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William Gilson

Also Known As: "William Gillson"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: England
Death: 1649 (59)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Son of William Gilson, (1) and Hanah "Hannah" or "Abigail" Gilson
Brother of Hannah Damon and Abigail Gilson

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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.

< http://www.scituatehistoricalsociety.org/families/GilsonWilliam.htm >

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Age 59
Plymouth, Massachusetts