'Neale2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Neale of Abkettleby, Nele of Glen Magna, Neale (Neele) of Prestwood

Nichols reports that the following Nivell was identified as "one of the barons of the earl of Chester; whose arms were, Gules, a pale lozengy, Or".
Nigell of Abkettleby, Leicestershire
1. Richard fitzNigell
  A. John fitzRichard fitzNigell (a 1302)
  i. Richard Neale of Abkettleby (a 1328, 1348)
  a. William Neale (a 1368)
  (1) John Neale (a 1389, 1402)
  (A) William Neale (a 1403)
  (i) William Neale of Abkettleby (a 1443)
(a) William Neale (a 1463)
  ((1)) Richard Neale (a 1500, 1508)
  ((A)) Thomas Neale (a 1522)
  ((i)) Richard Neale of Abkettleby (a 1551)
  m. Elizabeth Brabason (dau of John Brabason of Eastwell)
  ((a)) John Neale of Abkettleby (d 1606)
  m. Agnes Savage (dau of William Savage of Abktettleby)
  (((1))) William Neale of Abkettleby
  m. Elizabeth Smyth (dau of Alexander Smyth of Sutton-upon-Trent)
  (((A))) John Neale (b c1598, a 1619)
  m. Isabel Sprigg (dau of John Sprigg of Thornton)
  (((B))) Theodosia Neale
  m. William Stokes of Abkettleby
  (((C))) Ellen Neale
  m. Robert Hunnet of London
  (((D))) Anne Neale
  m. Robert Stokes of Bingham
  (((E)))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Frances, Judith
  (((2))) Jane Neale
  m. Richard Stevens of Claxton
  (((3))) Elizabeth Neale
  m. Hugh Fowler of Gloucestershire
  ((b)) Thomas Neale
  m. Mary Moore (dau of Edward Moore of Abkettleby)
  ((c)) Richard Neale
  m. Elizabeth Rouse (dau of William Rouse of Hose)
  (2) Johanna Neale
  m. Richard Prate



Visitation spells the family name throughout as "Neele". Cross-references to the family normally, albeit not always, use "Neale". Visitation identifies the arms of this family as "Quarterly:- Gules, three greyhounds' heads erased argent, collared or; and or, a lion rampant double queuée vert" but does not make it clear which of the quarters was of this family or with which other family the arms were quartered. Either way, this indicates that there was no known connection with the family shown above.
Richard Neele of Prestwood, Leicestershire (a 1485, justice)
1. Christopher Neele or Neale
  A. Richard Neele or Neale of Prestwood
m. Elizabeth Slorrey (dau of William Slorrey)
  i. Francis Neale 'of Kethorpe' 'of Prestwould & Tugby'
  m1. Jone (Jane) Hall (dau of ?? Hall of Grantham)
  a. Mary Neale
  m1. Everard Digby of Tilton
  m2. (1593) Samson Erdeswike of Sandon (d 1603)
  m3. Thomas Digby
  m2. ??
  b. (Jane) Neale
m. (Henry) Hall of Gratford (d 1616)
2. Richard Neele or Neale only this line supported by Nichols
  A. Robert Neele or Neale
  m. Alice Sutton (dau/heir of John Sutton of Osbaston)
  i. John Neale of Lyn Magn (Great Magna), Leicestershire (a 1619)
m1. Margaret Bateman of Busholk
  a. George Neale of Lyn (Glen) Magna (a 1602, dsp)
  m. Winifred Cooke (sister of Lord Chief Justice Sir Edward Cooke, relict of Mingay)
  m2. Alice
  b Edward Neale or Nele 'of Glen Magna'
  (1) Frances Neale or Nele
  m. William Hewett
  c. Frances Neale
  ii. Alice Neale
  m. _ Purefoy of Ashby
  iii. Elizabeth Neale
  m. _ Elliott
  iv.+ other issue - William, Anthony, Edward, Margaret/Margery

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 1, 1795, p11), Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Neale')
(2) For lower section (first uploaded 09.05.12 to NZmisc02) : Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Neele') with some support from 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Nele of Great Glen', p575)
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