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Authorised form of nameNeve; Peter Le (1662 - 1729)
Other forms of namePeter
Other forms of surnameLe Neve
Dates1662 - 1729
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth22 January 1661
Date of death24 September 1729
Dates and placesBaptism:
St Michael Cornhill (22 January 1661)
Burial:
Great Witchingham Church, Norfolk
OccupationHerald
ActivityEducation:
Merchant Taylors' School
Career:
Rouge Croix Pursuivant (1690); Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer; Richmond Herald (1704); Norroy King of Arms (1704); worked on the history and antiquities of Norfolk, but published nothing himself; his library and some of his manuscripts were sold after his death at the Bedford Coffee-House, Covent Garden 1731
Memberships:
First President of the Society of Antiquaries on its revival (1687-1724)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/03/1712
ProposerSir Hans Sloane
Date of ejection or withdrawalWithdrew from the Society (08 April 1725)
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council (1714)
RelationshipsSon of Francis Neve, Draper, of London and his wife, Avice, daughter of Peter Wright, Merchant, of London; had family connections in Norfolk; took the surname of Le Neve.
Married: 1) Prudence, daughter of John Hughes, Merchant, of Bristol; 2) Frances, daughter of Robert Berston or Beeston, Miller
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Thomas; AB
References:
Obituary in 'Historical Register Chronological Diary' 1729, p54
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/62331564
Royal Society codeNA814
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002712Le Neve1773
RBO/11/58'Mr John Rogers of Stamford Licentiate in Physick his account of the Worm which came out of his Wifes Ear: which worm he presented to the Royal Society on May 1722 by the hand of Peter Le Neve'1722
CLP/12ii/6Paper, 'Account of the worm which came out of his wife's ear which worm he presented to the Royall Society' by John Rogers[1722]
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