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(?) Robert Long I
of North Nibley
(?) Adrian Long (1572/3-) and Elizabeth Turner
Labourer of North Nibley
Robert Long II (1602-1690) and Sara Phelps (-1643)
Broadweaver of North Nibley
Sarah Long (1635-1697) and Morrice Organ I (1625-1682)
Maurice Organ II (1659-1721) and Elizabeth Carpenter (1671-1759)
Jonas Organ I (1696-1765) and Frances (-1754)
Jonas Organ II (1726-1786) and Susanna Trotman (-1797)
Susanna Organ (1770-) and Abraham Perrett
William Perrett II and Rebecca Fisher
Sarah Perrett and John Barton III
William Barton II and Ellen Pick
(?) ROBERT LONG I, Great XI Grandfather of Richard Barton
Father of Adrian Long
Also Father of John and Charles
Robert Long of North Nibley had at least three children who were baptised. Adrian was baptised at North Nibley with his brothers on 18th January 1572/3.
(?) Possible son: a Robert Long was buried in 1624/5 at North Nibley. He had a son Robert who was baptised on 11th May 1606 and died on 29th October 1606. His daughter Elizabeth was baptised on 20th January 1607.
In Men at Arms of 1608 for North Nibley there was a Robert Longe, Weaver, 2 p tr. (tall suitable for a Pykeman and also a trained soldier).
CHARLES LONG, Great XI Uncle
Charles was baptised at North Nibley with his brothers on 18th January 1572/3.
JOHN LONG, Great XI Uncle
John was baptised at North Nibley with his brothers on 18th January 1572/3.
ADRIAN LONG, Great X Grandfather of Richard Barton
Adrian was baptised at North Nibley with his brothers on 18th January 1572/3.
ADRIAN LONG, Great X Grandfather of Richard Barton
(?) Father of Robert Long II
Adrian was baptised at North Nibley with his brothers on 18th January 1572/3. They were sons of Robert Long of North Nibley.
Adrian married Elizabeth Turner on 18th June 1601 at North Nibley and they had at least four children who were baptised at North Nibley between 1601 and 1614. He was described as a Labourer of North Nibley and was described in Men at Arms of 1608 for North Nibley as Adryan Longe, labourer, 2. py (40 years, meanest stature only suitable for a pyoner – little use!).
(?) ELIZABETH LONG, Great X Grandmother
(?) Mother of Robert Long II
Elizabeth Turner married Adrian Long on 18th June 1601 at North Nibley and they had at least four children who were baptised at North Nibley between 1601 and 1614. He was described as a Labourer of North Nibley and was described in Men at Arms of 1608 for North Nibley as “Adryan Longe, labourer, 2. py” (40 years, meanest stature only suitable for a pyoner – little use!).
Their children were Great X Aunts and Uncles:
ALICE LONG, Great X Aunt
Alice was baptised on 20th October 1601 at North Nibley
ROBERT LONG II, Great IX Grandfather
Robert Long II was baptised on 7th November 1602 at North Nibley.
KATHERINE LONG, Great X Aunt
Katherine was baptised on 27th January 1610/1 at North Nibley and possibly married Richard Phillimore
RICHARD LONG, Great X Uncle
Richard Long was baptised on 10th (?) March 1614 at North Nibley
His daughter was a cousin of Sarah Organ, VIII Great Grandmother:
MARY LONG, cousin of Sarah Organ
Mary was buried on 15th December 1654 at North Nibley.
ROBERT LONG II, Great IX Grandfather of Richard Barton
(?) Son of Adrian Long and Elizabeth (nee Turner)
Husband of Sara Phelps
Father of Sarah Organ
Father of Joseph
Robert Long was possibly the son of Adrian and Elizabeth Long of North Nibley and if so he was baptised on 7th November 1602 at North Nibley.
Robert Long married Sara Phelps on 9th May 1633 at North Nibley and Sarah was buried there on 29th July 1643, described in the register as the ‘wife of Robt Long’. During their marriage, Robert and Sara had at least two children, namely, Sarah, baptised on 25th July 1635, and Joseph who was baptised on 10th June 1637, both at North Nibley. The entry for Joseph’s baptism reveals that the family was then living at Fromhay (sic).
