What I know about Thomas Bliss is that he was the founder of Bliss Tweed Mills in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and that he married Ann Insall. Her parents were Thomas Insall and Dorothy Shortland. Thomas Bliss' parents may have been Edward Bliss and Mary Smart, married 1726 in Avening, Gloucester, England. Thomas Bliss had a son John who was born about 1760 in Chipping Norton. One of my Insall cousins visited Chipping Norton last Christmas and came up with the info.