Margaret Hulins

Female 1595 - 1684


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  • Name  Margaret Hulins  [1
    Born  15 Jul 1595  Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Will  25 Jun 1684  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  28 Aug 1684  Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Margaret died August 28, 1684. On September 30, 1684, her son Samuel, of Springfield, presented her last will and an inventory of her estate to the Hampshire County Court. Her will read as follows:

      At the Countie Corte in Springfield Sept: 30: 1684 A copy of Margaret Bliss her will given into the Countie Corte Sept: 30: 1684.
      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 wth my surviveing children, wch is this. That I doe beleive in the free mrcy of God the father. 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 me in manner & forme followinge
      First, I haveing given Something Considerable formerly 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 (being sufficient 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 betweene 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 the said Samuel shal pay to Each of his sisters Two pounds:
      Item, I give to my grandson Nathaneel Morgan Three pounds wn he comes to the age of Twentie yeares.
      Item, I give to my daughter Parsons, And my daughter 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 Scot five poundes, & if my Cowes doe live, & I be not forced to set them for my necessity, I then give one of them to my Grandson 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 Sainuel Blisse & his heeres for ever, & if his wife Mary 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 Will & 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 Will & Testament Set my hand & Seale
      the marke of
      June: 25th 1684- M. B.

      Widow Margaret Bliss, with her Seale affixt.


      Widow Margaret Blisse declared this Writing her Last will & 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: 1694:
      Benjamin Parsons John Pynchon Samll.Marshfeild

      Margaret proved to be an able manager of her husband's estate. The estate was inventoried at 278 pounds, more than three times the amount left to her by her husband.
    Person ID  I22003  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2001 

    Father  John Hulins, Yeoman,   b. Abt 1565, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Sep 1639, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret,   b. 1557, Olveskirk, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Apr 1621 
    Married  1588  Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1534  Group Sheet

    Family  Thomas Bliss,   b. 1581, Painswick, Perh, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Feb 1651, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Oct 1621  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
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    Children 
     1. Thomas Bliss,   b. Abt 1621, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1688, Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nathaniel Bliss,   b. Bef 28 Dec 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1654, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Bliss,   b. Abt 1623, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1685, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Bliss,   b. Abt 1625, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1712, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lawrence Bliss,   b. Abt 1628, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Bliss,   b. Abt 1633, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1702, Longmeadow, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Bliss,   b. Abt 1635, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1705, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elizabeth Bliss,   b. 1637, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1683, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hannah Bliss,   b. 1639, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1661, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Hester Bliss,   b. 1640, probably, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1683, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Samuel Bliss,   b. Abt 1642, probably, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1720, Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1514  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1595 - Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Oct 1621 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 25 Jun 1684 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1684 - Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.31.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 31:320.

    3. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 60:202.

    4. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 52:193.


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