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Family of Caleb DAY and Serena VALE

Husband: Caleb DAY (1841-1881)
Wife: Serena VALE (bef1840-1877)
Children: Minnie Eliza Gertrude DAY (1863-1936)
Harriet Elizabeth Virginia DAY (1865-1911)
Caleb Ernest Shakespeare DAY (1866-1949)
Gretha Ellen Florence DAY (1868-to1969)
Eva Lillian Serena DAY (1870-1871)
Eva Blanche Vale DAY (1872-1876)
Frances Muriel Serena DAY (1874-1876)
Marriage Q3 1862 Birmingham, Warwick1,2

Husband: Caleb DAY

Name: Caleb DAY3
Sex: Male
Father: Samuel DAY (1811-1908)
Mother: Eliza GLOVER (c. 1813- )
Birth 18414
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 9) East Farliegh, Kent5
Coxheath, East Farliegh, Kent
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 9-10) scholar; East Farliegh, Kent5
Death 12 Nov 1881 (age 40) Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Burial 1881 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Baptist Section, Plot 228, Western Cemetery, Geelong
No headstone

Wife: Serena VALE

Name: Serena VALE1
Sex: Female
Father: Thomas VALE ( - )
Mother: Harriet OAKLEY ( - )
Birth bef 31 May 1840 Studley, Warwickshire1
Christening 31 May 1840 (age 0) Studley, Warwickshire1
Death 15 May 1877 (age 36) Forest Lodge NSW, Australia1
Cause: Phthisis
Address: Lodge Street, Forest Lodge NSW, Australia
Burial Balmain Cemetery, NSW, Australia1

Child 1: Minnie Eliza Gertrude DAY

Name: Minnie Eliza Gertrude DAY1
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: William E MUDDLE (1866-1932)
Spouse 2: ? ? ( - )
Birth 1863 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death 1936 (age 72-73) North Sydney, NSW, Australia1

Child 2: Harriet Elizabeth Virginia DAY


Harriet Elizabeth Virginia DAY

Name: Harriet Elizabeth Virginia DAY1
Sex: Female
Spouse: George IVES (1853-1935)
Birth 1865 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death 10 Nov 1911 (age 45-46)1
Cause: Tuberculosis
Burial Rookwood Cemetery, NSW, Australia1

Child 3: Caleb Ernest Shakespeare DAY

Name: Caleb Ernest Shakespeare DAY1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Olive Matilda BUNTER (1877-1956)
Birth 1866 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death 16 Nov 1949 (age 82-83) Canberra, ACT, Australia1

Child 4: Gretha Ellen Florence DAY


Gretha Ellen Florence DAY

Name: Gretha Ellen Florence DAY1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry JACKSON ( -1894)
Birth 9 Jun 1868 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death frm 1960 to 1969 (age 91-101)1

Child 5: Eva Lillian Serena DAY

Name: Eva Lillian Serena DAY1
Sex: Female
Birth 1870 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death 1871 (age 15 mns) Geelong, Victoria, Australia1

Child 6: Eva Blanche Vale DAY

Name: Eva Blanche Vale DAY1
Sex: Female
Birth 1872 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death 1876 (age 3-4) Glebe, NSW, Australia1

Child 7: Frances Muriel Serena DAY

Name: Frances Muriel Serena DAY1
Sex: Female
Birth 1874 Geelong, Victoria, Australia1
Death 1876 (age 1-2) Glebe, NSW, Australia1

Note on Husband: Caleb DAY (1) - shared note

Samuel Day and Eliza had the following children, most of whom emigrated either to Australia or New Zealand:

Eliza Day,b. 1832,

Cornelius Day, b. 1834,

Stephen Day, b. 1837,

Naomi Day, b. 1840,

Caleb Day, b. 1841,

Ellen Day, b. 1844,

Naomi Day, b. 1845,

Rhoda Day, b. 1848,

Gabriel Samuel Day, b. 1849 and

Emma Rhoda Day, b. 1854.


Most of these children appear to have settled either in Australia or New Zealand.


(I am in contact with one of the descendants of Cornelius Day, who is included in the Encyclopedia of New Zealand for his role in introducing Jersey cattle to the country. )

Note on Husband: Caleb DAY (2)

Caleb and Serena arrived in Australia on "Great Tasmania" March 18631

Note on Husband: Caleb DAY (3)

Family stories say the Rev Samuel Day had a lot to do with raising his son Caleb's children. Harriet, his granddaughter travelled with him sometimes as a youn girl.

He gave permission for Gretha, his granddaughter, to marry.1


1Tracy Lee Hilder, "Inf supplied to Graham Hoadly by Desma Russell".
This information is from research into her own immediate family by Tracy Lee Hilder, passed on to Desma Russell and forwarded to Graham Hoadly.
Graham has not confirmed the accuracy of the reserarch.
Assessment: Questionable.
Graham Hoadly.
2"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website:" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Marriages Sep 1862

Day Caleb
Vale Serena

Birmingham 6d 224
Internet. Call Number: (electronic).
4Jo-Ann Roberts, "Email to Graham Hoadly from Jo-Ann Roberts 16/03/2003".
Graham Hoadly.
5"Census 1851 (Eliza Day) East Farliegh, Kent HO107/1616/509/10" (HO107/1616/509/10).
Text From Source: Eliza Day Wife to head 38 Kent Maidstone
Cornelius Day Son 16 Kent Maidstone
Stephen Day Son 13 Kent Maidstone
Caleb Day Son 9 Kent Maidstone
Ellen Day Dau 7 Kent Maidstone
Naomi Day Dau 5 Kent Maidstone
Rhoda Day Dau 3 Kent Maidstone
Gabriel Samuel Day Son 1 Kent East Farliegh
HO107/1616/509/10. Cit. Date: 30 March 1851. Assessment: Primary evidence.

Source: Census 1851 (Eliza Day) East Farliegh, Kent HO107/1616/509/10, Caleb Day 51