ADAMS, Edgar Tarry

1853 - 1926

Edgar Tarry Adams

Born at Camberwell, London in 1853, son of Thomas Francis Adams, a brewer's clerk, and his wife Mary née Norris, who married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1852 and in 1861 were living at 6 Lyndhurst Square, Lyndhurst Road, Camberwell, Surrey. His father purchased a brewery in Halstead, Essex in 1876, which Edgar took over. He married at Camberwell in 1880, Helen Roberts and in 1881 a 28 year old brewer, living at Trinity Street, Halstead, Essex with his 23 year old wife Helen. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1899-1902 and exhibited from Halstead in 1899 oil paintings 'Launch of HMS Albion', 'Luccomber, Isle of Wight' and 'A Spring Evening, River Colne', in 1900 'Autumn Afternoon', in 1901 'A Dutchman at Anchor' and in 1902 'A Winter Afternoon'. In 1911 a 58 year old brewer and an Associate of the Institute of Naval Architects, still living at Trinity Street, Halstead with his wife and three of his four surviving children. He founded the Halstead Science and Art Club and was also a keen photographer. He died at Halstead in 1926, aged 73.