The Society was formed to share the history of the Billington Family and encourage research of the family in the USA and England. A facebook page was developed, and is a private group, under the name of Billington Family Society, those wishing to join need to show their lineage to The Billington Family. Our mission is to encourage membership in the Billington Family Society and the General Society Mayflower Decendants (GSMD). If you are still searching for your line, let us know, several people are quite good at finding out your lineage.
Show your lineage and GSMD number and $25.00 for 1 year membership - $10.00 1 year for Associate (those wanting to be part of the Society but don't have the lineage.)
Signed in the cabin of The Mayflower November 11 (old style calendar;) November 21 (new style calendar) 1620
In the Name of God, Amen, We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britian, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such and equal laws, ordinances, acts, consitute and offices from time to time, as shall be thought most and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
In witness where of we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11 of November, in the year of the reign of our soverign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland the eighteeth, and of scotland the fifty-fourth. Ano. Dom 1620
The first time I wore this I was amazed at my reaction to what they wore back then.
Very interesting what they wore in 1620/21.
This was the site of Edward Winslow home, many renovations over the years, this building was given to the Mayflower Society and is now the Society House. Every 3 years the meeting is held in Plymouth ( you can get clothed in garments similar to the pictures on left and there is a procession that starts at the Mayflower Society Home and walks down to the site of the Stone/a prayer is read for those that passed that 1st winter and then up to the Church. It is an amazing journey.