William Makepeace Thackeray
This is not a personal coincidence, except very indirectly as I found it in the course of researching my family history, and it may not even be a coincidence. In the 19th century there were two instances of persons with the name of William Makepeace Thackeray: one was the celebrated author of 'Vanity Fair' and other books, who lived from 1811 to 1863; the other was William Makepeace Thackeray, a 'Doctor of Physic' ( or physician) living near Chester, 1770 to 1849. They may have been related but so far I have not found out any kinship.
Date submitted:Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:29:20 +0000Coincidence ID:5936