Sir Thomas Neave 2nd Bart.

11th Nov 1761 - 11th Apr 1848

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London merchant, son of Sir Richard Neave 1st bart. (1731-1814, Governor of Bank of England 1783-1785, High Sheriff of Essex 1794); brother of Caroline Hannah Neave (1781-1863) (q.v.), John Neave (1763-1835) and Richard Neave (1773-1858), and father of Sheffield Neave (q.v).

  1. Sir Richard Neave (1731-1814), left £150,000, merchant trading with America and West Indies. Purchased (1772) and developed Dagnam Park, sheriff of Essex 1794, bart. 1795. Chairman WIMC; London Dock Co.; Hudsons Bay Co. Sir Richard's sister Susannah (d. 1810) married William Wells (1729-1805) the shipbuilder: their son William (1768-1847), also a shipbuilder, left £200,000. Sir Richard's daughter Catherine Mary (d. 1849), sister of Sir Thomas Neave, married Henry Howard, in the ODNB as landowner and antiquary, and had her journals published privately for her children as Reminiscences (1836-1838).

  2. Will of Sir Thomas Neave of Dagenham Park proved 31/05/1848.

Sources

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1814/8 Sir Richard Neave; William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2012) reference 1847/28 William Wells (1768-1847); ODNB online, W.A. Archbold, rev. J.A. Marchand, 'Howard, Henry (1757-1842), landowner and antiquary.'

  2. PROB 11/2075.

We are grateful for the help of Don Tait with this entry. Simon Donoghue and Don Tait,Harold Hill and Noak Hill: a history (Havering: London Borough of Havering Library Service, 2013) contains much information on the legacies of the 5 generations of the Neave family who lived on the Dagnam Park estate between 1772 and 1940. Dagnams, the house built by Sir Richard Neave between 1772 and 1776, was demolished in 1950.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Sir Thomas Neave Bart.
Spouse
Frances Caroline Digby
Children
Richard Digby (1793-1868), Rev. Henry Lyttelton (1796- 1873), Sheffield (1799-1868), William Augustus (1802-1844)
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (9)

£1,429 17S 4D
Awardee
£1,233 12S 6D
Awardee
£3,026 19S 7D
Awardee
£4,885 14S 5D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Trustee)
£3,259 0S 7D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)
£3,200 16S 10D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)
£1,381 12S 3D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,944 4S 6D
Awardee
£208 14S 8D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Senior partner
Rich. & Thos. Neave
West India merchant  
 
Firm Investment
Rich. & Thos. Neave
West India merchant  
 
General Investment
 
 

Cultural (2)

Fellow
Antiquarian Society...... 
Fellow
Royal Society...... 

Imperial (1)

Director
Hudson's Bay Company Canada 

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Dagnam Park, Essex, England