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Jane Goodenow Billings
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Birth: unknown
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1708
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Maiden Name Variants: Goodnow, Goodenough

Father: Thomas Goodenow
Mother: Jane Ruddick/Ruddocke
Probably born at Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.
First Husband: Christopher Banister
Second Husband: Nathaniel Billings, Jr.

Unless otherwise noted, all vital records come from "Concord, Massachusetts births, marriages, and deaths, 1635-1850." Printed by the town, Published 1895 by T.Todd, printer in Boston.


Sources for date of birth are inconsistent and range from 1640 - 1658. Jane was most likely at least 20 years old at the time of birth for her first child in 1670.

1a) Source for Vital Records: Family Data Collection - Births [Ancestry.com]

Name: Jane Goodnow
Father: Thomas Goodness
Mother: Jane Ruddick
Birth Date: 1649
City: Sudbury
County: Middlesex
State: MA
Country: USA

1b) Source for Vital Records: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [Godfrey Memorial Library in Connecticut]

Name: Jane Goodenow Billings
Birth Date: 1650
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Volume: 13
Page Number: 505

1c) Source for Vital Records: Millennium File [Ancestry.com]

Name: Jane Bannister
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 1658
Birth Place: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Death Date: 6 Dec 1708
Death Place: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Nathaniel Billings
Children: Mary Billings; Prudence Billings

NOTE: Further research reveals the "Millennium File" produced by Ancestry has several errors regarding the marriage of Nathaniel Billings to Jane (Goodenow) Bannister, widow of Christopher Bannister.

The Millennium File shows Jane Bannister married, 19 Mar 1679, the Nathaniel Billings who was born 14 Feb 1665.

This makes Nathaniel (son of John Billings and Elizabeth Hastings) a 14 year old groom to a widowed woman at least 15 years older. Jane bore her first child, John, in 1670 while married to Christopher Bannister. Therefore, the year of her birth is in the probable range of late 1640's to 1650. It is more likely that the widow of Christopher Bannister, Jane Bannister, married Nathaniel's Uncle, Nathaniel Billings, Jr. (1640-1714), son of Nathaniel, Sr.


2a) Jane married (1st) Christopher Banister:

From "New England Marriages Prior to 1700," Clarence Almon Torrey; pg 69

BILLENS, Nathaniel (-1714) & 1/wf Jane (GOODENOW) BANISTER (-1708), w Christopher; 19 May 1679; Concord

2b) Nath. Billins & Jane Banister maryed 19. 3. 79; Concord, MA; pg 23

3) Mrs. Jane Billing ye wife of Mr. Nathanll dyed Decembr ye 6th day, 1708.; pg 70



(4) Known Children with husband Christopher Banister:

John BANISTER
1670 1730

Mary BANISTER
1672 1675

Joseph BANISTER
1675 1731

Thomas BANISTER
1677 1712

(5) Known Children with husband Nathaniel Billings, Jr. (1640-1714), son of Nathaniel, Sr.:

Mary BILLINGS
Mary daughtr of Nathll Billins. born. 10 . 11. 80; pg 24

John BILLINGS
John of Nathaniel Billings born: 14 . 1. 82-3; pg 25
John son of Nath : Billings dyed: 11 . 3. 84; pg 26

Prudence BILLINGS (Source for Vital Records: Millennium File [Ancestry.com])

Nathanll, Nathaniel BILLINGS
Nathanll Billing ye son of Nathanll Billing & Jane his wife was Borne may ye 29th day 1688; pg 41

Daniel BILLINGS
Daniel Billing ye son of Nathanll Billing & Jane his wife was Borne March ye 20th day 1690 . 1; pg 34 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Nathaniel Billings (1640 - 1714)
 
 Children:
  John Banister (1670 - 1730)*
  Mary Billings Hosmer (1680 - 1740)*
  Prudence Billings Hosmer (1685 - 1770)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Burying Place
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: jvtree1
Record added: Jan 20, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123829406
 

wife of my 2nd cousin 14x removed, Nathaniel Billings (1642 - 1714)
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Mar. 7, 2016
My grandmother. Married Christopher Banister abt. 1672. I have your DNA within me over 380 years. Iris is my favorite flower. God bless your soul. You are why I exist.
- Ted Carlton
 Added: Nov. 2, 2014
For my 7th great grandmother.
- Lela Parris Koch
 Added: May. 13, 2014
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