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Proof the parents are John Day and Ann Fairchild of Cambridge

First we prove the parents of Charles Day are John Day and Ann Fairchild of Cambridge.

We consider it proven that the parents of Charles Day are John Day and Ann Fairchild of Cambridge.


Proof this is John Day and Ann Fairchild of Stamford

Cambridge is a long way from Stamford.
So how do we know John Day and Ann Fairchild of Cambridge are the same as John Day who married Ann Fairchild in Stamford?

This needs a bit more proof, but the working theory must be that this is the same couple John Day and Ann Fairchild.


Extract from will of Sarah Hotchkin dated 1826.
She leaves money to her niece Ann Fairchild who married John Day in Stamford in 1802.
She lists her as "Ann the wife of John Day of [Stamford] Stone Mason".

John Day.
He was possibly, like his wife, of Stamford, Lincolnshire (see below).
This tree has him identical with a John Day who was bapt 1781 (see transcript) at Balsham, Cambridgeshire, and gives parents, and further ancestors, but it is unclear what is the proof of this. John Day is a common name.
He worked as a "Stone Mason" (according to Sarah Hotchkin's will 1826).
He mar 21 June 1802, Stamford, Lincolnshire, to Ann Fairchild [bapt 15 May 1780, Stamford].
Living Cambridge for children's births 1803 to 1809.

Later apparently moved back to Stamford.
In 1826 the will of Ann's aunt Sarah Hotchkin refers to her niece "Ann the wife of John Day of [Stamford] Stone Mason".
The wording is curious. Ann was from Stamford. It may be that John Day was also from Stamford and only went to Cambridge for work, and then came back.

John possibly died pre-1841.
She must be "Anne Day", age 60, born outside Middlesex, listed in 1841 census with her son Charles in Westminster, London.
John and Ann had issue:

  1. Frances Day,
    bapt 14 Aug 1803, St.Botolph's church, Cambridge, NOT 1804.
    She mar Daniel Barwell and had issue.

  2. Mary Ann Day,
    bapt 25 Nov 1804, St.Botolph's church, Cambridge.
    She might be Mary Ann Day, bur St Clements, Cambridge, 1895, age 84 (born 1811).

  3. Martha Day,
    bapt 22 June 1806, St.Botolph's church, Cambridge.

  4. Charles Day,
    born Cambridge,
    bapt 15 Jan 1809, St.Botolph's church, Cambridge.

St.Botolph's church, Cambridge.
Charles Day was bapt here 1809.
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