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Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Ellen Mary Ahrens (1871-1933)Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891)Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886)Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Charlotte Julia Baker (1865-1944)Robert Baker (1837-1921)Jane Leiff (1843-1930)Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Ruth Baker (1860-1937)William Baker (1822-1907)Julia Ann Scanlin (c1824-1885)Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Theodorus Jansz Bergman (1786-1859)Joannes Dirksz Bergman (1759-1820)Sigurda van Opzeeland (1763-1797)
Susan Agnes Bernard (1836-1920)Thomas James Bernard (c1800-1850)Theodora Foulkes Hewitt (1802-1875)Jamaica
Henry Botting (1828-1900)William Botting (1785-1855)Sarah (1788-1833)Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery (1646-1682)Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery (1621-1679)Margaret Howard (c1623-1689)Christ Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Franziska Brunswik von Korompa (1868-1879)Viktor Brunswik von Korompa (1834-1899)Maria Josefa Deym von Střítež (1836-c1910)Hungary, Austria-Hungary
John Butler (1808-1854)James Butler (1777-1838)Grace Louisa Staples
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Richard Adams (1651-1728)James Adams (1626-1653)Frances Vassall (1622-1673)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut77
Jonathan Amory (1770-1828)Thomas Amory (1722-1784)Elizabeth Coffin (1741-1822)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States58
Christiana Katharina Arnold (1829-1866)Dorothea Arnold (1807-1859)Anleys Flat, Dungog, New South Wales, Australia37
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939)Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928)Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891)Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom56
Cyril Asquith (1890-1954)Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928)Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891)64
Ann Backus (1695-1761)Joseph Backus (1667-1740)Elizabeth Huntington (1669-1762)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States66
Ellen Baker (1873-1947)James Baker (1831-1910)Ellen Mansbridge (1834-1903)Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia74
Esther Beckett (1798-1840)James Beckett (1758-c1808)Ann Calcutt (-c1821)Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia42
Manolache Bogdan (c1793-1854)Dimitrie Bogdan (c1765-1820)Smaranda Rosetti (c1770-1847)Gâdinți, Neamț County, Moldavia, Romania61
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
George Barnard (1833-1896)George Barnard (1799-)Julia Ann Mudge (1803-1869)Jane Sophia Fuller (1835-1924)Rome, Oneida County, New York, United States
Gordon Silas Beckstead (1825-1891)Alexander Beckstead (1802-1870)Catherine Elinore Lince (1807-1889)Barbara Etta Park (1830-1872)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Joseph Benczúr (c1880-1917)Eulália Kenessey (1884-c1950)
John Benson (1749-1818)Benoni Benson (1724-1806)Abigail White (1723-1751)Joanna Taft (1751-1777)Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Samuel Alfred Blackman (1830-1896)William R Blackman (c1800-1854)Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft (1799-1872)Charlotte Smith (1830-1898)Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Ann Boniface (1821-1845)George Boniface (1794-1863)Philadelphia Dinnage (1798-1846)John Walder (1820-1876)Lower Beeding, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Maurice William Bowen (1862-1933)Maurice Bebb Bowen (1831-1913)Elizabeth Caroline Hayward (1834-1917)Clara Ann Edith Eyles (1864-1944)Orange, New South Wales, Australia
George M. Boycan (c1844-?)William M. Boycan (c1810-)Nancy A. (?-?)Nancy Jane Hansbrow (c1845-?)
Argyle King Wellington Bray (1854-1935)James William Bray (1822-1881)Anne Sussannah Blackman (1828-1859)Margaret Cregan (c1869-c1943)Queensland, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Pedro I of Portugal (1320-1367)Afonso IV of Portugal (1291-1357)Beatrix of Castile (1293-1359)Constance of Peñafiel (c1323-1345)Lisbon
Augusta FitzClarence (1803-1865)William IV of the United Kingdom (1765-1837)Dorothy Bland (1761-1816)John Frederick Gordon (1799-1878)Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Susan Best Lansdown (1862-1933)Thomas Lansdown (1817-1885)Rebecca Best (1834-1921)Charles John Hermans (1863-1941)Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
John of England (1167-1216)Henry II of England (1133-1189)Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)Isabelle of Angoulême (1186-1246)Bordeaux
William Walker (1828-1908)George Walker (1796-1883)Elizabeth Ferguson (1800-1876)Henrietta Medora Cooper (1840-1874)St. Matthias' Church, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Aaron Walters (1826-1909)Aaron Walters (c1784-1866)Susannah Lilbemont (c1793-1840)Mary Ann Chapman (1838-1908)St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
Friedrich I von Meißen (1257-1323)Albrecht II von Meißen (1240-1314)Margaretha von Staufen (1237-1270)Elisabeth von Lobdeburg Arnshaugk (1286-1359)
Samuel Wheeler (1821-1909)Jonathan Wheeler (1791-1855)Jane March (1792-1867)Annie Richards (1844-1941)Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Ludwig II. von Bayern (1229-1294)Otto II. von Bayern (1206-1253)Agnes von der Pfalz (c1201-1267)Anna von Schlesien-Glogau (1240-1271)
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