Sheffield Neave

11th Apr 1799 - 22nd Sep 1868

Immediate descendant of a claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant and Governor of the Bank of England, son of Sir Thomas Neave (q.v.): he appears in the compensation records only as collecting at the National Debt Office, but his father and the family firm (Richard & Thomas Neave, q.v.) are both present in the records.

  1. Born 11/04/1799 Hampstead, son of Sir Thomas Neave (1761-1848) of Hampstead and Dagnam Park, High Sheriff of Essex, and Frances Digby, daughter of the Dean of Durham, and grandson of Sir Richard Neave (d. 1814); educated Eton and Christ Church Oxford (BA 1821); 'West India merchant' (1861 census), partner in Richard & Thomas Neave, merchants of 2 Billiter Square, later of 4 New Broad Street. Director of Bank of England 1841-death, Deputy-Governor 1855-1857 and its Governor 1857-1859. Married in 1851 to Mary, daughter of David Richard Morier. Died 23/09/1868 Oak Hill House, Hampstead. Left £100,000. Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave (1916-1979) MP for Abingdon, campaign manager for Margaret Thatcher in 1974-1975 and Shadow Secretary for Northern Ireland killed by the INLA in 1979, was the great-grandson of Sheffield Neave and the son of Sheffield Airey Neave (1879-1961), 'a distinguished entomologist.'


  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1868/44; Sir Richard Neave (1814/8) left £150,000; ODNB online, Brian Harrison, 'Neave, Airey Middelton Sheffield (1916-1979), intelligence officer and politician.'

Further Information

Mary Morier
Wealth at death
Oxford (Christ Church) [1821 ]

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Rich. & Thos. Neave
West India merchant  
Bank of England
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Member of Court of Directors 1830-32, 1833-35, 1836-38, 1839-42, 1843-45, 1846-48, 1849-51, 1852-54, 1859-68, Deputy Governor 1855-57, Governor...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (4)

38 Old Bond Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
53 Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Baptism of son

6 Upper Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Baptism of daughter Anna Charlotte.

Oak Hill House, Hampstead, London, Middlesex, London, England