Neale was born on 2 April 1810 in Bath, and died on 16 September 1892 at Bisham Abbey, Berkshire; he is buried in Bisham churchyard. He was the only son of Edward Vansittart of Taplow, Buckinghamshire and his second wife, Anne Spooner of Elmdon, Birmingham. Vansittart took the surname Neale under the will of Mary Neale of Allesley Park. Neale was educated at home, entering Oriel College Oxford on 14 December 1827. He was awarded a BA in 1831 and an MA in 1836; he entered Lincoln's Inn in 1837 and was called to the bar. On 14 June 1837 Neale married Frances Sarah Farrer, a widow. They had two sons and two daughters. Neale succeeded to the Bisham Abbey estate of his paternal grandfather in November 1885.
From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.