Mary Bliss

5 October 1825–
Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bliss was born on 5 October 1825, in Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Matthew Bliss, was 32 and her mother, Lydia King, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Bliss
1793–
Lydia King
1797–1856
George Bliss
1819–
James Bliss
1821–
William Bliss
1823–
Mary Bliss
1825–
Thomas Bliss
1827–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1830

Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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