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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 August 23.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Samuel Adair (1843-1844) Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895) Frances Rogers (1818-1847) Chickasaw County, Mississippi
Thomas Atwood (1696-1784) Stephen Atwood (1651-1722) Apphia Bangs (1651-1722) Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut
Symon Maartensz Bakker (1761-1812) Maarten Dirksz Bakker (1727-1790) Trijntje Louris Been (1726-1791) Den Helder, Texel, North Holland, Netherlands
Mary Bath (1831-1903) William Bath (1804-1870) Susannah Bridgeman (1798-1840) Christian Malford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Amy Vera Bennett (1912-2008) William Henry Bennett (1873-1940) Amy Charles Wearne (1872-1914) Camborne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
William Henry Bennett (1897-1984) William Henry Bennett (1873-1940) Amy Charles Wearne (1872-1914) Hayle, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
River Jude Bottom (1970-1993) John Lee Bottom (1947) Arlyn Sharon Dunetz (1944) Madras, Oregon, United States
Elizabeth Bray (1811-1883) Thomas Bray (1792-1855) Martha Squire (1794-1814) Concord, New South Wales, Australia
William Ellis Buckingham (1914-1992) Claude Phillip Buckingham Jessie Bell Locke Genesee County, Michigan, USA
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
James Allen (1806-1846) James Allen (1776-1848) Jane Heathwood (1775-1845) Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States 40
Alfred Edward Archer (1897-1927) Francis Frederick Archer (c1856-1939) Elizabeth Unknown (c1855-1938) Western Suburbs Hospital, Croydon, New South Wales, Australia 30
William Edward Baglin (1839-1908) Daniel Baglin (c1813-1883) Ann Poulton (c1817-1879) Keynsham, Bristol, England, United Kingdom 69
Gerritje Beltman (1800-1846) Albert Beltman Anna Krosman (c1761-1846) Wesepe, Olst, Overijssel, Netherlands
Magnus von Sachsen (c1045-1106) Ordulf von Sachsen (1022-1072) Wulfhild of Norway (1020-1071) Ertheneburg 61
Olav IV of Norway (1370-1387) Haakon VI of Norway (c1340-1380) Margaret I of Denmark (1353-1412) Falsterbo 17
Clara Boardman (1889-1966) James Boardman (1855-1933) Alice Maria Apps (1856-1912) Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
James Bowman (1784-1846) Edward Bowman (bef1784) Ann (bef1784) "Ravensworth", Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia 62
Peter Bremer (1835-1908) Claus Bremer (1791-1865) Mette Martens (1800-1866) Lake City, Minnesota, United States 73
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Joseph Dixon Asquith (1825-1860) Emily Wrigley Willans (1828-1888) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Rebecca Nancy Austin (1753-1793) David Austin (1732-1801) Mary Mix (1734-1781) John Sherman (1750-1802)
Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774-1848) Francis Baring (1740-1810) Harriet Herring (1750-1804) Anne Louise Bingham (-1848)
Mary Barnes (1856-1930) James Barnes (1815-1897) Jemima Stokes (1819-1905) Thomas Bowden (1857-1911) Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
Johannes August Berg (1860-1944) Elizabeth Vidler (1852-1922) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818) Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley (1716-1755) Elizabeth Drax (c1720-1792) Emily Charlotte Lennox (1763-1832)
Catherine Eliza Bestman (Abt 1883-Aft 1904) Ernest Fulford Hindmarsh (1877-1957) Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Thomas Bowden (1857-1911) Thomas Bowden (1824-1914) Hannah M Wattus (1831-1905) Mary Barnes (1856-1930) Port Stephens, New South Wales
Thomas Wheaton Bowden (1807-1878) Thomas William Bowden (1778-1834) Jane Wheaton (c1779-1846) Suzannah Kendall (1804-1881) Church of St. James, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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
Ann Bellamy (1829-1897) James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875) Hannah Singleton (1802-1869) Isaac Mobbs (1829-1922) Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Vidler (1852-1922) James Vidler (1826-1881) Catherine Duffy (1832-1901) Johannes August Berg (1860-1944) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Heinrich II. von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen (c1289-1351) Heinrich I. von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen (1267-1322) Agnes von Thüringen (bef1264-aft1332) Heloise d'Ibelin (1307-aft1347)
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    On Robert Oilver Milners page there is info posted that is his brother Carls. Plus it said add a photo. I thought it meant for his page. I added one but don't see it

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