Margaret <I>Hulinge</I> Bliss

Margaret Hulinge Bliss

Suffolk, England
Death 28 Apr 1684 (aged 88)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot In private family lot; specific location to be found.
Memorial ID 111672507 · View Source
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Married in Rodborough 18 Oct 1621 St. Nicholas Church, Gloucester, England Thomas BLISSE

Margaret's family before her marriage

There are some who are suggesting that her birth date was Jul 15 1595.

Death 1684 Apr 28 Springfield, MA
as per a monument that was transcribed by Thomas Bridgeman, 1684 Aug 28 Springfield, MA by Springfield town records

At one time there was a Bliss family monument however it's location has not yet been determined. It is probably a cenotaph monument as Margaret died in 1684 before headstones. According to the history of Springfield no remains or monuments for the majority of the dead buried in the Old Burying Ground were able to be relocated to area cemeteries. Some of what was recovered was moved to Springfield Cemetery which opened in 1841, 157 years after Margaret's death in 1684.

Cenotaph marker at Springfield Cemetery when earth and 517 stones moved to mass grave in 1848 to make way for Railroad. There is no documentation to show or headstone in Springfield Cemetery to show Margaret was included in this relocation. There is documentation regarding a family monument created by her family which includes her name. Thomas Bridgman transcribed several headstones, Margaret's name is included with her family (Samuel, Ebenezer, Jedediah, and Alex). The family may have elected to relocate her to a place where their family & monument currently rests.

Arrival in the United States was about 1635. They resided in Hartford, Connecticut as they are listed among the Founders of Hartford.

Springfield records show that Margaret arrived in Springfield 1645 and resided there 38 years, until her death 28 Apr 1684.

Thomas Bliss was a farmer, born in Gloucestershire, England about 1590. Numerous records point at Painswick area. He resided in Rodborough, Gloucestershire at one time. His son Nathaniel was born there.
Thomas and his son, Thomas Junior- their names appear in a few land records.

Margaret Bliss in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Margaret Bliss
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 28 Aug 1684
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Margaret Bliss
in the Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991

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Name: Margaret Bliss
Probate Date: 30 Sep 1684
Probate Place: Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt 1684
Inferred Death Place: Massachusetts, USA
Item Description: Probate Records, Vol 1-4, 1660-1780

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Died April 28, 1684

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  • Created by: M Cooley
  • Added: 2 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111672507
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Hulinge Bliss (15 Jul 1595–28 Apr 1684), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111672507, citing Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by M Cooley (contributor 47154454) .