Edmund Ayrton , Mus. Doc. Mus Doc

Edmund Ayrton , Mus. Doc. Mus Doc

b: 19 NOV 1734
d: 22 MAY 1808
24 James Street (now Buckingham Gate)
Westminster
London
England
From 'The Chaplin and Skinner Families' page 20:

For most of the details of Dr. Edmund Ayrton's life see Facts. He obtained the house at No. 24 St James Street Westminster - a large house with a garden of over three acres - for a very modest sum, as it had the reputation of being haunted.

His grandson, Mr. William Scrope Ayrton, who was a Commissioner in Bankruptcy, died in 1855; and this branch of the family is now [ie in 1899] represented by Mr. W. Scrope Ayrton of Kensington and his brother, Mr. Edward Ayrton, of Bentham, Yorkshire.

From the Home Cyclopaedia, Barnes. New York 1856
Ayrton, Edmund, a composer of cathedral music, and one of the directors of the Commemoration of Handel.


From The Oxford Dictionary of Music, © Oxford University Press 1994:

Ayrton, Edmund (Ripon, 1734 - Westminster, 1808)
Eng. organist and composer.

Master of Children of Chapel Royal 1780-1805. His son William (London, 1777 - London, 1858) was a mus. critic and a founder of the Philharmonic Soc. As dir. of It. opera at King's Th., London, was first to stage Don Giovanni in Britain (1817).

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Edmund Ayrton, Mus.Doc

Edmund Ayrton is not a direct ancestor, but he had an interesting and illustrious career and isn’t far off track, so I couldn’t leave him out. He is a first cousin of mine, six times removed!

His father Edward Ayrton had a brother, Rev Francis Ayrton, who is a direct ancestor. It was the son of Francis, Thomas Ayrton, who came to London from Ripon on a pony to seek his fortune in the city, and Matilda Adriana Ayrton was his granddaughter.

Edmund, born in 1734, is worth knowing about not only because of his musical career as Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal and Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral – and being buried in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey, but because his house at 24 James Street (now Buckingham Gate), with a three-acre garden, was said to be haunted. Because of that, he got it cheap!

His son William Ayrton is also pretty interesting, since he was a founder member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and as an impresario introduced the opera Don Giovanni to England.

Alan Ray-Jones
Biography
24 James Street (now Buckingham Gate)
Westminster
London
England From 'The Chaplin and Skinner Families' page 20:

For most of the details of Dr. Edmund Ayrton's life see Facts. He obtained the house at No. 24 St James Street Westminster - a large house with a garden of over three acres - for a very modest sum, as it had the reputation of being haunted.

His grandson, Mr. William Scrope Ayrton, who was a Commissioner in Bankruptcy, died in 1855; and this branch of the family is now [ie in 1899] represented by Mr. W. Scrope Ayrton of Kensington and his brother, Mr. Edward Ayrton, of Bentham, Yorkshire.

From the Home Cyclopaedia, Barnes. New York 1856
Ayrton, Edmund, a composer of cathedral music, and one of the directors of the Commemoration of Handel.


From The Oxford Dictionary of Music, © Oxford University Press 1994:

Ayrton, Edmund (Ripon, 1734 - Westminster, 1808)
Eng. organist and composer.

Master of Children of Chapel Royal 1780-1805. His son William (London, 1777 - London, 1858) was a mus. critic and a founder of the Philharmonic Soc. As dir. of It. opera at King's Th., London, was first to stage Don Giovanni in Britain (1817).

END Edmund Ayrton, Mus.Doc

Edmund Ayrton is not a direct ancestor, but he had an interesting and illustrious career and isn’t far off track, so I couldn’t leave him out. He is a first cousin of mine, six times removed!

His father Edward Ayrton had a brother, Rev Francis Ayrton, who is a direct ancestor. It was the son of Francis, Thomas Ayrton, who came to London from Ripon on a pony to seek his fortune in the city, and Matilda Adriana Ayrton was his granddaughter.

Edmund, born in 1734, is worth knowing about not only because of his musical career as Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal and Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral – and being buried in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey, but because his house at 24 James Street (now Buckingham Gate), with a three-acre garden, was said to be haunted. Because of that, he got it cheap!

His son William Ayrton is also pretty interesting, since he was a founder member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and as an impresario introduced the opera Don Giovanni to England.

Alan Ray-Jones
Facts
  • 19 NOV 1734 - Birth -
  • 28 MAY 1808 - Burial - ; Cloisters of Westminster Abbey
  • 22 MAY 1808 - Death -
  • JUL 1784 - Publications -
  • 1784 - Education - Cambridge University
  • Education - Organ scholar ; York
  • 1754 - Occupation - Appointed Organist of Southwell Minster
  • 1764 - Occupation - Gentleman of the Chapel Royal ; Chapel Royal
  • FROM 1780 TO 1805 - Occupation - Master of Children of Chapel Royal
  • Occupation - Lay vicar of Westminster Abbey
  • Occupation - Vicar Choral of St. Paul's Cathedral ; London
  • Occupation - Organist, composer
Ancestors
   
 
 
Edward Ayrton
1698 - 25 JUL 1774
  
  
  
 
Edmund Ayrton , Mus. Doc. Mus Doc
19 NOV 1734 - 22 MAY 1808
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Edward Ayrton
Birth1698
Death25 JUL 1774
Marriage1734to Catherine Clough
FatherEdward Ayrton , M.A. M.A.
MotherJudith Vicars
PARENT (F) Catherine Clough
Birth1702
Death
Marriage1734to Edward Ayrton
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MEdmund Ayrton , Mus. Doc. Mus Doc
Birth19 NOV 1734
Death22 MAY 1808
Marriageto ?
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edmund Ayrton , Mus. Doc. Mus Doc
Birth19 NOV 1734
Death22 MAY 1808
Marriageto ?
FatherEdward Ayrton
MotherCatherine Clough
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MWilliam Ayrton
Birth1777London
Death1858London
Marriage12 MAY 1803to Marianne Arnold
Descendancy Chart
Edmund Ayrton , Mus. Doc. Mus Doc b: 19 NOV 1734 d: 22 MAY 1808
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William Ayrton b: 1777 d: 1858
William Scrope Ayrton b: 1805 d: 1885
Margaret Alsager b: 1815
Elizabeth Clay Ayrton b: 25 JAN 1848
William Scrope Ayrton b: 19 FEB 1849
Ellen Louisa McClatchie b: 1855 d: 29 NOV 1897
Florence Margaret Ayrton b: 19 OCT 1881
Edward Russell Ayrton b: 17 DEC 1882
Phyllis Alsager Ayrton b: 26 FEB 1884
Winifred Parkes Ayrton b: 7 JUL 1885
Frank Alsager Ayrton b: 23 SEP 1887
Girl Ayrton b: 29 NOV 1897 d: 30 NOV 1897
Edward Ayrton b: 12 JUL 1850
Charles Ayrton b: 12 JUL 1850
Herbert Alsager Ayrton b: 15 JUL 1852
Pelham Ayrton b: 2 AUG 1854
Mary Arnold Ayrton b: 25 DEC 1856
Cecil Burney Ayrton b: 8 JUL 1858
Harold Napier Ayrton b: 13 SEP 1860
Margaret Ayrton b: 1864
Brereton Dwarris Ayrton b: 1868 d: 16 JAN 1898