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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 September 27.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Susanne Marie Pieloor (1956-1957) Rudolf Ernest Pieloor Marie Antoinette Abalain (1931) Best, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands
William Arbuthnot (1838-1893) Archibald Francis Arbuthnot
Louis Stanton Auchincloss (1917-2010) Joseph Howland Auchincloss (1886-1968) Priscilla Dixon Stanton (1888-1972) Lawrence, Nassau County, New York, United States
William Bowden (1853-1895) Frank Bowden (1828-1869) Sarah Wattus (1830-1883) Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
Charlotte Bradford (1805-1882)
Johannes Brussé (1829-1829) Jacobus Brussé (1794-1860) Carolina van Schuik (c1792-1854) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Antonius Brussé (1829-1829) Jacobus Brussé (1794-1860) Carolina van Schuik (c1792-1854) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Sarah Jane Cameron (1859-1917) William Cameron (1838-1904) Sarah Jane Hollis (c1844-1884) Mount Seaview, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Louis XIII of France (1601-1643) Henri IV de Bourbon (1553-1610) Marie de' Medici (1575-1642) Château de Fontainebleau, France
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sancha de León (c1020-1067) Alfonso V de León (994-1028) Elvira Mendes (c996-1022) 47
George Avery (1841-1914) George Avery (1810-1878) Elizabeth Kingsnorth (1820-1895) Mulbring, New South Wales, Australia 73
Lancelot Bathurst (c1529-1594) Edward Bathurst (c1505-) England
John Bent (1596-1672) Robert Bent (1566-1631) Agnes Gosling (1570-1639) Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States 76
Fergus Bowes-Lyon (1889-1915) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938)
Eleanor Brandon (1519-1547) Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (c1484-1545) Mary Tudor (1496-1533) 28
Sybil Brigham (1718-1807) Samuel Brigham (1689-1771) Abigail Moore (1696-1731) Arhol, Worcester County, Massachusetts 89
Mary Elizabeth Brogden (1857-1946) Joseph Brogden (c1805-c1859) Mary Starky (bef1822-c1892) 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 89
Eber Bunker (1761-1836) James Bunker (1734-1768) Hannah Shurtleff (1739-1821) "Collingwood", Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia 75
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Preserved Abell (1644-1724) Robert Abell (1605-1663) Joanna Hyde (1610-1672) Martha Redaway (1648-1685) Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Caroline Louisa Baker (1886-1980) Thomas Baker (1886-?) Louisa Back (1867-?) Alfred John Loomes (1886-1927) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nina Ayesha Baring (1876-1955) Walter Baring (1844-1915) Ellen Guarracino (1849-1914) Granville George Leveson-Gower, 3rd Earl Granville (1872-1939)
Anne Elizabeth Bartlett (1861-1944) Thomas Bradbury Bartlett (1829-1905) Victoria Elizabeth Cilley (1831-1905) Frederick Johnson Shepard (1851-1931) Nottingham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Albert Ebenezer Bensley (1878-1953) William Bensley (1852-1924) Elizabeth Gilby (1858-1943) Florence Elizabeth Eldridge (1876-1946) St. Mary's Church, Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
John Bindley (1866-1932) Daniel Howard Bindley (1809-1890) Margaret Jane Macoll (c1837-1928) Lucy Mary Parmenter (1870-1927) Rosebank, New South Wales, Australia
Robert Henry Boyle, 8th Earl of Shannon (1900-1963) Richard Henry Boyle, 6th Earl of Shannon (1860-1906) Nellie Thompson (-1910) Marjorie Walker (-1981)
James Earl Carter (1894-1953) William Archibald Carter (1858-1903) Nina Pratt (1863-1939) Bessie Lillian Gordy (1898-1983) Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, United States
Antonia Chotková von Chotkov und Vojnín (1874-1930) Bohuslav Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín (1829-1896) Wilhelmine Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1838-1886) Carl Adam von Wuthenau-Hohenthurm (1863-1946) Velké Březno, Ústí nad Labem District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
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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
Florence Maria Eldridge (1886-1967) William Henry Eldridge (1848-1915) Margaret Cummings (1850-1915) Thomas Alfred Green (1890-1921) Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia
Patrick Peter Farrell (c1830-1905) Michael Farrell Mary Mintor Margaret Dixon (c1842-) Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
John Lathrop (1584-1653) Thomas Lawthroppe (1536-1606) Maud Howell (c1539-c1589) Anna Hammond (1616-1687) Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Samuel Lathrop (c1676-1743) John Lathrop (1645-1688) Ruth Royce (1645-1732) Lydia Elcock (1700-) Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Lucy Mary Parmenter (1870-1927) Joseph Thomas Parmenter (1845-1926) Emma Ward (1848-1901) John Bindley (1866-1932) Rosebank, New South Wales, Australia
Baden Powell (1796-1860) Baden Powell (1767-1844) Hester Powell (1776-1848) Charlotte Pope (-1844)
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970) John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842-1876) Katharine Louisa Stanley (1844-1874) Dora Winifred Black (1894-1986)
Josiah Dwight Whitney (1786-1869) Abel Whitney (1756-1807) Clarissa Dwight (1763-1820) Clarissa James (1800-1876) Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Friedrich Ludwig von Nassau-Ottweiler (1651-1728) Johann Ludwig von Nassau-Ottweiler (1625-1690) Dorothea Katharina von Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (1634-1715) Luise Sofie von Hanau-Lichtenberg (1662-1751) Dhaun
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