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William Day (c. 1761–1839)

William Day was a soldier in the New South Wales Corps when he arrived at Sydney in 1792 aboard the Pitt. He entered into a relationship with Letitia Guest about 1801; they had two daughters. In 1793 he was granted 25 acres at Concord and the next year leased a block in Pitt St, Sydney. He was discharged from the Corps in November 1805 and four years later was granted 150 acres at Minto.

Following Letitia's death in 1810 Day married Martha Blackmore, a widow, on 20 November 1811 at St Philip's, Sydney. He died on 29 April 1839 at the Sydney Benevolent Asylum.

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c. 1761
London, Middlesex, England


27 April, 1839 (aged ~ 78)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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