Person:Robert Leete (1)

m. Abt 1526
  1. Edmund LeeteABT 1521 - 1580
  2. William LEETE1524 - 1560
  3. Robert Leeteest 1525 - bef 1597/98
  4. Thomas LEETEABT 1526 - AFT 1564
  5. Henry LEETEABT 1530 - BEF 1558
  • HRobert Leeteest 1525 - bef 1597/98
  • WAlice Grundyest 1545 - Aft 1597/98
m. 6 Apr 1573
  1. Symeon Leete1573 -
  2. Judith Leete1574 -
  3. Deborah Leete1576 -
  4. Ruth Leete1579 - 1666
  5. Mordochias Leete1581 - Aft 1606
  6. Susanna Leete1583 -
  7. Phebe Leete1585 - 1640
Facts and Events
Name[2] Robert Leete
Gender Male
Birth[2] est 1525 Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England(probably)
Marriage 6 Apr 1573 Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, Englandto Alice Grundy
Death[1] bef 17 Feb 1597/98 Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England(letters of administration)
Probate[2] 17 Feb 1597/98 Administration granted to his widow.

Fellow of St. John's College. Received copyhold land in Eversden in the will of his brother Edmund Leete of Eversden in August 1550, which also named brothers William and Thomas. Letters of administration were granted to Alice, the widow of Robert, in 1597.

References
  1. Leete, Joseph, and John Corbet Anderson. The Family of Leete. (London: Blades, East & Blades, printers, 1906).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Threlfall, John B. Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England & their Origins. (Madison, Wisconsin: J.B. Threlfall, 1990).


    Robert Leete (John) of Eversden, Cambridgeshire, was probably born about 1525, for he was granted a degree of Bachelor of Arts (first in the ordo) 1544-5, Master of Arts in 1548. He was a Fellow of Saint John's College about 1545, and was so designated in a deed of 1551 [24 September 1551 - Deed of sale by Christopher Roger of Little Eversden, husbandman, to Robert Leete, Fellow of Saint John's College, of ½ acre in Little Eversden (Queen's College Archives, Eversden Deed 664)]. …

    On 6 April 1573, "Mr. Robert Leete" and Alice Grundy were married at Great Eversden. He must have been about 48 years old at the time of this marriage. Perhaps he had an earlier wife of whom there is no record. There seem to have been no other children except by his marriage to Alice Grundy. Their first child was baptized a mere 2½ months after their marriage. Apparently he resisted marriage as long as possible!

    Robert Leete died about 1597-8 intestate, and administration was granted to his widow Alice on 17 February 1597/8. Alice must have been about 20 years younger than her husband.