This gentleman, who was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, was a man of good humour, which carried his inclinations to poetry. He published, Jacob says, several valuable small pieces; among which, "Marvels Ghost" is very much admired. In the third volume of Dryden's Miscellanies is a poem "On the Death of K. Charles II. and the Accession of K. James II. to the Throne," by Mr William Ayloffe, which is tolerably harmonious, but too fulsomely flattering to deserve preservation.