- Born: 15 Jul 1594-1595, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England
- Christened: 15 Jul 1595, Olueskirk, Lancashire, England
- Married: 18 Oct 1617-1621, St Nicholas, Glouchester, Gloucestershire, England
- Died: 28 Aug 1684, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
- Buried: 1684, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Other names for Margaret were HULIN and HULINGS.
Ancestral File Number: KCWC-MW. User ID: 4621.
The Bliss Book, Charles Arthur Hoppin, Hartford, Connecticut, 1913, p172: "The Will of Margaret Blisse, Widow of Thomas Blisse, the Emigrant to Harford, Connecticut:
"At the Countie Corte in Springfeild (sic) Sept: 30: 1684 A coppy of Margaret Bliss her wil given into the Countie Corte Sept:30: 1684
"I, Margaret Blisse of Springfeild, being by Gods Good hand of Providence kept alive to this present day, & being aged, & not Knowing how soone the Lord may call me out of this world, I Knowing that I ow a debt to Nature, I thought It my duty to Settle my Estate that soe I may the freelyer Leave this World, when God shal cal me home.
"And First I shal declare my faith & Leave it with my surviveing childre, wch is this. That I doe beleive in the free mrcy of God thefather, in & through the merites of God the Son my blessed Redeemr, & in Gd the Holy Ghost the Applyer of al that Good Jesus Christ hath purchased for his People: I beleive the Resurrection both of the Just & the Unjust, & That we must al stand before the Judgment Seate of Christ, My Body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor (hereafter Named). And now being of sound and pfect mind & memory doe bestow my Estate, wch God hath graciously given mein manner & forme followinge
"First, I haveing given Something Considerable to my son John Blisse, & under the consideration thereof, I do in this my Last wil & Testamt give to him the said John Bliss no more but this wch followeth (beingsufficient wth what he has had alreadie) That is to say Twenty pounds to be paid to him, wth in Two yeeres after my decease, & that shalbe paid him in Cattle or Corne, as it passeth between man & man, & also that four acres of land he bought of mee in the Long Medow wch I was never paid for, I do now give that to him.
"Item, I give to my son Lawrence's Son, Samll. Blisse my seven acres of Land in the necke over the River, onely he thae said Samuel shal pay to Each of his sisters Two pounds:
"Item, I give to my grandson [Elizabeth's son] Nathaneel Morgan Three pounds wn he comes to the age of Twentie yeares.
"Item, I give to my daughter [Mary] Parsons, And my daughter [Sarah] Scot my weareing clothes, bedding & household Stuffe, onely my Bason, I give to my son Samuel's daughter Hannah:
"Item, I give to my Daughter [Sarah] Scot five poundes, & if my Cowes doe live, & I be not forced to sel them for my necessity, I then give one of them to myGrandson John Scot:
"Item, All the Rest & Residue of my Personal Estate goods Lands housing Cattell whatsoever I have in Springfeild or else where, I do give and bequeath to my Loveing son Samuel Blisse & his heeres for ever, & if his wifeMary Blisse shal survive my son, then she shall have a Third part of my Land during the time of her Widowhood, & then to Return it to my sons children as He shall see good to bestow it on ym. and him the said Samuel Blisse, I do make full & Sole Executor of this my Last Wil & Testament, & I do revoke disannul & make voide al formr Wills & Testaments, by me heretofore made. In witnes whereof, I Margaret Bliss do to this my Last Wil & Testament Set my hand & Seale
"June: 25th: 1684 the marke of
"Widow Margaret Bliss, with her Seale affixt. "Widow Margaret Blisse declared this Writing her Last wil & Testamt & being of Good & Sound understanding, Subscribed her hand, & seale theretoe, all being fully & distinctly Read to her, she declareing her satisfaction & Resting in this her last Disposure of her Estate: in Testimony whereof we here unto set or hands: this 25th of June: 1684: John Pynchon, Benjamin Parsons, Samll Marshfield. "(Proved Sept 30 1684 by Samuel Blisse) "[From Probate Records, Northampton, Mass., Book II, page 22.]"
National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, Vol V, Explorers and Settlers, Robert G Ferris, National Park Service, 1968, Washington DC, p108:
"In 1629, the Massachusetts Bay Company organized on a joint-stock basis and obtained from the King a charter authorizing it to establish a colony in New England and to govern it in much the same way as the Virginia Company governed Jamestown. The new company was the successor of the New England Company (1628-1629), which had purchased land in the area ofMassachusetts from the Council for New England (1620-1635), which succeeded the Plymouth Company. In 1628-1629, the New England Company had begun a settlement at present Salem. This settlement incorporated small groups of colonists from Dorchester, England, already at the site, who had moved there in 1626 from Gloucester, which they had settled in 1623.
"The Massachusetts Bay Company was chartered as a commercial rather than a religious enterprise. But most of the stockholderswere Puritans, In August 1629, a significant event in U S constitutional development occurred: the signing of the Cambridge Agreement. This agreement marked the acceptance of the offer of John Winthrop and 11 other prominent nonconformists to migrate to America as members of the board of directors if the headquarters of the company were transferred to the New World. All company officers not willing to migrate resigned, and Massachusetts was designated as company headquarters.
