There is NO proof to date that this family is the family of Bridget Gilman, and for that reason, I have not tied Abraham Lincoln to this profile through a category. We know that Bridget's father was Edward, but, we have no proof that it was this Edward, nor that her mother was Mary Hawes. I have marked Bridget Gilman's profile in that manner.Lee-5956 19:17, 18 December 2015 (EST) US Presidents Project Lead
[Edward (1557)] 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.
Edward Gilman of Hingham, son of Edward and Rose (Rysse) Gilman of Caston, was born 22 June 1555. and baptized on 20 April 1557 in Caston, Norfolk, England. In 1581, he married but it appears his wife's name has been lost from official records. Edward died in 1613 in Hingham, England, where he had moved earlier with his brother Robert.
Edward's children were:
Bridget born c1582, married Edward LINCOLN: "daughter" poss. Bridget
Edward (known as “the Emigrant") born 1585, married Mary CLARK: