The Billingsley Family in America


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Billingsley Family Bio-William(1) Billingsley, 1626

William and his brother Francis are both my immigrant ancestors and my 10th great grandfathers.
Francis's son John married William's daughter Sarah Ann.
From The Billingsley Family In America, by Harry Alexander Davis.

William Billingsley
(abt 1628 Shropshire County, England - 1657 Calvert County, Maryland)

Excerpt from The Billingsley Family In America
by Harry Alexander Davis;
Published by Tuttle Antiquarian Books, Rutland, VT, 1936
pp 22-23


Born County Salop, England 1628, moved to Holland with his parents. He came to Virginia with his brother Thomas in 1650, “Transported” by Edward James with five others said James was granted 350 acres of land on Rapahannock 22 May 1650. (Land Rec. Lib. L, fod. ,t?19.)

He married about 1651 Sarah Bowman, born Essex County, Virginia circa 1635. They settled in Richmond County where he owned a small farm and also a small vessel and was mostly engaged in transporting commodities in coast. trade. He died Dec. 1657 having been struck by a boom on his vessel. Sarah moved to Culvert County, Maryland early in 1656 having been “Transported” by her brother in law Francis Billingsley. She remained at his home during the year and then returned to Virginia With Francis and his family in 1659. She remarried (2) in 1663 a William Evart, and is stated to have died about 1690.


  1. Sarah Ann: b 1652 Va., married John Billingsley No. 5 which see.
  2. William: b 1655 died infancy.
  3. Martha Agatha: b 1658 Me. posthumous, died aet. 13 years.
  4. Mary Evart: b ca 1665 2d marriage, no Billingsley blood. m. a Mr. Johnson.

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