BLISS ANNEX

 

Mary (Bliss) Holcomb Pedigree

(Start at generation 6, below.)

 

 

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Special thanks to Sandra Alice (Degnan) Seaman (Para. 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page) for her extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

 

Origin of the surname “Bliss:”

 

 

Generation

 

10 

 

9   Thomas Bliss/Blysse

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1550 at Belstone Parish, Devon County, England.  Died there in 1636.

 

2.  Wife: Alice Smith

 

Born about 1553 in England.

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Jonathan Bliss: Died 1636 in prison in Exeter, England.

 

b. Elizabeth Bliss: Married John Calcliffe.

 

c. Mary Bliss: Died young.

 

d. George Bliss: Emigrated to America and died 31 August 1667 at Newport, Rhode Island.

 

e. Thomas Bliss, Jr.: See generation 8, below.

 

8   Thomas Bliss, Jr.

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1590 at Rodborough, Gloucester, England.  Died 14 February 1650/51 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Arrived at Hartford in 1635 and was one of its original land owners.

 

2.  Wife: Margaret Hulings

 

Born 1594 at Rodborough, Gloucester, England, daughter of John (b. 1565 in England) and Margaret (Lawrence) Hulings (b. 1557 in England).  Died 28 August 1684 at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Bliss, Jr. on 18 October 1621 at Gloucester, St. Nicholas, England.

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Nathaniel Bliss: See generation 7, below.

 

b. Thomas Bliss.

 

c. Ann Bliss.

 

d. Lawrence Bliss.

 

e. Samuel Bliss.

 

f. Mary Bliss.

 

g. Hester Bliss.

 

h. Sarah Bliss.

 

i. Elizabeth Bliss.

 

j. Hannah Bliss.

 

k. John Bliss.

 

7   Nathaniel Bliss

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born December 1622 at Rodborough, Gloucester, England.  Baptized there 28 December 1622.   Died 8 November 1654 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

 

2.  Wife: Catherine Chapin

 

Born 6 May 1630 at Berry Pomeroy, Devon County, England, daughter of Deacon Samuel (b. 8 Oct 1598 at Paignton, Devon Co., England,) and Cicely (Penny) Chapin (b. 27 Feb 1600/01 at Paignton, Devon Co., England, m. 9 Feb 1622/3 at Paignton, d. 8 Feb 1682/3 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA).  Catherine Chapin died 4 February 1711/12 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.  Immigrated to Roxbury, Massachusetts with her parents in 1635.  Married Nathaniel Bliss on 20 November 1646 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.  Also married Thomas Gilbert and Samuel Marshfield.

 

Cicely (Penny) Chapin was the daughter of Henry (b. about 1570 in England, d. 6 Apr 1630 at Paignton, Devon Co., England) and Jane (?) Penny (b. about 1580 in England, m. before 1600 in England, d. England).

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Samuel Bliss: Born 7 November 1647 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Margaret Bliss: Born 12 November 1649 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

 

c. Mary Bliss: See generation 6, below.

 

d. Nathaniel Bliss: Born 27 March 1653 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

 

6   Mary Bliss:

 

Born 23 September 1631 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died about 1741/22 at Springfield, Hampden County, Connecticut.  Married Nathaniel Holcomb, generation 6 of the Holcombe Annex.

 

 

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