Robert Frogmore
(Abt 1538-)
Johane Horne
(Abt 1540-)
"Thomas" John Bliss
(Abt 1560-1615)
Anne Frogmore
Thomas Bliss Sr.
(Between 1583/1594-1650)


Family Links

1. Margaret Snowe

2. Margaret Lawrence Hulins

Thomas Bliss Sr. 1

  • Born: Between 1583 and 1594, Gloucestershire, England 2
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Snowe on 14 Apr 1616 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Lawrence Hulins on 18 Oct 1621 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: Feb 1650, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA 2

  General Notes:

Thomas Bliss & his sons were severly persecuted by Archbishop Laud and lost most of their wealth before coming to America. He and his wife probably migrated with four of their children to Boston in Massachusetts Bay to Braintree around 1638. He was granted 35 acres of land there in 1639.

By 1640 they were living in Hartford in the Colony of Conn. where he was a landowner along with his son, THOMAS, JR. On March 4th, 1646, "Tho: Blissse" was fined two shillings for not training.

The names of Thomas Bliss Sr. & Thomas Bliss, Jr. are on the Founders Monument in this cemetery.

Thomas Bliss of Hartford had a nuncupative will, which required the testimony of John Pinchon & Henry Smith that his property went to his wife. His daughter, Mary Parsons of Springfield, Mass. also testified to this fact. His inventory, taken February 14, 1650 by Nathaniel Ward & Joseph Mygatt, amounted to 86 pounds, 12 shillings, and 8 pence. On February 20, 1650/51, the administration of his estate went to the relict (Margaret). She was to keep the whole estate for her use and the education of the children during her life - then to divide it among the children. 3

Thomas married Margaret Snowe on 14 Apr 1616 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. (Margaret Snowe was born in 1595 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England and died on 4 Jun 1621 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.)

Thomas next married Margaret Lawrence Hulins, daughter of John Anthony Hulins and Margaret Lawrence, on 18 Oct 1621 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. (Margaret Lawrence Hulins was born on 15 Jul 1595 in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England and died on 28 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA.)


1 Dean Blackmar Krafft, John Cardinal's Second Site v1.8.7., Krafft Family - Relatives and Connections of Dean Blackmar Krafft ( : accessed 8 Mar 2011).

2 Eckert1732 -

3 Find A Grave (

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