I am a descendant of John Bowler via Frederick Edward and JBB. Sorry, Can't help with the Bliss connection I can't find any info back beyond John Bowler's birth in 1760, goodness knows where. I did find John Bliss Bowler listed as father to John Charles Bowler at the latter's christening in 1821. I only found 8 children for John Bowler - John Bliss, Martha, Joseph, Mary, Robert Burdett, Anne, Jessy and Frederick Edward. What does otp (of this parish?)and bp (baptised?) mean?