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Today is October 1.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Leopold IV. Friedrich von Anhalt-Dessau (1794-1871) Friedrich von Anhalt-Dessau (1769-1814) Amalie von Hessen-Homburg (1774-1846) Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Rebecca Frances Ashcroft (1854-1937) Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896) Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902) Menangle, New South Wales, Australia
Glen Arnold Barrer (1891-1960) Robert Barrer (1857-1918) Fanny Malvina Arnold (1856-1932) Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Sarah Bigelow (1681-1713) Samuel Bigelow (1653-1730) Mary Flagg (1657-1720) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
James Blackstock (1839) Wilson Blackstock (1812) Sarah Humphrey (1812) Henry County, Georgia
John Botting (1723) Edward Botting (1675) Elizabeth Langford (c1680) Shipley, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
William Francis Botting (1872-1952) William Benjamin Botting (1848-1881) Allison Haynes (1854-1938) Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (1893-1953) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) St Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Thomas Bridge (1812-1900) Joseph Bridge (1776-1829) Elizabeth Buffey (c1788-1872) Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Maria Catharina Bach (1801-1883) Johann Georg Bach (1756-1823) Maria Magdalena Eschenbach (1759-1844) "Germany" 82
John Baglin (c1713-1743) Nicolas Bagland (c1690-1751) Bridget Wells (c1690-1734) Uley, Gloucestershire "Uley, Gloucestershire, England" 30
Caroline Louisa Baker (1886-1980) Thomas Baker (1886-?) Louisa Back (1867-?) Homebush, New South Wales, Australia 94
Percy Randolph Balgowan (1882-1945) James Balgowan (1845-1902) Louisa McGuiness (1849-1935) Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia 63
Ada May Bath (1878-1950) Christopher Bath (1828-1900) Caroline Ann English (1839-1925) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 72
Elisabeta Bechinie von Lažan (1597-1632) Kryštof Bechinie von Lažan (c1525-1599) Markéta Řesanská von Kadova (c1552-c1615) Zittau, Görlitz District, Saxony, Germany 35
Ann Bellamy (1829-1897) James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875) Hannah Singleton (1802-1869) Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia 68
Janet Bentley (1811-1848) James Bentley (1771-1846) Isobel Dingwall-Fordyce (1771-1854) Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 37
Vincent Boys (c1521-1558) Kent, England
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Thomas Ashdown (c1741-1841) Mary Catt (c1753-1791) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Ewhurst, East Sussex
Marijtje Bergen (1869-1920) Jan Bergen (?-?) Hillegonda Ursem (?-?) Klaas Tol (1857-1919)
Rina Bierman (1954-) Kees Tol (1951-)
Selby Blackman (1885-1977) Samuel Blackman (1852-1917) Margaret Robertson (1856-1913) Amy Jane Picker (1891-1981) Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Robert Blanch (c1753-1831) Elizabeth Brann (1755-1791) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Ewhurst, East Sussex
Hilda Bowden (1902) James Bowden (1868-1943) Annie Sophia Chandler (1882-1963) David Cross (1905-1957) Ulmarra, New South Wales
Lydia Susanna Brown (1845-1897) Robert Brown (1807-aft1880) Sarah England (1814-1895) Abraham Myers (1833-1900)
Roy Vincent Bulley (1909-1984) George Bulley (1869-1919) Louisa Amelia Everingham (1868-1944) Elva Hazel Ruprecht (1915-?) Port Macquarie
Ezra Carter (1773-1868) Ezra Carter (1738-1819) Phebe Whittemore (1743-1822) Sarah Fabyan (1775-1845)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
Thomas Baglin (c1725-?) John Baglin (c1697-?) Mary Peglar (c1705-?) Hannah (?-?)+Betty Hurcombe
Emma Bradney (1856-1915) John Bradney (1822-1872) Ann Louisa Pugh Nichols (1831-1914) John Robert Wildman (1851-1915)+William John Hearne (c1859-c1938) Ashfield, New South Wales
Elizabeth Davis (1796-1878) Jacob Russell (c1760-1856) Eleanor Davis (1769-1824) Robert Sherringham (1781-1861)+Andrew Mahon (1797-1889) Windsor, New South Wales
Sophia Charlotte Howe, 2nd Baroness Howe of Langar (1762-1835) Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726-1799) Mary Hartopp (1732-1800) Penn Assheton Curzon (1757-1797)+Jonathan Wathen Waller (1769-1853)
Gerald Humphrey Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth (1924-1997) Humphrey Legge, 8th Earl of Dartmouth (1888-1962) Roma Ernestine Horlick (1903-2003) Raine McCorquodale (1929)+Gwendoline May Seguin (?-?)
Jonathan Park (1695-1763) Jonathan Park (1670-1713) Elizabeth Spring (1671) Sarah Coolidge (1700-1721)+Abigail Smith (1697-1786) Newton, Massachusetts
Thomas Putnam (1615-1686) John Putnam (1580-1662) Priscilla Gould (1585-1668) Ann Holyoke (1621-1665)+Mary Veren (1623-1694) Salem, Massachusetts
Ralph Shelton (c1530-1580) John Shelton (?-1558) Margaret Parker (?-?) Mary Wodehouse (?-?)+Anne Barrow (?-1584)
James Tickle (1836-1907) John Tickle (c1802-1881) Ann Cole (c1807-1883) Grace Trewren (1838-c1876)+Eleanor Caroline Lee (1842-1893) Murrurundi, New South Wales
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