William Leete Cellar, 6 Broad Street

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Title

William Leete Cellar, 6 Broad Street

Description

Regicides Cellar, 6 Broad St. The land on which this house stands was originally part of the homelot of Governor William Leete. It is thought that the cellar of the barn behind the house is the site of Leete's house. From the plaque on the barn: "Here in June 1661, William Leete, then Governor of New Haven Colony concealed for three days Whalley and Goffe, two of the judges who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England. They were sought by emissaries of Charles II who after the Restoration ordered the regicides beheaded."

Source

Edith B. Nettleton Historical Room Collection

Publisher

Guilford Free Library

Rights

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Citation

“William Leete Cellar, 6 Broad Street,” Guilford Free Library Archives, accessed June 14, 2024, http://www.nomeka.gflarchives.org/items/show/303.