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Today is January 17.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Beatrice Clarenza Apps (1894-1948)Edwin Apps (1861-1932)Blanch Ada Paine (1863-1912)Maclean, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Belasyse (1770-1819)Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg (1743-1802)Charlotte Lamb (1743-1790)Westminster, England, United Kingdom
John Blanch (1817-1903)Edward Blanch (c1787-1860)Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837)Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Johanna Booyson (1857-1968)
Jonathan Burnap (1711-1785)Benjamin Burnap (c1680-)Elizabeth Newhall (c1680-)Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Sarah Burtts (1775-1848)Joseph Burtt (1732-1803)Elizabeth Peck (1736-1793)Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Maria Cristina delle Duo Sicilie (1779-1849)Fernando I delle Duo Sicilie (1751-1825)Marie Caroline von Habsburg-Lothringen (1752-1814)Caserta, Italy
Louise Chapman (1843-1921)William George Chapman (1814-1883)Elizabeth Dark (1821-1905)Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia
Ezekiel Clark (1817-1898)Ichabod Clark (1784-1847)Isabella McQuade (1792-1868)Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Albert Adams (1865-1866)Henry Adams (1797-1866)Elizabeth Clarke (1822-1870)Forbes, New South Wales, Australia1
Phoebe Hannah Bell (1829-1869)John Bell (1792-aft1861)Rebecca Lowthian (1794-aft1829)Byers Green, County Durham, England, United Kingdom40
Joanna Blessing (1595-1682)William Blessing (1575-1677)Margaret Swaine (1575-1595)Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
Raymond Henry Bonham Carter (1929-2004)Maurice Bonham Carter (1880-1960)Helen Violet Asquith (1887-1969)75
Charles Booby (1883-1949)Charles Booby (1847-1910)Charlotte Fuller (1854-1937)Galong, New South Wales, Australia66
Hamilton Boyle, 6th Earl of Cork (1730-1764)John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork (1707-1762)Henrietta Douglas (bef1713-1732)34
Charles Boyton (1861-1925)Charles Boyton (1825-1861)Maria Smith (1828-1875)Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia64
Jabez Brown (1859-1922)Stephen Charles Brown (1832-1910)Jane Steer (c1835-1884)Dalton, New South Wales, Australia63
Martha Mary Carlisle (1863-1942)John Carlisle (1818-1893)Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1882)Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia79
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Benjamin Abbot (1770-1823)Abiel Abbot (1741-1809)Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)Phebe Abbot (1774-1857)
Obadiah Ackerman (1780-1853)David Ackerman (1745-1820)Hannah Marshall (1754-1827)Saloma Lewis (1786-1883)Galway, Saratoga County, New York
Thomas Arbon (1856-1926)Thomas Arbon (1823-1872)Elizabeth Fisher (1826)Elizabeth Ann Stringer (1857-1941)Keilli, South Australia, Australia
Robert Bailey (1848-1879)John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890)Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885)Elizabeth Jane Fernance (1845-1909)St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
Nicolaas Bakker (1816-1902)Jan Bakker (1780-1837)Jannetje van Diemen (1776-1833)Klasina Struive (1826-1902)Alkemade, South Holland, Netherlands
Frederick Australia Bayliss (1856-1940)John Baylis (1808-1880)Priscilla Tuzo (1815-1901)Josephine Victoria Kable (1853-1933)All Saint's Cathedral, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
James Bogue (1847-1890)Jane GaskellQueensland, Australia
William Walter Boxsell (1869-1926)John Boxsell (1840-1895)Susan Thorburn (c1842-1930)Mary Josephine Devine (c1873)
Lydia Bradford (1765-1836)Seth Bradford (1733-1807)Lydia Southworth (1738-1802)Dura Wadsworth (1763-1846)Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Frederick IV of Sicily (1341-1377)Peter II of Sicily (1305-1342)Elisabeth von Kärnten (1298-aft1347)Antonia of Balzo (c1355-1374)
John Baker (1681-1750)Phebe DouglassNew London, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States of America
Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749-1800)George Bowes (1701-1760)Mary Gilbert (?-?)Andrew Robinson Stoney (1747-1810)
James John Cadell (1815-1884)James John Cadell (1779-1858)Isabella Moubray (1779-1832)Elizabeth Harriet unknown (1833-1913)Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Philip Delano (1602-1683)Jean de Lannoy (1575-1604)Marie le Mahieu (1575-1650)Mary Pontus (1622-1682)Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Arie Cornelis Oerlemans (1890-1954)Leonardus OerlemansMagdalena VersluisGijsberta Maria Jacoba van Dam (c1889-)Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Mary Pontus (1622-1682)William Pontus (1585-1653)Wybra Hansen (1590-1633)Philip Delano (1602-1683)Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Mary Elizabeth Rollins (1818-1913)John Porter Rollins (1789-1822)Keziah Keturah van Benthuysen (1795-1877)Joseph Smith (1805-1844)Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Stephan III. von Bayern-Ingolstadt (c1337-1413)Stephan II. von Bayern (1319-1375)Elisabeth of Sicily (1310-1349)Elisabeth of Kleve (c1378-aft1430)Köln, Germany
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