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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.
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Today is February 13.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Edgar Charles Chiniquy Blackman (1879-1967) Robert Blackman (1835-1925) Jane Sloggett (1837-1922) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Edwin Roy Brazel (1917-1960) William Brazel (1880-1971) Mary Margaret Farrell (1880-1972)
James Clifton Brown (1841-1917) Alexander Brown (1817-1849) Sarah Benedict Brown (1818-1902) Wetherby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Silva Brown (1760-1821) Daniel Brown (1723-1790) Sarah Merrill (1730-1813) Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Georg Brunswik (1888-c1955) Ludwig Brunswik (1860-1924) Marie-Therèse von Várady Szakmáry (1866-c1940) Kaschau, Košice Region, Slovakia
Frederick A. V. Campbell, 3rd Earl of Cawdor (1847-1911) John F. V. Campbell, 2nd Earl of Cawdor (1817-1898) Sarah Mary Compton-Cavendish (1813-1881) St. Leonard's Hill, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Mary of Burgundy (1457-1482) Charles, Duke of Burgundy (1433-1477) Isabella of Bourbon (c1436-1465)
William Coverly (1817-aft1864) William McLaughlin (c1785-) Maria Coverly (1792-1864) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Nelson Columbus Forbes (1832-1909) William Wilson Forbes (1793-1857) Emily Sapora Norton (1795-1837) Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Peter Chardon Brooks Adams (1848-1927) Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889) Boston, Massachusetts, United States 79
Wilhelm von Ballenstedt (1112-1140) Siegfried I. von Weimar-Orlamünde (c1075-1113) Gertrud von Northeim (c1090-bef1165) 28
Eliza Aspinall (1854-1919) George Aspinall (c1815-bef1881) Lucy Porritt (1822-1887) Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States 65
Henry Russel Augustine (1918-1954) John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970) Cora Arledge (1886-1963) Venice, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States 36
Mary Barron (1628-1715) Ellis Barron (1600-1676) Grace Barron (1605-1650) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 87
Minnie Behle (1866-1929) Henry Behle (1842-1898) Dora Eisenberg (1843-1881) Norway, United States 63
William Henry Bennett (1873-1940) William Henry Bennett (1850-1915) Emily Roberts (1837-1933) Camborne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 67
Mary Best (1803-1870) George Best (c1763-1836) Martha Chamberlain (c1778-1833) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 67
Joseph Blundell (1798-1874) Joseph Blundell (-1840) Elizabeth Presnall (1781-1845 Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia 76
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Lucy Adeline Allred (1845-1866) Reddick Newton Allred (1822-1905) Lucy Hoyt (1824-1907) Henry Barnebas Stevens (1834-1907) Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Leopoldine Marie von Anhalt-Dessau (1716-1782) Leopold I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1676-1747) Anna Luise Föse (1677-1754) Friedrich Heinrich von Brandenburg-Schwedt (1709-1788) Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Cecilia Ashenden (1858-1926) William Ashenden (1829-1867) Sarah Blackman (1834-1877) Edwin Lewis Millson (1844-1890) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
James Berkeley, 3rd Earl of Berkeley (aft1679-1736) Charles Berkeley, 2nd Earl of Berkeley (1649-1710) Elizabeth Noel (c1655-1719) Louisa Lennox (1694-1717)
Samuel Doty (1700-1777) Samuel Doty (1679-aft1746) Elizabeth Hull (1679-) Abigail Springer (?-?) Piscataway Township, New Jersey
Janet Forlonge (1784-1857) James Forlonge (c1744-1806) Margaret Auchincloss (c1744-1787) Andrew Templeton (1784-1829)
Louisa Elizabeth Gage (1765-1832) Thomas Gage (c1719-1787) Margaret Kemble (1734-1824) James Henry Blake (1770-1832) St George's Church, Hanover Square, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
John Gibbs (1708-1764) Samuel Gibbs (1670-c1730) Elizabeth unknown (bef1708) Elizabeth Nichols (1706-c1750)
Sarah Ann Goodrich (1768-1857) Elisha Goodrich (1724-1789) Lucy Goodrich (1734-1807) Cornell Cornwall Marks (1769-1857) Glastonbury Second Congregational Church, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
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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
Jedediah Grant Adair (1859-1937) George Washington Adair (1818-1897) Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912) Julia Ann Maxwell (1860-1915) St. George, Washington County, Utah
Eliza Field (1835-1906) Edward Field (1797-1846) Esther Lees (1812-1875) Edward Field (1844-1878) Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Cornelia Hermsen (1840-1912) Anne Catherine Hermsen Bernard Wenink (c1852-) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Jasper Marbus (1766-1837) Michiel Marbus (1737-1803) Trijntje van Gelderen (c1742-1806) Anna Samson (c1771-) Aarlanderveen, South Holland, Netherlands
Edwin Lewis Millson (1844-1890) Charles Clarence Weston Millson (1800-1874) Annie Marie Lyons (1815-1865) Cecilia Ashenden (1858-1926) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
John Ian Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford (1917-2002) Hastings William Sackville Russell, 12th Duke of Bedford (1888-1953) Louisa Crommelin Roberta Jowitt Whitwell (-1960) Lydia Yarde-Buller (1917-2006)
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    Half a million pages

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    We have passed the half-million mark. Just under 40% are articles, and lots of those are about places, but there are tens of thousands of articles about individuals, cleverly linked. Keep it up, folks! -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:06, November 4, 2015 (UTC)

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