Eliza Day 1826-1887

Baptised 17 December 1826 at Enfield, Middlesex

Parents: John Day and Sarah Pattenden

Siblings: Sarah Anne Day 1819-?; Eliza Day 1821-1821; Louisa Day 1821-1881; Elizabeth Deborah Day 1823-1907; Henry Day 1824-?;  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

Married: George Wagstaff Russell 1834-1891 on 31 October 1853 at Isleworth, Middlesex

Offspring:  George Wagstaff Russell 1855-1940; Henry William Wagstaff Russell 1857-1930; Elizabeth Russell 1861-1883; Alice Emma Russell 1863-1887; Grace Marion Russell 1866-1942; Eleanor Sarah Russell 1869-1937

Lived in: Enfield, Hitchin, Isleworth, Hitchin

Died:15 October 1887 at Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Eliza’s early life

My research into census returns leads to Eliza being related to the Day family of Ickleford, just north of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. This large family includes John born 1792 and it makes sense that John would seek work in the parish of Enfield including part of the Lea Valley, a market garden area supplying London with vegetables. I suspect that John Day was an agricultural labourer rather than an independent farmer.

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