Gilman, Gillman, Gyllman, Gylman / Family 2 John Gilman
Children: Edward; John married Margaret Woodcock Caston 2/6/1546 probably Edward's brother per ME & MA Families Vol I
Edward GILMAN born 2/5/1523 Caston Norfolk ENG died 1573, will dated 2/5/1573 proved shortly thereafter
Spouse: Rose Rysse buried Caston 10/3/1613; married 6/12/1550; married 4/3/1578 (2) John Snell
Children: Edward; Robert buried 3/6/1631, married Mary ?; John born circa 1554 underage 1572/3, married Anne ___; Margaret/Margarett baptized 12/1/1550 unmarried 1572/3; Katherine/Katheren baptized 12/12/1552 unmarried 1572/3; Edward; Robert baptized 7/10/1559; Lawrence baptized 11/3/1561 died 8/21/1629 married Elizabeth James 6/20/1588 (2) Joan Sponer; Rose; Jone; Elizabeth
Edward GILMAN born 6/22/1555 in Caston Norfolk ENG, baptized 4/20/1557, died 3/1631 age 75 buried 3/6/1631
Spouse: Mary HAWES born 1561 in Hingham Norfolk ENG, died in Caston 3/9/1618 age 57 [descended through 3 or Edward & Mary's children -- Bridget, Edward, and Mary]
Children: Bridget born circa 1582 married Edward Lincoln [see below] circa 1600 had 5 children parents of Thomas Lincoln, weaver, of Hingham ; Edward; John born circa 1600, married Ann Gurney 10/1/1626 in Hingham ENG; Margaret baptized 8/1/1602; Sarah baptized 12/4/1603; Mary [see below] born circa 1605 died Hingham MA 6/15/1681 age 76 married Nicholas Jacob, innkeeper, who died Hingham MA 6/5/1657 they came on Elizabeth Bonaventure from Yarmouth ENG 6/15/1633, married (2) John Beal, shoemaker, who had been married to Nazareth Pitcher (see Davis/McDowell genealogy
Edward GILMAN, born near Hingham, County Norfolk, ENG about 1587, baptized Hingham 4/20/1587 of Exeter NH, arrived in Diligent of Ipswich 8/10/1638, died Exeter NH 6/22/1655 age 68, freeman 1638, yeoman; In court shortly bef leav Eng, age 50, he took oath that his fa was Edward
Spouse: Mary Clarke born circa 1590, married in Hingham 6/3/1614, died Hingham MA 6/22/1681 age 91
Children: Mary baptized Hingham 8/6/1615 married there John Folsom died circa 1692 age 77; Edward baptized 12/26/1617 married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Richard, and Abigail Maverick died at sea 1653 age 36; Sarah baptized 12/26/1617; Moses and Joshua baptized 9/15 buried 9/19 1619; Lydia married in Hingham MA 1/19/1644-5 Daniel Cushing 6 children (see Davis/McDowell "Cushing"; John (Honorable) born 1/10/1624 baptized 5/23/1626 married Elizabeth Treworgy had 6 sons and 10 daughters; Jeremy baptized 11/27/1628 buried 1635; Moses baptized 3/11/1630 married Elizabeth Hersey; Sarah baptized 1/19/1632-3 married John Leavitt; Daniel buried 4/21/1634; Bridget married Samuel Lincoln [per Scituate Genealogy children of Edward & Mary included Elizabeth, Lawrence]
Bridget GILMAN born circa 1582 (see Edward Gilman & Mary Hawes)
Spouse: Edward LINCOLN [Smith / Glidden line]
Children: Thomas "weaver" baptized 11/27/1601 Hingham, Norfolk ENG died 9/2/1675 Hingham MA married (1) Susanna ? (2) Mary ?; Edward born 1610 ENG; Robert born 11/19/1615 ENG; Daniel born 3/18/1619 died ENG 1644, "husbandman"; Samuel baptized 8/24/1622 ENG died Hingham MA 5/26/1690
Mary GILMAN born circa 1605 Hingham ENG died Hingham MA 6/15/1681; she married (2) John Beal [descended also through Mary's sister Bridget GILMAN who married Edward Lincoln. Mary is also sister of Edward Gilman who came to New England in 1638]
Spouse: Nicholas JACOB Origins Hingham, Norfolk ENG, migrated 1633, first residence Watertown, removed to Hingham MA 1635; born circa 1604, died 6/5/1657; Will dated 5/18/1657 proved 7/28/1657; cousin of Thomas Lincoln; Innkeeper, admitted to Hingham church before 3/3/1635-6, Freeman 3/3/1635-6
Children: Captain John baptized Hingham, Norfolk 2/26/1629-30 died 9/18/1693 Hingham MA; Mary baptized 5/11/1632 died after 1683 married John Otis circa 1649; Elizabeth born circa 1634 died Hingham MA 11/24/1725 married (1) Lt. John Thackster 1648 (2) Daniel Cushing 3/23/1690-1; Sarah born circa 1636 died 8/8/1701 married Lt. Matthew Cushing/Cushen; Hannah baptized 2/23/1639-40 Hingham, died 10/8/1720 married (1) Thomas Loring 12/16/1657 (2) Capt Stephen French after 1679; Josiah baptized Hingham 11/6/1642, buried there 11/24/1642; Deborah baptized 11/26/1643 Hingham , died Marshfield MA 6/17/1696 married Nathaniel Thomas 2/19/1663-4; Joseph baptized Hingham 5/10/1646 died 2/9/1706-7 married Hannah Bosworth by about 1672
Spouse: Elizabeth TREWORKE??
