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Ayres, John (d. 1704x1709), writing-master

Joyce Whalley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/945

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Ayres, John (d. 1704x1709), writing-master, according to early accounts began life in a humble way as a footman in the house of Sir William Ashurst, to whom he owed his education. His original teacher of writing was Thomas Topham, to whom he dedicated The Accomplisht Clerk of 1680. It is ...

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