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John Billington

Ancestry of
John Billington

(c1580 - 1630)
Mayflower passenger 1620

    John Billington

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    • 1st Generation
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    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1580 
    • Birth Location:
    • prob. Lincolnshire, England 
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    • Death Date:
    • Sep 1630 
    • Death Location:
    • Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts 
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    • Notes: 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Mayflower passenger. DEATH: Hanged for the murder of John Newcomen. The only contemporary eyewitness account was written by William Bradford, "1630 - This year John Billington the elder, one that came over with the first, was arraigned, and both by grand and petty jury found guilty of wilful murder, by plain and notorious evidence. And was for the same accordingly executed. This, as it was the first execution amongst them, so was it a matter of great sadness unto them. They used all due means about this trial and took the advice of Mr. Winthrop and other the ablest gentlemen in Bay of the Massachusetts, that were then newly come over, who concurred with them that he ought to die, and the land to be purged from blood. He and some of his had been often punished for miscarriages before, being one of the profanest families amongst them; they came from London, and I know not by what friends shuffled into their company. His fact was that he waylaid a young man, one John Newcomen, about a former quarrel and shot him with a gun, whereof he died." - Taken from Mayflower Families 5 Generations Vol. 21.
  • Marriages for John Billington

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    • Elinor - - - - - -
    • Marriage Date:
    • BEF 1604

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