John Bliss, of Preston Capes

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John Blisse

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Preston Parma, Northamptonshire, England
Place of Burial: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Blisse, Sr and Elizabeth Blisse
Husband of Agnes Bliss and Alice Smith
Father of Thomas Bliss, of Rehoboth; George Bliss; Agnes Alice Harding; Elizabeth Bliss; Joane Bliss and 2 others
Brother of Robert Blysse; William Bliss, Jr.; Thomas Bliss (Sr. in UK); Agnes Blisse and Anne Blisse
Half brother of George Blisse, Sr; Nicholas Bliss; Joane Blysse and Joyce Blysse

Occupation: blacksmith
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About John Bliss, of Preston Capes

2-JOHN BLISSE. of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire (the son of William Blisse), was baptized February 2, 1562 at Daventry. He was a blacksmith at Preston Parva (a small village near Preston Capes) and was buried September 8, 1617 at Preston Capes.

His first wife, by whom he had all but one of his children, is unknown.

The children from his first marriage:

  1. THOMAS (the emigrant),
  2. GEORGE (the emigrant),
  3. ELIZABETH,
  4. CONSTANCE,
  5. AGNES (who married in 1629 to John Harding) and
  6. JOANE (who married in 1632 to John Payne).

Thomas Blisse of Rehoboth may possibly have been born as early as 1585, but the weight of the evidence places his birth at about 1588. He appears "second in the ensuing genealogy because the compiler felt it more reasonable that his descendants appear throughout the genealogy next to the descendants of his brother George, who was born in 1591.

His second wife, who he married in 1614, was Alice Smith. Alice was buried March 26, 1625 at Preston Capes. and she was the mother of

  1. JOHN (born 1615-6).

from http://www.prestoncapes-genealogy.org updated March 29, 2015:

BLISS, John (1562-1617)

Northamptonshire Record Office Northamptonshire Record Office - 273p/218 Northamptonshire Record Office - 273p/218

The son of William and Elizabeth BLISS, John was baptised at Daventry on 2 Feb 1562. He became a blacksmith and moved to the parish before his first marriage, which is not recorded. After the death of his wife, he married Alice SMITH at Preston Capes on 6 Aug 1614. John was buried in the churchyard on 8 Sep 1617.

Children: BLISS, Thomas ~1588-1640 BLISS, George ~1591-1667 BLISS, Agnes ~1593-1629 (married John HARDING at Preston Capes on 7 Jul 1629) BLISS, Joan ~1595-1652 (married John PAYNE at Preston Capes on 11 Feb 1632. Joan was buried in the churchyard on 10 Jan 1652) BLISS, Constance ~1597-1617 BLISS, Elizabeth ~1599-1617 BLISS, John ~1615-1617

Residence: From To 1562 ~1612 Daventry 1612 1617 Little Preston

Will: In his will, signed on 8 Sep 1617, John made the following bequests: - 6d each to his children Thomas, George, Agnes, Joan, Constance, Elizabeth and John - that his brother-in-law, Peter SMITH and his son Thomas be overseers of his will - the residue to his wife whom he also named as sole executrix of his estate Probate: Granted to Alice BLISS on 11 Oct 1617

Sources: Daventry Baptisms Register Northants Wills and Administrations Preston Capes Marriage Register Preston Capes Baptisms Register Preston Capes Burials Register BLISS, John Northamptonshire Record Office Northamptonshire Record Office Northamptonshire Record Office - 273p/218 Northamptonshire Record Office - 273p/218 Northamptonshire Record Office - 273p/218"Burials

1617 John Blisse, blacksmith, buried the 8th of September" Source: Register of St. Peter's Church, Preston Capes, Burial Records: Reprinted in The Bliss Book by Charles Arthur Hoppin, Hartford, Connecticut, MCMXIII. Contributed by Linda.

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John Bliss, of Preston Capes's Timeline

1562
February 2, 1562
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
February 2, 1562
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
February 2, 1562
Holy Cross, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
February 2, 1562
Holy Cross, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
1582
March 20, 1582
Age 20
Preston Parva, Northamptonshire, England
1591
April 1591
Age 29
Preston Capes, Northampton, England
1593
1593
Age 30
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
1593
Age 30
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
1597
1597
Age 34
Daventry,Northampton,England
1600
1600
Age 37
Preston Capes, Northampton, England