At the turn of the 19th century George Long was a tenant farmer working the farm owned by Michael Foster Ward. He was son in law to the Vicar (Henry Carwardine) having married Eleanor in 1884 when she was 21 and he was 26. She had been in St Andrew since she was 13 [George would have been 18]. In the 8 years after their meeting George had taken over the farm and they were married. He had a dairy herd and delivered milk to Marlborough twice a day. He lent fields for sports days and local activities. George was the author of three books: Fortunes Wheel, Valhalla, and Two lives in Parenthesis. In 1907 he carried out a lively exchange of letters (in verse, on his part) with Col. Pedder of Ogbourne St George, full of literary and historical allegory.