Charles Long of Hurts Hall

1705 - 1778


Owner of one moiety [half] of Lucky Valley in Clarendon, Jamaica, inherited from his father Charles Long of Longville.

Of Hurts Hall. Married Mary, daughter and heir of Dudley North Esquire of Glemham Hall, Suffolk.

  1. Charles Long was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2222 acres of land in St Andrew, 625 acres in St David and 240 acres in Clarendon, total 3087 acres. He was listed as the owner of Norbrook in St Andrew with 2222 acres and 153 enslaved people in 1753.

  2. Will of Charles Long of Saxmundham, Suffolk, was proved 16/12/1778. In the will he left £25,000 to his son Dudley Long, and his estates in Jamaica to his eldest son Charles Long. He left the estates in England inherited from his wife's brother Dudley North to his [the testator's] brother Beeston Long, subject to a charge of over £28,000 which was the value when the lands came to his wife: he explained that he felt did not have the right to alienate the value from his wife's right heir.


Robert Mowbray Howard, Records and letters of the family of the Longs of Longville, Jamaica, and Hampton Lodge, Surrey (London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company, 1925), Vol. 1 pp. 75-76.

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.

  1. 'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at; CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at

  2. PROB 11/1048/205.

Further Information

Mary North
Charles (1748-), Dudley (1749-)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1723 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Joint owner

It is not clear when and how Charles Long's joint-ownership dropped away.

1741 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Uncle → Nephew
Son → Father
Father → Son
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Hurts Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England