"The agreement had far-reaching significance because the company was authorized to govern the colony; when its headquarters, officers, directors, and principal stockholders moved to the colony itself, Massachusetts became completely self-governing and legitimately authorized by the Crown. Furthermore, the charter became the basis of the government- in essence a written constitution superior to the officers of the company themselves.
"The great Puritan migration began. Winthrop was elected Governor. Carrying the charter with him, in 1630 he headed the first contingent of colonists. Before the end of the year, approximately 2,000 persons had migrated to Massachusetts. In the ensuing decade, more than 200 ships transported about about 20,000 Puritans to Massachusetts, which thrived almost from the beginning. In rapid succession, the towns of Boston Cambridge, Watertown, Charlestown, and 18 others were founded...
"In time, the Puritan leaders broadened suffrage, created a representative assembly, and evolved a bicameral legislature. Yet, for the most part, the original tightly knit, Puritan oligarchy retained close control of the government. Church and state were interwoven; person behavior and religious practices were closely related and supervised.
"For this very reason and because of the fact that the Puritans would not tolerate divergent religious views, dissenters founded other colonies in New England. Winthrop and his assistants, seeking to protect their `holy experiment,' were probably more intolerant of diversity in religion than Charles I. They drove hundreds of `otherwise thinking' people out of Massachusetts- to the lasting benefit of the Nation that later emerged on the Atlantic coast."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropaedia, Vol IX, p496, Springfield:
"Seat of Hampden County Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River...
"William Pynchon, one of the original patentees of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, gounded a settlement of the river's west bank in 1635. Their colonists' livestock did so much damage to the cornfields of the Indians, however, that the community moved to the present east-bank site in 1636. It was organized as a town in 1641 and named for Pynchan's birthplace in England. Pychon's autocratic rule ended in 1652 when he returned to England, after being condemned by the Massachusetts General Court for a book attacking the Calvinist doctrine of atonement..."
Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, Vol I, Aaron Tyler Bliss, Midland Michigan, 1982, p27, p29: "Died Aug 28 1684, Will presented 30 Sep 1684, Hampshire County Court: I, Margaret Blisse of Springfield, being by Gods Good hand of Providence kept alive to this present day, & being aged, & not Knowing how soone the Lord may call me out of this world, I Knowing that I ow a debt to Nature, I thought It my duty to Settle my Estate that soe I may the freelyer Leave this World, when God shal cal me home.
"And First I shal declare my faith & Leave it with my surviveing children, wch is this. That I doe beleive in the free mercy of God the father, in & through the merites of God the Son my blessed Redeemr, & in God the Holy Ghost the Applyer of al that Good Jesus Christ hath purchased for his People: I beleive the Resurrection both of the Just & the Unjust, & comitt to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor (hereafter Named). And now being of sound and pfect mind & memory doe bestow my Estate, wch God hath graciously given me in manner & forme followinge..." 25 Jun 1684, the marke of M. B. Widow Margaret Bliss, with Seale affixt. Invt. L278-00-00.
The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924
p4: "Catherine Chapin... 1st m. Nov 26, 1646, Nathaniel Bliss, sonThomas & Margaret (Lawrence) Bliss, of Springfield, b. 1621, England, d. Nov 18, 1654, Springfield."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 52KW-9B Chr/4.13 Born Margaret HULINS (HULINGES) 15 Jul 1595 Olueskirk Lancashire England, Mar Thomas BLISS (AFN:8P1T-Q2) 18 Oct 1621 St Nicholas Gloucester, Bur 1685 Poss Hartford Connecticut.
8P1T-R7 ?Mrs Thomas BLISS Mar Thomas BLISS Rehoboth Bristol Massachusetts.
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 KCWC-MW Margaret HULIN(G) Born 1594 Gloucester Died 20 Aug 1684 Springfield MA.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Birth 8431430-85-1395892 Born 1592, 8623490-46-1396230 Father JohnHULINS Mother Margaret Born 1595 Rodborough Gloucester England.
IGI Marriage 8431430-87-1395892 Thomas BLISS Mar Margaret HULINS 1617 Rodborough Gloucester England, E036112-855634-Printout-1238652 and M036112- 855634-Printout-1238652 Thomas BLISS Spouse Margret HULINGES 18 Oct 1621 StNicholas Gloucester Gloucester England.
IGI Will 7610332-73-1058353 Margaret HULINS Father John HULINS 4 Jan 1639 Rodborough Gloucester England.
Margaret married Thomas BLISS, Sr, son of John BLISS and Mrs Bliss John Thomas, on 18 Oct 1617-1621 in St Nicholas, Glouchester, Gloucestershire, England. (Thomas BLISS, Sr was born in 1577-1590 in Belstone, Devonshire, England, died on 14 Feb 1649/50 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and was buried about 1650 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)