Officers

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BILLINGTON FAMILY SOCIETY

Governor Marsha Berland 406-236-5314 berland47@3rivers.net

Deputy Governor  Marty Flanagan billingtonfamilysociety@gmail.com

Historian  Diane Liebert  historian.jbillingtonsoc@gmail.com  

Secretary  June Nesbitt

Elder Janet Ernst

Treasurer Vacant

Captain Melissa Gibbons melggibbons@yahoo.com

Woodsman        Michael Rounds 

Judge (fair & impartial) Bill Warner

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About the Billington Family

John Billington, his wife Elinor and their two sons, John and Francis departed on the Mayflower from Plymouth, Devon, England between September 6 and 16, 1620.  This was a small, 100 foot ship which held 102 passengers and a crew of about 30-40 in extremely cramped conditions.  By the second month out, the ship was buffeted by strong westerly gales, causing the ship's timbers to be badly shaken with caulking failing to keep out sea water, and with passengers, even in their berths, lying wet and ill.  This combined with a lack of proper rations  and bad living conditions probaly contributed to half the passengers passing that first winter.  Picture on right in the Parish Church in Plymouth, MA.

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WE BEGAN

By attending the GSMD Triennial Meeting, which began on September 8, 2017 and asking people if they were Billington descendants.  We held a meeting September 11 at 1620 Hotel.  Marsha Berland began in 2014 asking people who were Billington descendants and met several people who were interested.  This was the beginning.  It was discovered that $250 was the fee to put our name Billington Family Society on the Mayflower Society home page.  This was done in 2017 and we were official.