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William Hancy (1766-1830) (a 220-kB article by one of our contributors who joined Familypedia as recently as December 2012!) - William Hancy was born circa 1766 in United Kingdom ... and died 6 December 1830 in Baulkham Hills, The Hills Shire, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of head injury from being thrown from the horse he was riding.
Immigrant on the Minorca in 1801
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Today is February 12.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
John Aldred (1818-1894) Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Andrew Jackson Allred (1831-1899) James Allred (1784-1876) Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879) Monroe County, Missouri
Agnes Hedwig von Anhalt (1573-1616) Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618) Dessau, Germany
Anky Ballard (1760-1842) Philip Ballard (c1722-1778) Nancy Ann Johnson (c1724-?) St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia, United States of America
Immetje Besseling (1850-1899) Jacob Besseling (1819-1878) Neeltje Bankras (1821-1892) Avenhorn, North Holland, Netherlands
Elizabeth May Bowden (1888-1963) Frank W Bowden (1855-1942) Letitia S Smith (1858-1934) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Florence May Bowden (1887-1934) George Bowden (1859-1943) Emma Jane May (1861-1947) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Michael Brecht (1916-1916) Michael Brecht (1874-1963) Rosa M. Hasley (1878-1966) Iowa, United States
Florence Katherine Bridgeman (1859-1943) Orlando George Charles Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford (1819-1898) Selina Louisa Weld-Forester (1819-1894)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Joseph Adams (1654-1726) Joseph Adams (1626-1694) Abigail Baxter (1634-1692) Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 82
Elsie Marie Augustine (1917-1997) John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970) Cora Arledge (1886-1963) Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States 80
Derk Jan Beltman (c1833-1884) Jan Willem Beltman (1795-1844) Derkjen Holthuis (c1796-1840) Linde, Twenterand, Overijssel, Netherlands 51
William R Blackman (c1800-1854) James Blackman (1759-1842) Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 54
Anne Mette Blanck (1768-1845) Sadersdorf, Lower Saxony, Germany 77
Nathaniel Boon (c1792-1839) Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia 47
William Bowes (1656-1706) Thomas Bowes (1607-1661) Anne Maxtone (c1609-1705) 50
Harriet Gladys Bragg (1914-1987) Clarence Edward Bragg (1888-1960) Lillian Sarah Fassett (1891-1982) Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Joseph Bridge (1776-1829) John Bridge (1742-1802) Ann Walker (bef1776) Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia 53
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Johann V. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1439-1507) Bernhard II. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (c1385-1463) Adelheid von Pommern (1410-aft1445) Dorothea von Brandenburg (1446-1519) Lüneburg
Cyril Asquith (1890-1954) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) Anne Stephanie Pollock (1896-1964)
John Barlow (1715-1788) James Barlow (c1680-1721) Johanna (c1682-) Elizabeth Keith (1717-1783) Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parrish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States of America
Charles II of Navarre (1332-1387) Philip III of Navarre (1306-1343) Joan II of Navarre (1312-1349) Jeanne de Valois (1343-1373)
Jeanne de Valois (1343-1373) Jean II de Valois (1319-1364) Bonne of Bohemia (1315-1349) Charles II of Navarre (1332-1387)
Elizabeth Jane Carlisle (1865-1951) John Carlisle (1818-1893) Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1893) Henry George Stephen (c1875-1934) Salvation Army Barracks, Parramatta Road, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
William James Coulter (1845-1916) Alexander Coulter (c1824-1878) Jane Dowds (c1814-1864) Emily Gill (1853-1935) Jones Island, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Donahue (c1831-) Michael Donahue (c1796-c1868) Mary (bef1824) Maria Callaghan (c1839-1884) Hayfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Therese Drasch (1848-1876) Emil Perin von Wogenburg (1834-1904) Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria, Austria-Hungary
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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
Ladislaus of Naples (1377-1414) Charles III of Naples (1345-1386) Margaret di Durazzo (1347-1412) Marie de Lusignan (1381-1404) Naples
Klára Csuha (1905-1998) István Csuha (1874-1924) Magdolna Bernáth (1873-1953) István Fáy (1887-1989) Komjáti, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Northern Hungary Region, Hungary
Thomas Friend (1812-1886) Samuel Friend (1777-) Mary Ford (bef1812-) Caroline Miller (1818-1863) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Johann Georg von Brandenburg (1525-1598) Joachim II. Hector von Brandenburg (1505-1571) Magdalena von Sachsen (1507-1534) Sabina von Brandenburg-Ansbach (1529-1575) Ansbach
Theodorus Morse (1714-1794) Joshua Morse (c1675-1754) Elizabeth Doty (c1675-1772) Susanna Davis (1725-aft1793) Falmouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton (c1630-1699) John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester (c1597-1675) Jane Savage (c1608-1631) Mary Scroop (bef1630-1680)
John Henry Porter (1834-1914) George Driver Porter (1797-1878) Elizabeth Poast (1810-1882) Mary Ann Matilda Barnes (1856-1930)
Mary Scroop (bef1630-1680) Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland (1584-1630) Martha Jeanes (bef1629-) Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton (c1630-1699)
Franklin Lorenzo Richards West (1885-1966) Joseph Alva West (1851-1926) Josephine Richards (1853-1933) Violet Marian Madsen (1891-1963) Ogden, Weber County, Utah
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