Samuel Billington

Maleabout 1702–

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Billington was born about 1702, in Wybunbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Billington, was 34 and his mother, Mrs. Billington, was 29. He married Mary Street on 15 November 1729, in Wybunbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Tarporley, Cheshire, England in 1703.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Billington
1702–
Mary Street
1705–
Marriage: 15 November 1729
Hannah Billington
1730–1731
George Billington
1731–1795
Elizabeth BILLINGTON
1731–
Joseph Billinge
1731–
Anne Billington
1739–
Peter Billinge
1743–1820

Sources (22)

  • Samuel Billington, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Samuel Billindge in entry for Hannah Billindge, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Saml Billinge in entry for Hannah Billinge, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1729Wybunbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 18

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 50

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 52

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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