The moniker, "The Emigrant" seems to be an invention of Constance Le Neve Gilman Ames even though all major sources acknowledge Edward as the father of much of the American branch of the family. Edward came to America on the Diligent out of Ipswich, England in 1638.
Ames cites genealogist Charles E. Banks, who claimed to have uncovered a 1637 deposition by Edward stating that his father was also named Edward.
Note: John & Moses Gillman To Joseph Peck
�"Wee John and Moses Gillman of Exeter in New England .... wheras in the life time of our now Deceased father Edward Gillman there was by him sold a pcell of land in Seaconke to our kinsman Joseph Pecke there now resideing, and wheras a Deed of sale Authenticke was not by our said father given unto the said Josepth .... Wee therfore the said John and Moses Gillman" confirmed the sale by their father "unto our said Cozen Josepth Pecke".
The deed was dated at Exeter, 8 January, 1663, and signed by John Gillman and Moses Gillman. The witnesses were Humphrey Wilson and Richard Croade.
"Another writing .... agreeable to the forgoeing Deed"��"I Mary Gillman late wife unto Edward Gillman senir: now Deceased .... know that my husband in his life time sould unto Josepth Pecke Junr: all his lands lying in Seaconke .... further I know my husband in his life time received satisfaction in pte for the aforsaid lands; and alsoe I Doe acknowlidge .... that since the Death of my husband I have received the remainder of the pay in full satisfaction for the land"�The deed was dated 7 March, 1663, and signed by a mark.
The witnesses were John Leavitt and Japheth Hubbard.
From Colonial Families-- Came to Boston in the ship DILIGENT, 10 Aug 1638, with his wife and his son.
From Ancestral Records and Portraits -- The rector of the parish at Hingham, the Reverend Robert Peck, "a man of very violent schimatic spirit", having provoked his Bishop to prosecution, sailed from Gravesend, 26 April 1638, in the ship Diligent, with a party of one hundred and thirty-three persons, some of whom had sold their estates for half their value, and arrived at Boston, 10 August 1638. In the company were Edward Gilman, his wife, three sons, two daughters and three servants. They settled with their companions at Hingham, Massachusetts, and he was admitted Freeman there, 16 December 1638. In 1641 the Plymouth Colony granted him a tract of land eight miles square called "Seekonk", and he is later at Ipswich, and then at Exeter, New Hampshire, which became the family home for generations.
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