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Orphan Number: 5912
Orphan: Theophilus HAYES
Mother:McCLURE, Jane
Father:HAYES, William
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:3yrs
Date admitted:26 Oct 1869, 30 Aug 1872, 19 May 1879
Date discharged:18 Aug 1881
Institution(s):Boarded Out, Queens Orphans School, Boys Industrial School
Discharged to: William McClure, grandfather, to Boys' Industrial School, Oakford, Roberts Bay, Port Cygnet
Remarks: absconded from Oakford 2 Apr 1883
References: SWD26/13, 27, 37, 52/2, 53, POL709


This orphan has been claimed by: Ray Hayes

Theophilus Adair was born on 24 January 1868 in the Longford district, his birth was registered as Samuel but he was later christened as Theophilus Adair.

In 1869 Theophilus and his brothers were placed in the care of their grandfather William McClure at Deloraine, and William received an allowance for their care.

In 1872 the boys were placed in the Queens Orphanage.

In 1879 Theophilus was admitted to the Boys Industrial School.  He was subsequently apprenticed to Mr Oakford of Roberts Bay, Port Cygnet.

In 1904 Theophilus married Harriet Ann Dicker at Penguin, and they had five children.

Theophilus and Harriet later moved to Victoria.

Theophilus was a brother of my great grandfather Edmund Hayes.






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This orphan has been claimed by: Irene Norris

Theophisus Hayes was the brother of Jacob Henry Hayes, my great grandfather, and Edmund Hayes. See Ray Hayes entry for full details

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