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Thomas Bliss, Jr
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Birth: 1583
Gloucestershire, England
Death: Feb., 1650
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

~My Ancestor~
There is much confussion & diffences of opinion as to where Thomas Bliss came from in England, who he married, etc. for which each opinion has it's own reference/s. So, I am going to put down my own opinions.
Thomas Bliss & his sons were severly persecuted by Archbishop Laud and lost most of their wealth before coming to America. He and his wife probably migrated with four of their children to Boston in Massachusetts Bay to Braintree around 1638. He was granted 35 acres of land there in 1639.

By 1640 they were living in Hartford in the Colony of Conn. where he was a landowner along with his son, THOMAS, JR. On March 4th, 1646, "Tho: Blissse" was fined two shillings for not training.

The names of Thomas Bliss Sr. & Thomas Bliss, Jr. are on the Founders Monument in this cemetery.

Thomas Bliss of Hartford had a nuncupative will, which required the testimony of John Pinchon & Henry Smith that his property went to his wife. His daughter, Mary Parsons of Springfield, Mass. also testified to this fact. His inventory, taken February 14, 1650 by Nathaniel Ward & Joseph Mygatt, amounted to 86 pounds, 12 shillings, and 8 pence. On February 20, 1650/51, the administration of his estate went to the relict (Margaret). She was to keep the whole estate for her use and the education of the children during her life - then to divide it among the children. 
Family links: 
  Margaret Lawrence Hulins Bliss (1595 - 1684)*
  Sarah Bliss Scott (____ - 1705)*
  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)*
  Hannah Bliss (1639 - 1661)*
*Calculated relationship
The photo of the monument side doesn't have either Bliss name. Do they appear on any of the other three sides?
Ancient Burying Ground
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34066224
Thomas Bliss, Jr
Added by: Nareen, et al
Thomas Bliss, Jr
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Added by: Jan Franco
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- Dorothy Morgan
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
In Loving Memory of my 10th Great-grandfather
- Vicki Cooper
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
My 10th great grandfather.
- To Whom Do We Belong
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
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