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Sir Richard Digby Neave

Sir Richard Digby Neave, the third baronet was born on the 9th of December 1793. Known as Digby Neave, he was the grandson of the first baronet, Sir Richard Neave and 1st son of the second baronet, Sir Thomas Neave. He was sheriff of Essex in 1821. He added to the estates Brick Kiln Farm in 1848 and Spice Pitts Farm in 1854. The Neaves were also in possession of Gidea Hall in 1849, where the widow of Sir Thomas Neaves youngest son, William Augustus Neave, was living at this time. Lingham says, on page 9, the widow of Sir Thomas, but Sir Thomas's widow, Frances Caroline, died in 1835, and, was buried in Noak Hill Church cemetery.

Sir Digby married Mary Arundell on the 7th August 1828, youngest daughter of the 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour (d 30th August 1849) and had with other issue Arundell the 4th baronet. Sir Richard Digby Neave died 10th March 1868 leaving his eldest son Arundell as his heir.


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