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Charles Day (1783-1836) of Day and Martin
1783 Born in London the son of Francis Dey.
Apprenticed in Gainsborough as a barber.
1806 Married in Stafford to Rebecca Peake
1836 October 26th. Died at 97 High Holborn, London. Left £450,000 of which £100,000 to Charities for the Blind (Blind School, Southwark). A court examination of his will went on until 1854; Charles Dickens made reference to such a case (believed to be this one) in the preface to Bleak House - Dickens had worked for Warrens, a rival of Day and Martin, in his younger days.