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Long, Viscount (UK, 1921)


Creation: let. pat. 1921


Family name: Long




Sable within two Flaunches and semy of Cross Crosslets Or a Lion rampant Argent


A Lion's Head Argent erased Or holding in the mouth a Dexter Hand erased Gules


On either side a Lion Argent holding a Flag Staff erect proper flowing therefrom a Pennon Sable that on the dexter charged with a Portcullis chained and that on the sinister with a Fetterlock Or


Pieux Quoique Preux (Pious though valiant)


Issuant out of a Coronet Or charged with three Cross Crosslets Sable a Demi Lion rampant Argent



Walter Hume [Long], 1st Viscount Long, PC JP

1st son of Richard Penruddocke Long MP, of Rood Ashton, co. Wiltshire, and Dolforgan Hall, co. Montgomery, by his wife Charlotta Anna Hume, only surv. child of Rt Hon William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume later Dick JP DL MP, of Humewood, co. Wicklow


13 Jul 1854


1 Aug 1878 Lady Dorothy Blanche Boyle (d. 7 Jun 1938), 4th dau. of Richard Edmund St Lawrence [Boyle], 9th Earl of Cork, by his wife Lady Emily Charlotte de Burgh, 2nd dau. of Ulick John [de Burgh], 1st Marquess of Clanricarde


1. Brig Gen Walter Long CMG DSO (b. 26 Jul 1879; dvp. 27 Jan 1917), mar. 17 Dec 1910 Hon Sibell Vanden-Bempde-Johnson OBE (mar. (2) 25 Apr 1921 Ralph George Campbell [Glyn], 1st Baron Glyn), 1st dau. of Francis [Vanden-Bempde-Johnson], 2nd Baron Derwent, by his wife Ethel Strickland-Constable, 1st dau. of Henry Strickland-Constable, of Wassand, co. York, and had issue:

1a. Walter Francis David Long, later 2nd Viscount Long

2. Hon Richard Eric Onslow Long, later 3rd Viscount Long

1. Victoria Florence de Burgh Long CBE (dvp. 29 Mar 1920), mar. 26 Nov 1901 as his first wife George Abraham [Gibbs], 1st Baron Wraxall, and had issue

2. Doreen Ethel Nora Long (b. 17 Feb 1884; dvp. 8 May 1885)

3. Hon Lettice Margaret Long (d. 1 Sep 1950), mar. 18 Apr 1904 Sir (William George) Daniel Cooper, 4th Bt., of Woollahra, and had issue


26 Sep 1924


4 Jun 1921 Viscount Long, of Wraxall in the County of Wiltshire

suc. by



Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire 1880-85, Devizes 1885-92, West Derby 1893-1900, South Bristol 1900-06, South Dublin 1906-10, Middlesex Strand 1910-18 and St George's Westminster 1918-21; Secretary, Local Government Board 1886-92; Privy Councillor 1895; President, Board of Agriculture 1895-1900; President, Local Government Board 1900-05 and 1915-16; Chief Secretary to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1905-06; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1916-19;  First Lord of the Admiralty 1919-21; Lord Lieutenant of Somerset


Walter Francis David [Long], 2nd Viscount Long


14 Sep 1911


14 Nov 1933 (div. 1942) Frances Laura Charteris (mar. (2) 23 Feb 1943 (div. 1954) William Humble Eric [Ward], 3rd Earl of Dudley;  mar. (3) 1972 John Albert William [Spencer-Churchill], 10th Duke of Marlborough;  d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Capt Hon Guy Lawrence Charteris, of Old House, Didbrook, Winchecombe, co. Gloucester (by his wife Frances Lucy Tennant, 1st dau. of Francis John Tennant, of Innes, co. Moray), 2nd son of Hugo Richard [Charteris], 9th Earl of Wemyss

only child

1. Hon (Antoinette) Sara Francis Sibell Long, Vice-Chairman Conservative Party 1971-75 (b. 9 Aug 1934), mar. 28 Oct 1954 (div. 1984) as his first wife Hon Sir Charles Andrew Morrison DL MP (b. 25 Jun 1932), 2nd son of John Granville [Morrison], 1st Baron Margadale, by his wife Hon Margaret Esther Lucie Smith, 2nd dau. of William Frederick Danvers [Smith], 2nd Viscount Hambleden, and has issue


in action s.p.m. at Uden, Holland 23 Sep 1944

suc. by



served in World War II 1939-44 as Major, Coldstream Guards


Richard Eric Onslow [Long], 3rd Viscount Long


22 Aug 1892


21 Oct 1916 Gwendolyn Hague (d. 19 Jan 1959), dau. of Thomas Reginald Hague Cook


1. Lieut Walter Reginald Basil Long (b. 13 Dec 1918; dvp. on active service in Greece 28 Apr 1941)

2. Hon Richard Gerard Long, later 4th Viscount Long

3. Hon John Hume Long, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Long, of Mount Cottage, Kleine Constantia, Cape Province, South Africa (b. 4 Jul 1930), mar. (1) 29 Nov 1957 (div. 1969) Averil Juliet Stobart, only dau. of Henry Stobart, of Arcturus, Rhodesia, and (2) 30 Jul 1994 Anne Taunton, dau. of Capt H L Taunton, of Jersey, Channel Islands, and has issue by his first wife

1. Hon Noreen Long (b. 21 Jan 1921), mar. 14 Jun 1947 Maj John Cairns Bartholomew, of Poulshot Court, Devizes, co. Wiltshire, only son of John Bartholomew, of Rowde Court, Devizes, co. Wiltshire, and has issue


12 Jan 1967

suc. by



Richard Gerard [Long], 4th Viscount Long, CBE


30 Jan 1929

mar. (1)

2 Mar 1957 (div. 1984) Margaret Frances Frazer, only dau. of Ninian Bannatyne Frazer, of Hyde Park Gate, London

children by first wife

1. Hon James Richard Long, later 5th Viscount Long

1. Hon Sarah Victoria Long (b. 14 Aug 1958), mar. 1990 George G C Littler

2. Hon Charlotte Helen Long (b. 9 Oct 1965; dvp. in a car accident 1984)

mar. (2)

Apr 1984 (div. 1990) Catherine Patricia Elizabeth Mier-Woolf (former wife of ..... Mier-Woolf), dau. of Charles Terence Miles-Ede, of South Africa

mar. (3)

22 Jun 1990 Helen Millar Wright Fleming-Gibbons


13 Jun 2017

suc. by

son by first wife


James Richard [Long], 5th Viscount Long


31 Dec 1960


The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Long is Hon John Hume Long, second surviving son of the 3rd Viscount Long and uncle of the present Viscount.


Last updated 22 Sep 2017




5th Viscount Long, of Wraxall in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Jun 1921)



Owles Hall, Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 9PL



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