Thomas Bliss, Jr

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Thomas Bliss, Jr

  • Birth 1618 Fairford, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
  • Death 15 Apr 1688 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS
  • Memorial ID 34063682

~MY ANCESTOR~
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
DELIVERANCE (BLISS) PERKINS - My Ancestor
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.


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  • Created by: Nareen, et al
  • Added: 21 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34063682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bliss, Jr (1618–15 Apr 1688), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34063682, citing Founders Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .