We know that Bridget's father was Edward, but, we have no proof that it was this Edward. I have marked Bridget Gilman's profile in that manner.Lee-5956 19:17, 18 December 2015 (EST) US Presidents Project Lead
A record of his death has not been proven. Walter Goodwin Davis (1963) thought he might have been (so not proven) the Edward Gilman buried Caston, 15 May 1621. This seems likely the burial record indexed by FindMyPast as 15 May 1619. See Research Notes.
He married by about 1581 (birth of child, 1582), but his wife's name has been lost from official records.
Children of Edward Gilman and his wife, _____.
[Bridget] Gilman, born about 1582; married Edward Lincoln of Hingham. See Research Notes.
Edward Gilman (known as “the Emigrant"), born about 1587 (he was age 50 in 1637); married Mary Clark:
Robert Gilman son of Edward Gylmmynne of Hingham, married (1) in Hingham, May 14, 1611, Rose Hawes; married (2) widow, Mary Bruen. See Research Notes
Ancestry. According to Walter Goodwin Davis (1963), the earliest proven ancestry for this line begins with Edward Gilman (abt.1525-bef.1573). See Walter Goodwin Davis, The ancestry of Abel Lunt, 1769-1806, of Newbury, Massachusetts (Portland, Me. : Anthoensen Press, 1963), 153-160 (Gilman, of Exeter) at 153; digital images, Hathi Trust.
Evidence for his parents as Edward and Rose (instead of Robert) was entered by BKM):
Edward Gilman 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.
Birth. A prior version of this profile reported he was born Caston, Norfolk, 22 June 1555 and baptized there 20 April 1557. Evidence regarding his baptism is found as "'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,' database (IGI, Index only), FamilySearch"; "'England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975'; FindMyPast Transcription (subscription required ...); Edward Gyllman ..."). No references was provided on WikiTree for the birth, but this date is found elsewhere in Internet family files (rdavis, Bobbi Stockton) and on FamilySearch FamilyTree profile (PID KNSK-BVJ), only sometimes referring to entries in a family bible, for which no historical reference seen. As to published accounts, only baptismal dates are reported in the record of Edward and Rose's children,
Gilman (1864): Writes that the 1573 will of Edward Gilman is evidence that Edward left four sons and five daughters, naming only three. Fails to include son Edward in those named, but makes no claim regarding family bible records for those who were named
Ames (1950). Includes reprint of Torrey's published/corrected account, saying only that Edward was born in Caston, and baptized 20 April 1557; no mention of family bible records.
Davis (1963): "Edward^2 Gilman ... was baptized in Caston ... April 6, 1557 ..." No mention of family bible records.
Death. Without references, a prior version of this profile reported his death in the data field as in Caston, "6 March 1613," and in the narrative as "Edward died in 1613 in Hingham, England, where he had moved earlier with his brother Robert.
This date bears an uncanny similarity to "6 March 1631/2," otherwise the burial date for his brother, Robert Gilman, with whom Edward's identity had once been confused/conflated.
Daughter Bridget. Baptism of Thomas Lincoln at Hardringham 7 November 1603 calls the parents Edward and Bridget. Presuming she was the mother of this Thomas, then her name is Bridget. See Thomas Lyncolne 7 November 1603 baptism, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997," Record Office, Norwich.; images, FamilySearch, FHL Digital Collection, DGS 004033226, image 18 of 1975 (or England, Norfolk, Parish ...Record Office), 1510-1997, Hardingham, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 13 of 133). "15  Thomas filius Edwardi Lyncolne et Birgittae uxoris eius Batpiz: --- septimo die Novembris" ("15" being an entry number).
Son Robert. This son is included in the list of children published by Walter Goodwin Davis.
No evidence Gary Boyd Roberts named a wife. A prior version of this profile reported, "Evidence for the wife's name of Mary Hawes is Gary Boyd Robert's Notable Kin. Whether he cites a source I do not yet know. There seems to be no other solid evidence for the name."
Research suggests this is not the case. WikiTree collaborators have reviewed published accounts about Edward Gilman in 1994, 1995 and 2009. In all of these accounts, his wife was "_____." See the answer posted on G2G, 2022, here, and the answer and comment posted there, here and here.
Work by Charles Edward Banks. Inline citation to Clarence Almon Torrey, "English Origin of Edward^1 Gilman" (TAG 11:127) includes the statement, "Citing work by Charles Edward Banks, so there is an earlier reference." Separately there are two items attributed to Banks.
Reference to further research by Banks about the deposition of "the younger Edward, made in 1637, when ... he was fifty years of age." See Edward in Clarence Almon Torrey, "English Origin of Edward^1 Gilman" in The American Genealogist, 11 (1934):137-138, at 137, 137n; digital images by subscription, AmericanAncestors. The footnote reports, "Col. Banks' reference for Edward Gilman's deposition is Court of Requests, Bundle 27, pt. 2, Charles I." Also includes "For permission to use this deposition and also Gilman items from Caston and Hingham parish records, from the manuscript of Col. Banks, acknowledgement is made to his daughter, Mrs. Alfred Brinkler."
