DAY, Henry

1825 - 1896

Henry Day was baptised at Diss, Norfolk in 1825, son of James Day (11 October 1792-1862), carpenter, and his wife Mary Ann and in 1841, a 16-year-old, living at Tower Ditches, Ipswich with his parents, 48-year-old James and 44-year-old Mary Ann, with three siblings, Sarah 20, James 18, and Emma 14. Henry married at Tower Church, Ipswich on 8 May 1849, Emma Hayward, second daughter of John Hayward of Ipswich and two of their children were Harry Philip Day and Edward James Day. A church decorator who advertised from Tower House, Tower Ditches, Ipswich in the 'Suffolk Chronicle' of 20 October 1855 'he undertakes the decoration of church walls, roofs, screens, reredos, &c., in any of the mediaeval styles' and in the 'Ipswich Journal' of 11 June 1864 'ecclesiastical & domestic decorations, and stained glass windows of every description' including scrolls and texts painted on zinc or plate glass and on 19 May 1866 there is a detailed report on his paintings of the twelve Apostles in the church at Sible Hedingham, Essex. On 10 May 1864, when of 10 Northgate Street, Ipswich, he was declared bankrupt. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition in 1868 and in 1871 was of Northgate Street, Ipswich. In 1881 Henry Day was of Fern Villa, 2 Cemetery Road, Ipswich where he died on 30 May 1896 and was buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 3 June 1896.