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

1448711Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 34 — Long, William1893William Arthur Jobson Archbold

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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