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Today is April 24.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Cavendish (1723-1760) William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (1698-1755) Catherine Hoskins (c1700-1777)
Elizabeth Doty (1704-aft1740) Isaac Doty (1678-1724) Martha Faunce (1680-1745) Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (1786-1859) Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford (1751-1821) Louisa Thynne (1760-1832) St James, Westminster, England, United Kingdom
Erzsébet Fáy (1911-c1990) György Fáy (1879-1940) Lujza Luczenbacher (1886-1973) Pécel, Pest County, Central Hungary Region, Hungary
Ákos Fáy (1835-1909) Dániel Fáy (1808-1849) Mária Fáy (1816-1896) Kisaranyipuszta, Nógrád County, Northern Hungary Region, Hungary
Eustace Brownlow Henry Gascoyne-Cecil (1834-1921) James Brownlow William Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury (1791-1868) Frances Mary Gascoyne (1802-1839) Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
William John Gosper (1856-1934) William Thomas Alexander Gosper (1828-1908) Elizabeth Wood (1830-1901) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Mária Gáthy (1824-1911) István Konkoly-Thege (1772-1848) Judit Szitha (1787-1849) Pápa, Veszprém County, Central Transdanubia Region, Hungary
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
John Abbot (1735-1818) John Abbot (1704-1793) Phebe Fiske (1712-1802) Andover, Massachusetts, United States 83
Thomas Atwood (1696-1784) Stephen Atwood (1651-1722) Apphia Bangs (1651-1722) Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut
Gertrud von Österreich (c1228-1299) Heinrich von Österreich (1208-1228) Agnes von Thüringen (1205-1246) 73
Aaltje Banté (1833-1834) Willem Banté (1799-1868) Gerritje Beltman (1800-1846) Olst, Salland, Overijssel, Netherlands 1
Lucie Borsita von Martinitz (1609-1651) Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1582-1649) Maria Eusebia von Sternberg (1584-1634) Vienna, Austria
William Brazel (1880-1971) Samuel Brazel (1848-1922) Mary Amelia Hobscroft (c1847-1921) Ingleba, New South Wales, Australia
Eli W. Brock (1859-1925) James L. Brock, Jr. Mary Gabriella Bankston (1844-1922) Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish
Alice Victoria Butler (1889-1970) Thomas Butler (c1851-1923) Margaret Spratford (c1860-1910) Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia 81
Jonathon L Calef (1762-1845) Joseph Calef (1718-1793) Elizabeth Jewell (c1718) Lyman, Maine, United States 83
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Hannah Austin (1815-1879) John Austin (c1790) Mary Ann Moon (c1794) Thomas J Blanch (1809-1892) Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Johannes Simonsz Bakker (c1799-1858) Symon Maartensz Bakker (1761-1812) Catharina Jans Hoogerwerf (1763-) Cornelia Ariens Abbenes (1795-1858) Den Helder, Texel, North Holland, Netherlands
John Belden (1631-1677) Richard Belden (1591-1655) Margaret Ackrenden (?-?) Lydia Standish (1640-1679)
Richard Henry Blackman (1867-1960) Robert Blackman (1835-1925) Jane Sloggett (1837-1922) Emily Hall Blackman (1864-1950) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas J Blanch (1809-1892) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Hannah Austin (1815-1879) Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Bloodworth (1802-1871) James Bloodworth (c1759-1804) Sarah Bellamy (c1770-1843) Robert Carver (1793-1884) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Ebenezer Brown (1914-1998) Ebenezer Brown (1879-1960) Rachel Mitchell Mavor (1874-1934) Jessie Elizabeth Souter (1918-2004) Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jacqueline Brownen (1972) Trevor Frank Brownen (1946) Gillian Margaret Merryweather (1943) Timothy Leeson (1970) Paignton, Devon, England, United Kingdom (Oldway Mansion)
William Clarke (c1855-1925) Henry Clarke (1822-1907) Jane Rayner (1829-1880) Alice Frances Jane Blake (c1856-1924) New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
Thomas George Cramp (1818-1865) Joseph Cramp (c1791-) Frances Sharpe (c1795-) Sarah Lefley (1824-1906) Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Samuel Fuller (1580-1633) Robert Fuller (c1548-1614) Sarah Dunkhorn (1551-1584) Agnes Carpenter (1582-1615) Leyden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Jan Prokop Hartmann von Klarstein (1760-1850) Johann Philipp Hartmann von Klarstein (1734-1767) Maria Anna Kolowrat-Krakowsky (1742-1808) Aloisia von Saint-Julien und Walsee (1763-1842) Prague, Czech Republic
Maria Hoogkamer (1778-1850) Mees Hoogkamer (-1788) Neeltje van Schooten (1753-1825) Arie van der Zon (1774-) Sassenheim, South Holland, Netherlands
Berendina Scheer (1835-1915) Arrien Scheer (1804-1890) Geesje Hansman (1807-1885) Theunis de Jonge (c1839-1927) Genemuiden, Overijssel, Netherlands
August von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1772-1822) Ernst II. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1745-1804) Charlotte von Sachsen-Meiningen (1751-1827) Karoline Amalie von Hessen-Kassel (1771-1848) Kassel, Hesse, Germany
Friedrich August IV. von Sachsen (1797-1854) Maximilian von Sachsen (1759-1838) Carolina di Parma (1770-1804) Maria Anna Leopoldine von Bayern (1805-1877) Dresden, Germany
Henri II de Lorraine (1563-1624) Charles III de Lorraine (1543-1608) Claude of Angoulême (1547-1575) Margherita Gonzaga (1591-1632) Mantua
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