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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 24.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Ellen Mary Ahrens (1871-1933) Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891) Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Ruth Baker (1860-1937) William Baker (1822-1907) Julia Ann Scanlin (c1824-1885) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Theodorus Jansz Bergman (1786-1859) Joannes Dirksz Bergman (1759-1820) Sigurda van Opzeeland (1763-1797)
Susan Agnes Bernard (1836-1920) Thomas James Bernard (c1800-1850) Theodora Foulkes Hewitt (1802-1875) Jamaica
Henry Botting (1828-1900) William Botting (1785-1855) Sarah (1788-1833) Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery (1646-1682) Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery (1621-1679) Margaret Howard (c1623-1689) Christ Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Franziska Brunswik von Korompa (1868-1879) Viktor Brunswik von Korompa (1834-1899) Maria Josefa Deym von Střítež (1836-c1910) Hungary, Austria-Hungary
John Butler (1808-1854) James Butler (1777-1838) Grace Louisa Staples
Philippe de Paris (1838-1894) Ferdinand Philippe of Orléans (1810-1842) Helene zu Mecklenburg (1814-1858)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Christiana Katharina Arnold (1829-1866) Dorothea Arnold (1807-1859) Anleys Flat, Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 37
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom 56
Cyril Asquith (1890-1954) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) 64
Esther Beckett (1798-1840) James Beckett (1758-c1808) Ann Calcutt (-c1821) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 42
Manolache Bogdan (c1793-1854) Dimitrie Bogdan (c1765-1820) Smaranda Rosetti (c1770-1847) Gâdinți, Neamț County, Moldavia, Romania 61
Lionel Boyle, 3rd Earl of Orrery (1670-1703) Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery (1646-1682) Mary Sackville (1648-1710) Earl's Court, Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom 33
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (c1484-1545) William Brandon (1456-1485) Elizabeth Bruyn (-1494) Guildford 61
Valerian Brecht (1834-1834) Bernard Brecht (1795-1863) Katherine Harwidel (1799-1867) Rheinsheim, Baden, Germany 0
Emily Ada Bridge (1874-1948) Joseph Bridge (1835-1923) Sarah Payne (1839-1899) Lismore, New South Wales, Australia 74
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Joseph Benczúr (c1880-1917) Eulália Kenessey (1884-c1950)
John Benson (1749-1818) Benoni Benson (1724-1806) Abigail White (1723-1751) Joanna Taft (1751-1777) Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Samuel Alfred Blackman (1830-1896) William R Blackman (c1800-1854) Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft (1799-1872) Charlotte Smith (1830-1898) Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Ann Boniface (1821-1845) George Boniface (1794-1863) Philadelphia Dinnage (1798-1846) John Walder (1820-1876) Lower Beeding, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Maurice William Bowen (1862-1933) Maurice Bebb Bowen (1831-1913) Elizabeth Caroline Hayward (1834-1917) Clara Ann Edith Eyles (1864-1944) Orange, New South Wales, Australia
George M. Boycan (c1844-?) William M. Boycan (c1810-) Nancy A. (?-?) Nancy Jane Hansbrow (c1845-?)
Argyle King Wellington Bray (1854-1935) James William Bray (1822-1881) Anne Sussannah Blackman (1828-1859) Margaret Cregan (c1869-c1943) Queensland, Australia
Hans Balthasar Brecht (1636-1703) Christoph Stoffel Brecht (1591-1665) Anna Barbara Wolpack (1598-1683) Ana Margaret Christman (1637-) Shriesheim
Melita H. Bremer (1902-1948) Henry M. Bremer (1868-1935) Anna Maria Ehlers (1876-1961) Tilman J. Hunder (1899-1972) 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
Pedro I of Portugal (1320-1367) Afonso IV of Portugal (1291-1357) Beatrix of Castile (1293-1359) Constance of Peñafiel (c1323-1345) Lisbon
Susan Best Lansdown (1862-1933) Thomas Lansdown (1817-1885) Rebecca Best (1834-1921) Charles John Hermans (1863-1941) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
John of England (1167-1216) Henry II of England (1133-1189) Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) Isabelle of Angoulême (1186-1246) Bordeaux
William Walker (1828-1908) George Walker (1796-1883) Elizabeth Ferguson (1800-1876) Henrietta Medora Cooper (1840-1874) St. Matthias' Church, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Aaron Walters (1826-1909) Aaron Walters (c1784-1866) Susannah Lilbemont (c1793-1840) Mary Ann Chapman (1838-1908) St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
Friedrich I von Meißen (1257-1323) Albrecht II von Meißen (1240-1314) Margaretha von Staufen (1237-1270) Elisabeth von Lobdeburg Arnshaugk (1286-1359)
Samuel Wheeler (1821-1909) Jonathan Wheeler (1791-1855) Jane March (1792-1867) Annie Richards (1844-1941) Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Ludwig II. von Bayern (1229-1294) Otto II. von Bayern (1206-1253) Agnes von der Pfalz (c1201-1267) Anna von Schlesien-Glogau (1240-1271)
Elizabeth Wriothesley (1646-1690) Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (1607-1667) Elizabeth Leigh (c1589-) Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu (1638-1709)
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