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Family of Charles DAY and Elizabeth HOADLY

Husband: Charles DAY (1775-1841)
Wife: Elizabeth HOADLY (bef1776-1825)
Children: William DAY (1807-1885)
Eliza DAY (1809- )
Samuel DAY (1811-1908)
Mary Ann DAY (1821- )
? DAY ( - )
Marriage 25 Dec 1798 Chatham, Kent1,2
St Mary's, Chatham, Kent

Husband: Charles DAY

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Charles DAY, 1820, age 45

Name: Charles DAY
Sex: Male
Father: Peter DAY (bef1741-bef1821)
Mother: Elizabeth LINDRIDGE (c. 1746-bef1836)
Birth 18 Apr 1775 Ulcombe, Kent2,3
Christening Baptist, Headcorn, Kent, England2
Auction 30 Jul 1839 (age 64) Maidstone, Kent
High Street, Maidstone, Kent
Sale - probably of house owned by William Hoadly Snr (1769-1830) in Week Street, and also that of his brother-in-Law, Charles Day in Maidstone High Street - detailed in the London Times.

The Times: Wednesday July 29th 1829 Page 4

Freehold Property, at Maidstone and Newhithe, in Kent, - By STEVENS and BRENCHLEY, at the Bull Inn, Maidstone, To-morrow, July 30,

ALL those Two Dwelling-houses and Gardens, with appurtenances, situate on the east side of Week-street, in Maidstone, and now or late in the occupation of Mr. James Boomy, butcher, and Mr. William Hoadley. Also all that dwelling-house, situate in the same street, opposite to the High-street of Maidstone, in the occupation of Mr. Gandy, confectioner. Also all that extensive and capital brick-built malt-house: comprising 2 floors and vaults under the same 5 kilns, and every convenience necessary for the malting 120 quarters a week; situate in Week-street, and now in hand. Also all that new brick-built messuage, situate in King-street, in occupation of Mr. French, clockmaker. Also all that messuage and premises lately called the Roebuck, and the 4 cottages, ropewalk, and piece of orchard ground thereto adjoining, containing altogether 2 acres and a half, situate in the Moat-road, Maidstone, and in the occupation of Mr. Robinson, Varty and others. Also all that messuage (in two dwellings) and garden, lately called and known by the name of Little Crown, situate at the bottom of the High-street of Maidstone, and in the occupation of Charles Day and another. Also all those three brick-built tenements and blacksmith's forge adjoining the sign of the King's Head, in the borough of Westree, in the occupation of John Tabram and others. Also all those two cottages and gardens, situate in Water-lane, in the occupation of William Spencer and Russell. Also all those two pieces of building land, in hand, in lots of 100 feet each, situate on the north and south sides of Brewers-street, in Maidstone aforesaid. Also all that cottage and piece of land, containing about an acre, at Newhythe, near Maidstone, in the occupation of Thomas Duddings and others. Particulars and conditions of sale may be had at the place of sale; of Messrs. Hoare and Neale, solicitors, Maidstone; and of Stevens and Brenchley, 36, Old Jewry.
Death 4 Apr 1841 (age 65) Maidstone, Kent3,4
Cause: Apoplexy
Address: Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent
Burial 1841 Maidstone, Kent3
Brewer Street Burial Ground, Maidstone, Kent

Wife: Elizabeth HOADLY

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Elizabeth HOADLY

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Elizabeth HOADLY, 1798, age 22

Name: Elizabeth HOADLY
Sex: Female
Father: Samuel HOADLY ( -1806)
Mother: Elizabeth MILLER ( -1802)
Birth bef 7 Jun 1776 Otham, Kent, England
Not definite that Elizabeth was born in Otham - but I would think it likely.
Christening 7 Jun 1776 (age 0) Parish Church, Otham, Kent5
Death 1 Dec 1825 (age 49) Maidstone, Kent, England

Child 1: William DAY

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William DAY

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William DAY

Name: William DAY6
Sex: Male
Spouse: Rebecca PIERCE (1806-1879)
Birth 10 Apr 1807 Maidstone, Kent7,8
Christening 1807 (age 0) King Street Baptist, Maidstone, Kent, England2
Death 25 Jan 1885 (age 77) Maidstone, Kent3,9
Cause: Senile Decay, Bronchitis, 6 Days
Address: 34 Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent
Probate 9 May 188510

Child 2: Eliza DAY

Name: Eliza DAY2
Sex: Female
Birth 15 Apr 1809 Maidstone, Kent2,11
Christening 1809 (age 0) King Street Baptist, Maidstone, Kent, England2

