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From J.Evelyn by de Beer, page [x:ref neill neale]p369: 8 may '56 "I went to visite Dr Wilkins at Whitehall, where I first met with Sir P: Neale famous for his optic-glasses:-Greatorix the Mathermatical Instrument maker, shew his excellent Invention to quench fire , & returnd home."
Then more on FRS 3 may '61 about the greate 35 foot Telescope of his majesty seeing Jupiter and Satelites. .
a spelling version Neale:from entry by Emilio http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/03/02/#c12114
:A speculation from L&M: "Neile (son of Richard Neile, late Archbishop of York) was a land-hungry courtier; he may have been negotiating for Robert Pepys's lands in Brampton, the manor of which was held by the Queen Mother in reversion. If so, nothing appears to have come of it."
This is also, as far as I can tell, the last mention L&M make of the Queen Mother's interest in Brampton, so nothing seems to have come of that either.
Neile, Sir Paul ? May 1613 - ? January 1686 ‘FRS’
Founder Fellow 28/11/1660
Erection of a 35ft telescope with Sir Paul Neile