Samuel Long

1638 - 1683


Second son of Timothy Longe (1610-1691) and his wife Jane, only daughter of Rev. Oliver Brunsell, vicar of Wroughton in Wiltshire.

"...accompanied the expedition, under Penn and Venables, which conquered Jamaica in 1655, as a lieutenant in Colonel D'Oyley's regiment, with whom he was connected, and was further appointed secretary to Cromwell's commissioners. He received large grants of land in that island, where he became a coloniel of horse, chief justice, speaker of the assembly, and one of the council. He was subsequently distinguished for his spirited and successful resistance to the arbitrary measures of the crown in 1679, as related in Edwards's West Indies. He died in1683..."

Samuel Long of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1684. Slave-ownership at probate: 288 of whom 140 were listed as male and 148 as female. 99 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £8328.54 Jamaican currency of which £4270 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £1610 currency debts and £76.8 currency plate.


John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), vol. 2 pp. 165-167, Long of Hampton Lodge.

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Samuel (1677-1677), John (1674-1677), Charles (1679-), Elizabeth (1670-), Vere (1672-1677), Mary (1677-1677),

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