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.

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