John Billington

c. 1582 - 1630

John Billington traveled on Mayflower with his wife Elinor and sons John and Francis.

John and his family were particularly troublesome for the order-loving Puritans. He was hanged in 1630 for the crime of killing a fellow colony member, John Newcomen, with whom he had a long-running feud. He was the first man executed by hanging in the colony.

View Complete Biography from The Pilgrim Migration


John Billington
Expert How-to Guides

Get started on your Mayflower genealogy with these free guides from our experts:



Download a FREE Guide to Mayflower ancestry

Are you a Mayflower descendant? This guide will help you find out.

Honor Your Ancestors with a Pilgrim Quadricentennial Membership

Honor your ancestors with a Pilgrim Quadricentennial Membership -- only available in 2020

Twitter icon Facebook icon Instagram icon