are snippets of information which have been uncovered but
which may have not yet been linked to an individual, or is
of general interest.
1327 Tax Returns
The tax return
of Edward lll for Chelmondiston, Suffolk (near Ipswich) show
that Adam le Neche paid xv d. (fifteen pence).
[N.B. "le" was used ordinarily before a person's
Will of 1678
The Will of ?????, dated 1678 states
son John 15 Pounds and some money he owes,
2 silver spoons and 3 pairs of bedsheets
Thomas 44 Pounds & 4 Shillings for
some money I do owe
Robert 5 Pounds and
20 Shillings a piece to 2 daughters
rest of goods to my 4 daughters
Thomas Neech -
Parish Records of 1692 list the following
Thomas Neech ------------- Joiner
Thomas Neech --------------Shoemaker
Thomas Neech --------------Potter
In the 1851
Beccles, Suffolk, census for the household of Alfred Sterry
there is a grandson, Alfred Neech, listed, aged 1, born Beccles.
Since Mary Ann is the only known daughter of Alfred Sterry,
this is presumably hers. However, since she is shown as a
spinster in her later marriage, this child was presumably
illegitimate. In the 1881 census for Suffolk, there is listed
an Alfred Sterry, aged 31, born Beccles, Mariner, married
and head of household. Father listed as "James Sterry"
(buried: 4 May 1889) on wedding registration.
It was common to name children after their father or family
members. Was the child Alfred named after his grandfather,
or is there an link to Alfred Neech (B:1825)?
[Source : Sterry Family History at http://www.zipworld.com.au/~rsterry/gen/sthster.htm
and extracts from the 1851 census http://www.zip.com.au/~rsterry/gen/1851cen.html
Found on the The Keeney Family History website at
Zelphia Mae "Chitch" Heal, 64, of Miami, died
Saturday in General Division, CMAC, after a long illness.
son, Thomas D. Ramsey, Jr. of Miami; brother, Ray Keeney
of Sharon; sisters, Christina
Neech of Ronda
and Shelby Bowyer of East Buck; two grandchildren.
will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fidler-Frame Funeral Home,
Belle, with the Rev. David Bowen officiating. Burial will
be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call
after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Found on a site regarding the
Banqueting House in London at http://www.thomasgransow.de/London/London_Banqueting_House.html.
At the south end of the hall, centrally placed, was the 'Great
Neech', where the King sat enthroned on State occasions.
There is no clear indication either in records or in the building
of the exact nature of this feature, or how long it lasted,
but it was probably a timber construction in the Roman manner
projecting forward from the end wall. Its under side was elaborately
decorated, for a bill of 1622 speaks of 'painting and guilding
the ribbes of the fretworke of the great
Neech ... the grounds thereof pickt in with faire
bice.' By the late seventeenth century it had been replaced
by a stepped dais, draped with a carpet, on which stood a
throne-chair, flanked by stools, which were meant not for
courtiers but for such of the King's accoutrements-his hat
or gloves-as he cared to discard. Behind would be a backcloth
embroidered with the royal arms and over all a silken canopy.
The Street Sweeping Doctor
Who was the street sanitizing
Doctor? The headline on the
on 13 November 1916, read ...
Satisfactory trial of Dr Neech's street sweeping machine.