1862–1945 (Age 83)
Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edith

Edith BURGESS was born in 1862, in Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She married Amos Ball in 1892, in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. She died in 1945, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Amos Ball
Marriage: 1892

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1892Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • World Events (3)

    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 5
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 18
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    Age 22
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (2)

    • Edith Ball, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
    • Edith Burgess, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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