AYRTON, William

1861 - 1916

William Ayrton, was born at Liverpool Road, St Oswald, Chester in 1861, son of William Ayrton, a wine merchant, and his German born wife Pauline née Flertchmann. William studied in London and in 1881 an articled designer in art, lodging at 191 Cromwell Road, Kensington. He exhibited at the Royal Academy 1889-1904 and at the Suffolk Art and Aid Association [q.v.] at Halesworth, Suffolk in 1912. William married at Lisburn Ireland in 1888, Ellen Graeme Brown and they moved to The Cliff, 24 Ballygate Street, Beccles, Suffolk. In 1901, still living in Beccles, a 39 year old landscape artist, with his 40 year old wife Ellen Grace[sic], born Ireland and two children, Eileen Frances 2 and William Francis 1, both born at Beccles and where they were still living in 1911. He died at Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1916, aged 54, probate being granted on 23 July 1916, to Ellen Graeme Ayrton.

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