LONG NORTH, Dudley (1748-1829), of Little Glemham Hall and Hurts Hall, Suff.
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Family and Educationbap. 14 Mar. 1748, 2nd s. of Charles Long of Hurts Hall and Mary, da. and coh. of Dudley North† of Little Glemham. educ. Bury St. Edmunds g.s.; Emmanuel, Camb. 1766; L. Inn 1769. m. 6 Nov. 1802, Hon. Sophia Anderson Pelham, da. of Charles Anderson Pelham†, 1st Bar. Yarborough, s.p. suc. aunt Anne, wid. of Hon. Nicholas Herbert†, to Little Glemham 1789 and took name of North by royal lic. 2 May 1789; bro. Charles to Hurts Hall and resumed name of Long in addition to North 1812. d. 21 Feb. 1829.
Long North, a veteran Foxite, was in a ‘shocking state’ of depression in late 1819 and had to be ‘closely watched’. By early 1820, however, he was ‘getting quite well’.1 On 21 Feb. his father-in-law reported:
North is certainly much better. He writes letters, and draughts upon his banker, but his spirits [are] low and [he] cannot yet touch on the state of his affairs without showing he considers them in a very different state from what they really are. Till that delusion subsides can we consider him ... himself again?2
At that year’s general election his brother-in-law Charles Anderson Pelham* returned him for Newtown, as he had in 1807. He is not known to have spoken or voted in this period, was granted a month’s leave, 1 July 1820, and retired from the House at the opening of the 1821 session. A ‘gentleman of distinguished and accomplished manners, and a consistent Whig of the old school’, he died at Brampton, ‘aged 80’, in February 1829.3 By his will, dated 25 July 1814 and proved under £18,000, 2 Apr. 1829, he left annuities of £2,792 to his cousins Jane and Susannah Long, £100 to Lord George Augustus Henry Cavendish*, one of his executors, a £50 annuity to the poor of Little Glemham, and bequests ranging from £24 to £40 to various servants. The residue passed to his widow.4