Billingsley family documents on this site . . .

Marriage certificate of Miss Florence Billingsley and J.W. Brooks, 17 Sep. 1871, Bell Co. Tx. [72k JPEG], scan of a record on film at LDS Genealogical Library.

Revolutionary War pension application of Pvt. John Billingsley, filed 24 Dec. 1833, transcript of a photocopy from the National Archives.

Extracts from an Anglican parish register Astley Abbotts, Shropshire, England , 1596-1670, from microfilm, LDS Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City.

Billingsley Links

Contemporary Diarists

Citing the Diary of Ralph Josselin:

"In 1651, Josselin had his first communion since 1642; Puritanism was softening, although there was considerable debate about precisely who was qualified to receive the host. He preached widely during the next 7 years, and the Lord Mayor of London was in his audience on one occasion. On February 10, 1655 Josselin watched for the first time: 'a great noise of people called Quakers; divers have fits about us, and thereby come to be able to speak'".
[In A History of Cranham, Essex, chap. 4 "The Churchmen"].

From the Diary of Samuel Pepys, January 11, 1664:

"This morning I stood by the King [Charles II] arguing with a pretty Quaker woman, that delivered to him a desire of hers in writing The King showed her Sir J Minnes, as a man the fittest for her quaking religion, she modestly saying nothing till he begun seriously to discourse with her, arguing the truth of his spirit against hers, she replying still with these words, ‘O King!’ and thou’d all along".