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Following Alfred abandoning Evelyn and child and subsequent adoption of the baby by grandparents, Evelyn was lucky to find love and support with Joseph william Hayward, a plasterer by trade.
Family hearsay is that they met in the Theater ( Opera house?), it is know that Evelyn for a couple of years was part of the Courus of a Gilbert & Sullivan touring company. Although we do not have the exact chronology for this it seems improbable it was prior to her first child ie when she was about 17 so more likely it was prior to her 2nd child when she was 23-24

Following Evelyns death in 1913 Joseph Hayward adopted Leslie. This dosnt appear to have involved any legal adoption papers, but adoption was not formalised till about 1925, Orphaned children were just taken on by any willing relative.

Evening Post 6 sept 1909 In a Magistrate's Court report which appeared in The Post on 'Saturday, a transposition of names occurred in a case in which Joseph Hayward charged William Harness with assault. 'The latter was convicted and fined 10s, with costs 19s 6d.
Dominion 6th May 1910
Magistrates Court
Judgment was entered for plaintiff by default of defendant in the following civil cases:
Wellington Plasterers' Industrial Union of Workers v. Joseph Hayward, 19s., costs 5s.;

Wises directory and found in 1912 and 1913
Jos. HAYWARD,plstr, 
19 Gundry Street, Auckland. (off Karangahape Rd.)
In 1916 Jos. HAYWARD, plstr, at 18 Wellington St. Auckland.

by 1918 Joseph and Leslie have moved to Gisborne
In the 1919 to 1927 Electoral Rolls of Gisborne 
Joseph William H. HAYWARD, plasterer 
at 206 Childers Road, Gisborne.

Poverty Bay Herald 12 dec1919
At the Police Court this morning., before Mr J. S., Barton, S.M., 
Charles lidward Watson (Mr J. Wauchop) ..pleaded guilty to a chargo- of assaulting 
Joseph Hayward at Gisborne on November 22. 
Mr W T auchop said defendant waa over 60 years of age, and had hit complainant 
because he had made disparaging remarks about old men. and their capacity to work. 
Sergt. Clarkson .said .only one blow had been struck, and the facts were as 
stated by Mr Wauchop. 
His Worsliip regarded the crime as not ai serious one and many blows had been struck 
under similar circumstances. Nevertheless- a man must not take the -law into 
his own- hands. A fine of 10s. with 13s costs, was imposed.

Poverty bay Herald, 19th October 1918
Gisborne school Concert;
Perhaps the most enthusiastically recieved item was a whistling solo entitled "Catching the Canary" by Leslie Hayward who recieved enthusiastic applause for his clever redition.

Leslie apprears in several school concerts at which time he is know as Hayward
It is not clear which school he attended , possibly
Gisborne Central School but also thought they were for  some time 
in smaller country areas .. try Tokomaru Bay School and Tatapouri School. 
 its not clear at what age Leslie left School

- on December 20, 1943 at Wellington Hospital.
Thelma Grace, dearly loved wife of Leslie Hayward,
28 Victoria Street, Petone, aged 37 years.
- The Friends of Mr Leslie Hayward are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved wife, Thelma Grace, which will leave the Chapel of R. A. Parrant, Fitzberbert St, Petone, tomorrow (Wednesday)
December 22, 1943 at 2pm for Taita Cemetery.

Auckland Star, 18 February 1905
A married woman named Annie Simms charged a man named O. G. Warwick in the Police Court this morning with assaulting her on Monday night, some curious evidence being given for the prosecution. Mr. J. R. Lundon defended. The complainant stated that on Monday evening the defendant accosted her in Wellesley street while she was with some friends, remarking to a gentleman that he ought to be ashamed of himself to run off with another man's wife. Warwick wanted the gentleman to "have it out" in a back street, suggesting a pugilistic encounter, but this did not come off. The defendant caught her by the arm, pulled her two or three yards, and said, "Come to the police station." He told witness he was a member of the "Criminal Investigation Society," and suggested getting a cab so that they could all drive to the watch-house. Witness refused, and there was a scene, a small crowd collecting. A man in the crowd asked Warwick if he was a policeman. Defendant replied in the negative, and he was then told to go about his business and let witness go about hers. A policeman arrived, and the party went to the police station, where witness charged Warwick with assault. In reply to Mr. Lundon she said she lived apart from her husband.

Mrs. Evelyn Glass, who was with the prosecutrix, said Warwick told them he was a paid servant to watch Mrs. Simins. The latter complained that he had followed her for two nights.

Joseph Hayward, who was credited by the defendant with the intention of running away with another man's wife, said he did not know the prosecutrix. Warwick asserted that he was paid to look after the woman, and invited witness to fight. Warwick dragged the prosecutrix by the arm for several yards. The assault was admitted, and the Magistrate characterised it as trivial. Warwick, however, had no right to interfere with the woman, and he fined him 10/ with costs.

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