Richard Long (died 1760)

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Richard Long (ca. 1691 – 1760) was an English landowner and member of parliament.

Born in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, he was the first son of Richard Long of Rood Ashton by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Long of Rowden, Chippenham. Educated at the Middle Temple 1706 and Queen's College, Oxford 1707, he married Anne, daughter and heiress of John Martyn of Hinton, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire. They had two sons and three daughters.

Long succeeded in 1730 to the Chippenham estate of his maternal uncle Thomas Long. He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Chippenham 24 April 1734, retaining his seat until 1741. His only recorded vote in the House of Commons was against the Spanish Convention [1] in 1739.

He did not stand for Parliament again and died 6 May 1760. His grandson was Richard Godolphin Long.

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  • The House of Commons, 1715-1754 By Romney Sedgwick