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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 May 24.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
William Aldridge (1858-1943) Edward Aldridge (1826-1909) Elizabeth Blackman (1837-1929) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Sofie Hedwig von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1601-1660) Franz II. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1547-1619) Marie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1566-1626) Lauenburg, Germany
Elizabeth Hilda Avard (1893-1961) Albert Henry Avard (1864-1920) Emmeline Rose Gill (1872-1952) Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Bacon (1846-1941) John Bacon (c1817-1866) Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914) Dungog, New South Wales, Australia
Johnathan Baker (1753-1848) John Baker (1703-1787) Patience Unknown Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States of America
Gerarda Johanna Bakker (1885-1972) Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley (1745-1810) Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley (1716-1755) Elizabeth Drax (c1720-1792)
Gyula Blomberg (1884-1959) Lajos Blomberg Bernáta Apor Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Jessie Bowden (1863-1952) William Bowden (1819-1899) Caroline Munn (1818-1901) Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Catherine Annesley (1842-1925) James Annesley (c1801-1883) Elizabeth Quinn (c1810-1883) Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia 83
Johann Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1567-1618) Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Agnes von Barby-Mühlingen (1540-1569) Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany 51
Llewellyn Baglin (1824-1885) Francis Baglin (1798-1876) Sarah Robins (1799-1848) Paddington, New South Wales, Australia 61
Jasper Clinton Ball (1852-1933) Clinton Manross Ball (1817-1893) Cynthia Dale (1822-1900) Buffalo, Erie County, New York 81
William Brown (c1852-1920) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 68
Elizabeth Ann Carmody (c1835-1917) John Carmody (bef1835-) Mary Jones (bef1835-) Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia 82
Elizabeth Emily Cause (1873-1943) George Cause (1844-1926) Elizabeth Albury (1850-1937) Taree, New South Wales, Australia 70
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612) William Cecil (1521-1598) Mildred Cooke (1524-1589) Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom 49
George Chant (c1824-1891) James Chant (c1800-1841) Bridget Patten (c1801-1849) Waratah, New South Wales, Australia 67
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Dougal McKellar Allott (1812-1901) Joshua Allott (1766-1852) Elizabeth Murray (1783-1870) Caroline Newsome (1821-1882) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
James William George Apps (1867-1949) Moses Baker Apps (1833-1875) Harriet Eggins (1838-1875) Annie May Field (1873-1935) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
John Abel Avery (1798-1880) William Avery (?-?) Charlotte Emma Davis (1808-1874) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Ingrid of Sweden (1910-2000) Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973) Margaret of Connaught (1882-1920) Frederick IX of Denmark (1899-1972) Stockholm, Sweden
Reuben Boardman (1845-1920) William Boardman (1801-1867) Melinda Boothby (1811-1885) Sabina Doust (1849-1893) Cawdor, New South Wales, Australia
Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon (1890-1967) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) William Spencer Leveson-Gower, 4th Earl Granville (1880-1953) St. Martin, London, England, United Kingdom
Benjamin M Bridge (1838-1872) Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875) Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910) Johanna Catherine Howell (1841-1922) Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Constantin Cantemir (1705-1747) Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) Cassandra Cantacuzino (1682-1713) Anastasya Dmitrievna Golitsyna (1698-1746) Moscow, Russia
Elizabeth Carr (1691-1763) Richard Carr (1659-1727) Dorothy Boyce (1659-1694) Ebenezer Kimball (1690-1759) Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
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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
Sebastian Brecht (1600-1670) Kuntz Conrad Brecht (1563-1612) Catharine Of Neudorf (c1569-aft1605) Margarete Klammer (c1610-) Neudorf, Baden, Germany
John Newton Burton (1809-1839) Alexander Burton (1772-1819) Elizabeth Leftwich (1774-1846) Susan McCord (1808-1872) Pike, Missouri
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