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Thomas Bliss

Male - 1649


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  1. 1.  Thomas Bliss was born , of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; died 1649.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 14 Feb 1651, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Emigrated about 1638.

    From the Bliss Family History Society:

    "One widespread and completely erroneous idea about the English roots of Thomas Bliss of Hartford, Connecticut should be laid to rest. The false genealogy is becoming ever more widely spread by the power of the internet and the trust still placed in the veracity of a hired researcher in Victorian times. BELSTONE IN CO. DEVON WAS NEVER THE HOMETOWN OF THOMAS BLISS OR ANY OTHER BLISS. ALL GENEALOGIES BASED ON BLISSES AT BELSTONE ARE MISTAKEN. [...]

    "THOMAS BLISS of Hartford Connecticut was probably a native of Co. Gloucester, England, and we now think he lived his adult life prior to emigrating in the city of Gloucester. First wife, ?Margaret, wife of Thomas Blisse was buried 4 Jun 1621 at St. Nicholas Church in Gloucester. Thomas had children by his first marriage to Margaret (maiden name unknown): THOMAS born c 1618, ANN born c 1620, Sarah christened 23 Apr 1620 at St Nicholas. Thomas then married Margaret Hulins of Rodborough at Gloucester St Nicholas 18th Oct 1621. Their son Nathaniel was baptised at Rodborough 28th Dec 1622. Other children by Margaret Hulins were MARY born c 1625, LAWRENCE born c 1628, HANNAH born c 1633, JOHN born c 1635, Samuel christened 4 Feb 1637/8 St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester, HESTER & ELIZABETH twins born c 1640 (Hartford?)."

    From Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985:

    "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million."

    Thomas married Margaret Hulins 18 Oct 1621, Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Margaret (daughter of John Hulins and Margaret) was born Abt 1595, of Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England; died 28 Aug 1684, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Bliss was born Abt 1625, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; died 29 Jan 1712, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2