William Hayes (1872-1933) aka Hoyes, born in Dublin city, was the son of William Hayes Sr (1821-1883) billiard maker, of 20 Temple Bar. William Jr. worked in the textile industry as a "whitener" (a bleacher of cloth) and was living at Cuffe Lane by 1890.
On 12 October 1890, William Hayes Jr married Mary Walsh in the RC Chapel of SS Michael & John Essex St. WItnessed by Benjamin Carabini & Hannah Doyle. At this time, young William Hayes was a labourer living at 9 Cuffe Lane (father: William Hayes Sr, Billiard maker)
Mary Walsh was a servant living at 20 Longford St. Her father was James Walsh, labourer. None of the parties at the wedding could read or write, and all signed their mark with an X.
- Benjamin Carabini Jr (1868-1912) was a neighbour on Cuffe St. He was a labourer, living at Golden Lane when he married Eliza Doyle in 1884. His dad, Benjamin Carabini Sr (d1879) was a carpenter. Ben Jr went on to become a Pork Butcher but died young of TB at Cuffe St.
At the time of the 1901 Census, William Hoyes (age 30) WHITENER was recorded at 45.4 Cuffe St with his wife and 4 children. This census confirms they were all born in Dublin City (and all RC). By November that year, the family had moved to 32 Upr Mercer St. They had moved again by 1904, finding a place nearby at 4 Protestant Row. With every move, they stayed close to Cuffe Street.
By 1907, the family was back at 46 Cuffe St when their eldest daughter, Rosanna Hayes, died at home of heart failure. She was just 16 and had found employment as a servant.
At the time of the 1911 Census, William Hayes and family were still living at 46 Cuffe St. (tenement #6). His wife Mary was working as a charwoman and had borne 9 children, 6 of whom were still living.
Rosanna Hayes (1891-1907) died age 16
Mary Ann Hayes b1893
Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Hayes b1897
Teresa Hayes b1900
Christina Hayes b.1901 at 32 Upr Mercer St
Patrick Joseph Hayes b.1904 at 4 Protestant Row
James Hayes b.1908 at Coombe Hospital (home address 46 Cuffe St)
By 1914, William Hayes was residing at 1 Montague Place (Dublin City Electoral Roles).
William Hayes Jr (1872-1933) died at home at 9 Montague St, age 61. He was survived by his wife, Mary.
- Mary Josephine Ray, who lived next door at 8 Montague St, would go on to marry their son, James Hayes, in 1938.