By 1888, Edward had been in the Bombala District for 22 years.
Edward Hegarty, bootmaker, is a native of County Cork, Ireland, where he was born in 1828. He is the fifth son of Mr Pearce Hegarty, was educated at his native place, and on the completion of his school career served seven years in the wine and spirit trade, under his brother Thomas, who carries on a business under that description at No. 5 Talbert Place. Owing to a number of misfortunes he came to Sydney in 1866 and followed the occupation of dealer, which led him to visit the Monaro district. Two years after this he commenced the business in Maybe-Street, Bombala, which he at present
conducts. He has been twenty two years in this district, out of which he spent two years in a trip to the old country, with the object of obtaining a legacy left by his aunt, but which still continues in the court of Chancery. He is a member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows,and was married to Ann, the daughter of Mr. Wintress of County Cork, by whom he has six children.
From the "Centennial History of New South Wales", published in 1888,
Submitted by Barbara Adams <dad95624-at-bigpond.com>
Descendants of Edward Hegarty
Barbara Adams <dad95624-at-bigpond.net.au>
Recompiled from the new Monaro Pioneers database: 9.07.08