Sir Thomas Neave 2nd Bart.

11th Nov 1761 - 11th Apr 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


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.


  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 MS, 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

Name in compensation records
Sir Thomas Neave Bart.
Frances Caroline Digby
Richard Digby (1793-1868), Rev. Henry Lyttelton (1796- 1873), Sheffield (1799-1868), William Augustus (1802-1844)

Associated Claims (12)

£1,429 17s 4d
£1,233 12s 6d
£3,026 19s 7d
£1,844 2s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant
£4,885 14s 5d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Trustee)
£3,259 0s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)
£1,381 12s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£208 14s 8d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,200 16s 10d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Mortgagee)
£2,944 4s 6d
£5,402 13s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£1,626 10s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Senior partner
Rich. & Thos. Neave
West India merchant  
Firm Investment
Rich. & Thos. Neave
West India merchant  
Bank of England
notes →
Member of Court of Directors 1812-14, 1815-17, 1818-20, 1821-23, 1824-27....

Cultural (2)

Antiquarian Society...... 
Royal Society...... 
notes →
For the full record of Neave's membership of the Royal Society see Royal Society:...

Imperial (1)

Hudson's Bay Company Canada 

Physical (1)

Dagnam Park 
description →
Humphry Repton is shown being commissioned by Sir Thomas Neave before 1802, although Neave inherited Dagnam and his title only on the death of his father Richard in 1814....

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Brother → Sister
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Dagnam Park, Essex, South-east England, England