Children: Children: Mary born 9/10/1658 married 7/20/1677 Capt Jonathan Thing of Exeter NH and died 8/1691; James born 2/6/1659-60; Elizabeth born 8/16/1661 married Nathaniel Ladd; John born 10/6/1663; Catherine born 3/17/1664-5; Sarah born 2/25/1666-7 married 12/28/1684 Stephen Dudley; Lydia born 12/12/1668 married Capt. John White of Haverhill; Samuel born 3/30/1671 died 8/9/1691; Nicholas born 12/26/1672; Abigail born 11/3/1674 married Samuel
Father possibly Charles Gilman????
Sarah GILMAN born 2/25/1667, died after 1728, of Gilmanton NH, daughter of John & Elizabeth (Treworke) Gilman
Spouse: Richard GLIDDEN Captain, born 1655 Portsmouth NH, of Brentwood NH 1660; died 10/5/1728 Exeter, highway surveyor; married 1687
Children; Andrew born 1686 married Lydia Folsom; Joseph married Mary & Dorcas; Charles; Richard; Benjamin married Mary Wedgewood; Jonathan; Josiah; John born circa 1705 of Deerfield; Susannah married Woodman; Sarah married Col. Joseph Smith; Elizabeth
Gen. Dic. ME & NH pg 262: Gilman, Edward, Exeter, b near Hingham co Norfolk ab 1587. For ancestry see Gilman Gens (1869) and (1895), both corrected in Am. Gen (Jan 193). In court shortly bef leav Eng, age 50, he took oath that his fa was Edward. He m in Hingham 6/3/1614 Mary Clarke, and left Eng with the large party led by Rev Robert Peck, arriving Boston in the Diligent of Ipswich 8/10/1638; thence to Hingham, with w, three sons, two daus and three servants. Freeman 3/13/1638-9. Partner with Hingham men in large gr at Rehoboth 1641; by 1650 he had sold there to Joseph Peck the younger, whom his sons John and Moses called "Cozen" in 1663. See Mayflower Desc. Mag 25-65; 26.103. Liv Hingham 10/20/1647; Ipswich, Selectm 1649; called of Ipsw 10/1/1652 when he sold out in Hingham (Suff D i.243), tho he had previously (5/8/1652) bot from Thos. Biggs at Lamprill River, and Mr. E. G. sr and s. Moses were accepted inhab at Ex. 5/10/1652. Signed Ex. ptn 5/24/ fol. Lists 376b, 378. His entire est except £30 each to sons John and Moses, he deeded to w Mary 1/14/1654-5, effective at his death. Adm to her 4/10/1655, the sons and sons-in-law agreeing to distrib according to his deed. Wid Mary signed a q.c. 3/7/1663, appar at Hingham MA; d there 6/22/1681. Ch: Mary, bp. Hignham 8/6/1615 m. there John Foscom(3). Edward bp 12/26/1617. Sarah bp 12/26/1617. Moses and Joshua bp 15 bur 19 Sept 1619. Lydia m in Hingham MA 1/19/1644-5 Daniel Cushing 6 ch. John (b 1/10/1624) bp 5/23/1626. Jeremy bp 11/27/1628, bur 1635. Moses bp 3/11/1630. Sarah bp 1/19/1632-3. Daniel bur 4/21/1634.Edward came to Exeter bef his fa. He left Hingham MA aft 3/1644-5 and was of Ipsw when he m shortly bef 9/28/1647 Elizabeth Smith, dau of Richard of Ipsw who went back to Shropham, near Hingham Eng. Pg 263 John, Esq (3) first ment in town books 1/12/1648-9 and assoc with fa, br Moses and John Legat in 200 a town gr and mill priv 1652. He m 6/30/1657 Elizabeth Treworgy (James) who was ag 33 in 10/1671. Pg 265 Moses Exeter +-46 in 3/1678. He is first ment in Exeter town books 2/10/1647-8 but adm inhab with his fa 5/10/1652. He married Elizabeth Hersey(1).