Possible useful archives.
The Clarence Almon Torrey archives are held by NEHGS, Boston, cited by Gary Boyd Roberts as "C. A. Torrey's mss. collection, SG TOR 5 (147)."
Wife Margaret James.
Edward Gilman's wife was Margaret James, daughter of Robert James, yeoman, of Hingham, Norfolk, England.
Robert's will was written on 6 March 1601/2 and proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Norfolk on 21 January 1602/3. In that will, Robert clearly identifies that he has a son-in-law, Edward Gilman, and a granddaughter, Bridget Lincoln, who is the wife of Edward Lincoln. From the research and analysis of Charles Banks and Clarence Torrey, as reported in The American Genealogist, it is known that Bridget Lincoln's father was Edward Gilman. Thus Edward Gilman, father of Bridget, was married to a daughter of Robert James.
I give and bequeath unto Bridget Lyncolne the wife of Edward Lyncolne, my grandchild, twenty shillings of lawful money of England to be paid unto her within three months next after my decease
... except all such debts as Edward Gylmine my son in law doth owe me by bond or without
These being witnesses: Edward Gyllmyne...
The first name of Edward Gilman's wife is contained in Letters of Administration granted upon the death of Leonard James in the Archdeaconry Court of Norfolk on 14 January 1608/9. One of the administrators of his estate was Edward Gilman, identified as being the husband of Margaret Gilman alias James, sister of Leonard James. The full record is (translated from Latin):
The fourteenth day of the month of January in the year of Our Lord, according to the computation of the Anglican Church, one thousand, six hundred and eight above-mentioned, by the authority of the Archdeacon above-mentioned, administration of all and singular the goods, issues and credits of Leonard James, clerk, late of Rockland St Peter, deceased intestate, was entrusted to Henry and Samuel James, natural and lawful brothers of the said deceased, Edward Gyllman, the husband of Margaret Gyllman alias James, natural and lawful sister of the deceased, and Robert Jenipy, natural and lawful brother of Margaret (sic) James, widow, relict of the deceased, during the minority of Robert, Benjamin, Sarah, Mary and Ann James, natural and lawful children of the said deceased, lawfully sworn
"Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812"
Norfolk > Caston > 1539-1720 > image 8 of 36 Norfolk Record Office; Norwich, Norfolk, England; Norfolk Church of England Registers Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Image (accessed 25 January 2022)
↑ 2.02.12.22.32.4 Clarence Almon Torrey, "English Origin of Edward^1 Gilman" in The American Genealogist, 11 (1934):137-138, at 137; and 193-194; digital images by subscription, AmericanAncestors. Citing work by Charles Edward Banks, so there is an earlier reference.
↑ Walter Goodwin Davis, The ancestry of Abel Lunt, 1769-1806, of Newbury, Massachusetts (Portland, Me. : Anthoensen Press, 1963), 153-160 (Gilman, of Exeter) at 157-158 digital images, Hathi Trust.
↑ Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis. Vol. II. Gardner-Moses. "Gilmans of Exeter"; this was otherwise published as Walter Goodwin Davis, The ancestry of Abel Lunt, 1769-1806, of Newbury, Massachusetts (Portland, Me. : Anthoensen Press, 1963), 153-160 (Gilman, of Exeter) at 157; digital images, Hathi Trust. .
↑ Citing "Public Record Office, Court of Requests, Charles I, Bundle 27, part 2," Walter Goodwin Davis, The ancestry of Abel Lunt, 1769-1806, of Newbury, Massachusetts (Portland, Me. : Anthoensen Press, 1963), 153-160 (Gilman, of Exeter) at 158-59, 159n; digital images, Hathi Trust.
↑ Sarah Gilman 1603 baptism, Parish register transcription, Caston, Norfolk; digital images, FamilySearch, FHL Digital Collection, DGS 7763895, image 485 of 902.
↑ Constance LeNeve Gilman Ames, The Story of the Gilmans and a Gilman Genealogy (Yakima, Washington: Shields Ranier Printing Co., 1950), 36; digital images, Hathi Trust.
↑ 11.011.1 Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, Register copy wills, v. 35 (Offwood), 1602-1604, fol. 201 recto, will of Robert JAMES of Hingham, proved 21 January 1602/3; images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 7 May 2022) DGS no. 8045773, image 210 of 468 (can be viewed at Family History Centres and Affiliate Libraries); Norfolk Record Office. Will Transcript
Constance LeNeve Gilman Ames, The Story of the Gilmans and a Gilman Genealogy (Yakima, Washington: Shields Ranier Printing Co., 1950), 36-37; digital images, Hathi Trust, includes sections, Clarence A. Torrey, "The Lincoln-Gilman Ancestry," and "Corrected Ancestry of Edward the Emigrant as stated by Mr. Clarence Torrey, Genealogist, Dorchester, Mass."
Alexander Gilman, Searches into the History of the Gillman or Gilman Family … (London, E. Stock, 1895), 141-164 (Gilmans of Norfolk); digital images, Hathi Trust].