My Leek family line goes back to William Leek, who was born in New York City in1797 and died in Lasalle county, Illinois 28 Aug 1878. I think his father was Henry Leek b. 1764 in New York and died 19 Sep 1833 in New York City. The evidence for this is circumstantial so far. On Family Tree DNA I have two Y-DNA37 matches in haplogroup I-M223 one with genetic distance 1, the second with genetic distance 3. Both of these men are descendants of John Leake "the Loyalist", AKA Johannes Leick, born in Germantown. New York 1 Apr 1750 and died in New Brunswick, Canada in 1826. My leek/Leake surname autosomal DNA matches on Ancestry.com are mostly 1) descendants of Philip Leek or Leeke born in Yorkshire, England abt. 1611and died in Connecticut May 1676. or 2) descendants of William Leake born in Nottinghamshire, England about 1664 and died abt.1714 in Goochland county, Virginia. There seems to be no connection known between these 3 families, the latter two tracing back to England, and the first to the Palatine emigration from the Germanies. I know of no Y-DNA information on descendants of Philip Leek/e or William Leake and would like to find this information if it exists. Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.
Many thanks, Jim Leek