July 11, 1807, Padstow, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
October 30, 1890, Shillingstone, Dorsetshire, England.
Edward was the son of John Dayman of Mambury, North Devon.
He was educated at Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon, and Exeter College, Oxford (first class in Lit. Hum., 1829; BA 1830; MA 1831; BD 1841). He was for some time Fellow and Tutor of his College, and Pro-Proctor, 1835.
Taking Holy Orders in 1835, he became successively examiner for the University Scholarship for Latin, 1838; in Lit. Hum., 1838–39, and 1841–42; Sen. Proctor of the University, 1840; Rector of Shilling-Okeford or Shillingstone, Dorset, 1842; Rural Dean, 1849; Proctor in Convocation, 1852; and Canon of Bitton in Sarum Cathedral, 1862.
His works include:
Dayman also contributed several translations from the Latin to the Hymnary, 1872, and for many years worked on an English dictionary of medieval Latin.