Reference Entry

Ayrton, Acton Smee (1816-1886), politician

William Prideaux Courtney and Colin Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Ayrton, Acton Smee (1816-1886), politician, born at Kew, London, was a son of Frederick Ayrton (student at Gray's Inn from 27 January 1802, barrister from c.1805, and afterwards in practice at Bombay) and Julia, only daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Nugent. Acton Ayrton was educated at Ealing School. He went to India ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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