Neuville, Pierre-claude Frey De
Neuville, Pierre-Claude Frey de a French theologian, was born at Grandville, September 5, 1692. His family were originally from the canton of Basle, and went for some unknown cause to dwell in Brittany. Neuville entered, September 12, 1710, the Society of Jesus, where he occupied honorable and responsible positions. Twice he was provincial. He was a good preacher. When his order was threatened with dissolution (1763), he did not await persecution, but retired to Rennes, where he died in August 1775. We have of his works, Sermons (Rouen, 1778, 2 volumes, 12mo): — Observations sur l'institut de la Societe de Jesus (Avignon, 1761, 1762, 1771, 12mo): — Lettre d'un ami de la verite a ceux qui ne haissent pas la lumieure, ou reflexions critiques sur les repoches faits a la Societe de Jesus relativement a la doctrine (12mo). See Raymond Diosada Caballero, Bibliothecae scriptorum Societatis Jesu (181416, 4to); Feller, Supplement de la France litteraire; Nouvel appel a la raison des ecrits et libelles publies par la passion contre les Jesuites de France (Brussels, 1761, 12mo); Alois et Alp. de Backer, Bibliotheque des ecrivains de la Compagnie de Jesus; Barbier, Dict. des Anovymes, No. 9643; Catalogus personarum et officiorum provincies Franciae Societatis Jesu, ann. 1759, page 3.