Henry Long

11 December 1801–
Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Long was christened on 11 December 1801, in Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Long, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Murray, was 44.

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John Long
1754–
Hannah Murray
1757–
John Long
1783–
Martha Long
1784–
Mary Ann Long
1788–
John Long
1790–
Thomas Murray Long
1792–
Sarah Ann Long
1793–
William Long
1795–
Sarah Long
1797–
James Long
1798–
Henry Long
1801–
Michael Long
1804–

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World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’, ‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).2 Irish (Ulster (Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin ( see Langan ).3 Chinese 龙: from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during the reign of the model emperor Shun ( 2257–2205 bc ). his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a branch of the Liu clan ( see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei , who supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor Kong Jia ( 1879–1849 bc ). Some descendants later simplified Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Henry Long, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • Henry Long, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"
  • Henry Long, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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