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Mercy Billington Martin
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1651
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1718
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Mercy Billington: (Per Mayflower website from - 2 generations)
Marcy Billington: (Variation).

b. 25 Feb. 1651/2, Plymouth, [Plymouth Co., MA]. (Mayflower Families).

m. 27 Jun 1681, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, John Martin. (MayFlower Families).

d. 28 Sept. 1718, Rehoboth, [Bristol County, Massachusetts]. [Mayflower Births
& Deaths, Vol. I].

Burial: Unknown

Society of Mayflower Descendants, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Application
for Membership:
b. prob Plymouth, MA; prob. the same 25 Feb 1651/2; MF 5:36, 37, 46;
m. John Martin; Rehoboth, MA; 27 Jun 1681; MF 5:46;
d. Rehoboth, MA; 28i Sep 1718; MF 5:46.

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington,
General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857,
p. 16 - 17:
"9 MERCY 3 BILLINGTON (Francis 2, John 1)
probably the unnamed daughter of Francis and Christian Billington, b. Plymouth
25 Feb. 1651/2; d. Rehoboth 28 Sept. 1718.
She m. Rehoboth 27 June 1681 JOHN MARTIN, bp. Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire,
England 20 Jan. 1652/3; d. Rehoboth 28 Aug. 1720; son of Richard and Elizabeth
(Salter) Martin. He m. (2) Rehoboth 28 May 1719 Abigail Read who d. there April
[p. 17:]
John Martin came to Rehoboth from England between 1660 and 1664 with his
father, Richard. John inherited from his father the homestead and other
property in Rehoboth and continued to reside there. During King Philip's War in
1676 John paid his father's tax and was himself a soldier in that conflict from
Rehoboth. In 1740 his son, John Martin of Rehoboth, was awarded bounty land for
his father's service.
John Martin, son of Richard, was always of Rehoboth, never of Swansea.
On 1 Aug. 1707 John and Mercy Martin of Rehoboth and her sisters Elizabeth
Patte, Dorcas May and Mary Sabin conveyed "for love" to their niece Desire
Billington, daughter of their brother Isaac, their rights to the Middleboro land
of their father Francis Billington, deceased.
The inventory of the estate of John Martin Sr. of Rehoboth was take 6 Sept.
1720, presented by John Martin, eldest son, who was appointed administrator of
the estate 4 March 1722/3.
In a deed dated 29 July 1725, acknowledged 11 March 1733/4, recorded 16
Oct. 1761 [sic], John Martin [son] of Rehoboth, taylor, sold the home lot of his
father John Martin dec., to Jotham Carpenter, husband of his sister Desire.
Children (MARTIN) b. Rehoboth:
27 i JOHN 4 b. 10 June 1682
ii ROBERT b. 9 Sept. 1683; d. 16 Sept. 1705
iii DESIRE b. 20 March 1684/5
iv FRANCIS b. 7 May 1686; incompetent, being cared for by the family
in 1725."

