George Bliss

Belstone, West Devon Borough, Devon, England
Death 31 Aug 1667 (aged 75–76)
Rhode Island, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 48167236 · View Source
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I am only sending this to be helpful. I do not want to offend anyone. I am transcribing Parish records today and this is what I found:

"George Blisse (John, William, Richard, Richard), the second son, about the time of the latter marriage felt free to turn his thoughs more to his individual welfare. He secured employment at Daventry, where doubtless he still further added to the skill that in Rhode Island in 1650 caused him to be one of the menappointed 'to mend and make all the arms in Newport.' The last news of him in England is the record of hi marriage to a young English woman who, when she placed her hand in his as both knelt before the chancel of the Daventry church, well knew that she would soon be called upon to go with her husband on a jouney the length of which was entirely beyond her comparative comprehension.

1635 George Blisse & Ann Shaw both of this parish mar. Maye 30 {Register of Holy Cross Church, Daventry.}

George named his only known child after his father, John of Preston Parva. This son was born in New England. George Bisse was born about 1591 according to a statement made by him 'in a court at Newport, R.I.' He died at that beautiful place August 31, 1667, age 76 years."

Source: Register of Holy Cross Church, Daventry, Marriage Records: Reprinted in The Bliss Book by Charles Arthur Hoppin, Hartford, Connecticut, MCMXIII, p. 149. ~~~~ supplied by fellow member Linda

Find A Grave contributor Herbein researcher supplied the following information:

I just discovered a website with pertinent information for the Bliss family of Preston Capes England. Here is the information they have posted for George Bliss.  Lois Bliss Herbine

BLISS, George ~1591-1667

The son of John BLISS, George was born about 1591. He followed his father’s occupation as a blacksmith and moved to Daventry with his brother. George married Ann SHAW at Daventry on 30 May 1635. They emigrated to the United States about 1638 and after living briefly in Sandwich, Massachusetts set up business at Newport, Rhode Island. George died on 31 Aug 1667.
BLISS, John born ~1645 Sandwich, Massachusetts
From     To
~1591 ~1612 Little Preston
~1612   1638 Daventry
1638   ~1646 Newport, Rhode Island
~1646   1667 Sandwich, Massachusetts

Named Beneficiary:
Will of John BLISS, his father, signed on 11 Oct 1617, the bequest being 6d

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