Listed below 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 occupation.]

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 -  1692
Parish Records of 1692 list the following 
                  Thomas Neech ------------- Joiner
                  Thomas Neech --------------Shoemaker
                  Thomas Neech --------------Potter

Alfred Neech/Sterry?
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 and extracts from the 1851 census

Christina Neech
Found on the The Keeney Family History website at

Mrs. Zelphia Mae "Chitch" Heal, 64, of Miami, died Saturday in General Division, CMAC, after a long illness.

Surviving: 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.

Services 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.

The Great Neech
Found on a site regarding the Banqueting House in London at

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 Brighouse Echo, on 13 November 1916, read ...

Satisfactory trial of Dr Neech's street sweeping machine.