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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 December 18.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Johann Georg Bach (1871-?) Johann Georg Bach (1836-1903) Elizabethe Margarethe Schauer (1839-1917) Germany
Willem Banté (1799-1868) Harmen Hendrik Banté (1771-1846) Catharina Magreta Waage (1771-1809) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Frances Maud Belcher (1868-1966) Samuel Harborne Belcher (1835-1920) Frances Harriett Cramp (c1836-1929) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Theodore C. Bradlee (1895-1896) Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866-1951) Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868-1952) Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Joseph Brown (1805-1862) David Brown (1772-1826) Eleanor Fleming (1780-1865) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
James Catt (1836-1886) William Catt (1813-1889) Winifred Ann Trill (1815-1851) Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Thomas William Cornwell (1865-1930) Thomas Cornwell (1837-1916) Susannah Eaton (1842-1937) Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) Besarion Jugashvili (c1849-1909) Ketevan Geladze (1858-1937) Gori, Shida Kartli, Georgia
Samuel Eggins (1861-1939) William Eggins (1813-1885) Jane Meppin (1817-1882) Glenarvon, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Alfred Bayly (1841-1902) Nicholas Paget Bayly (1814-1879) Ellen Dickinson (1823-1844) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 61
Ruth Blogget (1656-1695) Samuel Blogget (c1633-1687) Ruth Iggleden (1632-1703) Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
George Blundell (1846-1933) Joseph Blundell (1798-1874) Susan Osborne (1812-1892) Canberra Community Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia 87
William Macarthur Bowman (1831-1878) James Bowman (1784-1846) Mary Isabella Macarthur (1796-1852) Mount Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 47
Emmeline Bradshaw (-1978) Oswald Mosely Bradshaw England, United Kingdom
Charles Henry Buerckner (1868-1940) Carl Wilhelm Buerckner (1824-1886) Martha Parish (1849-1921) Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 72
David Bush (1721-1801) Ebenezer Bush (1687-1757) Mary Miriam Taylor (1682-1752) 80
Albert John Carlisle (1881-1950) John Carlisle (1818-1893) Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1893) 87 Carnarvon-street, Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia 70
Elizabeth Chaseling (1834-1900) John Chaseling (1799-1876) Ann Everingham (1802-1849) Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, Australia 66
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Henry Bradley Adams (1866-1954) Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920) Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925) Mary Anne Savage (1867-c1942) Narrandera
Asa Ayers (c1790-1826) Regimalech Baker Ayers (c1750-) Mary Payne (c1750-) Olivia Vessells (c1795-c1865)
Daniel Blunt (1819-1885) Francis Blunt (1779-1857) Jane (1779-1845) Eliza Cook (1818-1907) Wellingborough
Charles VII de Valois (1403-1461) Charles VI de Valois (1368-1422) Elisabeth von Bayern-Ingolstadt (1371-1435) Marie of Anjou (1404-1463) Bourges
Marie of Anjou (1404-1463) Louis II of Naples (1377-1417) Yolande of Aragon (1384-1442) Charles VII de Valois (1403-1461) Bourges
Oliver Cowdery (1806-1850) William Cowdery (1765-1847) Rebekah Fuller (1768-1809) Elizabeth Ann Whitmer (1815-1892) Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri
William Melville Currie (1926-2013) John Currie (c1900-) Edith Godwin (c1900-) Barbara Unknown
John J. Doty (c1785-) Samuel Doty (1765-1829) Mary Brown (1761-1844) Phebe Chatterlin (?-?)
Gabriella Ellis (1844-1933) Stephen Richard Ellis (bef1844) Mary "Polly" Magee (1797-1860) Hugh Lawson Bateman (bef1860)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
Charles James Bullivant (1798-1879) James Bullivant (1777-1829) Elizabeth Phillips (bef1797) Maria Ikin (1792-1869)+Rebecca Lucock (1817-1896) North Sydney, New South Wales
Emily Maud Cramp (1880-1952) William George Cramp (1847-1912) Sophia Rayner (1846-1916) +John Greenland (c1876-1945)
James Dunstan (1826-1914) David James Dunstan (1795-1881) Maria Cusley (1797-1878) Jane Eleanor Chaseling (1830-1860)+Lucy Ann Hudson (1842-1871) Windsor, New South Wales
John Moffitt (c1830-1907) James Moffitt (1810-1890) Sarah Turner (1812-1887) Caroline Jane Johnston (1835-1865)+Mary Jane Mulcahy (-1921) Gerringong, New South Wales
Theresa Adeline Agnes Payne (1875-1947) Thomas Payne (1850-1876) Sophia Riley (1851-1941) James Charles Kerr (1864-1943)+Walter Joseph Samuel Lewis (1875-1932)+Ernest Roy Dallas (1896-1964) Gosford
Jannetje Johannjs Springsteen (c1667-1761) Johannes Casperse Springsteen (c1642-1693) Maria Johannes Theunis (c1642-aft1667) Jacob Colve (c1670-)+Pouweljs Van Der Beek (c1672-bef1762)
Samuel Tenney (1667-1748) John Tenney (1640-1722) Mercy Parratt (1646-1667) Abigail Bailey (1671-1689)+Sarah Boynton (1672-1709)+Hannah Moody (1669-1745) Bradford, Massachusetts
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822-1903) Janet E Woodrow (1826-1888) Ellen Louise Axson (1860-1914)+Ellen Bolling (1872-1961) Washington, D.C.
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  • Robin Patterson

    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

    To create new person-pages, please go to Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person or Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model and copy-n-paste.

    For existing pages, "Edit with form" may work; if not, just use "E…

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  • Jslash831

    Braham Abrahams family

    October 1, 2014 by Jslash831

    I have been researching my paternal side of the family for about 15 years now.  Initially I had my last name only to research, Braham, while researching more and more I found that the original surname was Abraham(s), depending on the person, time and place.  But the curious thing was/is that the family went by Braham Abrahams.  There was a brother…

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  • Robin Patterson

    Wikia management decided last year not to allow any more Wikia sites to take up Semantic MediaWiki, because of apparently insoluble problems. As our expert staffer said, "SMW is tough to run on a wiki, it's almost impossible to run effectively on a farming platform like Wikia."

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  • Phil allen

    Hi

    August 26, 2014 by Phil allen

    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

    Cheers Phil Allen

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  • Robin Patterson

    The 33,333 counts only the pictures that have been uploaded. There are thousands more that appear automatically by a process of transclusion from Wikimedia Commons.

    Uploaded images include relatives' contributions of photos of people and the places where they lived as well as of original census pages and a variety of other matters of genealogical i…

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