Tombstone Tuesday – June 1, 2021 – William Leete

William Leete was the son of Governor William Leet and his wife, Anne Payne. He was born in 1645 and baptized in 1647. Governor Leete and Anne had ten children; John (1639), Catherine (1642) Andrew (1643), Abigail (1643), William (1645), Caleb (1651), Gratiana (1653), Peregrine (1658), Joshua (1659), Anna (1661). William Leete Sr. became the governor of the Colony of Connecticut.

William Leete (Jr) married Mary Fenn, daughter of Benjamin Fenn of Milford Connecticut, on January 11, 1672. They had one daughter, Mary Leete. William Leete is listed on an early Connecticut Census as a resident of New Haven County. William Leete was the Deputy from Guilford for the General Court while his father was the Governor of Connecticut.

William Leete died on June 1 1687 in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut at the age of forty two. He is buried in the Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford. While William and Mary’s stone are no longer found. They are known to be buried in the cemetery with the other Leete family members.

Ancient Burial Grounds in Hartford Connecticut.

Rest in peace, William!

Love, Jan

William Leete is my nine times Great Uncle.

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