Albert Henry Day was born on 29 April 1866 of William and Sarah (nee Taylor, sometimes Tayler) Day of Raleigh Place, Enfield. He was the couple’s fifth child but William’s eleventh of fourteen!
The family remained at Raleigh Place for several decades. Albert was recorded as a scholar in 1871 and a coach painter in 1881. He married Elizabeth Caroline Fielder on 1 June 1890 at St Andrews Church, Enfield, the daughter of a pianoforte maker:
Recently, I looked back through an old family photograph album which we were given by a great-aunt many years ago and found this photograph marked ‘Albert and Lily on their wedding day‘:
Amazing to think that this picture of my great-great-grandparents was taken in 1890 – nearly 125 years ago! Albert and Lily had five children – one son and four daughters – living initially in the Hackney and Willesden areas of Middlesex.
Albert came from a large family – as Lily did – and was recorded on most documents with the occupation of ‘coach painter‘ with occasional references to ‘decorator’. It was his daughter, Winifred Lilian (born in 1907), who passed on the album to my mother in the 1990s.
The National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) records Albert’s death on Valentine’s Day in 1932 and I recall that his death certificate stated that he died of a ‘prostatectomy’ or similar. One can only wonder why he had part or all of his prostate removed….
[Returning to the usual schedule next weekend – #52Ancestors will be back on Sunday!]