Rose RYSSE married 6/22/1550, buried Caston 10/3/1613
Spouse: Edward GILMAN born 2/5/1523 Caston Norfolk ENG died 1573; she married (2) John Snell in 1578;
Children: Edward born 6/22/1555 in Caston Norfolk ENG baptized 4/20/1557, died 3/1631 age 75 buried 3/6/1631married Mary HAWES born 1561 in Hingham Norfolk ENG, died in Caston 3/9/1618 age 57; Robert died 1631 married Mary ?; John born circa 1554 underage 1572/3; Margaret/Margarett baptized 12/1/1550 unmarried 1572/3; Katherine/Katheren baptized 12/12/1552 unmarried 1572/3; Edward; Robert born circa 1559; Lawrence born circa 1561 died 8/21/1629 married Elizabeth James 6/20/1588; Rose; Jane/Jone; Elizabeth
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, Gylmin, 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, Katherine, 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.
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