Thomas Bliss

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Thomas Bliss died before 21 October 1647, when his estate was inventoried.1

Thomas married (1) Dorothy Wheatlie at Church of the Holy Cross, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, 22 November 1622;1,2 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, the unnamed widow of a man surnamed Ide.2

Thomas left a will dated 7 October 1647, but presented in court until 8 June 1649. In it he named or mentioned:
having four children,
son Jonathan,
eldest daughter [not named] and Thomas Willmore,
daughter Mary and her husband Nathaniel Harmon,
son-in-law Nicholas Ide and his son Nathaniel;
Jonathan and Thomas, executors.3


Dorothy Wheatlie d. bef. 1645
  • Elizabeth Bliss+1 b. 19 Sep 1615, d. bef. 23 Nov 1676
  • Mary Bliss4 b. 16 Mar 1616/17
  • Jane Bliss4 b. 14 Jan 1618, d. bef. 16 Sep 1621
  • John Bliss4 b. 12 Nov 1620, d. bef. 1647
  • Nathal Bliss4 b. 8 Dec 1622, d. bef. 1647
  • Thomas Bliss4 b. 19 Sep 1624, d. bef. 4 Oct 1628
  • Jonathan Bliss4 b. 2 Apr 1626, d. 1687
This person was last edited on21 Jun 2022


  1. [S2476] Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines: 232 Families in England, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 4th ed. (Santa Clarita, California: s.p., 2015), 81, further cited as Boyer, Ancestral Lines.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1:163, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S2521] George Ernest Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories: Literally transcribed from the Original Records at Plymouth, Mass.," Mayflower Descendant, 8 (Apr 1906): 85, further cited as Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Wills."
  4. [S2476] Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 83.