Robert Day, of Ipswich

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Robert Day, of Ipswich

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire, England
Death: September 4, 1683 (74-82)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Hannah Day
Father of Hannah Lord; John Day, I; Thomas Day; Sarah Fiske and James Day

Occupation: Brickmaker
Managed by: Julia Merrill Moores
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About Robert Day, of Ipswich

From The Great Migration Begins

  • ORIGIN: Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire
  • MIGRATION: 1635 on the Hopewell
  • OCCUPATION: Brickmaker.
  • CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Ipswich church prior to 2 June 1641 implied by freemanship.
  • FREEMAN: Admitted 2 June 1641 (fourth in a sequence of five Ipswich men
  • EDUCATION: Signed his name to a court paper 26 November 1660 and to an agreement of 19 March 1663[/4] In his will, to which he made his mark, Robert Day left each of his five children "one book." (see will, attached.)
  • OFFICES: Ipswich petit jury, 29 March 1642, 29 March 1653, 27 March 1655, 27 September 1659.Grand jury, 30 September 1651, 30 September 1656, 24 September 1672. Ipswich selectman, 30 March 1658.Constable, 27 March 1660. Tythingman, 30 April 1678.
  • On 28 March 1654, Robert Day was released from ordinary training, paying 6s. a year to the company. On 30 March 1675, Robert Day was released from further training without pay.
  • ESTATE: After Robert Day's death there was still controversy over exactly what he had given his son in the pre-nuptial agreement before John's marriage.  (see doc, attached)

Married by about 1638 to Hannah.  Children Hannah, John, Thomas, Sarah and James.


  • Morrison, Leonard Allison, Stephen Paschall Sharple
  • Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn, Jr.; Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (NEHGS)
  • Banks, Charles Edward, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.)
  • Hammatt, Abraham, (Heritage Books)


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Robert Day, of Ipswich's Timeline

Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire, England
Age 29
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 36
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 42
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, New England
February 1651
Age 46
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 47
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 4, 1683
Age 78
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America