Book - Mayflower Families: Edward Winslow and John Billington for Five
Generations, contains the best, most thorough and completely researched
genealogy on John and Eleanor Billington and their two children John and
Francis. It covers every known descendant for the first five generations, to
the birth of the sixth generation. This book is packed full of pure
genealogical research. Published by the General Society of Mayflower
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington,
General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857,
p. 6-7:
b. England, prob. Lincolnshire, about 1606 to 1609; d. Middleboro 3 Dec. 1684
"aged 80."
He m. Plymouth July 1634 CHRISTIAN (PENN) EATON, b. England ca. 1607; d.
Middleboro ca. 1684. She m. (1) Plymouth 1624 or 1625 Pilgrim Francis Eaton, b.
England; d. Plymouth between 25 Oct. and 8 Nov. 1633; by whom she had three
children: Rachel, Benjamin and another, living in 1651, whose name is unknown.
Francis Billington lived at Plymouth until 1669 when he moved to Middleboro
and occupied land granted to him as one of the "First Comers." He lived htere
until his death, except for a few years during King Philip's War when he fled to
Plymouth for safety. On 18 April 1642 his daughter Elizabeth was apprenticed;
and 14 January 1642/3 he bound out son Joseph, "aged vi or vii" and two
daughters, probably Martha and Mary, one five years old and the other even
younger. Bradford stated in 1651 that Francis Billington had eight children.
On 2 March 1642 Francis Billington of New Plymouth, planter, sold to Mr.
John Atwood of Plymouth, land in Plymouth.
In 1674 Francis Billington deposed that he was aged 68.
In his old age Francis Billington was dependent on his son Isaac for
support and died intestate. No probate record appears, although son Isaac
petitioned the probate court in 1703/4 for title to all his father's Middleboro
lands, stating he had had sole care of his parents in their old age. A Plymouth
County Court Case of Sept. 1722, brought by Isaac's daughter Desire 4
(Billington) Bonney and her husband, James, shows that Francis Billington died
intestate leaving issue two sons and five daughters, viz: son Joseph (eldest,
who inherited a double portion) and Isaac; daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Dorcad,
Mercy and Martha, with a total of eight shares in the estate. A 3 Dec. 1719
quiclaim deed from Francis's father Francis and grandfather (unnamed) Billington
(Family #12), reading "my father Francis and grandfather (unnamed) Billington"
seems to imply a son Francis, Jr. But in the absence of any mention of such a
son in contemporaneous Plymouth records, coupled with the fact that Francis's 4
deed evidently transferred the shares of Joseph Billington, we conclude that the
deed contains a clerical error. The original must have read "my father Joseph
[underlined] and grandfather Francis [underlined] Billington." Indications are
that the seven children named in the Bonney suit and their progeny were the only
survivors of Francis 2 Billington. A more detailed account has been published.
Children (BILLINGTON) all b. probably Plymouth:
3 i ELIZABETH 3 b. 10 July 1635
4 ii JOSEPH b. 1636 (bef. 2 Feb. 1636/7)
5 iii MARTHA b. ca. 1638
6 iv MARY b. ca. 1640
7 v ISAAC b. ca. 1644 (based on age at d.)
vi child d. y.
vii REBECCA b. 8 June 1648; dvidently d.y.
8 viii DORCAS b. ca. 1650
9 ix MERCY prob. unnamed dau. b. 25 Feb. 1651/2"

Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. 1, p. 106-111:
John BILLINGTON1, d. 1630, Plymouth <1>
CHILDREN OF John BILLINGTON1 & Elinor ( ): (2)
John BILLINGTON2, d. pre 1630 <1>
Francis BILLINGTON2, b. c1604-06 ; d. 3 Dec 1684 <1>
Thomas BILLINGTON, d. pre 1 May 1662, Taunton (inv.)
Mrs. Abraham BILLINGTON, d. 1825
CHILDREN of Samuel BILLINGTON & Eliza Nickerson (dau of David); (4)
Levi BILLINGTON, b. ( )
Eliza BILLINGTON, b. ( )
Samuel BILLINGTON, b. ( )
Mary BILLINGTON, b. ( )

CHILDREN OF Francis BILLINGTON2 & Christian (PENN) Eaton: (9) <2>
Elisabeth BILLINGTON3, b. 10 July 1635; d. aft. 22 Mar. 1709/10, Providence RI
Joseph BILLINGTON3, b. pre Feb. 1736/37; d. betw. 7 Jan 1684/5 - 1692, prob.
Block Island RI
Martha BILLINGTON3, b. c1638; d. aft 9 Jun 1704, Plainfield CT
Mary BILLINGTON3, b. c1640; d. aft. 28 Jun 1717
Isaac BILLINGTON3, b. c1644, d. 11 Dec. 1909, ae 66, Middleboro
Child, b. pre 1650, d.y.
Rebecca BILLINGTON3, b. 8 June 1647; poss. d. y.
Dorcas BILLINGTON3, b. c1650; d. aft 1711
Mercy BILLINGTON3, b. 25 Feb. 1651/2; d. 28 Sept. 1718, Rehoboth
Edward MAY, d. 10 Aug. 1691, Plymouth <3>
CHILDREN OF Richard Bullock & Elizabeth BILLINGTON3: (4) <5>

