ADAMS, Edgar Tarry

1853 - 1926

Edgar Tarry Adams

Edgar Tarry Adams was born at Camberwell, Surrey 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. In 1876 his father purchased the brewery of Stanton, Gray & Co. at Halstead, Essex, which Edgar eventually took over. Edgar married at All Saints', Camberwell on 21 October 1880, Helen, daughter of Edward Judson Roberts of 20 Fleet Street, London. 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, Francis Norris 29, Isabel Mary 25 and Pauline 22, all born at Halstead. Prominent in local affairs and founded the Halstead Science and Art Club and was also a keen photographer. A former lieutenant in the R.N.V.R. he died at Halstead on 29 July and buried at St Andrew's Halstead on 3 August 1926, aged 73.