Richard Longe Family
From History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow.
Richard Longe came to Virginia in “London Merchant” with Alice his wife,
age 23 and had Richard (2) b in Va. Among the living “Att Elizabeth
Cittye” after the Indian massacre, Feb 16, 1623; Richard Long, wife, &
infant. (Hotten) William Longe was living at same time “in Elizabeth
James Long first in Perq Co N. C. came from Nansemond Co Va. His will p in
Albemarle Oct 7, 1680, Names sons: James (2) Thomas, and Giles, wife, (not
(2) Longe, James, (2) James (1) was grt 450a in “ye princinct of Berkley,
at ye mouth of Beaver Cove, along Yawpim Creek, thence along Yawpim
River.” 1681. His will p in Chowan Co, July 29, 1712, Names sons: James,
Thomas, (to whom he left his “brick house plantation”) John “my plantation
at Moratock” dau’s: Mary, & Elizabeth, wife Elizabeth. James Long had a
former wife Ales (Alice) by whom he had son John, b Sept — 1673.
(2) Longe, Thomas, (1) James (1) “Departed this Life Apl 4, 1688.
(2) Longe, Giles, (1) James (1) died before Feb 12, 1691/2. In his will
proven on that date he gave all Estate to “Wife and child” but as they are
not named, no data can be ascertained about them.
(3) Longe, Thomas, (2) James (2) James (1), m Rabaky Waite (White), Mar 7,
1688/9, issue: 1 Sarah, b Jan 28, 1692—2 William, b Aug 13, 1695—3 Joshua,
b Oct 30, 1698. Thomas Long made his will in Perq Co, p Oct 10, 1721. Son:
William “land on mill swamp,” Joshua, “land on Major Harves Quarter,”
Thomas “plantation whereon I now live” 470a, dau Sarah Leary (dau-in-law),
(3) Longe, William, (1) James (2) James (1) “son of James, & Ales” m Sarah
Johnson, Jan 6, 1697/8 (relict of John Johnson, née Gunfallis d. s. p.
will July 1712, wife Sarah, brothers John, & Thomas Long, Nephews: James,
& William Long. Sarah Long (wife of William) made her will, proven Perq
Precinct, July 8, 1718, naming bro-in-law Thomas Long, sister Mary Perce,
bro-in-law Thomas Perce, Cornelius Leary (s of Richard) John Wiatt
(cousin) Jonathan, & William Taylor, Joshuway Long, to whom she bequeathed
“plantation at creeks mouth” William Long to whom “plantation whereon I
(3) Longe, John, (1) James (2) James (1), m Elizabeth Charles, Aug 11,
1687. As he made no will, his line is untraced.
Longe (3) James (2) James (1) made his will in Chowan Co, p April 1734.
Sons: James (4) Giles (2) Joshua, John, Andrew, dau Elizabeth. His wife is
not named (untraced).
(4) Longe, Joshua, (1) Thomas (2) James (2) James (1), m Elizabeth —
issue: according to his will, p in Perq Co, July 1741, Sons: Thomas,
Joshua (2). He appointed his brother Thomas Long Ex. Joshua Long (2) moved
to Tyrrell Co, where his will was p June 1754.
(4) Longe, Thomas, (3) Thomas (2) James (2) Will April 1754. Sons: Joshua,
Thomas, wife Sarah. She m 2d Richard Leary.
(4) Longe, William, (2) Thomas (2) James (2) James (1) m 1st Mary — issue:
1 Sarah, b Nov — 1720—2 Thomas, b Nov 5, 1723—3 William, b Aug 20, 1725—4
Joshua, (s of William, & Ann), b Nov 30, 1733—5 Thomas (second by name) b
Sept 23, 1736—6 Elizabeth, b Dec 13, 1742—7 James, b Mch 3, 1745—8 Thomas
(third by name) b Feby 22, 1748/9—9 Reuben, b Apl 17, 1752. William (2)
Long died before April 1759. Will p on that date. Sons: Simeon, “manor
plantation” Thomas “part of manor Plantation” Reuben “land on Franks
Creek” sons William, & James “100a on West side of Minses Creek. gr-sons:
Lemuel, & Ichabod Long, & Joshua Wyatt, gr-dau Mary Wyatt, wife Ann
Extrix. (Ann Long m 2d Thomas McNider.)
The loose papers in Perq give some further data about the Long family, &
leave no doubt that Ann Long (widow of William) m 2d Thomas McNider. It
seems also very clear that “daughter Sarah Leary” spoken of in Thomas
Longs Will 1721, was a dau-in-law, and not a blood relation, as the Minute
book in Perq, gives the fact; “Sarah Lerry, her former husband Thomas
Long,” Apl 1757. Joshua, & Thomas, Orphans of Thomas dec’d, Jan 1756.
Sarah was widow of Richard Leary, July 1757, who “died very much in debt,”
(Auditors Act Oct 1757). Richard Leary, & Mrs. Sarah Long were m Nov 15,
1756. Thomas Long (a minor) dec’d Sept 10, 1761. His inventory shows a
Bible & one Prayer book. William Long Jr dec’d (no date), Wm Wyatt, &
Miles Harvey Exors.James Long Division, Feb 5, 1762; part to William Long,
Reubin Long, Simeon Long, representatives of Sarah Wyatt dec’d, William
McNider, in right of his mother.
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