Complete Book of Emigrants pg 197: 1638, 2 May. Bosome Allen, William Ripley, Steven Yates, Steven Payne, Robert Scoulding, John Beales, Edward Gillman, John Foulsham, Henry Chamberlaine, Daniell Lyncolne and Thomas Thaxster shippers of wheat and malt in the Blessing, Mr. John Adams, bound from Yarmouth to New England. (PRO:E190/490/1&6).
Gen Reg of 1st Settlers of NE pg 122: GILMAN, EDWARD, probably came from the county of Norfolk, England, where some of his friends resided, and settled at Hingham; was admitted freeman in 1638; removed early to Ipswich, where he lived in 1647; thence to Exeter before 1652, and there died. Tradition reports that he had 3 sons, Edward, the following, John, and Moses. Two of his daughters m a Cushing and a Hersey. His son Moses lived in that part of Exeter, now Newmarket, and had sons, Jeremish, b 1660; James b 1665; John b 1672; David; Josiah, and Caleb. EDWARD, son of the preceeding, freeman 1645, was of Ipswich in 1647, of Exeter in 1652. It is said that he went to England in 1653, for mill gear, and was lost at sea. JOHN, Exeter 1657, brother of the preceding, one of the principal men of that place, and one of the first counsellors under the province charter 1680, d 24 July, 1708 ae 84. He m 30 June 1657, Elizabeth Treworthy, who d 8 Sept 1719 ae 80, by whom he had 6 sons and 10 daughters. Eight of the daughters married. The sons were 1. James b 6 Feb 1660; 2 John b 1663 d in childhood; 3 Samuel b 30 March 1671; 4. Nicholas b 26 Dec 1672 who m Sarah Clark 10 June 1697; and had 7 sons of whom were Daniel born 28 June 1702, the father of Hon. Nicholas Gilman b 31 Oct 1731, a state counsellor of N.H. who d at Exeter 7 April 1783 leaving sons Nicholas, John Taylor, and Nathaniel, all of Exeter, men much distinguished in the political annals of N.H. and Nicholas born 18 Jan 1707, grad at H.C. 1724, was ordained at Durham N.H. in 1742, and d 13 April 1748, leaving sons, Tristram, H.C. 1757, minister of North Yarmouth, Maine, Joseph a judge in Ohio, and Josiah; 5. John, 2d, b 19 Jan 1677, who, by two wives, had eleven children, six sons, of whom were Peter, b 6 Feb 1705, a mandamus counsellor of N.H. who d 1 Dec 1788, and Samuel, the grandfather of Rev. Samuel Gilman, H.C. 1811, minister at Charlestown, S.C. JOSHUA, representative of Hampton in 1669. Coll. N.H. Hist. Soc. i. 224.
Pioneers of ME and NH: GILLMAN, GILMAN, GYLLMAN, Edward, yeoman, with his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters and 3 servants, came to Hingham MA in 1638. Proprietor, freeman 3/13/1638-9. He sold his estate in Hingham 10/1/1652, having removed to Ipswich, where he was a selectman in 1649. Settled later at Exeter, where his son Edward had led the way and others had followed; both signed a petition of inhabitants 24 (3) 1652; bought one half his son Edward's house and adjacent land in Nov 1653. Deeded certain property to wife Mary and sons John and Moses 14 (11) 1654. Wife Mary; ch: Mary (m John Fulsham), Edward, Moses, Lydia (m 1/19/1644-5 Daniel Cushing), Sarah (m John Leavitt), John. He died before 10 (2) 1655, when admin of his estate was granted to his widow, Mary, the sons and sons in law consenting. [Norf rec I, 45.] Genealogy claims that this family descents from the Gilman family of Caston ENG.
