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William Longley
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Birth: 1640
Death: Jul. 27, 1694
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

He married Deliverance Crisp on May 15,1672 at Groton,MA.

Children: Lydia Longley, William Longley III, Betty Longley, Jemima Longley, John Longley, Joseph Longley, and two infant children.

Near the site of his dwelling house exists a marker that reads: "Near this spot dwelt William and Deliverance Longley with their eight children. On the 27th of July 1694 the Indians killed the mother and father and five of the children and into captivity the other three."

Eldest daughter Lydia remained in Canada and became a nun after being converted to Catholicism. Daughter Betty is said to have died of hunger and exposure during the march to Canada. Son John was held for four years and then ransomed.

It is said that daughter Jemima was scalped and left for dead during the attack, but survived and later married and had children.

Family links: 
  William Longley (1614 - 1680)
  Joanna Goffe Longley Crisp (1619 - 1698)
  Deliverance Crisp Longley (1650 - 1694)
  Infant Longley (____ - 1694)*
  Infant Longley (____ - 1694)*
  Lydia Madeleine Longley (1674 - 1758)*
  William Longley (1676 - 1694)*
  John Longley (1682 - 1750)*
  Joseph Longley (1687 - 1694)*
  William Longley (1640 - 1694)
  Hannah Longley Tarbell (1646 - 1680)*
*Calculated relationship
Longley Family Burial Site
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Oct 20, 2009
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William Longley
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