Wood Family History

William Dayer


father: Richard, a farmer (was deceased in 1854)

This record from IGI may be him: WILLIAM DAYER Baptism: 13 June 1813 Linton By Ross, Hereford, England, Parents: RICHARD DAYER and HANNAH.
- Hariet Dayer, baptised 14 Sept 1796
- Charlotte Dayer, baptised 18 March 1798
- Abiah Dayer, baptised 26 Apr 1801
- son Richard Dayer, baptised 1 Sep 1805
- daughter Elizabeth Dayer, baptised 13 Nov 1808 , Linton by Ross, Hereford, England


William was first married to Elizabeth, from Glamorgan in Wales, in 1841. His second marriage was to Julia Burk in June 1854 at All Saints (Mile End New Town) in the Parish of Stepney, Middlesex. At the time of his marriage William was 36, a widower and listed as a Horse Keeper. His father was Richard Dayer, a farmer (deceased at the time). Their residence was listed as 26 Brick Lane Spitilfields. (witnesses Charles and Mary Ann Wilson).

Children of William & Elizabeth

Children of William & Julia Burk

A criminal?

These records of a William Dayer have not been confirmed as the same

English census records which include William Dayer

1841 Census, address: Lilly Hall, Linton, Newent, Herefordshire, England

First name(s) Last name Sex Age Birth year Occupation   Birth place
William Dayer Male 25 1816 farmer   Herefordshire, England
Elizabeth Dayer Female 20 1821
Emma Dayer Female 1 1840
  Herefordshire, England
Abiah Dayer Female 1mth 1841
  Herefordshire, England


1851 Census of Islington, Middlesex, Address: 10 Swann Yard, Islington, Middlesex

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
William Dayer Head Married Male 36 1815 Horse Keeper Linton, Herefordshire, England
Elizabeth Dayer Wife Married Female 35 1816 Dressmaker St Mellons, Glamorgan, Wales
Emma Dayer Daughter Unmarried Female 11 1840 Scholar Linton, Herefordshire, England
Abia Dayer Daughter - Female 9 1842 Scholar Linton, Herefordshire, England
William Dayer Son - Male 8 1843 Scholar Linton, Herefordshire, England
Richard Dayer Son - Male 6 1845 Scholar Linton, Herefordshire, England


1861 Census of Shoreditch, St Leonard, St James Parish, Middlesex. This record includes the children by William from his previous marriage as well as Edward from his marriage to Julia.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Dayer head 44 Labourer Linton, Herefordshire
Julia Dayer Wife 30 Laundress Limerick
William Dayer Son 18 Labourer Linton, Herefordshire
Richard Dayer son 16 Labourer Linton, Herefordshire
Hannah Keen
13 Servant Shoreditch, St Leonard's, Middlesex
Edward Dayer son 3
Shoreditch, St Leonard's, Middlesex