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William Long (1797–1876)

The death of Mr. William Long, one of the oldest and most widely-known citizens of Sydney, took place at an early hour this morning. The deceased had been ailing for a considerable time, and his death was therefore not unexpected. He carried on business in Sydney for upwards of half a century, brought up a highly educated and accomplished family, and acquired considerable wealth as a wholesale wine and spirit merchant. He leaves a widow and several children, the latter all grown up. One of his daughters is Lady Martin, wife of Sir James Martin; Chief Justice of New South Wales, and another is married to the Hon. W. B. Dalley, Attorney-General of the colony. His son, Mr. William Long, jun., is a member of the Legislative Assembly, representing Central Cumberland.

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'Long, William (1797–1876)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Lang, William

Middlesex, England


1 October, 1876 (aged ~ 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years