Thank you very much for the kind praise, the insight into the location of the Ayliffe residence, and the identity of and story of the Martens. It’s great to connect with living descendants of the people in these stories. I also thank you for copies of the portraits of Thomas Hamilton Ayliffe, Fanny de Courtenay (née Ayliffe), and Horatia Cauty, via private correspondence as well as information about the identity of the Mrs. King mentioned in the above letter. I’ll revise the story to reflect all of this valuable information.



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