Facts and Events
William Long was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Note: This William Long predeceased his father who died about 1781.
Will and Estate Records of William Long
- Page 378.--16th April, 1760. William Long's will, of Staunton--Wife, Margaret; son, William, lands and lots in and about Staunton and Jackson's River; brothers, Thomas Lewis and Charles Lewis, to be executors. Teste: William Lewis, William Stewart. Proved, 20th May, 1760. Executors qualify, with Andrew and William Lewis.
- Page 432.--19th November, 1760. William Long's appraisement, by David Stewart, Robt. Breckinridge, Felix Gilbert.
- Page 353.--21st November, 1770. Thomas and Charles Lewis' bond (with John Bowyer, John Madison) as guardian to William Long, orphan of William Long.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 21, 1770. - Page (150) William Long. aged 15, orphan of Wm. Long, chose Thomas and Charles Lewis guardians.
- Page 143.--19th August, 1773. Recorded, viz: 1761--The estate of the late William Long, of Staunton, Dr.; paid Barnibas Hughes, Doctor Lyn, clothing Wm. Long nine years. 1760--Contra.
- In the name of God Amen the 16 day of April 1760 I William Long of Staunton and Augusta County being sick & weak in Body but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be given to god therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my Body knowing that its appointed for all men once to die first I recommend to God my [soul an]d for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and Decent form at the Discretion of my Executors and as Touching my Estate first I Bequeath to Margret Long my welbeloved wife the third of all my moveable Estate and likewise I leave to William Long well-beloved son the two other thirds of my moveabele Estate together with all my concern and Intered of Lands and Lotts in and about Staunton and Jacksons River and I thesaid William Long aforesaid do Disanul all and every other Testament made byme before the Date of this, this only to be my only last will and Testament and Do now Constitue and Appoint my well-beloved Brothers Thomas Lewis and Charles Lewis to be Executors to my and all that Concern to be Ordered at their Discreation in a Just and faithful manner and now to Confirm all I hereinto set my hand & seal the Year and Day above Ten Present (William Lewis, William Stewart named)
- (Signed) Willm Long [Augusta Co.Will book #2]
- The will was proven May 20, 1760 with Thomas, Charles, and Andrew Lewis paying the County Justices one thousand pounds to bind themselves as executors and administrators of the estate. The estate inventory/appraisment was admitted to record on 19 Nov 1760.
- Note: William the younger was only 15 apparently when his uncles, brothers to mother, Margaret Lewis Long, were named as his guardians.