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Ayliff [Aylif, Alyff, Ayloff, Ayloffe], Mrslocked

  • Olive Baldwin
  •  and Thelma Wilson


(fl 1692–6). English soprano and actress. She sang in The Fairy Queen at Dorset Garden Theatre in May 1692 and soon became Purcell’s leading soprano. In the Gentleman’s Journal for August 1692 Peter Motteux referred to her performance of Purcell’s italianate ‘Ah me to many deaths decreed’ in Crowne’s play ...

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The London Stage, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, IL, 1960-68)
Musical Times
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, IL, 1973-93)