Discovered in the will of John Hase, grocer of East Dereham, Norfolk, written 1713 (proved 1716):
my daughter Catherine, wife of Nicholas Neech. They had a son John.
Howard's email goes on to say …
Possibly the Nicholas Neech (son of Anthony, who was son of Richard), who was Rector of Sherrington, Wilby and Snetterton, and vicar of Shropham (all Norfolk). There are several Neeches listed in "Alumni Cantabrigienses" by Venn, including this Nicholas, Anthony and Richard, all rectors/vicars. Richard was vicar of Yaxley, Suffolk, probably the son of the Richard on your website who was also vicar of Yaxley and rector of Great Thornham.
Source : Email from Howard Slatter
Last Updated : 26-May-03