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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.