|Age when admitted:||10yrs|
|Date admitted:||5 Jun 1871|
|Discharged to:||James Adams|
|Remarks:||had been boarded out to his grandfather, William McClure, Deloraine 26 Oct 1869 - won monitor's prize 1873 & Church of England prize 1875|
|References:||SWD 26/13, 27, 53, 55/53, HAP1871/63, Mercury 9 Jan 1874, 28 Dec 1875|
Edmund Hayes was born in July 1865, no birth registration, but baptized in 1872 with his brothers, Jacob Henry and Theophilus, just before his mother Jane applied to have the boys admitted to the orphanage. The three brothers were in the care of their grandfather William McClure at Deloraine for a time.
Edmund was apprenticed to Edward Newton, a tanner at Cressy, in March 1878, but apparently upset his master and was temporarily placed in the Launceston Depot until James Adams, a farmer at West Tamar, agreed to take him on.
Edmund married Agnes Kaine in 1889 and had 8 children, sadly the only girl died as a result of burns aged 4. The family pioneered and farmed in the Upper Natone area.
Edmund was my great grandfather.