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Anthony Day

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: NEHGS record from Gloucester says "died in his 91st year"
Place of Burial: Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Day and Elizabeth Day
Husband of Susanna Day
Father of Thomas Day, Sr.; Timothy Day; John Day; Ezekiell Day; Ezekiel Day and 4 others

Occupation: carpenter/farmer/landowner, shipwright and Deputy
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About Anthony Day

The DAY family seems to have originated in Wales. The name is derived from Dee - dark. The Day family may have taken its name from a river in Wales (cf. "The Miller of the Dee"). There is conflicting information about the year of Anthony Day's birth but he made oath June 20, 1695 that he was eighty; therefore he was born about 1615.

Anthony Day sailed from Gravesend, England, July 6, 1935 on the Paule of London, Leonard Betts, Master, bound to Virginia. After arriving in Virginia in 1635 we find that he migrated north to Gloucester, MA that same year. Before 1645 Anthony Day is Proprietor of Gloucester. Original settler Leominster, MA and later at Salem and Ipswich.

Anthony Day married April 23, 1650 to Susannah her maiden name is shown as Matchett and also Ring. Anthony Day defended Susannah's good name in court. She was a servant to William Vinson, who slandered her.

Anthony Day's death is shown as April 23, 1707; but as his administer gave bond on May 13, 1708 he may have died in the latter year.

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For Susannah's Honor

In 1649 Anthony found himself embroiled in litigation concerning his wife to be, Susanna Matchett. Susanna was a bond servant of William Vinson of Gloucester. Anthony had entered into a marriage contract with Susanna. But prior to the marriage, Vinson, for some unknown reasons, made some disparaging remarks about his maidservant for which Anthony decided to take him to court.Anthony went to the Clerk of write in Gloucester to obtain a warrant against Vinson. Unfortunately, Reverend Blymann, Pastor of the First Parish Church of Gloucester, got wind of the controversy and decided to intercede. Quarterly Court records record that the Reverend Blynmann confronted

Anthony, laid hold of the warrant , tore it to shreds and threw it in the fire. When the Clerk of Write refused to issue Anthony a second warrant Anthony decided to take Blynmann to court as well.Concerning this incident the Quarterly Court Records of Essex County, Salem Court Adjourned November 7, 1649 read: "Anthony Day of Gloster vs. Mr. Blinman, the pastor there, for tearing a warrant he had taken out against William Vinson and throwing it in the fire, and the Clerk of Write there refused to grant him another warrant. Mr. Blinmann answered that he did it to stop proceeding and have the matter healed privately. He was astonished for his rash act." Anthony prevailed in his court action and a second warrant was issued against Vinson. Later that year (1649) Vinson appeared in Salem Court to defend himself. The record reads: Note: "William Vinson of Glostar, being accused by Anthony Day of reproaching his servant Susan Matchett, to whom Anthony was Contracted, saying she was not virtuous, etc., confessed and was discharged." Thus Anthony was successful in vindicating the good name of his wife to be. Anthony and Susanna were married circa 1649/1650.

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Sailed from London July 1635 on ship Paule; settled in Worcester! Anthony info found in Tower printed history.

Anthony Day is noted in the Salem Quarterly Court Records and Files, as cited in the Essex Antiquarian Vol 6 p. 160 & 161. In the Court session held on the 11th day of the 7th month of 1649, Anthony Day is first charged by Mr. Blinman "the pastor there for tearing of a warrant he had taken forth against William Vinson and throwing it in the fire. He answered that he did it to stop proceedings and have the matter healed privately. he was admonished for his 'rash act.'"

Later in the record, William Vionson of Gloucester, "being accused by Anthony Day of reproaching his servant Susan Matchett, unto whom Day was contracted, saying she was not virtuous, etc., confessed and was discharged."[6]


  • 6. Perley, Sidney. The Essex Antiquarian. (Salem, Massachusetts: Sidney Perley), Vol 6 p 160-161, 1902


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Anthony Day's Timeline

Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 6, 1635
Age 19
London, England
Age 19
Colony of Massachusetts
Age 19
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 35
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 37
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
April 28, 1657
Age 41
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 12, 1659
Age 43
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts