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Phoebe Sarah Hertha (Marks) Ayrton (1854 - 1923)

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Phoebe Sarah Hertha (Hertha) Ayrton formerly Marks
Born in Portsea, Portsmoth, Hampshiremap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
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Died in North Lancing, Sussexmap
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Categories: Portsea, Hampshire | Girton College, Cambridge.


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Biography

Hertha (Marks) Ayrton was a British engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. Ayrton was elected the first female member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1899.

Born to Levi Marks, a Polish Jewish watchmaker and his wife Alice Theresa (Moss) Marks, a seamstress. Married William Edward Ayrton in 1885.

She named one of her daughters after Barbara Bodichon, who financially supported the patent application for her first major invention in 1884.

Sources


Birth

  • "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NHZ-MG2 : accessed 28 April 2016), Phoebe Sarah Marks, 1854; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Portsea Island, Hampshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Marriage

  • "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DTR-NVB : accessed 28 April 2016), Phoebe Sarah Marks, 1885; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1885, quarter 2, vol. 1B, p. 278, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Death

Census

  • "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWMQ-T9M : accessed 28 April 2016), Phobe Sarah Marks in household of Levi Marks, Portsea, Hampshire, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9JQ-KLC : accessed 28 April 2016), Phoebe S Ayrton, Woodham Walter, Essex, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Maldon subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

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