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The following is excerpted from a PDF downloaded from Ancestry.com titled "Edward Gilman Jr Begat..." presumably the original source is the book of the same name by Nadine (Gilman) Scott
Edward Gilman, the Emigrant, son of Edward Gilman of Hingham, was born in 1585 and baptized in April 20, 1587 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. His birth year was established per a deposition he made in 1637 at the age of 52 in which he also states his father's name was Edward.
He immigrated with his wife and children in 1638 with the Rev. Robert Peck group. Rev. Peck had been Rector of the Parish in Hingham since 1605. He was prosecuted by Bishop Wren for his opposition to practices of England's "established church". He and 133 of his followers left Gravesend, England on 26 April 1638 on the ship "Diligent" of Ipswich, England, John Martin, Master. They arrived in Boston on 10 August 1638. Edward Gilman was registered as arriving with his wife, three sons, two daughters and three servants. A third daughter was on the same ship with her husband and two servants. It is said Edward sold his "considerable property in Hingham, England for half the value".
On 3 June 1614, in Hingham, England, Edward the Emigrant married Mary CLARK(E) at St. Andrew's Church. Mary, born c1590 in Hingham, England, was the daughter of John (c1565-1615) and Elizabeth ‘(born c1569) Clarke. Mary died on 22 June 1681 in Hingham, Plymouth County, Mass., having moved there from Exeter following Edward's death, to be near her daughter Lydia.
Edward, the Emigrant, died between 15 January and 10 April 1655. The date of administration of his estate granted to his widow, Mary, was 10 April 1655 in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire (State Papers Vol. XXXI.
Mary was ordered by the county court to produce consent of her children to the disposal of the estate according to a deed of the deceased. Those consenting were Moses Gilman, John Gilman, and John Folsom, Daniel Cushing and John Leavitt (sons-in-law).
On 14 January 1655, Edward had deeded his entire estate to his wife, his two surviving sons, John and Moses, and to his sons--in—1aw. Inventory of the estate was attested to on 2 August 1655, the amount being §2l1.0.0. Edward and Mary's third son, Edward Jr had preceded him in death in 1653. It is said he was so distraught over Edward Jr's death at sea that his health deteriorated to the point of causing his own death.
Edward (Sr) was admitted a freeman in Hingham, Mass. on 13 December 1638, per some historians. Others give the date of 13 March 1638/9. At any rate, in 1639 he was deeded land in Hingham by his brother-in-law Nicholas JACOB and then in 1641, he and others received a land grant of 8 miles square from the Plymouth Colony at Rehoboth (then Seekonk) Massachusetts. In 1643 his property was valued at §3OO (300 pounds). He is not shown on the town records after 1646 but does appear on records in Ipswich, Mass. in 1647.
Another reference notes he is living in Hingham, Mass. on 20 October 1647. On 18 September 1648, he bought his son Edward Jr's farm in Ipswich, Mass., which he later sold to Richard SMITH Jr in 1651. He sold other Ipswich property to his son, John on 10 December, 1650. By 1650 he had also sold his land in Rehoboth to Joseph Peck Jr. On 10 May 1652 he and his son, Moses, were accepted as citizens of Exeter. N.H. On 8 May 1652 he bought land at the Lanprey River from Thomas Biggs, and on 8 July 1652 he, along with sons John and Moses and son-in-law John LEAVIIT, was granted 200 acres in Exeter "about 2~3 miles from town". Also, this same year on 1 October he sold his land in Hingham, Massachusetts. A deed with John Tedd on 14 January 1654/5 is registered in Exeter, witness Mary Petit. Mr. Tedd also witnessed a Gilman family deed in 1653. On 8 October 1653 Edward Sr. sold his home lots "formerly belonging to John Cram and Thomas Petit."
In the appendix to Wayne Clark Gilman's "The Founding Fathers of ‘Old Colony’ N.H.", several land deeds are listed for Edward Sr. and his sons, Edward Jr, John and Moses.
The children of Edward and Mary (Clark) Gilman were: 1) Mary bp.-1615; 2) Edward Jr bp. 1617; 3) Sarah b. 1621 bp. 19 January 1622: 4) Lydia probably bp c1624: 5) Hon. John bp. 23 May 1626: and 6) Moses bp. 11 March 1630.
