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Randle Ayrton

Ayrton in [[The Manxman]]


Randle Ayrton (1869–1940) was a British actor, producer and director.


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  • born Frederick Randle Ayrton on 09/Aug/1869 in Chester, Cheshire, England
  • baptised 15/Sep/1869 at St Michael, Chester
  • son of William Francis Ayrton (b. ~1808) and Pauline Augusta Johanna Fleischmann (b. ~1834)
  • half-brother of Jane Ayrton (b. ~1837), George Ayrton (b. ~1839) and William Richard Ayrton (b. ~1841)
  • brother of Annie Frederica Ayrton (b. ~1859), William Ayrton (b. ~1861), Catherine Ayrton (b. ~1863), Alfred Gustav Ayrton (b. ~1866), Mabel Ayrton (b. ~1871) and Ormrod Maxwell Ayrton (b. ~1874)
  • died 28/May/1940 in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England and buried at St James's Church, Alveston


  • married 1896 to actress Isabel May Dodd (b. 1869)[1] at St Mary's-on-the-Hill, Chester[2]


  • Randle Ormrod Ayrton (b. 1901)[3]
  • Luise May Ayrton (b. 1903)[4]

Census Details


  • 11-year-old living with his aunt Louisa Heischmann (aged 50) at 33 Liverpool Road, Abbots Rock, Cheshire.


  • Working as a theatre manager and lodging 23 Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, London.


  • 42-year-old married actor living as a boarder at 51 Market St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

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  1. Born in Great Boughton, Cheshire. Daughter of Robert Dodd and Elizabeth Kyffyn Dodd. Baptised 20/Oct/1869 at St Bridget, Chester. Died 1947 and buried with her husband at St James's Church, Alveston.
  2. Marriage registered Q2 1896 Chester.
  3. Born 06/Jun/1901. Married 1927 to Edith Alice Hovell (b. 1905). Died 1969.
  4. Married 1930 to Leonard Levesley Hitching (b. 1907). Died 1985.