AYRTON, William

1861 - 1916

William Ayrton, was born at Liverpool Road, St Oswald, Chester in 1861, son of William Francis Ayrton, a wine merchant, and his German born wife Pauline Auguste Johanna née Flertchmann or Fluschmann who married at Ratisborn, Germany on 1 March 1859. In 1871, a 9 year old, living at St Oswald, Chester with his parents, 63 year old William and 37 year old Pauline, with siblings Ann3 13, Alfred 5 and Randle 1, all born in Cheshire, with a maiden aunt 41 year old Louise Flertchmann. Young William studied in London and in 1881 an articled designer in art, lodging at 191 Cromwell Road, Kensington. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from The Cliff, Beccles, Suffolk in 1894 'More Rain Coming', in 1904 'Marsh Marigolds' and in 1898 'The Glow of Eventide' and 'Poppies' also showing at the Suffolk Art and Aid Association 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. William Ayrton died at College Green, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1916, aged 54, probate being granted on 23 July 1916, to Ellen Graeme Ayrton who died on 21 January 1955.

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