Pioneers of MA 187: Gilman/Gillman, Edward, yeoman, with his wife, 3 sons, 2 daus., and 3 servants came to Hingham in 1638. Propr., frm. 3/13/1638-9. He sold his est. in Hingham 10/1/1652, having rem. to Ipswich, where he was a selectman in 1649. Settled later at Exeter, as did several of his children. Wife Mary; ch. Mary (m. John Foulsham), Edward, Moses, Lydia (m. 1/19/1644-5 Daniel Cushing), Sarah (m. John Leavitt), John. /P/ He d. before 10 (2) 1655 when admin. of his est. was gr. to his widow Mary, the sons and sons-in-law consenting. (Genealogy claims connection with the family of Caston, ENG] See Smith, Richard. Page 423: Smith, Richard, Ipswich, propr 1641. His dau. m. Edward Gilman Jr., who bought land of him at Ips. 10/9/1647; this land he mortg. 25 (10) 1648, to his father Edward Gilman, Sen., who sold it 10/2/1651, to his brother Richard Smith, of Shroppum, co. Norfolk, ENG, evidently the same man.
Genealogical Dictionary of New England 209: Gilman: 3 EDWARD, Exeter, b. near Hingham, co. Norfolk, ab. 1587. For ancestry see Gilman Gens. (1869) and (1895), both corrected in Am. Gen. (Jan. 1935). In court, shortly bef. leav. Eng., aged 50, he took oath that his fa. was Edward. He m. in Hingham 3 June 1614 Mary Clarke, and left Eng. with the large party led by Rev. Robert Peck, arriving Boston in the -Diligent-of Ipswich 10 Aug. 1638; thence to Hingham, with w., three sons, two daus. and three servants. Freeman 13 Mar. 1638-9. Partner with Hingham men in large gr. at Rehoboth 1641; by 1650 he had sold there to Joseph Peck the younger, whom his sons John and Moses called 'Cozen' in 1663. See Mayflower Desc. Mag. 25.65; 26.103. Liv. Hingham 20 Oct. 1647; Ipswich, Selectm. 1649; called of Ipsw. 1 Oct. 1652, when he sold out in Hingham (Suff. D. i.243), tho he had previously (8 May 1652) bot from Thos. Biggs at Lamprill River, and Mr. E. G.sr. and s. Moses were accepted inhab. at Ex. 10 May 1652. Signed Ex. ptn. 24 May fol. Lists 376b, 378. His entire est., except œ30 each to sons John and Moses, he deeded to w. Mary 14 Jan. 1654-5, effective at his death. Adm. to her 10 Apr. 1655, the sons and sons-in-law agreeing to distrib. according to his deed. Wid. Mary signed a q. c. 7 Mar. 1663, appar. at Hingham, Mass.; d. there 22 June 1681. Ch: Mary, bp. Hingham 6 Aug. 1615, m. there John Folsom(3). Edward, bp. 26 Dec. 1617. Sarah, bp. 26 Dec. 1617. Moses and Joshua, bp. 15, bur. 19 Sept. 1619. Lydia, m. in Hingham, Mass., 19 Jan. 1644-5 Daniel Cushing, 6 ch. John, (b. 10 Jan. 1624?), bp. 23 May 1626. Jeremy, bp. 27 Nov. 1628, bur. 1635. Moses, bp. 11 Mar. 1630. Sarah, bp. 19 Jan.1632-3. Daniel, bur. 21 Apr. 1634. 4 *EDWARD(3), came to Exeter bef. his fa. He left Hingham, Mass., aft. Mar. 1644-5, and was of Ipsw. when he m. shortly bef. 28 Sept. 1647 Elizabeth Smith, dau. of Richard of Ipsw., who went back to Shropham, near Hingham, Eng. At Exeter 4 Nov. 1647, E. G., the son, was accepted townsman and given mill and timber priv., he engaging to live there. He promptly began to buy up Ex. lands and build mills, mapping out works on a large scale. Lists 376b, 378, 75ab. In 1652 Mr. Saml. Dudley and E. G. were requested by the town to go as Deputies to the Genl. Ct. in Boston. In June 1653 he gave P/A, having urgent occasion to go to Old Eng.--to raise capital and buy machinery--and appar. had sailed when writ was entered in Oct. term of Me. Ct. From this trip he never returned, being 'lost at sea.' Kn. ch: Edward, b. approximately 1649. John, b. approximately 1650. Daniel, b. approximately 1652.
