Bertha (Damerell) Ball

Bertha (Damerell) Ball (1857 - 1909)

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Bertha Ball formerly Damerell
Born in Charleton, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 14 Dec 1879 in Southampton, Hampshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingsbridge, Devon, Englandmap
Profile manager: Ros Haywood private message [send private message]
Profile last modified 12 Jun 2019 | Created 28 May 2011
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Bertha (Damerell) Ball was born in England.

These are just some of the things which happened or were invented/discovered during Bertha's life

1857: Birth of Bertha DAMERELL to Henry DAMERELL and Jane BALL [1]
1858 Darwin publishes Origin of Species
1861 Census: living in Charleton with parents/sibling; age 3 [2]
1863 Football Association founded
1865 Salvation Army founded
1866 Nobel invents dynamite
1868 Traffic lights invented
1868 Tungsten steel invented
1868 Gladstone becomes Prime Minister
1870 Primary education becomes compulsory
1871 Trade Unions legalised
1871 census: living with parents/siblings in Charleton; age 13 [3]
1872 Licensing hours introduced
1873 Glidden invents barbed wire
1874 Factory Act introduced
1874 Disraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time
1875 Submarine invented
1876 Bell invents the telephone
1876 Edison invents the phonograph
1877 Boer Wars
1878 Edison invents electric lamp
1879: Marriage to William John BALL in Southampton on 14 December [4]
1880 Education Act - schooling compulsory for 5-10 year olds
1880: Death of mother Jane (Ball) Damerell
1880: Daughter born: Clara Ellen
1881 Census: living with husband/baby in Guildford Street, Southampton; aged 22 [5]
1882: Daughter born: Florence Annie
1884 Charles Parson patents the steam turbine
1884 Carl Benz builds single-cylinder motor car
1884: Son born: Ernest Harry
1886 Gottleib Daimler builds the world's first four-wheeled motor vehicle
1887 Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
1887 Berliner invents the gramophone
1887 Hertz invents radar
1887: Son born: Francis John
1888 Dunlop patents pneumatic tyre
1888: Son born: Alfred Eli
1889 Eiffel Tower built
1889 Cordite invented
1890: Son born: Frederick James
1890: Death of father-in-law John Ball
1891 Census: living with husband/children in Barrack Street, Dodbrooke; age 32 [6]
1892 Electric oven invented
1892 Shop Hours Act limits 74 hours per week for under 18s
1893 Zip fastener invented
1893: Daughter born: Edith May
1895 Gillette invents safety razor
1895 Rontgen discovers x-rays
1896: Son born: Walter Harold
1897 Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
1897 Son born: William Hubert
1898 First photograph using artificial light
1899 Johnson patents the bicycle frame
1899 Thurman patents the motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1899 Second Boer War
1899 Aspirin invented
1899: Son born: Wilfred Norman
1900 Zeppelin invented
1901 Queen Victoria dies - Edward VII becomes king
1901 First successful radio transmission
1901 Census: labourer, living with husband/children at 7 Devon Square, Kingsbridge; age 42 [7]
1902 Lie detector invented
1902 Neon light invented
1902 Birth of the teddy bear
1903 Crayons invented
1903 Wright Brothers invent first gas-motor and manned airplane
1904 Tractor invented
1904: Death of father Henry Damerell
1904 Teabags invented
1906 Kellogg invents cornflakes
1907 Bakelite invented
1907 Colour photography invented
1908 Cellophane invented
1908: Death of mother-in-law Eliza (Elliott) Ball
1909 Instant coffee invented
1909: Death of Bertha (Damerell) BALL of acute lobar pneumonia [8]


  1. Birth certificate held by Ros Haywood
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 April 2019), Bertha Damerall in household of Henry Damerall, Charleton, Devon, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 April 2019), Bertha Damerall in entry for Henry Damerall, 1871.
  4. Marriage certificate held by Ros Haywood
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Bertha Ball in household of William J Ball, Southampton St Mary, Hampshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 40, Piece/Folio 1207/94, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,547.
  6. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 May 2019), Birtha Ball in household of William J Ball, Dodbrooke, Devon, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Devon county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  7. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2019), Bertha Ball in household of William J Ball, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing West Alvington subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  8. Death certificate held by Ros Haywood

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