Ayllón, Rodrigo de (2)

Active 1576-1617

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Rodrigo de (2) Ayllón M P0272

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
violón valdosa Violero Artisan Urban Maker Maker (violero) Violero (inst maker)

Years active Place active Century Region
1576-1617 Toledo 16cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

Ayllón/dynasty. Son of Luis.
• 1576 .01.14 Guarantor for his father for the alcabala for the purchase of wood. [or the other way round-Check French] AHPT 1798, f 92. This is the year in which he commenced his own business.
• 1601.06.07 Date in which he ceased activity based on a document to do with the rent of his shop. AHPT 2457, f 772v
• Reynaud speculates that he may have been responsible for training the little Diego de Puerto adopted by his parents.
• In 1590, 1595 and 1600 he played viola da gamba in the procession on the octave of Corpus Christi and the Assumption with other companions. He was the organiser of the group and took charge of the payments. He must have used his own instruments. [Reynaud “Contibution à l’étude des danseurs et des musiciens” p. 160, Docs 10, 10bis, 13, 14, 16]
[all cited reynaudPT, p. 401]
• One of the instigators in 1617 (together with violeros Francisco Rodríguez and Miguel Puche of the Ayuntamiento de Toledo, Ordenanzas de oficios, oficios de vigoleros o vihueleros, fols 1-17v. [1617] [Reynaud PT 411]
•••romanillos2002, p 27. Includes information not given by Reynaud: “In 1576 the violero Rodrigo de Ayllón had to pay taxes on wood. In 1590 Rodrigo de Ayllón received seventy-two reales (2448 maravedies) to share with five other musicians who played viols in the processions of Corpus Christi in Toledo [Barbieri/Casares]. In 1594 he received 1496 maravedies for playing los violones y valdosa in processsion and in 1601 he received a further payment for playing bowed instruments during the celebration of Corpus Christi in Toledo. In 1601 he lived in calle de la Sillería, at the corner of plazuela de Hernando de Toledo, where he also had his workshop. He paid rent of 6375 maravedies. On 16 Jnuary 1617 a petition was headed by Rodrigo de Ayllón, master vihuela maker (meastro de açer biguelas), on behalf of the vihuela makers of Toledo, to have ordinances drawn up. [AMT, Caja de oficios, 16-01-1617]. Rodrigo de Ayllón, Francisco Rodríguez and Miguel Puche presented to the Commissioners of the Town Council of Toledo the draft of the intended ordinances of violeros of Toledo. The Commissioners accepted the text of the intended ordinances and the statements given by witnesses and recommended, on 7 August 1617, that it should be sent to the Royal Council for confirmation. This was carried out by His Majesty’s councillor, Gregorio López Madera, and dated 26 August 1617 [AMT Caja de oficios, 26-08-1617] [see Appendix no. 1]

Related persons
Luis de Ayllón was his father

Source documents
Date Document
1617.08.07 Ordenanzas de vigoleros o vihueleros (Toledo).

Ref Author Item Pages
reynaudPT Reynaud, François. La Polyphonie tolédane et son milieu des premiers témoignages aux environs de 1600. Paris: CNRS, 1996. 401, 411-12
romanillos2002 Romanillos, José Luis and Marian Harris Winspear. The Vihuela de mano and the Spanish Guitar: A Dictionary of the Makers of Plucked and Bowed Musical Instruments of Spain (1200-2002). Guijosa (Guadalajara): Sanguino Press, 2002. 27
corona1999 Corona-Alcalde, Antonio. “The Players and Performance Practice of the Vihuela and its related Instruments, the Lute and the Guitar, from c. 1450 to c.1650. as revealed by a Study of Literary, Musical, Theoretical, and Archival Sources”. Diss. King's College, University of London, 1999. 28