John Neale

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
John Neale, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1640.1 He died at Berwick, York Co., Maine, 18 February 1704.1

John married Joan Searle, daughter of Andrew Searle, about 1664.1,2

John Neale was of Berwick, Maine and is in Maine records as early as 1660. He was presented in 1668 and 1685 as absent from meeting, possibly indicating Quaker sympathies. He was one of those who, in the fall of 1662, signed the petition of Maine, except Saco and Scarboro, for Massachusetts to use force to protect the inhabitants against "a pretended power of Esquire Gorges Commissioners." He signed Major Nicholas Shapleigh's petition, read at the Council of London in 1680. He signed the petition of about 1679, for direct government, complaining that Massachusetts was suppressing freedom of religion -- all the signers but two being from Kittery. He had a grant of land in 1671, which was later confirmed to his son Andrew.1


Joan Searle b. say 1644
  • Andrew Neale+1 b. abt. 1665, d. abt. Sep 1739
  • Mary Neale1 b. say 1667
  • James Neale1 b. say 1669
  • Amy Neale1 b. say 1671
This person was last edited on20 Sep 2017


  1. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 506-507. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1081, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).