Person:William Leete (5)

  1. Gov. William Leeteest 1613 - 1683
  • HGov. William Leeteest 1613 - 1683
  • WAnne Payne1621 - 1668
m. 1 Aug 1636
  1. John Leeteest 1639 - 1692
  2. Andrew Leeteest 1643 - 1702
  3. Abigail Leeteest 1648 - 1710/11
  4. Ann Leete1661 - 1747
  • HGov. William Leeteest 1613 - 1683
  • WSarah Unknownbef 1621 - 1673
m. 7 April 1670
  • HGov. William Leeteest 1613 - 1683
  • WMary Unknownest 1615 - 1683
m. aft 22 Apr 1674
Facts and Events
Name Gov. William Leete
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1613 Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England
Marriage 1 Aug 1636 Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire, Englandto Anne Payne
Marriage 7 April 1670 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Sarah Unknown
Marriage aft 22 Apr 1674 After death of her second husband.
to Mary Unknown
Death[1][2][3] 16 Apr 1683 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Burial[1] Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Public Offices

  • Clerk in Bishop's Court at Cambridge, England
  • Justice of the Peace, Guilford, Connecticut, 1642
  • Guilford Town Clerk, 1639-1662
  • Magistrate, Guilford, 1651-1658
  • Deputy, New Haven Colony General Court, 1643-1649
  • Commissioner, New Haven Colony, 1655-1658
  • Deputy Governor, New Haven Colony, 1658-1661
  • Governor, New Haven Colony, 1661-1665
  • Governor, Colony of Connecticut, 1676-1683

Bibliography

  • Garrity, John A. and Mark C. Carnes, eds. American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, s.v. "Leete, William" [CSL call number GIS Ref CT 213 .A68 1999].
  • Leete, Edward L. The Descendants of William Leete. Second edition. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers, 1934 [CSL call number CS 71 .L486 1934].
  • Leete, Edward L., compiler. The Family of William Leete. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse, & Taylor, Printers, 1884 [CSL call number CS 71 .L486 1884].
  • Leete, Joseph. The Family of Leete. London: Blades, East & Blades, Printers, 1906 [CSL call number CS 439 .L4 1906].
  • National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Vol. X. New York: James T. White & Company, 1900, s.v. "Leete, William" p. 322 [CSL call number E 176 .N27].
  • Norton, Frederick Calvin. The Governors of Connecticut. Hartford: Connecticut Magazine Co., 1905 [CSL call number HistRef F 93 .N 88 1905].
  • Raimo, John W. Biographical Dictionary of American Colonial and Revolutionary Governors 1607-1789. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1980 [CSL call number E 187.5 .R34].
  • Steiner, Bernard Christian. Governor William Leete and the Absorption of New Haven Colony by Connecticut. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891 [CSL call number E 172 .A60 1891].

Further Reading

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William Leete, in Connecticut State Library, Sep 1999.
  2. "Bradstreet's Journal", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 8:332 [dup 9:51].

    1683.
    "Not long after in ye same month [April] dyed the Hon/ble W'm Leet Gov'r of Connecticott in ye 72 or 73 year of his age. Tho: he was Ancient, yet had it pleased god he might have continued many years. His death is an awful breach espec. at this juncture."

  3. "New England Chronology", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 8:19.

    [Derived from a volume of Interleaved Almanacks, which belonged to Judge Sewall"]
    ""Apl. 16. 1683. Wm. Leit, Esq. Gov. Con't. Col. dyed."

  4.   Leete, Joseph, and John Corbet Anderson. The Family of Leete. (London: Blades, East & Blades, printers, 1906), 128.

    [From Visitation of Huntingdonshire, 1613]
    Johannes Leete de Dodington, in com. Hunt. 1 filius, jam supstes 1613.
    [married to] Anna, filia Rob'ti Shute, Justic de Banco Regis.
    [son] Willielms Leete, filius et haeres, aet. demid' Anni et amplius 1613.
    [From Visitation HuntingdonShire of 1684]
    William Leete, eldest son, Governour of Harford in New England, now living 1684 as is supposed, aet. 71
    [married to] Anne, daur. of John Payne, Minister of Southoe in Co. Hunt.

  5.   William Leete, in Find A Grave.
  6.   William Leete, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).