They also had four sons born in England who died young: namely, twins Moses and Joshua baptized 15 September 1619 and buried 19 September 1619: Jeremy baptized 27 November 1628 and buried 19 August 1635. and Daniel baptized 29 August 1633, buried 21 April 1634.
List From "Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis."Walter Goodwin Davis, Gary Boyd Roberts. Alphabetized Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996. Children baptized in Hingham, England.
THE FOLLOWING GENEALOGICAL SUMMARY IS EXCERPTED FROM:
The story of the Gilmans and a Gilman genealogy of the descendants of Edward Gilman of Hingham, England, 1550-1950.
Main Author: Ames, Constance Le Neve Gilman, 1875- Published: Yakima, Wash. 
CORRECTED ANCESTRY of EDWARD the EMIGRANT as stated by Mr. Clarence Torrey, Genealogist, Dorchester, Mass.
FIRST GENERATION 1. Edward Gilman (2), b. abt. 1525, Caston, Eng.; m. June 22. 1550, Rose Rysse at Caston. They had 4 sons and 5 daughters (Margaret, Katherine, Rose, Johe and Elizabeth). By his will he left a large estate to be divided between his children. His widow remarried in 1578. The Parish Register did not begin until 1539.
SECOND GENERATION Sons of Edward Gilman (1) and Rose Rysse Born in Caston. Norfolk. England
2. John, was left a mansion and lands in Caston. No further record.
3. Edward (6), bapt. Apr. 20, 1557; wife's name not known. He was the father of Edward the Emigrant (7). instead of Robert, his brother, as stated in the records of Samuel Hayhoe Le Neve Gilman. The late Charles E. Banks, Genealogist, discovered a deposition made by Edward the Emigrant in 1637 at the age of 50, shortly before he left England, referring to his father as Edward. An incomplete list of children is furnished by Mr. Torrey, Genealogist.
4. Robert, bapt. 1559, buried March. 6, 1631, Caston; wife Mary . He inherited lands from his father. He has descendants in England and also in Canada, not to be confused with the Belgian Gilmans who have also settled in Canada.
5. Lawrence, bapt. Nov. 3, 1561; d. 1629; m. 1588, Elizabeth James. They had Leonard and Edward who had descendants.
THIRD GENERATION Children of Edward Gilman (3) wife's name not known
6. Bridget, b. abt. 1582; m. Edward Lincoln and had Samuel and Thomas (the weaver) who emigrated to America with his aunt, Mrs. Mary Gilman Jacob (Mrs. Nicholas Jacob) in 1633 locating in Hingham, Mass.
7. Edward the Emigrant (11), bapt. 1587, Hingham Eng.; d. 1654, Exeter, N.H.; m. Mary Clark and emigrated to America in locating in Hingham, Mass. Mary bapt. Aug. 6, 1615; Edward bapt Dec. 26, 1617: Sarah bapt. Jan. 19, 1622; Lydia, b. 1619; John, b. Jan. 10. 1624; Moses, bapt. March. 11, 1630.
8. John, m. Ann Guerney, Oct. 1, 1636, Hingham. Eng., and had John, bapt. Feb. 17, 1638, and Charles, bapt. May 12 1642. These boys came to America and were in N.H, for a short time. John m. Elizabeth Goddard of Dover, N.H., in 1662. In 1663 he and Charles settled in Piscataway, N.J. Mr. Clarence Torrey, the Genealogist, is a descendant of Charles and has a complete record of this family.
9. Margaret, bapt. Aug. 1, 1602, and Sarah, b. Aug. 4, 1603, Hingham, Eng. No record.
10. Mary, m. Nicholas Jacob, Hingham, Eng., and emigrated to America with her husband, two small children ,and her nephew Thomas Lincoln. (See the Lincoln- Gilman Ancestry, p. —.)
NOTE. The "History of the Gillman or Gilman Family" by Alexander W. Gilman of London, England, gives many other pedigrees of the descendants of the first Edward Gilman and Rose Rysse who were married at Caston in 1550.
Edward Gilman was born about 1587; died at Exeter, NH and married at Hingham England June 3, 1614, Mary Clark.
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