Sir James Long, 5th Baronet

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Sir James Long, 5th Baronet (1682 – 16 March 1729) was an English politician.

The son of James Long and his wife Susan Strangways, he was baptised at Melbury, Dorchester, Dorset in 1682. Long was Member of Parliament for Chippenham in 1705, 1707, 1708, and 1710, and for Wootton Bassett in 1714. He was the grandson of Sir James Long, 2nd Baronet and brother of the celebrated Kit-Cat Club beauty Anne Long (c.1681-1711).

He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his brother Sir Giles, the 4th Baronet, in 1698. On the death of his grandmother Lady Dorothy Long in 1710, he inherited the Draycot Estate together with Athelhampton Manor, other land in Wiltshire and Dorset, and an estate near Ripon in Yorkshire. He used the inheritance to purchase more land in Dorset, adjacent to Athelhampton, in the manors of Burleston and Southover.

He married Henrietta Greville on 6 June 1702 at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London. She was the daughter of Fulke Greville, 5th Baron Brooke and his wife Sarah Dashwood, and a descendant of the Earl of Bedford. There were four daughters and two sons from this marriage, including Sir Robert Long, 6th Baronet.

Long died at his London residence in Jermyn Street on 16 March 1729 from apoplexy. Four of his six children survived him, including his daughter Susanna, who created a scandal by marrying her mother's gardener in 1732. Viscount Perceval, (related distantly by marriage to the Longs) had noted this event in his diary. Lady Henrietta Long died 19 May 1765 at Bath.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Viscount Mordaunt
James Montagu
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
Served alongside: Walter White 1705
Viscount Mordaunt 1705–1706
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
Served alongside: Viscount Mordaunt 1707–1708
James Montagu 1708–1710
Joseph Ashe 1710–1711;
Francis Popham 1711–1713
Succeeded by
Sir John Eyles, Bt
John Norris
Preceded by
Edmund Pleydell
Richard Cresswell
Member of Parliament for Wootton Bassett
Served alongside: William Northey
Succeeded by
Robert Murray
William Chetwynd
Preceded by
Sir Richard Grobham Howe, Bt
Richard Goddard
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
Served alongside: John Ivory-Talbot
Succeeded by
John Ivory-Talbot
John Howe
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Giles Long
(of Westminster)
Succeeded by
Robert Long