Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 11 April 2021

Ayton, William Alexanderlocked

  • R. A. Gilbert


Ayton, William Alexander (1816–1909), Church of England clergyman and alchemist, was born on 28 April 1816 in the Bloomsbury district of London, the son of William Capon Ayton (1786-1843), solicitor, and his wife Nancy Marynée Nicolson (1791-1921). He was educated at the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Crockford's Clerical Directory
National Register of Archives, private collection