Thing Surnames (A.K.A. Thyng
History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
Published in 1845
Samuel Thing, was an inhabitant of Exeter. He m. Abigail, daughter of Hon. John Gilman; some of his descendants became settlers of the town of Gilmanton.
Lieut. Bartholomew Thing was the first Clerk of the Proprietors, and held the office from 1728 until 1737, when he was succeeded by Dr. Josiah Gilman. He was also one of the Committee to petition the Governor and Council for a longer time to settle Gilmanton.