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About William Gilson
William Gilson or Gillson was one of the early resettlers of Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
Gilson was born c. 1590 in England to William Gilson/Gillson and Hannah Tower. He arrived in Scituate in 1633 and lived at Kent Street. He operated the first windmill in town, located on the Third Cliff.
His wife was Frances; they had no children. He was very close to his sister Hannah's children, John Daman Jr. and Hannah Damon, and left them (along with Frances) his inheritance when he died c. 1649.