Long

Bond obtained by: Marke Paine (Payne)

Inventory: Appraised 21 Dec 1690 at £104 19s 0d

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/6/215


Will of William Long 1707, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 25 Oct 1706, proved 6 Jan 1707

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of An Poop, Nicholas Lester and Fran Sadler

I William Long Gentleman of Potterne .....

Beneficiaries: William (son, when he reaches 21 yrs), Robert Hulbert of Devizes, Malster (nephew), James Hulbert wife (nephew), Sarah wife of William Hulbert, Lucy wife of Thomas Stevens, John Pope (cousin), George Pope (Kinsman), Thomas Pope (Kinsman), John Merewether of Devizes, Batchelor in Physics, Bathsheba Drew (daughter in law), Elizabeth Drew (daughter in law), John Trimnell (kinsman), Elizabeth Trimnell (kinswoman), Thomas Trimnell (son of Thomas), daughters of Philip Trimnell, Alice Gouldsborough (sister), Sarah wife of William Lewis, Martha Hudden (goddau), John George of Devizes (when he reaches 21 yrs)

Joint Executors: John Merewether and John Norton, Gent of Devizes, Jeffery Merewether of Hilperton

Estate mentioned in Will: Lands in Bulkington in the Parish of Keevil

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/492
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Elizabeth Long 1751, Bulkington, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 22 Mar 1751, proved 10 Oct 1751

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Sarah Butcher and Mary Line

I Elizabeth Long of Bulkington in Parish of Keevil, Widow .....

Executor: Richard Long

Beneficiaries: Richard (son) - part of legacy given upon the LWT of Mr Webb of Littleton, Parish of Semmington, Mary Rook (dau)


Administration Bond dated 18 Oct 1751 and issued to Richard Long (son) of Bulkington, Gent, Thomas Ferris, Yeoman of Keevil and Robert Jefferies, Yeoman of Keevil

Signed Sealed: Thomas Frome of Market Lavington and George Jaques

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P2/L/669



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