[p. 109]
John MARTIN4, 10 Jun 1682
Robert Martin4, b. 9 Sept. 1683
Desire MARTIN4, b. 20 Mar. 1684/5
Francis MARTIN4, b. 7 May 1686
Desire CARPENTER5 (Desire Martin4), b. 3 June 1716; d. 28 May 1800, Stevens
Corner Cem., Rehoboth
Hezekiah HIX, b. c1715, d. 5 Feb. 1788*, ae 73, Stevens Corner Cem,, Rehoboth
CHILDREN OF Hezekiah HIX & Desire Carpenter5: (8)
Hannah HIX6, b. 17 May 1740
James HIX6, b. 21 Apr. 1742
Mary HIX6, b. 17 Mar. 1746/7
Desire HIX6, b. 27 Dec. 1750
Gideon HIX6, b. 26 May 1752
Jotham HIX6, b. 26 May 1752 (twin)
Nathan HIX6, b. c1761*
Renew CARPENTER5 (Desire Martin4), b. 6 Jun 1714, d. 9 Feb. 1787, Stevens Corner
Cem., Rehoboth
Jabez Round, b. c1708, d. 14 Mar. 1790, Stevens Corner Cem., Rehoboth <28>
Isaac ROUND6, B. 23 Jan. 1733/4
Jabez ROUND6, b. 8 Jan. 1735/6; d. 20 May 1806*"
[p. 110]
Abigail ROUND6, b. Jan. 1740
Isaiah ROUND6, b. 30 Jan. 1741
Rebecca ROUND6, b. 21 Mar. 1742
Sibbel ROUND6, b. 10 Sept. 1744
Oliver ROUND6, b. 1 Apr 1747
Rhoda ROUND6, b. 26 Jan. 1750
Esther ROUND6, b. 8 Oct 1752
Simeon ROUND6, b. 4 Feb. 1755
<1> p. 106, John Billington, b. c1580, poss. Lincolnshire, Eng. , d. in Sept.
1630 when he was executed for murder. His wife Elinor (not Helen or Ellen),
maiden name unknown, and was living 2 Mar. 1642/3, the wife of Gregory Armstrong
John Billington2 was living at the time of the May 1627 Cattle
Division but deceased at the time of his father's death in Sept. 1630.
Francis Billington2's year of birth is uncertain due to
conflicting records. He was thought to be "aged forty years or thereabouts" in
1649 (b. c1909) ; age 68 in 1674 (b. c1606) ; and age 80 when he died in 1684
(b. c1604) .
<2> p. 106, There is no file sheet listing all the children of Francis &
Christian so they have been added for easier reference.
Christian (Penn) Eaton is said to have died c1684 (Stoddard:115
says July 1684). The petition of her son, Isaac Billington, (1 Mar. 1703/4),
implies she died the same year as her husband Francis..."They were near 80 years
old when they dyed: & it is now 18 years since." Unfortunately, the time span
he mentions does not prove Christian died in 1684 but rather 1686. His referral
to "18 years since" could refer not to the death of his parents but to the death
of his last surviving parent, Christian, in 1686.
<3> p. 106, "Bowman gives his date of death as 20 Aug. although in checking the
reference given (MD 16:62) it clearly says 10 [underlined] Aug.
<4> p. 106, Four unnamed children...."

Family links: 
  Francis Billington (1606 - 1684)
  Christian Penn Eaton Billington (1607 - 1684)
  John Martin (1652 - 1720)*
  John Martin (1682 - 1758)*
  Desire Martin Carpenter (1684 - 1727)*
  Rachel Eaton Ramsden (1625 - 1659)**
  Benjamin Eaton (1627 - 1712)**
  Samuel Eaton (1630 - ____)**
  Mary Billington Sabin (1640 - 1717)*
  Isaac Billington (1644 - 1709)*
  Mercy Billington Martin (1651 - 1718)
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Julie Evans
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Aug 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57865755

- Librarian Jessie
 Added: Jun. 20, 2015
My 8th great grandmother
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 Added: Feb. 22, 2014
R. I. P. Mercy 9th Great Grandmother
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