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Thomas Bliss, Jr
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Birth: 1618
Fairford, England
Death: Apr. 15, 1688
New London County
Connecticut, USA

The son of THOMAS, SR. & MARGARET (HULLINGS) BLISS, he was probably born in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England. The family came to Boston around 1639/40. They lived in Cambridge, Mass. for a time and removed from Mass. to Hartford by 1640. Thomas, Jr. was given a homelot next to his father's homelot that year. The names of Thomas Bliss, Sr. & Jr. are written on the Founders Memorial in the Ancient Cemetery at Hartford and his name is on the Founder's Memorial in this Cemetery. His name also appears on the list of "Owners of Land before 1653 in Hartford".

He married ELIZABETH BIRCHARD on October 31, 1644 in Saybrook, New London, Conn. (now Lyme). He was given land there east of the Connecticut River which he sold on July 23, 1662 to John Comstock and Richard Smith, having removed with his family to Norwich, Con­necticut.
On October 8, 1663 at a General Assembly at Hartford, Thom: Blisse & John Birchard were accepted to be freemen.

His will was written on April 13, 1688 in Norwich, two days before his death. He named his wife, six daughter and only-living son, Samuel Bliss. His estate exceeded 182 pounds which included land in various places around Norwich.

The known children of Thomas & Elizabeth Bliss (all born in Saybrook except for the last two who were born in Norwich):

Elizabeth Bliss b. 20 Nov 1645
Sarah Bliss b. 26 Aug 1647
Mary Bliss b. 7 Feb 1649
Thomas Bliss b. 3 Mar 1652 d. 29 Jan 1682
Samuel Bliss b. 9 Dec 1657 (served in the Narragansitt Indian War)
Ann Bliss b. Sept, 1660
Rebecca Bliss b. March, 1663

NOTE: Founders Cemetery Norwich New London County Connecticut. There are no stones remaining in this cemetery except for the one large obelisk with the names of the Founding Fathers.
Family links: 
  Thomas Bliss (1583 - 1650)
  Margaret Lawrence Hulinge Bliss (1595 - 1684)
  Elizabeth Birchard Bliss (1621 - 1699)
  Elizabeth Bliss Smith (1645 - 1689)*
  Sarah Bliss Sluman-Tracy (1647 - 1730)*
  Mary Bliss Calkins (1648 - 1698)*
  Thomas Bliss (1651 - 1681)*
  Deliverance Bliss Perkins (1655 - 1731)*
  Samuel Bliss (1657 - 1729)*
  Anne Bliss Rockwell (1660 - ____)*
  Rebeckah Bliss Lathrup (1663 - 1737)*
  Rebekah Bliss Lothrop (1664 - 1737)*
  Hannah Bliss (____ - 1660)*
  Ann Bliss Chapman (1617 - 1685)*
  Thomas Bliss (1618 - 1688)
  Nathaniel Bliss (1622 - 1654)*
  Samuel Bliss (1624 - 1720)*
  Mary Bliss Parsons (1628 - 1712)*
  Lawrence Bliss (1628 - 1676)*
  Elizabeth Bliss Morgan (1637 - 1683)*
  Sarah Blisse Terry (1638 - 1705)*
  Hannah Bliss (1639 - 1661)*
  John Bliss (1640 - 1702)*
*Calculated relationship
Founders Cemetery
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
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Thomas Bliss, Jr
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