Alice was the twelfth of fourteen known children of William Day who had six children with his first wife, Elizabeth Everett and eight children with Sarah Tayl(o/e)r, his second wife. Alice was born 13 January 1869 and was baptised on 16 May 1869, the same day as her older brother, Albert Henry who was my great-great-grandfather:
[Source: London Metropolitan Archives, St Andrew, Enfield, Register of baptisms, May 1866-Jun 1877, DRO/004/A/01/023]
In both the 1871 and 1881 censuses, the Day family were living at Raleigh Road, Enfield and William, the head of the household, continued to work as a coachsmith. Alice was a servant for the Knight family in 1891 and two years later, she married James Bonnett on 3 April 1893 at St Andrew, Enfield:
[Source: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Andrew, Enfield, Register of marriages, DRO/004/A/01, Item 047]
Dorothea and Rose Bonnett were born in the 1890s and the Bonnett family were residing at 46 Sewell Road, Battersea in 1901, with James working as a stable manager. Dorothea was admitted to St George’s School from St John’s Infants in 1901:
[Source: London Metropolitan Archives, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911. St George’s School, Lambeth LCC/EO/DIV09/STGEO/AD/003]
James’ occupation was described further in 1911 as a stable foreman in a candle manufacturer, at the same address as in 1901 and with a son, Francis James Alfred…. or Francis Alfred James as he was recorded.
I would guesstimate that this photograph of James and Alice was taken in the early 1900s…. at some stage, the Bonnett family moved to Essex though – as is often the case – little is known of their movements after the 1911 census was taken.
Alice outlived James, dying in March quarter 1963 in Brentwood, Essex:
[Source: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England]