GrahamClayton: An excellent obituary notice, taken from the "Adelaide Advertiser" newspaper, dated Tuesday 28 June 1898, page 7:
DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN CHESSPLAYER.
A prominent English chessplayer the Rev. William Wayte, died at his residence, 6, Onslow-square, London, on May 3, at the sure of 68. Mr Wayte was a son of the late Mr William Wayte, of Wiltshire, England, and a nephew of the late Hon. B. T. Finniss, of Adelaide, with whom for nearly 30 years he carried on a most interesting correspondence on political and other questions. Politically he was a staunch Liberal, a strong supporter of a free-trade policy, and an advocate of a Cus toms union between Great Britain and the colonies. In Australian affairs he took a lively interest, more especially in the Federation question. Mr. Wayte was well known in other ways than as a chessplayer. A fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and for many years an assistant master of Eton College he was a fine classical scholar, and the author of several classical publications, in which he has shown not only a wide learning but also great capacity and judgment as a critic. He was joint editor 'of Dr. William Smith's "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities" Among many men of note who where at one time Mr. Wayte's pupils can be mentioned three former Australian Governors, Lords Carrington, Hopetoun, and Jersey, and also the present President of tbe South Australian Legislative Council, Sir R C. Baker. He married the daughter of the Rev. J. W. Lovett-Cameron, vicar of Shoreham, Kent; and was thus a brother-in-law of Commander Verney Lovett-Cameron, the well-known African traveller. Among other offices held 'by him was that of chairman of the Chelsea Committee of the Charity Organisation Society, in which capacity he attended the conference at Oxford.
As a chessplayer Mr. Wayte was for many years recognised as the strongest English amateur. From 1866 he regulalry attended the meetings of the Counties' Chess Association, twice winning the first prize and several times the second. Upon his retirement from his master ship at Eton in 1873 be took up literary pursuits and gave his leisure time to the game. He was a daily attendant of the St. George's Chess Club, and on several occasions won the Lowenthal Cup. Not only was he known as a practical player, bnt also as a theorist and analyst. For more than 30 years be has con tributed valuable articles and reviews to the chess periodicals of the day, and quite lately he published an interesting series of reminis cences in the "British Chess Magazine" and the "Field". Mr. Wayte does not leave any family.