Child 3: Samuel DAY

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Samuel DAY

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Samuel DAY

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Spouse: Eliza GLOVER

Name: Samuel DAY
Sex: Male
Spouse: Eliza GLOVER (c. 1813- )
Birth 20 Feb 18112
Christening 1811 (age 0) King Street Baptist, Maidstone, Kent, England2
Occupation timber merchant6
Death 12 Oct 1908 (age 97) Beaconsfield, Victoria, Australia6

Child 4: Mary Ann DAY

Name: Mary Ann DAY2
Sex: Female
Birth 22 May 18212
Christening 1821 (age 0) King Street Baptist, Maidstone, Kent, England2

Child 5: ? DAY

Name: ? DAY3
Sex: Unknown

Note on Husband: Charles DAY

Newspaper Article from 1957 (exact date and name of journal unknown - date deduced from dates in article)

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Chiesmans pay £35,000 for property Owned by Day family for 168 years.

 

"Death duties forced Messrs. William Day and Sons, the Maidstone auctioneers, to sell a property which has been in their family since 1789 at an auction sale yesterday.

The property - the right-hand side of the block occupied by Messrs. Chiesmans Ltd., comprising 23 High Street, 1, 3 & 5 Pudding Lane and 26 and 28 Medway Street - was sold to the tenants for £35,000.

Bidding for the property was brisk, but ceased after Messrs. Chiesmans had offered £35,000.

For the auctioneers, the sale had rather a sentimental touch, for the building was the first that the Day family used when they arrived in Maidstone at the end of the 18th century.

It was here that Mr. Charles Day first began business as an auctioneer and broker.

The property was once before offered for sale - in 1837. The reserve price then was £1190.

Two freehold shops in Union Street were also sold by Messrs Day.

No. 2 was sold to the tenants Messrs Mills for £2000 and No. 4 to the tenants, Gas Investments Corporation Ltd. for £3000. "

 

The article saiys that Charles Day began business here. However, if this was in 1789, this Charles was only 13 years old. Therefore, either the dates above are incorrect, or the date on which the business commenced was different from the date the property came into the day family. In either case at 13 years old this Charles could not have been the legal owner/proprietor.

 

The article also confirms that the Day family did not originate in Maidstone but arrived there at the end of the end of the 18th century.3

Note on Wife: Elizabeth HOADLY - shared note

SoG Ref:

Microfilm Number Mf 44

Sources

1"Chatham St. Mary Parish Records" (http://cityark.medway.gov.uk).
The Chatham Parish Register Images are online at the above Internet address.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Chatham St. Mary Parish Records

No 383

Charles Day and Elizabeth Hoadly both of this Parish
were married in this Church by Banns
This Twenty fifth day of December in the Year One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight by me Ben [?] Jones Curate
This marriage was Folemnized between us { Charles Day
{ Elizabeth Hoadly

In the Prefence of { William Hoadly
{ John Whiffin
Internet.
2Church of the Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index (http://www.familysearch.org/).
Text From Source: International Genealogical Index
3Mike Day, "Email from Mike Day to Graham Hoadly".
4Death Certificate.
Text From Source: GRO death certificate
In possession of Graham Hoadly.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Death Certificate
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Registration district: Maidstone
Sub-district: West Maidstone
County : Kent
When and where died: 4 April 1841 Mill Street
Name: Charles Day
Sex: Male
Age: 66 years
Occupation: Broker
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Informant: The mark X of Mary Newill present at the death, High Street Maidstone
When registered: 9 April 1841
Registrar: Rich. Holmes
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
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Source: Death Certificate, 17 Rosefield Street, Leamington June 2014 (4)

5Otham Parish Register (Microfilm).
Text From Source: Otham Parish Register Microfilm (Kent County Record Office)
Centre for Kentish Studies / Kent County Archives Service, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ. Tel: 01622 694 363.
6Jo-Ann Roberts, "Email to Graham Hoadly from Jo-Ann Roberts 16/03/2003".
Graham Hoadly.
7Mike Day, "Email to Jo Ann Roberts from Mike Day of Twickenham 2003".
Graham Hoadly.
8Mike Day, "Email from Mike Day to Graham Hoadly". Text From Source: King Street Baptist Chapel, Maidstone, Kent. Register of Births. PRO Ref: RG4/935 Folio: 6
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"These are to certify that William, Son of Charles Day and of Elizabeth his Wife, was born in -------- in the Parish of Maidstone in the County of Kent on the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven.
Registered by me, W Groser, Protestant Dissenting Minister, Dec 20 1825"

Note: The following note was written into the register of births by W Groser, "The King Street Baptist Chapel was built in 1822. The congregation was accustomed to worship previously in another place, its commencement being 1797."

