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Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Annie Patterson Allison (1877-1969)David Burnie Allison (1838-1919)Helen Paterson (1840-1919)Bombay, New Zealand
Priscilla Baker (1674-1731)Thomas Baker (1636-1718)Priscilla Symonds (1648-1733)Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
Elena Bogdan (1854-1929)Lascăr Bogdan (1827-1856)Henrieta Dimachi (c1825-1873)Iași, Iași County, Moldavia, Romania
William Bradford (1811-)Thomas Bradford (c1782-)Elizabeth TrayfootSt Leonards, Shoreditch, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Benjamin Bradley (1820-1884)Benjamin Bradley (bef1820-)Sarah (bef1820-)London, England, United Kingdom
Harriett Carpenter (1849-1892)Richard Carpenter (1820-1907)Jane Whittle (1822-1889)Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Clara Jane Chaseling (1859-1928)James Andrew Chaseling (1842-1881)Elizabeth Steadman (1838-1912)Jaspers Brush, New South Wales, Australia
Daisy Jane Matilda Cheney (1892-1957)Albert Joseph Cheney (1847-1915)Matilda Henrietta Jane Adams (1857-1931)Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
William Clayton (1632-1689)William Clayton (c1605-1658)Joan Smith (c1610-1644)Chichester, Sussex, England
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Benjamin Abbot (1686-1748)Benjamin Abbot (1661-1703)Sarah Farnham (1661-bef1726)Andover, Massachusetts, United States62
James Andrus (1835-1914)Milo Andrus (1814-1893)Abigail Jane Daley (1815-1894)St. George, Washington County, Utah79
Oscar II of Sweden (1829-1907)Oscar I of Sweden (1799-1859)Joséphine de Beauharnais (1807-1876)Stockholm, Sweden78
Magnus III of Sweden (1240-1290)Birger Magnusson (c1200-1266)Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden (c1212-c1254)50
William Blundell (-1863)George Blundell (1760-1835)Anne Johnson (c1760-)Mill Place, Chislehurst, England, United Kingdom
Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, 6th Baroness Clifford (1731-1754)Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694-1753)Dorothy Savile (1699-1758)Uppingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom23
John Bradford (1653-1736)William Bradford (1624-1704)Alice Richards (1629-1671)Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts83
Hannah Brigham (1650-1719)Thomas Brigham (1603-1653)Mercy Hurd (1616-1693)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts70
Thomas Brigham (1603-1653)John Brigham (c1574-1621)Constance Watson (1578-1615)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States50
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Agnes Benger (1847-1938)Charles Benger (1819-1887)Euphemia Ferguson (c1821-1891)William Green (1844-1890)Mangrove Creek, New South Wales, Australia
William Benjamin Henry Brown (1828-1883)William Brown (c1800-1882)Elizabeth Catherine Foss (1810-1854)Sarah Matilda Williamson (1828-1905)St James Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Francis Byrnes (1829-1865)Francis Byrnes (1794-1850)Sarah Hibbs (1806-1849)Jane Hewitt (1825-1913)Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Henrietta Emma Carlisle (1858-1944)John Carlisle (1818-1893)Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1882)John Wilson Robinson (1854-1916)Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter (1628-1678)David Cecil, 3rd Earl of Exeter (c1604-1643)Elizabeth Egerton (bef1612-1688)Frances Manners (1630-1660)
Gizella Csengey (1903-1986)Gyula Csengey (1863-1947)Márta Lukács (1876-1964)Aladár Fáy (1898-1963)Budapest, Hungary
David Forrester (1839-1907)William Forrester (1801-1853)Charlotte Ann Lister (1815-1862)Rebecca Jane Lansdown (1852-1923)Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Mehitable Fuller (1706-1738)John Fuller (1656-1726)Mehitabel Rowley (1660-1732)Benjamin Kneeland (1705-1746)Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Aladár Fáy (1898-1963)Aladár Fáy (1864-1944)Gizella Illés (1871-1944)Gizella Csengey (1903-1986)Budapest, Hungary
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Samuel Appleton (1624-1696)Samuel Appleton (1586-1670)Judith Everard (1587-1633)Mary Lowell Oliver (1640-1692)Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Albert P. Ashworth (1872-1934)James Edward Ashworth (1831-1910)Ellen E. Ramsbottom (1843-1910)Jessie C. Patterson (1885-1965)Wurtsboro, United States
Jane Hewitt (1825-1913)John Hewitt (1797-1834)Hannah Ramsay (c1793-1870)Francis Byrnes (1829-1865)Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Edmund Quincy (1628-1698)Edmund Quincy (1602-c1636)Judith Pares (1603-1654)Elizabeth Gookin (c1660-1700)Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
William Waldegrave, 8th Earl Waldegrave (1788-1859)George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave (1751-1789)Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave (1760-1816)Sarah Whitear (1823-1873)London, England, United Kingdom
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