Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Leete

The first person in my tree with this surname was Edith Leete

My ancestral line is:

 1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

28 Alfred Docwra (1824-1903)
29 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

56 Tempest Sell (1787-1861)
57 Jane Docwra (1800-1840)

112 Simeon Sell (1753-1823)
113 Edith Leete (1765-1798)

Edith was christened 20 January 1765 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire.  Her parents were Simeon Leete and Elizabeth Fossey.  She married her cousin Simeon Sell on 4 Jun 1781 in Guilden Morden.  Simeon was the son of Simeon Sell and Mary Leete.

Edith and Simeon had 7 children:

  1. Edith Fossey Sell 1783-1859
  2. Simeon Sell 1785-1859
  3. Tempest Sell 1787-1861
  4. William Baker Sell 1790-1790
  5. Elizabeth Sell 1791-1864
  6. Ephraim Sell 1793-1830
  7. Charles Sell 1795-1795.

Simeon Leete was christened 17 November 1740 in Guilden Morden.  His parents were Simeon Leete and Mary Warren.  He married Elizabeth Fossey on 15 November 1763 at Wallington, Hertfordshire, England.  They had 12 children:

  1. Edith Leete 1765-1798
  2. Simeon Leete 1766-?
  3. Thomas Leete 1768-1802
  4. Mary Leete 1770-?
  5. Mary Leete 1772-?
  6. William Leete 1774-1799
  7. John Leete 1775-1775
  8. Jackey Leete 1776-1833
  9. Elizabeth Leete 1778-1778
  10. Elizabeth Leete 1779-?
  11. Ann Leete 1781-?
  12. Sarah Leete 1788-1807

Simeon Leete was born about 1697 at Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire.   I have not yet found a marriage record for Simeon Leete and Mary Warren.  They had 7 children:

  1. Ann 1724-?
  2. Mary 1725-? (she married Simeon Sell)
  3. Elizabeth 1729-?
  4. Tabitha 1734-1818
  5. Simeon 1739-1739
  6. Judith 1740-?
  7. Simeon 1740-1807 (he married Elizabeth Fossey)

Simeon Leete was born between 1664 and 1667 in Little Eversden.  His parents were Robert Leete and Judith.  He married Elizabeth Gayler on 16 October 1694 at Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire.  Simeon and Elizabeth had 9 children:

  1. Robert 1696-1766
  2. Simeon 1697-1777
  3. Ann 1702-1704
  4. John 1703-1704
  5. Ann 1705-?
  6. John 1708-?
  7. Thomas 1710-?
  8. Samuel 1712-?
  9. Thomas 1714-?

Robert was christened 27 Mar 1639 at Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire.  He was the son of William Leete and Elizabeth Baron.

William was christened 27 December 1607 at Little Eversden. William was the son of Simeon Leete.  He married Elizabeth Baron on 27 January 1635 at Little Eversden.

Simeon Leete was christened 23 Jun 1573 at Little Eversden.  Simeon’s parents were Robert Leete and Alice Grundy.

Robert Leete was born about 1540.  Robert was the son of John Leete and Elizabeth Baron.  He married Alice Grundy on 6 April 1573 at Great Eversden.

Main Sources of information:

    • Cambridgeshire Family History Society, St Mary Guilden Morden, St Peter & St Paul Steeple Morden, CD-ROM Database (Girton, Cambridgshire, UK: Cambridgeshire Family History Society, n.d.).
    • Cambridgeshire Family History Society, St Mary Great Eversden & St Helen Little Eversden Parish Registers, CD-ROM Database (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridgeshire Family History Society, n.d.).>
    • Joseph Leete, The Family of Leete  (London: Blades, East & Blades, Printers, 1906); This book is available to download on a number of sites including:
      https://archive.org/details/familyofleete00leet
      https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE91445

 

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