Posted By:travis moore
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Subject:HP Lovecraft and the Billingtons
Post Date:October 18, 2005 at 10:59:00
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Forum:Billington Family Genealogy Forum
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Has anyone read what the horror genre writer HP Lovecraft has to say about the Billingtons?

Besides John Billington's act of homicide I have found two other recorded instances involving Billingtons and double murders; one in Philadelphia, and the other in England.

Also four members of the Billington family were official British Crown hangmen at the turn of the 19th century; a father and three sons. The father hung 147 individuals in Northern Ireland, including several members of the IRA.

Looks like our ancestors had a dark side to them.