The Reader’s Notebook: John Billington

Sep 30, 2020

An illustration of the signing of the Mayflower Compact
Credit mayflower400uk.org

September 30, 2020 -- John Billington was an Englishman who travelled to the New World on the Mayflower and was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Billington's place in history was truly cemented in 1630 when he shot and killed a fellow colonist - a deed which would make him forever known as America's first murderer.