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Today is November 27.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Margaret Ann Albury (1831-1913) John Albury (1794-1868) Ann Ralph (1794-1860) East Farleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Charles Cole Baglin (1847-1926) Daniel Baglin (1824-1891) Ann Cole (1824-1899) Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
William Botting (1803) Benjamin Botting (1780) Grace Nibley (bef1803) Horsham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
William Bottom (1835-1925) William Bottom (1807-1896) Mary Ann Ferris (1813-1890) Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (1957) John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994) New York, United States
Stanley Victor Bramble (1891-1916) James Solomon Bramble (1859-1944) Alice Ann Pritchard (1865-1933) Bungwahl, New South Wales, Australia
Andreas Brecht (1696-aft1728) Hans Balthasar Brecht (1670-aft1696) Catharina MAIDEN (1675-) Rheinsheim, Baden, Germany
Johann Stephan Brecht (1728-aft1768) Andreas Brecht (1696-aft1728) Maria Appolonia Zimmerman (-) Rheinsheim
Frederic Crowninshield (1845-1918) Edward Augustus Crowninshield (1817-1859) Caroline Maria Welch (1820-1897)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Robert Archer (1848-1929) William Archer (c1812-1891) Ellen Thomson (c1818-1903) Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia 81
James Avery (1855-1924) James Avery (c1814-1875) Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904) Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 69
Lucy Bishop (1747-1783) Caleb Bishop (1715-1785) Keziah Hibbard (1722-c1776) Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States 36
Annie Elizabeth Bonney (c1902-1986) 84
Elizabeth Burnap (1738-1812) Jonathan Burnap (1711-1785) Dorothy Kimball (1716-1740) 74
Catherine Josephine Butler (1901-1952) Banstead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 51
Maud de Verdon (-1283) Theobald Butler, 2nd Baron Butler (1200-1230) Rohese de Verdon (?-?)
Augusta Ada Byron (1815-1852) George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824) Anne Isabella Milbanke (1792-1860) Marylebone, England, United Kingdom
Isabella di Parma (1741-1763) Felipe di Parma (1720-1765) Louise Elisabeth de Bourbon (1727-1759) 22
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Helena Broda (1893) Józef Broda (c1870) Katarzyna Unknown (c1870) Andrzej Małysz (1889) Goleszów, Slaskie
Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter (1542-1623) William Cecil (1521-1598) Mary Cheke (1522-1543) Dorothy Neville (1548-1608)
Margaret Dickens (1883-1940) George Henry Dickens (1854-1920) Eliza Aspinall (1854-1919) William Henry Roll (1885-1941) Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Johan Heinrich Disselkötter (c1768-1819) Frederica Sophia Louisa Elizabeth Ruberts (c1773-1836) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Johannes Joseph Divendal (1883-1977) Hermanus Lodewijk Divendal (1853-1933) Maria Elisabeth Hazebroek (1852-1933) Cornelia Susanna Vader (1887-1955) Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Mary Dugdale (c1727-1768) William Dugdale (-1756) Mary Burleigh (1690-1766) Robert Nineham (1729-1816) East Stoke, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
William Emerton (1845-1901) William Emmerton (1809-1856) Charlotte King (1809-1880) Clara Hammond (c1849-1887) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Anthony Fernance (1816-1894) John Anthony Fernance (1790-1860) Mary J Green (1790-1860) Elizabeth Pearson Thompson (1815-1909) Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox (1827-1904) Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860) Caroline Paget (1796-1874) Wilhelm August Eduard von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1823-1902) London, England, United Kingdom
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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
Fernando I delle Duo Sicilie (1751-1825) Carlos III of Spain (1716-1788) Maria Amalia von Sachsen (1724-1760) Lucia Migliaccio (1770-1826) Palermo, Italy
William Faithfull (1774-1847) Margaret Thompson (1789-1842) Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Alizabeth Hilbershausen (1791-1843) Johan Cristoffel Hilbershausen (-1804) Gerrigje van Aalbergen (-1802) Berend Hugen (1776-) Zwartsluis, Overijssel, Netherlands
John Moore (1602-1674) Elizabeth Rice (1612-1690) Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England
Ellen Rixon (1844-1939) Benjamin Rixon (1806-1886) Margaret Finnamore (c1813-1888) John Marceau (1845-1942) Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Johann Adolf II. von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1685-1746) Johann Adolf I. von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1649-1697) Johanna Magdalene von Sachsen-Altenburg (1656-1686) Friederike von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1715-1775) Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany
Willem van Donkersgoed (1815-1901) Elbert Otten van Donkersgoed (1771-1845) Gerritje Rakhorst (1781-1859) Berendje van den Brink (1835-1884) Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
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