Genealogical History of ME: Edward Gilman was born in Eng, married 6/22/1555, Rose Rysse. His will made 2/5/1573 proved 7/7 the same year, mentions the eldest and three other sons and 5 daughters. His widow married second 4/3/1578 John Snell who was buried 10/3/1613. Children: John. Robert. Lawrence bap 11/3/1562 buried 8/21/1629 married 6/20/1588 Elizabeth James who was buried 12/20/1602, his will was dated 8/1/1629 proved 12/8/1629. Edward, immigrant ancestor, son of Robert Gilman was born in England in 1587-88 married at Hingham Eng 6/3/1614 Mary Clark. With his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters and 3 servants, he embarked in the ship Diligent from Gravesend with 133 others led by Rev. Robert Peck and arrived at Boston 8/10/1638. He settled in Hingham and was admitted a freeman 12/13/1638. He was a proprietor. He was a grantee of Seekonk, now Rehoboth. In 1647 he removed to Ipswich where he was selectman in 1649. He sold his Hingham estate 10/1/1652. He and several of his children settled later in Exeter. He died some time before 4/10/1655 when administration of his estate was granted to his widow Mary, the sons and sons-in-law consenting. Children: Mary bap at Hingham Eng 8/6/1615 married John Foulshan. Edward bap 12/26/1617 married daughter of Richard Sith of Ipswich formerlyof Shropham co. Norfolk Eng, settled at Eeter and was a prominent man. Sarah bap 12/26/1617. Lydia married 1/19/1645 Daniel Cuyshing. Hon John born 1/10/1624 bap 5/23/1626 died 7/24/1708 married Elizabeth Tremorgye, was in the lumber and milling business with brother Edward, counciller in 1680, representative to the NH legislature and speaker in 1693. Moses bap 3/11/1630, married Elizabeth Hersey
EDWARD GILMAN 1748 9 EXETER I Edward Gilman of Exeter in the Province of Newhampsheir in newengland wever being of a sound Disposing mind and memory Blessed be God for it tho through age infirm in Body Item I give Devise and bequeath to my son Edward Gilman and to his heirs and assigns for ever that part of my hom place Lying on y westerly side of my Barn which said part of my homplace is bounded as ffolloweth viz Begining at y north East Corner of y garden formerly Doctor odlins Late of Exeter Deceased and from thence to Run Easterly Bounding on the Cuntry Road seven Rods to the north west corner of my Barn and then to Run South five Degrees East untill it coms to y Land I formerly gave to my son Jonathan Gilman by a Deed of gift and then to Run southwesterly bounding on y Land I formerly gave to my son Jonathan Gilman untill it coms to y highway which Leadeth from Decon Lords Dwelling house to y Litle River and then to Run northwesterly bounding on said highway untill it coms to y Land formerly Jonathan ffoulshams Deceased and then to Run north Easterly bounding on the Land formerly sd Jonathan foulshams and on y Land formerly Mr John odlins and Doctor odlins untill it coms to y place first mentioned and also all my Land Lying in y second Range of Lots Laid out across y town of Exeter not already Disposed of which was allowed and preportioned to me by y first Committy which preportioned y Common Land in Exeter in y year 1725 and Likewise y one halfe of all my Debts Due to me also y one halfe of what money I have he paying y one halfe of all my Debts and funeral Charges Item I give Devise and bequeath to my son Antipas Gilman and to his heirs and assigns for ever all my Land Lying on the north side of y Litle River in Exeter not already Disposed of that Lyeth Between sd Litle Rivef and y Land I sold to Benjamin Thing and also y one halfe of all my Debts Due to me as also y one halfe of what money I have he paying the one halfe of my Debts and funerall Charges Item I give Devise and Bequeath to my son Jonathan Gilman and to his heirs and assigns for Ever my Dwelling house and Barn standing in Exeter aforesd togeather with aboute fifty square Rods of Land adjoyning tq said Dwelling house and Barn be the same more or Less which said Land is bounded as ffolloweth viz Begining at y north west corner of the Land which I gave him by a Deed of gift and from thence Runing westerly bounding on the Cuntry Road untill it coms the northwest corner of my afore sd Barn then to Run south five Degree East holding and Carring that whole Beadth untill it Coms to y Land I formerly gave him by a Deed of gift he or his heirs paying unto my son Maverick Gilman y Just sum of twenty five pounds in bills of publick Credit old tenor within five years next Enseuing after my Decease in