Caroline Hannah Neave

23rd Mar 1781 - 7th Dec 1863


London philanthropist, daughter of Sir Richard Neave, sister of Sir Thomas Neave (q.v.) and aunt of Sheffield Neave (q.v.). Not a claimant but a member (and presumably dependant) of the London mercantile dynasty which did claim through Sir Thomas Neave.

  1. Born 23/3/1781 one of seven children of Richard Neave (1731-1814) 'later first baronet' and Frances Bristow (d. 1830). In 1822 she founded and ran the Tothill Fields Asylum for more 'orderly' discharged prisoners in Westminster. Member of British Ladies Society April 1823. Headed the subcommittee establishing the Manor Hall Asylum in Chelsea for 'vicious female children' in 1825. Established a visiting committee in Coldbath Fields prison with Elizabeth Fry. Lived at Thurlow Square most of her life but later moved to 49 Gloucester Street, Warwick Square, where she died 07/12/1863, leaving £4000.


  1. ODNB online Amanda Phillips, 'Neave, Caroline Hannah (1781-1863), philanthropist'; National Probate Calendar 1863.

Further Information

Wealth at death
Oxford DNB Entry

Legacies Summary

Cultural (2)

Founder member
Manor Hall Asylum...... 
Founder member
Tothill Fields Asylum...... 

Relationships (3)

Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father