Charles Long

1679 - 1723


Son of Samuel Long (1638-1683), owner of Longville in Clarendon, Jamaica. MP for Dunwich 1715-1722.

"Charles Long was four years old at the time of his father's death. He seems to have lived at Seven Plantations, afterwards called Longville, until shortly after his second marriage. He was a member of the Council and Colonel of the Horse. He purchased Hurts Hall, Saxmundham, co. Suffolk. He was Member of Parliament for Dunwich in 1716 [sic].

"Born in Jamaica, he was baptised in St Catherine's Church on September 21, 1679, and married there, first, on July 26, 1699, Amy Lawes, and secondly, on May 27, 1703, Jane, relict of Sir James [in fact Thomas] Modyford, Bart., and daughter and heiress of Sir William Beeston, Knight...

"Charles Long had two children, Samuel and Elizabeth, by his first marriage, and eight children by his second marriage. He died May 8, 1723, and was buried at St Andrew's, Holborn."

  1. In his will 'of St Andrew Holborn' proved 16/05/1723 he left £500 or £1000 to his younger children and his real estate to his son Samuel.


Robert Mowbray Howard, Records and letters of the family of the Longs of Longville, Jamaica, and Hampton lodge, Surrey, Vol. 1 p. 45. Edited letters to Charles Long are published pp. 46-71.

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.

Further Information

(1) Amy Lawes (2) Jane Beeston
With (1) Samuel (1700-1757), Elizabeth (1701-1772) With (2) Charles (1705-1778), William (1706-), Beeston (1710-1785), Jane (1709-), Anne (1713-), Susannah (1717-1820)

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Dunwich Suffolk
1715 - 1722

Relationships (13)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Charles Long married Jane Modyford nee Beeston, the daughter of Sir William Beeston....
Son → Father
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Uncle → Niece
Brother → Sister
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Hurts Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England