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Thomas I. Bliss, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Hartford,Hartford,Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Thomas Bliss and Elizabeth Bliss
Husband of Dorothy Bliss
Father of Elizabeth Wilmarth; Mary Harmon (Bliss); Jane Bliss; John Bliss, 1620; Mary Ide and 1 other
Brother of William Bliss, 1580

Occupation: came to Hartford 1639, From Belstone Parish, Devonshire, England--To Braintree, Mass & Hartford, Conn., blacksmith, farmer, surveyor
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About Thomas I. Bliss, Sr.

Emigrated to America on the death of his father in 1636. He landed at Boston, moved to Braintree and thence to Hartford.

Thomas Bliss, brother of George and cousin of Thomas, was born about 1588 probably in Preston Parva, Northamptonshire. He married Dorothy Wheatlie on November 22, 1614 at Holy Cross Church in Daventry by Thomas Mariott, minister. Thomas Bliss, blacksmith, and his wife, emigrated to Massachusetts about 1638. They landed first in Boston, settling ten miles south of Boston at Braintree. According to the first book of the Boston Town Records, Thomas Bliss was granted 36 acres of land in Braintree in 1639. He took the freeman's oath May 18, 1642 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He relocated to Rehoboth in 1643. [See Hurd's chapter on Rehoboth - contains errors]

One of the original proprietors of Rehoboth, Thomas received a home lot of eight acres in the northwest end of town. By the time of his death in 1647, he owned 45 acres. Of seven children born to Dorothy Wheatlie and Thomas Bliss, "fouer" are referred to in his will:

Elizabeth was baptized Sept. 19, 1615 in England. She married Sept. 18, 1640 in Rehoboth and died in 1676. Her husband, Thomas Wilmarth, is referred to as Willmore in the will.

Mary was baptized March 16, 1616 in England. She married Nathaniel Harmon of Braintree about 1638, and died ?

Martha was baptized Dec. 8, 1622 in England. She married Nicholas Ide May 16, 1647 and died Nov. 3, 1676 in Rehoboth.

Jonathan was baptized April 2, 1626 at Daventry, England. He married Miriam Harmon in 1648 and died June 11, 1687 at Rehoboth.

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http://www.reardon-family.org/masterged/pafg167.htm#6115

Thomas Bliss Jr Jr [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1588 in of,Little Preston,Northamptonshire,England. He was christened in of Preston Parva,Or Preston Capes,Nr Daventry,Northampton, England. He died 4 in 1635/1640 in Rehoboth,Bristol,Massachusetts. He married 5 Margaret Hulins (Hulinges) on 18 Oct 1621 in St Nicholas,Gloucester,Gloucestershire,England.

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Margaret Hulins (Hulinges) [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 15 Jul 1595 in of,Rodborough,Gloucestershire,England. She was christened on 15 Jul 1595 in Olueskirk,Lancashire,England. She died 4 on 28 Aug 1684 in Springfield,Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. She was buried on 25 Jun 1684 in Hartford,Hartford,Connecticut. She married 5 Thomas Bliss Jr Jr on 18 Oct 1621 in St Nicholas,Gloucester,Gloucestershire,England.

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They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Bliss II II was born in 1615/1620. He died on 15 Apr 1688.  
  F ii Ann Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1617/1620 in of,Rodborough,Gloucestershire,England. She died 4 on 20 Nov 1685 in Saybrook,Middlesex,Ct,Ct. She was buried in Saybrook,New London,Ct.  
  F iii Mary Bliss 1, 2 was born in 1620 in of,Rodborough,Gloucestershire,England. She died on 29 Jan 1712 in Springfield,Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. She was buried in Springfield,Hamden,Ma.  
  M iv Nathaniel Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1622 in Belstone,Devonshire,England. He was christened on 28 Dec 1622 in Rodborough,Minchinhampton,Gloucester,England. He died 4 on 8 Nov 1654 in Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. He was buried on 10 Nov 1654 in Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. [Notes]  
  M v Lawerence Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1623/1630 in of,Rodborough,Gloucestershire,England. He died 4 on 8 Nov 1676 in ,Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. He was buried in 1676 in Springfield,,Ma. [Notes]  
  F vi Mary Bliss 1 was born 2 in 1628. She died in 1712. [Notes]  
  F vii Hannah Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1633 in Rodborough,Gloucestershire,Gloucester,England. She died 4 on 25 Jan 1662 in Springfield,Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. She was buried in Springfield,,Ma.  
  M viii John Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1635 in of,Rodborough,Gloucestershire,England. He died 4 on 10 Sep 1702 in ,Long Meadow,Hampden,Ma. He was buried in Longmeadow,,Ma.  
  F ix Sarah Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1635/1640 in of,Hartford,Hartford,Connecticut. She died 4 on 27 Sep 1705 in Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. She was buried in Sep 1705 in Springfield,,Ma.  
  F x Elizabeth Bliss 1, 2 was born 3 in 1637/1640 in of,Hartford,Hartford,Ct. She died 4 on 2 Oct 1683 in Springfield,Hampden,Ma. [Notes]  
  F xi Hesther Bliss Twin Twin 1, 2 was born 3 in 1640 in Hartford,Hartford,Connecticut,United States. She was christened in (26-1666). She died on 12 Jun 1683 in Springfield,Hampden,Mass.,United States. She was buried in Springfield,,Ma.  
  M xii Samuel Bliss 1 was born 2 about 1642 in Probably Hartford,Ct. He died 3 on 23 Mar 1720. [Notes]  

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-------------------- Thomas, a blacksmith, and Dorothy emigrated to Massachusetts in about 1638. They settled in Braintree where, according to the first book of the Boston town records, they were g ranted 36 acres of land in 1639. Thomas took the freeman's oath May 18, 1642 in Cambridge, and the family moved to Rehoboth in 1643. One of the original proprietors of Rehoboth, Thomas received a home lot of eight acres in the northwest end of town.

They both died by 1647 owning 45 acres. -------------------- They landed first in Boston, settling ten miles south of Boston at Braintree. According to the first book of the Boston Town Records, Thomas Bliss was granted 36 acres of land in Braintree in 1639. He took the freeman's oath May 18, 1642 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He relocated to Rehoboth in 1643.

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Thomas I. Bliss, Sr.'s Timeline

1582
March 20, 1582
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
1614
November 22, 1614
Age 32
Daventry, Northampton, England
1615
September 19, 1615
Age 33
Daventry,Belstone Parish,Devonshire,England
1616
March 16, 1616
Age 33
Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK
1618
January 14, 1618
Age 35
England
1620
November 12, 1620
Age 38
Daventry, Northamptonshire, , England
1622
1622
Age 39
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
1626
March 11, 1626
Age 43
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1635
1635
Age 52
Braintree,MA
1638
1638
Age 55
Emigrated to Massachusetts, landing first in Boston, settling 10 miles south at Braintree