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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
Contents: 1 Immigration; 2 Life before immigrating; 3 Faith of the Family ... read more

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Today is February 10.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Mary Gabriella Bankston (1844-1922) Levi Harrison Bankston (1816-1900) Sarah Magee (1821-1900) Washington Parish
Samuel Clinton Beck (1858-1938) Henry H. Beck (1833-1910) Sarah Ann Alspach (1833-1925) Vanlue, Ohio, United States
Herbert Marshall Beuzeville (1850-1921) James Beuzeville (c1808-1887) Jane Myles (-1871) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Alfred Blackman (1830-1896) William R Blackman (c1800-1854) Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft (1799-1872) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Bloodworth (1802-1871) James Bloodworth (c1759-1804) Sarah Bellamy (c1770-1843) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
James Brownell Boothby (1791-1850) William Boothby (1763-1845) Ann Brownell (1765-1814)
Constantin Bosianu (1815-1882) Bucharest, Wallachia
Marie Christine de Bourbon (1606-1663) Henri IV de Bourbon (1553-1610) Marie de' Medici (1575-1642) Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
Alfred John Clive Bridge (1878-1964) John Thomas Bridge (1845-1887) Sarah Sadler (1845-1917) Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Margaret Ann Adair (1804-1852) Thomas Adair (1774-1858) Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) Manti, Sanpete County, Utah 48
John Ball (1620-1675) John Ball (1590-1665) Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts 56
Francis Boardman (1748-1792) John Boardman (1722-1755) Mary Ann Baker (c1724-) Port-au-Prince, Haiti
William Pitt Brigham (1811-1884) Jedediah Brigham (1766-1846) Lydia Boyd (1770-1824) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 73
Elizabeth Browne (c1410-1480) John Browne (c1380-1442) Ellen Grendon (c1393-1448) England
Francis Brownlow (1860-1941) John Brownlow (1838-1867) Isabella Fraser (1832-1920) Blayney, New South Wales, Australia 81
Charles Bruce, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury (1682-1747) Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (1655-1741) Elizabeth Seymour (c1655-1696) 65
Johanne Friedericke Buettner (1822-1897) Hartley, South Australia, Australia 75
Leona Elizabeth Burton (1833-1909) John Newton Burton (1809-1839) Sarah Allred (1811-1834) Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, United States 76
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Marie Anne Louise Baring (1833-1928) Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton (1800-1868) Claire Hortense Maret (c1812-1882) William Henry FitzRoy, 6th Duke of Grafton (1819-1882) London, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth D Bateman (1762-1842) Joseph D Wiseman (1759-1836) Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
William Bellamy (1823-1891) James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875) Hannah Singleton (1802-1869) Elanor Thompson (1824-1897) St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Ada Susannah Clara Books (1868-1945) David Books (1832-1915) Emma Douglass (1839-1924) Matthew Eber Chaseling (1865-1944) Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Marie Christine de Bourbon (1606-1663) Henri IV de Bourbon (1553-1610) Marie de' Medici (1575-1642) Victor-Amédée I de Savoie (1587-1637) Paris, France
Dorothy Boyce (1659-1694) Alfred Boyce Ethel Trow Richard Carr (1659-1727) Killingworth, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Carl Campbell Brigham (1890-1943) Charles Francis Brigham (1864-1931) Ida Barnard Campbell (1862-1951) Elizabeth Duffield (1889-)
William Brooker (1796-1885) Mary Wade (1777-1859) Sophia Mary Mitton (1801-1892) St Lukes, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Joanna of Navarre (1370-1437) Charles II of Navarre (1332-1387) Jeanne de Valois (1343-1373) Jean IV de Bretagne (1339-1399)
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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
Richard Carr (1659-1727) George Carr (1599-1682) Elizabeth Oliver (1624-1691) Dorothy Boyce (1659-1694) Killingworth, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Edward Darvall (1773-1869) Roger Darvall (bef1773) Orme Bigland (bef1773) Jane McCullough (c1826-1899)
Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) Nathaniel Fillmore (1771-1863) Phoebe Millard (1781-1831) Caroline Carmichael (1813-1881) Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
Amelia Mary Fuller (1877-1954) John Fuller (1835-1912) Sophia Phillipa Wright (1844-1923) John Alfred Woodbridge (1888-1922) Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Aveline May Lamb (1900-1983) John Mawson Lamb (1863-1941) Rose Robertson (1874-1963) Charles Maurice Picker (1903-1981) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Frances Sheather (1840-1907) Stephen J Sheather (c1807-1855) Hannah Tester (c1807-1893) Benstead Staples (c1833-1890) Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Tobias Sherriff (1859-1947) Richard Sherriff (c1844-1922) Mary Ann Ingram (c1844-1910) Naomi Cramp (1881-1959) Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph D Wiseman (1759-1836) Isaac Wiseman (1738-1818) Elizabeth Davis (1738-1807) Elizabeth D Bateman (1762-1842) Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Ludwig V. von Bayern (1315-1361) Ludwig IV. von Wittelsbach (1282-1347) Beatrix of Glogow (1290-1322) Margarete von Tirol (1318-1369)
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    I've been adding to the smwtest wiki to try to help us understand the current versions of our SMW extensions. To see the release posting that corresponds to our current version of Semantic Forms, see http://smwtest.wikia.com/wiki/Semantic_Forms_3.3

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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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