ADAMS, Edgar Tarry

1852 - 1926

Edgar Tarry Adams

Edgar Tarry Adams was born at Kingsland, North London on 8 December 1852, son of Thomas Francis Adams (1822-6 September 1878), secretary to the City of London Brewery in Upper Thames Street, London, and his wife Mary née Norris (1826-23 December 1890), who married at Isleworth, Middlesex on 19 February 1852 and 1861-1871 were living at Gresham Lodge, Lyndhurst Square, Peckham Road, Surrey. Edgar was educated at Denmark Hill Grammar School with his business studies at the City of London Brewery. In 1876, Edgar's 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 Roberts, daughter of Edward Judson Roberts of 20 Fleet Street, London. In 1881, a 28-year-old brewer, living at The Cottage, Trinity Street, Halstead, Essex with his 23-year-old wife Helen, a home that he lived in for the rest of his life. 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, 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. In 1897 elected an Associate of the Institution of Naval Architects, in 1907 a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and was prominent in local affairs founding the Halstead Science and Art Club and was also a keen photographer. Edgar Tarry Adams, who was a former lieutenant in the R.N.V.R., died at Halstead on 29 July and buried at St Andrew's Halstead on 3 August 1926, aged 73, leaving a widow, two sons and two daughters.

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