Hi, looking for any information on the Hayes family of Melbourne Australia.

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in Genealogy Help by Minette Cowen G2G Crew (350 points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

Can you be a bit more specific, names, marriages, deaths? There are 83 Hayes births listed in Melbourne alone between 1850-1915. I get too many results when searching the state.


According to the the profiles listed by Minette Hayes . Alex  Hayes was listed as born in1916 . Mary Casey was born in 1915,  unfortunately the link to the exact pages I found do not show up. By putting a much narrower rang of birth dates, there were no so many entries
Now this brings up the death of Henry Hayes, I cant find a record anywhere. He was last seen in Preston around 1969-70. Appreciate any help.
Thanks Tess, now looking for the death of Henry Archibald Leonard Hayes. I have searched Vic, Qld, and SA, no good.
Thank you all going well

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The parents of the Alexander Hayes who was born in 1916 and died in 1988 were William Leonard Hayes and Alma Josephine Dick.

His father in the death index was noted as Wm Michael, but if you look at the 1901 marriage record he was actually Wm Leonard.

Alma died in 1960 aged 81, with her parents names given as John Dick and Elizabeth Grace Stevenson. According to the death index she was born in Prahran.

Wm Leonard Hayes died in December 1927.


HAYES. — On the 6th December, at the Mel-bourne Hospital, William Leonard, late of Greens- borough, beloved husband of Alma, and devoted father of Alma, Henry, Grace, Muriel (deceased) and Alexander, aged 49 years.

All BDM info available at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj

by Mark Dorney G2G6 Mach 2 (25.8k points)
selected by Minette Cowen
Mark's answer gives the link to Online BDM records for Victoria.

Department of Justice, Victoria, Australia - BDM Online [ https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj ]

Using that site, you should find at least six children (birth years and reference numbers below):

Alma Kingcott Hayes - 1903/3049

William Hayes - 1904/17908

Henry Archibald Leonard Hayes - 1907/1007

Chloris Grace Hayes - 1909/19007

Muriel Estella Hayes - 1913/15315

Alexander Hayes - 1916/27841

There could be more children born after 1916 (cut-off date for birth records).

Beware of abbreviations! Victorian Indexes use abbreviated names with absolutely no logic, so you may need to try various spellings when searching for other names.

Alma's middle name at birth was Josephine but appears elsewhere as Josine. Alma and William were married in 1901 (reference no.8311)

William Leonard Hayes was the son of Henry Hayes and Eliza Jane Kingcott.
Thanks for all that info, it brings up 2 more children than I knew about. I will follow up.
Thanks for the info
Such a good answer to my enquiry, I wonder if you know about the death date of Henry Hayes. I have searched but cant find a hit. I last saw him in 1969-70 at Preston.

Henry would only have been 81 in 1988, and if he died after 1988 he won’t be appearing in the death index just yet.

I searched the probate index, https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/wills-and-probates, and didn’t find any suitable deaths.

His full name from the birth index is Henry Archibald Leonard Hayes.

I would try tracking him forward from 1969 using old phone books or electoral rolls. This will narrow down the year and location he died.

Thanks Mark, you have given me some more places to look for him.

Chloris married a Bansgrove.


Given names Chloris Grace

Event Marriage

Father's name / Spouse's family name BRANSGROVE

Mother's maiden name / Spouse's given name Albt Astley

Reg. year1927

Reg. no5974

Muriel died in 1916.


Given names Muriel

Event Death

Father's name / Spouse's family nameHayes Wm Leonard

Mother's maiden name / Spouse's given nameAlma (Dick)

Reg. year1916

Reg. no13452

Alma married.


Given names Alma Kingcott

Event Marriage

Father's name / Spouse's family name BURNHAM

Mother's maiden name / Spouse's given name Clarence Herbt

Reg. year1921

Reg. no9721

She died in 1966


Given names Alma Kingcott

Event Death

Father's name / Spouse's family name HAYES William Leonard

Mother's maiden name / Spouse's given name Alma Josephine (Dick)

Reg. year1966

Reg. no6960

Thanks for all your input, Tess.
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not sure if it lists your alex or not
by Anonymous Anonymous G2G6 Mach 3 (31.7k points)
Thank you

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