LONG, Sir Robert, 6th Bt. (?1705-67), of Draycot Cerne, nr. Chippenham, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741
1741 - 10 Feb. 1767

Family and Education

b. ?1705, o. surv. s. of Sir James Long, 5th Bt.. educ. Westminster, Jan. 1718, aged 12; Balliol, Oxf. 17 Mar. 1722, aged 16. m. 29 May 1735, Lady Emma Child, da. of Richard Tylney (formerly Child), 1st Earl Tylney [I], 4s. 2da. suc. fa. 16 Mar. 1729.

Offices Held


After sitting for the borough of Wootton Bassett, Long, a Tory, was returned four times unopposed for his county, voting consistently against the Walpole and Pelham Administrations. The 2nd Lord Egmont, in his electoral survey, c.1749-50, describes him as ‘a weak Tory, conceited, sour, but will be for us if the rest are’. He died 10 Feb. 1767.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea