Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Long, William

LONG, WILLIAM (1817–1886), antiquary, born 15 Aug. 1817, was second son of Walter Long of Corhampton, Hampshire, by Lady Mary, eldest daughter of William Carnegie, seventh earl of Northesk [q. v.]. He matriculated from Balliol College, Oxford, 5 June 1835, graduated B.A. in 1839, and proceeded M.A. in 1844. He was a justice of the peace for Somerset, an F.S.A., and passed his life as a country gentleman and a local antiquary. He died, 14 April 1886, at Onslow Gardens, London. He married, 13 April 1841, Elizabeth Hare, only child of James Hare Joliffe, and left issue. He wrote: 1. ‘Abury Illustrated,’ Devizes, 1858, 8vo. 2. ‘Stonehenge and its Burrows,’ Devizes, 1876, 8vo, a valuable monograph. Both had appeared in a shorter form in the ‘Wilts Archæological and Natural History Magazine.’

[Foster's Alumni Oxon. (1715–1886); Times, 20 April 1886; Athenæum, 1886, i. 562; Wilts Arch. and Nat. Hist. Mag. xxiii. 98; Burke's Landed Gentry.]

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