Samuel Neale was a traveling Quaker minister from Cork, Ireland. He was born the 9th of the 11th mo 1729 (old style) to Thomas and Martha Neale in Dublin, Ireland. In 1751, he spoke in meeting in Dublin. The following year, he accompanied William Brown who had come from America for a visit in the ministry; Neale was recognized a minister. His first marriage was to Mary Peisley in 1757, who was a prominent woman Friend and minister. She died of an acute and sudden illness only three days later. In 1760, he was married again to Sarah Beale, with whom he moved to Cork, Ireland. Between 1770-1772, he and his wife made a visit to America and also traveled to Ireland in the ministry. Neale died on February 27, 1792 in Cork, in his 63rd year.