We have to thank Jill Candy’s research shared on ancestry.co.uk for confirmation of John and Sarah’s marriage and Sarah’s birth in Sussex.
JOHN DAY: Birth: 1790 or 1792 Ickleford, Hertfordshire
Parents: either born 1790 to Henry and Hannah or in 1792 to George and Mary
Siblings: depends on parents
Died: Enfield Town December 1846 aged 50 yrs (ie born 1896)
SARAH PATTENDEN: Birth 1796 Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
Parents: Jacob Pattenden 1765-1838 and Sarah Measor 1769-1839
Siblings: William Henry Pattenden 1806-1873
Died: 1879 Enfield aged 82 years
JOHN and SARAH’s OFFSPRING:
Sarah Anne Day 1819-?; Eliza Day 1821-1821; Louisa Day 1821-1881; Elizabeth Deborah Day 1823-1907; Henry Day 1824-?; Eliza Day 1826-1887; Marion or Marianna Day 1830-1915; William Elijah Day 1831-1894; James Benjamin Day 1833-1920; John Measor Day 1835-?; Charles Pattenden Day 1837-1902, Ellen Day 1839
We hope that sometime DNA will confirm that Eliza’s father was John Day born in Ickleford, Hertfordshire either in 1790 to Henry and Hannah or in 1792 to George and Mary.
Sarah’s background is confirmed by her mother’s maiden name Measor being included in one of their son’s name and Pattenden in another.
Enfield and Edmonton parish records suggest that John, an agricultural labourer and Sarah lived for all or part of the time in Chase Side.