It is possible that, after his wife Sarah died, Robert Long remarried because a Mary Long, ‘wife of Robert Long’ was buried at North Nibley on 21st October 1678.
Robert was Constable of North Nibley in 1663/4 and an Overseer of a will in 1680.He was a Broadweaver of Fromhalf, North Nibley and he made his will on 15th February 1690/1. He died on 28th February 1690/1 and the will was proved on 15th February 1690/1.
On 7th October 1680 William Long made his will and appointed Robert and George Long as his overseers. He referred to his son-in-law Abraham Nelmes and also his grandchildren – John and William Nelmes. This William Long may be a brother of Robert Long (?)
Extract of the Will of Robert Long, North Nibley, Gloucestershire 1690/1:
‘In the Name of God, Amen, I Robert Long of North Nibley in the county and Diocese of Gloucester, Broadweaver, sick and weak but of sound mind and perfect memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
I give to my daughter, Sarah Organ All my linen of all sorts and all the table boards and frames, bedsteads and cupboards, that be in the house, to remain in the house for her use for her life and then after her decease I do give and bequeath the same to my grandchild, Maurice Organ.
Item to my grandchild, Maurice Organ, I do give and bequeath all my wearing apparel and to his son Maurice Organ I do give two of my best sheep with their lambs if they have any.
I give and bequeath to my grandchild, Robert Longe the two next best sheep I have with their lambs if they have any.
I give and bequeath to my great-grandchild Martha Organ the next best sheep I have with his lamb if he have any.
I give and bequeath all the rest of my worldly goods not yet disposed of to my son Joseph Long and Sarah Organ whom I do make my joint executors of this my last will and testament and I appoint John Dorny and Abraham Nelme to be the two overseers of this my last will and testament and give then half a crown a piece to buy them gloves.
Dated this fifteenth day of February, 1690. Robert X Long his mark.
Witnesses Jane Tratman X her mark, Esther Owinge X her mark Abraham Nelme
Proved this third day of March, 1690/1 by Sarah Organ, one of the executors, Joseph Long having renounced.’
SARA LONG, Great IX Grandmother of Richard Barton
Wife of Robert Long
Mother of Sarah Organ
Mother of Joseph
Robert Long married Sara Phelps on 9th May 1633 at North Nibley and she was buried there on 29th July 1643, ‘wife of Robt Long’. Robert and Sara had at least two children, namely, Sarah baptised on 25th July 1635 and Joseph who was baptised on 10th June 1637, both at North Nibley.
The children of Robert and Sara Long:
SARAH ORGAN, Great VIII Grandmother of Richard Barton
Daughter of Robert Long and Sara (nee Phelps)
Wife of Morrice Organ I
Mother of Maurice Organ II
Also Mother of Edward, Robert, John, Richard, Joseph, Sarah, Sarah, Robert, Joseph and Mary
Sarah, the daughter of Robert Long and his wife Sara, nee Phelps, was baptised on 25th July 1635 at North Nibley. She was described in the christening register as the daughter of Robert Long. From his will we know that her father was a broadweaver.
Sarah married Morrice Organ I on 6th June 1657 at Berkeley. They had at least eleven children who were baptised at Berkeley between 1659 and 1676. These children included Robert who died aged five in 1668, Joseph who died in 1670 only a few weeks old, Sarah who lived only a few days in 1671 and Robert who lived for four months in 1674. The youngest children, Joseph and Mary, were born in 1676 as twins.
Morrice Organ I was buried at Berkeley on 22nd February 1682 and his widow, Sarah, was buried on 3rd May 1697.
JOSEPH LONG, Great IX Uncle
Joseph Long was the second child of Robert Long, a broadweaver of Fromhay (sic) and his wife Sara, nee Phelps. He was baptised on 10th June 1637 at North Nibley. Joseph Long was a beneficiary mentioned in his father’s will of 1690.
His son was a cousin of Maurice Organ II, Great VII Grandfather:
ROBERT LONG, cousin of Maurice Organ II
Robert Organ was baptised on 16th August 1673 at North Nibley and he may have been buried on 4th November 1706. He is mentioned in his Grandfather’s will of 1690/1.
His son was a second cousin of Jonas Organ I, Great VI Grandfather:
John Organ was baptised on 18th March 1698/9 at North Nibley (?)