Please advise about Gov. William Leete's status as a Questionable Gateway Ancestor. Leete-25
A book, "The Descendants of William Leete one of the Founders of Guilford, Connecticut", states that Leete of Foxecote had been a Thane of Edward, as recorded in the Domesday Book; another manor had been held by another Leete...also the Rotule Litterarum clausaurum include some documentation regarding land provided by King John "for the benefit of various crusading knights of the Leete family...using surname de Letes...
I can scan more pages from this text, and it's also available online at
The Family of William Leete: One of the First Settlers of Guilford, Conn., and Governor of New Haven and Connecticut Colonies. by Alvan Talcott. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, printers, 1884.