William Neast

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William Neast (c. 1623 – c. 1670) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1653 and in 1656.

Neast was the son of William Neast of the Neast family of Chaceley, Worcestershire. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, on 27 August 1638 aged 15 and entered Middle Temple in 1640. He received a commission as captain of horse on 8 February 1651[1]

In 1653, Neast was elected Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire in Barebone's Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Gloucestershire in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament.[2] In 1662 he was removed from the Common Council of Tewkesbury.[1]

Neast married Elizabeth Atwood of Old Sodbury.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Nathaniel Stephens
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1653
With: John Crofts
Robert Holmes
Succeeded by
George Berkeley
Matthew Hale
John Howe
Christopher Guise
Sylvanus Wood
Preceded by
George Berkeley
Matthew Hale
John Howe
Christopher Guise
Sylvanus Wood
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1656
With: George Berkeley
John Howe
Baynham Throckmorton
John Crofts
Succeeded by
John Grobham Howe
John Stephens