Warren Leete (1862-1898)

Warren Leete was born at number 5 Lancaster Road, South Norwood Park, in 1862 to Joseph and Clara Leete (See Lancaster Road for family details).  He lived at number 6 Howden Road between 1889 and 1898 with his wife Clara, and one servant, during that time they had one daughter, Eva May, July 1893.  It appears that he was bound as an apprentice in 1880 for seven years to Stephen Goodhart, citizen and Grocer.  In 1888 Warren was granted the Freedom of the City of London and admitted to the Company of Grocers upon completion of his service as apprentice.  He continued in his father’s footsteps as a Continental Merchant, partner in his father’s firm of Messrs. Leete and Baillon, 36 St Mary-at-Hill, London. .

Warren was a keen footballer and played for the Old Brightonians, and the Crystal Palace Rovers  on many occasions, often with his younger brother Norman.

Warren died suddenly at home in 1898 after suffering for five days from pneumonia.  He was buried in the family grave in St John the Evangelist, Shirley, Surrey.

 

Warren Leete’s freedom of the City of London

 

The Leete Family grave, St John the Evangelist, Shirley, Surrey