Re: John Billington of the Mayflower
I have a bit of information about John, his son Francis, and Francis' daughter Mary. My information states that John was the first colonist executed, and was perhaps not even guilty of the murder for which he was accused. There is also an tale (unverified) of Francis (who was about 14 or so during the crossing) having nearly blown up the Mayflower while playing in the gunpowder stores.
Send me an email, tell me what format you would like the data,and I'll be more than happy to share what I have.