When Harriet Billington was born on 27 November 1831, in Audlem, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Billington, was 27 and her mother, Martha Brown, was 31. She married Joseph William Bates II on 10 December 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 12 May 1909, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the three places called Billington, in Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Bedfordshire. The first of these is first recorded in 1196 as Billingduna ‘sword-shaped hill’ (see Bill 2); the second is in Domesday Book as Belintone ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of Billa’; the one in Bedfordshire is recorded in 1196 as Billendon, from an Old English personal name Billa + dūn ‘hill’. The place in Lancashire is the most likely source of the surname.
History: John Billington (1580–1630), from Spalding, Lincolnshire, was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 and an early settler in Plymouth Colony. Governor Bradford called him ‘the profanest’ of the settlers; eventually he was hanged for murder. His son Francis married and had children.
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Transcribed from the Hatch book by Marjorie Eddy and Kathleen Savage Judd. This account compiled from “Eliza Billington Welch” by Eva Dunn Snow and from In Grateful Rememberance of My Parents by Glad …
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