Lovell's 1871 Directory lists for Salmon Cove, Trinity Bay lists three Days: Benjamin, John and Samuel. Benjamin Day is my great great grandfather. Hi wife was Elizabeth Penny (or Penney). The Pennys were another family grouping in Salmon Cove and English Harbor. Their daughter, Anne Day, married Mark Bailey and their son Walter Bailey is my grandfather. There are three Higdons, George, William Jun. and William Sr. in the same Salmon cove listing. All are listed as 'fisherman' or 'planter'.
The church register for the Church of St. Silas, English Harbor, Trinity Bay records the baptism of Elizabeth Day, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Day, Thomas, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Day. I have a Day contact in St. John's who is descended from John Day. Benjamin, John and Samuel Day's parents were Thomas Day (b.1765)and Joan Stivey (b.1771). The Stivey family has its roots in Cornwall, England.
Another family in Salmon cove is the Hiscocks. Frederick, John, Joseph and William are all listed as 'fisherman'.
Benjamin Stivey married Mary Hiscock on Jan 19, 1814. She was the daughter of William Hiscock and Mary Hiscock. Thus those families become related. Joan Stivey is my great great great grandmother.
I have also been in touch with a Day descendant, the great, great, great, great grandson of John and Mary Day. He has done extensive resarch on the Day family.
There is probably a Day/Higdon/Hiscock connection also as there was significant family intermarriage in the small towns such as Salmon Cove and English Harbour where my family roots are. I haven't spotted that connection yet. The Penney family probably intermarried with these families one or more times.
At any rate, the Day family of Salmon Cove has an interesting history.