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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 May 4.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Edward Arbon (1819-1896) James Arbon (1780-1864) Elizabeth Newman (1787-1868) Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Johann Ludwig von Anhalt-Zerbst (1656-1704) Johann von Anhalt-Zerbst (1621-1667) Sofie Auguste von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1630-1680) Zerbst
John Barker (1678-1745) John Barker (1650-1729) Desire Annable (1653-1706) Barnstable, Essex County, Massachusetts
Isabella Bentinck (1688-1728) Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709) Anne Villiers (c1651-1688)
Andrew Jackson Bilbrey (1886-1936) Alvis Verl Bilbrey (1856-1935) Sarah Wilson (1853-1932) Overton County, Tennessee, United States
Richard Bourke (1777-1855) John Bourke (?-?) Anne Ryan (?-?) Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Henry I of France (1008-1060) Robert II of France (972-1031) Constance of Arles (986-1034) (Meulan, Ile-de-France, France)
James Andrew Chaseling (1842-1881) James Chaseling (1819-1888) Mary Jane Crawford (1819-1888) Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Robert T. Finley (1634-1712) John Finley (1579-1670) Sarah Craigie (1590-1670) (Inchervie Fife, Scotland)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sarah Jane Baker (1860-1946) Charles Baker (1814-1897) Maria Cramp (1829-1888) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia 86
Anky Ballard (1760-1842) Philip Ballard (c1722-1778) Nancy Ann Johnson (c1724-?) Monroe County, Virginia, United States of America 82
Daniel Barnes (1701-1775) John Barnes (1666-1752) Hannah Howe (1677-1742) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 74
Jan Willem Beltman (1795-1844) Albert Beltman Anna Krosman (c1761-1846) Wesepe, Olst, Overijssel, Netherlands
Peter Bent Brigham (1807-1877) Uriah Brigham (1757-1820) Elizabeth Fay (1767-1809) Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
William John Blair Brown (1844-1923) Andrew Brown (c1810-1851) Margaret Gilmour (1814-1865) Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland 79
Marie Brunswik von Korompa (1832-1901) Franz Brunswik von Korompa (1777-1849) Sidonia Justh von Neczpál (1801-1866) Vienna, Austria, Austrian Empire 69
Timothy Bush (1766-1850) Timothy Bush (1728-1815) Deborah House (1743-c1819) Rochester, New York, United States 84
Thomas Cadell (1787-1857) John Cadell (1740-1814) Marie Buchan (1753-1841) Cockenzie Bank, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 70
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
John Bradley Baldwin (1839-1909) Loammi Baldwin (1803-1860) Charlotte Bradford (1805-1882) Jane Olivia Curtis (1842-1866) Wilton, New Hampshire, United States
Eefje Brakeboer (c1820-?) Jacob Brakeboer (1791-) Guurtje Grasboer (1788-) Arie Breed (1820-1864) Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands
Rebecca Brown (c1606-1654) William Odell (1600-1676) Braham, Bedfordshire, England
Alice Mary Bugden (1853-1925) Thomas Bugden (1811-1898) Elizabeth Read (1814-1889) Saul Bishop (1847-1920) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas William Burke (bef1845-1924) Christiana Tooze (1845-1923) Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Chapman (1643-1704) Ralph Chapman (1615-1672) Lydia Wells (1621-1671) William Throop (1628-1704) Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Wolstone Childe (1572-1601) David Childe (1541-1609) Letitia Randall (1541-1591) Ellen Empson (1570-1616) Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England
Thomas Patrick Clancy (1868-1933) John Clancy (c1834-1890) Bridget Redden (c1840-1882) Mary Ann Lennan (1870-1962) Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Sarah Ann Clarke (1850-1925) Stephen Clarke (c1821-1865) Mary Bradford (1822-1889) William Williams (1850-1931)
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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
Pamela Beryl Digby (1920-1997) Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby (1894-1964) Constance Pamela Alice Bruce (1895-1978) Leland Hayward (1902-1971) Carson City, Nevada, United States
Elizabeth Everingham (1805-1879) Matthew James Everingham (1769-1817) Elizabeth Rhymes (c1774-1841) John Harman (1795) Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales, Australia
Marijtje Meijer (1792-1830) Johannes Meijer (1754-1797) Gerarda Zeestraten (1770-1829) Cornelius Romijn (1800-1887) Sassenheim, South Holland, Netherlands
Christine Luise von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg (1713-1778) Joachim Friedrich von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg (1668-1722) Magdalene Juliane von Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Gelnhausen (1686-1720) Ludwig Friedrich von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1710-1759) Weikersheim, Germany
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979) John Davison Rockefeller (1874-1960) Abigail Greene Aldrich (1874-1948) Margaretta Large Fitler Murphey (1926) One Beekman Place, Pocantico Hills, New York, United States
Ebenezer Sherman (1680-1759) William Sherman (c1640-1680) Desire Doty (c1645-1731) Bathsheba Ford (1691-aft1758) Duxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Christiana Tooze (1845-1923) George Tooze (c1812-1854) Elizabeth S Fellowes (c1806-1852) Thomas William Burke (bef1845-1924) Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Warby (1806-1893) John Warby (1767-1851) Sarah Bentley (c1780-1869) Joseph Terry (1819-1902) Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
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