the following manner viz to paye five pound a year and so yearly untill y said twenty five pounds be fully paid Item I give Devise and bequeath to my son Maverick Gilman and his heirs Lawfully Begoten of him or by him if any and to theire heirs and assigns for Ever all that tract of Land Lying in the parrish of Brentwood or Keenborrough whare ye sd Maverick Gilman is now setled which said tract of Land contains about fifty acres and is bounded Easterly by y Land I gave to my son Antipas Gilman southerly by the Land sd Antipas Gilman sold to Caleb Kimball partly and partly by Land Laid out by Laryes Grant westerly by the Land I sold to John Leavitt and northerly by y highway and also all my Land in Exeter aforesaid Lying on y south side of y Litle River so called Lying Between said River and y Land of y Reverand Mr John odlin not already Disposed of and Likewise also all my Land and Meadow Lying within y parrish of Kensenton in y province of newhampsheir aforesd not already Disposed of and also my parte of y Barn standing on said Land which is y one halfe of said barn and I give and bequeath to my son Maverick Gilman my Best feather Bed and y Beding Belonging to said Bed which is y two Best Blankits I have and y two Best Coverleds I have and two sheets a Bolster and piller with cases to them and also all my waring apparriel to be at his own Disposing and also I give unto him twenty five pounds in bills of publick Credit old tenor to be paid unto him within five years next Enseuing after my Decease By my son Jonathan Gilman and to be paid as afore said But if y above sd Maverick Gilman at his Decease Leave no heir nor heirs Lawfully Begoten of or by him that then my will is that my son Edward Gilman and his heirs and assigns shall have two fifths of the afore sd three peices of Land given to sd Maverick Gilman & his heirs Lawfull begotton of or by him and that my son Antipas Gilman & his heirs and assigns shall have one fifth part of y afore sd three peices of Land given to sd Maverick Gilman and his heirs Lawfully begotton of or by him and that my son Jonathan Gilman and his heirs and assigns shall have one fifth part of y afore said three peices of Land given to said Maverick Gilman and his heirs Lawfully begotton of or by him and that my Daughter Mary Robinson and her heirs and assigns shall have one fifth part of the afore sd three peices of Land Given to sd Maverick Gilman and his heirs Lawfully begotton of or by him Item I give Devise and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Robinson and to her heirs and assigns for Ever all my stock of Creatures of what kind so Ever togeather with all my haye and also all my houshold goods and Moveables of what sort so ever which I have not already Disposed of in these presants to my three sons viz to Edward Maverick and Antipas Gilman and my true Intent and meaning Concerning my son Maverick Gilman is that he shall have y use and improvement of ye afore sd three peices of Land During y whole term of his Naturall Life and if at his Decease he Leaves any heir or heirs Lawfully begotton of his Body that then y afore sd three peices of Land shall go to them and their heirs and assigns for Ever But if in case he Leaves no heir nor heirs Lawfully Begotton of his Body that then the afore said three peices of Land shall go to my son Edward Antipas and Jonathan Gilman and my Daughter Mary Robinson and to their heirs and assigns as aforesaid and my will is that if my son Maverick Gilman at his Decease Leave his wife a widdow that shee shall have y use and improvement of y place whare he now Lives so Long as shee Remains his widdow and I Do hereby appoint my two sons Edward Gilman and Antipas Gilman Executors of this my Last will and testi ment and to paye all my Just Debts and funerall Charges in witness whareof I Do hereunto this my Last will and testi ment set my hand and seall this twenty fourth day of february Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty eight and in y twenty second year of his majestis Reign signed sealed published and Edward Gilman declared by Edward Gilman to be his Last will and testiment in presants of us Jonn Young Jeremiah Calfe Junr John Nelson John Dudley Proved June 28 1749 Bond of Antipas Gilman yeoman with John Dudley Jr shopkeeper and Jeremiah Calfe joiner as sureties all of Exeter in the sum of 1000 June 28 1749 for the execution of the will witnesses John Gilman and Caleb Gilman Jr
