- 1561-1974 (Creation)
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4 boxes, 3 bound vols. (0.9 metres)
Name of creator
S.W. Shelton was an archivist to the English banking firm Glyn, Mills & Co. He retired in 1969 and came to live in Canada. He was a member of the Society of Archivists.
Name of creator
The Ayliffe family was a yeoman family that leased the farm of Skyres (Skeyers, Skiers), Wootton St. Lawrence, Hampshire from the end of the 15th century to at least 1674. The Ayliffe family also owned other properties in Hampshire: Boltishams (Bolshams) farm, North Oakley farm and Hannington farm.
Richard Ayliffe was born in 1564. He was the grandson of another Richard, the son of Thomas. In 1594, he married Elizabeth Venables. Their children were Joan (b. 1596), Thomas (1597-1644), Richard (b. 1599), Andrea (b. 1601), Jane (1603-1604) and Elizabeth. A cousin was Richard Ayliffe of Ewhurst. In 1611, Richard Ayliffe was forced to move to the parsonage at Amport, Hampshire, after falling into financial difficulties by acting as guarantor to his nephew, Bernard Calverd. He died there in 1614.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Mrs S.W. Shelton, 1983
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Scope and content
The collection consists of records of the Ayliffe Family which were acquired by S.W. Shelton in the 1950s. Included are two account books (dating from 1572 and 1595-1613), as well as documents and letters that belonged to the Ayliffe family. Transcriptions made by S.W. Shelton, along with his correspondence and research notes are also included.
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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
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