We have added a new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880:
- Billington, John (Vol.21)
This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.
John Billington travelled on Mayflower with his wife Elinor and sons John and Francis. His family was particularly troublesome for the order-loving Puritans. Billington killed a fellow colony member with whom he had a long-running feud, John Newcomen, and was hanged for the crime in 1630. He was the first man executed by hanging in the colony.
This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses.
This update is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our team of volunteers, including; Rich Wood, Marie Wells, and David Anderson. We appreciate the work of all our volunteers. If you would like to join the team, please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.