Maine by L. Hatch: The earliest discovered records of anything like the name Gilman are connected with Wales. Cilmin Troeddher (ie Kilmin with the black foot) of Glynllison in Uroch Gwir Vai in Caeryn Arvonshire lived in the year 843 in the time of Roderick the Great with whom he came out of the north of Britain. He bore the arms: Argent a man's leg coupled sable. The Glyns of Glynllison are descended from Cilmin whose name is also spelled Kilmin. This Cilmin was head of one of the fifteen noble tribes of North Wales and there appears to be good reason to believe that he was one of the ancestors of the Gilmins of England, Ireland, and America In the sixteenth century and previously the name was variously spelled Gilmyn, Gilmin, Gylmyn, Gyl min, Gyllmyn and some times Guylmyn. From the parish register of Caston England it is found that Edward Gilman married June 12 1550, Rose Rysse who survived her husband and proved his will dated February 5 1573 on July 7 in the same year, By his will he devised his houses and lands in Caston to his eldest son John and his other estates and lands at Saham Toney between his other three sons and his five daughters. The widow married John Snell and was buried at Caston October 3 1613. The children of Edward and Rose Rysse Gilman were John, Edward, Robert, Lawrence, Margaret, Kath erine, Rose, Jane, and Elizabeth. Religious persecution sent Edward Gilman, the second son of Edward and Rose Rysse Gilman and his family, to Massachusetts. They became members of a party of one hundred and thirty three men women and children which under the leadership of the Rev Robert Peck of Hingham England embarked at Gravesend England on the ship Diligent of Ipswich Captain John Martin on April 26 and arrived at Boston Massachusetts December 13 1638. In 1641 a tract of land eight miles square then called Seekonk now Rehoboth was granted to Edward Gilman and others by the Plymouth Colony. His name does not appear on the records of that town after 1646, but the following year he appears in the records of the town of Ipswich Massachusetts. He married in Hingham England June 3 1614 Mary Clark and their children were Mary, Edward, Sarah, Lydia, John, Moses, and Edwin who died at Ipswich June 22 1681. His three sons settled in New Hampshire and John Gilman was a member of the Provincial Council under Governor Cranfield, a delegate to the Assembly, and speaker of the House.
Searches into the history of the Gillman or Gilman Family: From the Parish Register of Caston it is found that Edward Gilman married Rose Rysse on June 12 1550 who survived her husband and proved his will which was dated Feb 5 1573 proved on July 7 in the same year. By his will he devised his houses and lands in Caston to his eldest son John and his other estates lands at Saham Toney being mentioned were divided between his other three sons and his five daughters. The widow married again at Caston April 3 1578, and was buried at Caston Oct 3 1613 .As the Parish Registers of Caston commence in 1539 the date and place of birth of Edward Gilman are not known. The children of EDWARD GiLMAN of Caston and Rose Rysse his wife were SECOND GENERATION I John II Edward III Robert who was baptised at Caston July 10 1559. He married Mary and was buried at Caston March 6 1631. On March 2 1631 he enfeoffed his son John with the lands which had been left to him in his father's will of whom directly. IV Laurence baptised at Caston Nov 3 1561 buried on Aug 21 1629 at the same place Will dated Aug 1 1629 was proved Dec 8 1629. He married first Elizabeth James of Caston June 20 1588 who was buried in the same place Dec 20 1602. He married secondly Joan Sponer who outlived him of whom presently 1 Margaret 2 Katherine i 3 Rose 4 Jone 5 Elizabeth. ... The above mentioned children of Edward Gilman being the Second Generation. The children of ROBERT GILMAN of Caston and Mary his wife were THIRD GENERATION I Robert of Hingham who married first Rose Hawes at Hingham May 14 1611 and second Mary who survived him proving his will dated Sept 27 1658 on Jan 21 1658 9 of whom directly. II Edward married at Hingham June 3 1614 to Mary Clark
Founders and Patriots of America Index: Gilman, Edward (c. 1587-June 22, 1681) m. June 3, 1614 ..... MASS XXIV, 147.
The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 160, Issues 637-640; The surname of Richard Glidden's wife Sarah has yet to be identified, but she is NOT Sarah Gilman, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Treworthy) Gilman, known to have married Stephen Dudley.
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