Ref: 'The History of Maidstone the making of a modern county town' Peter Clark & Lyn Murfin, page 114
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"The growth of nonconformity in the late eighteenth century was striking, though not all congregations prospered. In 1782 there were said to be 209 Presbyterians and 42 Independents in the town, which indicates a decline from their earlier heyday. The Baptists had moved to a meeting house in Rose Yard in the 1740s and this had just over 40 members by the 1780s. In 1796 the congregation united with the Presbyterians at the Earl Street chapel, and after 1813 described themselves as Unitarians. The Rose Yard meeting-house was taken over the following year by a group of Particular or Calvinistic Baptists, an offshoot of a congregation at Chatham. This group had 33 members in 1806 an 59 by 1818. in 1820 a number of members withdrew to form the Providence Baptist church in Mote Road. Despite this the Rose Yard chapel was reportedly 'too small' in 1822 with services attended by many who were not actually members. A new chapel was built in King Street with seating for 650, at a cost of £2,049, raised by loans and a £1,000 mortgage. In 1831 a dispute over the admission of non-members to communion led to a further loss of members by secession, and the formation of the Zion chapel in Brewer Street. But this too was soon in crisis, for in 1833 the pastor and 73 members seceded, opening their own Bethel chapel in Union Street the following year. The Brewer Street chapel continued to be used by Baptists for a few years afterwards, but was no longer really viable."

Note: Clearly the other place referred to by W Groser the minister was the Rose Yard meeting-house, indicating that his congregation were Particular Baptists.

Note: William's sons William, Samuel and Joseph were all born while the family were members of the King Street chapel. Joseph's birth was registered by the pastor W Groser in 1834. This is after the 1831 split, so this would suggest that William and Rebecca Day remained faithful to the Particular Baptist congregation.

Ref: ibid page 185
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"The nonconformist churches were in a state of flux in the mid- and late nineteenth century. Lady Huntingdon's Connection, A Calvinistic Methodist sect which had only arrived in the town in 1838, had disappeared by 1872, when the Brewer Street chapel it had used was occupied by a congregation described as Presbyterian; this too had gone by 1882. The Week Street congregation returned as Independent in 1851 subsequently became Congregational, and as such opened a second chapel in the West Borough in 1874. Similarly, the members of King Street Baptist church were by 1840 seeking to move beyond their exclusive Baptist beliefs. After appointing as minister the Rev. H.H. Dobney, a non-sectarian, who 'regarded all Christians as brothers', they gradually evolved into a non-denominational church. The Baptist chapels in Union Street and Mote Road continued, but Union Street had become General (Arminian) rather than Particular (Calvinist) in character by the 1890s. That chapel survived financial difficulties and a threatened foreclosure on the chapel mortgage in 1857, and by 1892 membership had increased to such an extent that all seats in the chapel were let and fund-raising was begun for a new chapel on the site of the Bluecoat school. This was finally built in 1907. A third Baptist chapel was opened in Priory Road at about the turn of the century."
9Death Certificate.
Text From Source: GRO death certificate
In possession of Graham Hoadly.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Death Certificate
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Registration district: Maidstone
Sub-district: East Maidstone
County : Kent
When and where died: 25 January 1885 34 Ashford Road USD
Name: William Day
Sex: Male
Age: 77 years
Occupation: Gentleman
Cause of Death: Senile Decay, Bronchitis, 6 Days
Certified by William Bradley Surgeon
Informant: William Day, Son, in attendance, 6 Ashford Road, Maidstone
When registered: 26 January 1885
Registrar: N A Pearson
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
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Source: Death Certificate, 17 Rosefield Street, Leamington June 2014 (4)

10Mike Day, "Email from Mike Day to Graham Hoadly". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Probate Registry Index 9 May 1885
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Day, William, Personal Estate £4,109 12s
The will of William Day of Ashford-road Maidstone in the county of Kent Gentleman who died 25 January 1885 at Ashford-road was proved at the Principal Registry by William Day of Ashford-road Auctioneer and Joseph Day of 23 High-street Maidstone gentleman the sons the executors.
11Ibid. Text From Source: King Street Baptist Chapel, Maidstone, Kent. Register of Births. PRO Ref: RG4/935 Folio: 6
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"These are to certify that Eliza, Daughter of Charles Day and of Elizabeth his Wife, was born in -------- in the Parish of Maidstone in the County of Kent on the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine.
Registered by me, W Groser, Protestant Dissenting Minister, Dec 20 1825"