Billings,William a Congregational minister, was born at. Preston, Conn., Feb. 15. 1697. He graduated from Yale College in 1720, and was ordained pastor of the church in Hampton in 1723 — the same time as the formation of the church. Here he remained till his death, May 20, 1733. A Fast-day Sermon of his was published posthumously, with a preface by Hale. See Cong. Quarterly, 1860, p. 180.