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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 26.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Carl David Anderson (1878-aft1905) Anders Peter Nilsson (1849) Gustava Matilda Karlsdotter (1846) Brunnby, Skåne County, Sweden
Philip Anstruther (1802-1862) Robert Anstruther (1757-aft1801) Anne Nairne (bef1801-1804) Elie and Earlsferry, Scotland, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Davenport Ashford (1777-1825) Thomas Ashford (1731-1797) Sarah Davenport (c1741-1805)
Mary Barnes (1856-1930) James Barnes (1815-1897) Jemima Stokes (1819-1905) Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Kenneth Birtwistle (1928-1992) John Birtwistle (1894-1954) Bessie Taylor (1895-1955) 7 Green Street, Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Arthur William Brownen (1886-1973) Christopher Charles Brownen (1840-c1916) Sarah Cook (1842-c1912) New Milton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Emily Maud Cadogan (1773-1839) Charles Sloane Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1728-1807) Mary Churchill (1758-)
Catharina Capposs (1650-) Martin Capposs (-bef1673) Baden, Germany
Emily Catt (1867-1935) John Catt (1840-1905) Jane Tutt (1842-1872) Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
William Addams (1705-1773) Richard Addams (-1648) Gertien op den Graeff (c1683-c1726) Adamstown, Pennsylvania, United States 68
Aldona of Lithuania (c1309-1339) Gediminas (c1275-1341) Jewna of Polotsk (c1280-c1344)
Thomas Arbon (1823-1872) James Arbon (1780-1864) Elizabeth Newman (1787-1868) Templers, South Australia, Australia 49
Joseph Henry Barsden (1873-1943) Joseph Henry Barsden (1851-1901) Kerrenhappuch Shield (1854-1895) Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia 70
Richard Bettes (c1737-1793) Trewen, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Gertrude Sarah Blackman (1858-1948) William Richard Blackman (1825-1898) Mary Single (1832-1909) Dover Heights, New South Wales, Australia 90
Valerian Brecht (1844-1897) Bernard Brecht (1795-1863) Katherine Horeweddel (1801-)
Lewis A Brumfield (1857-1927) John Quincy Brumfield Dorcas Magee (1831-1857) Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States 70
Alfonso delle Due Sicilie (1841-1934) Fernando II delle Duo Sicilie (1810-1859) Maria Theresia von Österreich (1816-1867) Cannes 30
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Johann Georg Bach (1836-1903) Johann Konrad Bach (1794-1857) Anna Maria Schmidt (1796-1877) Elizabethe Margarethe Schauer (1839-1917)
Emma Bath (1854-1928) William Bath (1804-1870) Sarah Jane West (1815-1909) Robert Noakes (1846-1923) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Becham (1545-1592) Walter Beckham (1523-1560) Cecily Jenison (1525-1562) Margaret Reval (1545-) Fransham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
John Thomas Blackman (1857-1936) Thomas Harley Blackman (1818-1879) Cathrine McCann (1829-1894) Mary Ann Large (1864-1936) Roman Catholic, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Gerrit Bos (c1797-1872) Cornelis Bos (1762-?) Aletta Boonzaaijer (1769-?) Barendina Nieuwburg (1793-1865) Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands
Alfred Randolph Brazier (1886-1968) John Hesse Brazier (1845-1933) Ann Donnelly (1846-1935) Clara Maud Fittler (1892-1972) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Beatrix Bulteel (1859-1937) John Bulteel (1827-1897) Euphemia Emily Parsons (c1831-1914) Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham (1855-1929)
Leslie Richard Case (1903-1978) William Richard Steele Case (1880-1951) Sarah Lydia Jane Clark (1882-1943) Hettie Parker (1894-1971) Taringa, Queensland, Australia
Winston Churchill (1620-1688) John Churchill (1590-1659) Sarah Winston (c1598-) Elizabeth Drake (1620-)
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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
Bathsheba Lathrop (1671-c1742) Barnabus Lathrop (1636-1715) Susanna Clark (1638-1697) Samuel Freeman (1662-1743) Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Frederica Susanna Schomberg (c1687-1751) Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg (1641-1719) Karoline Elisabeth von der Pfalz (1659-1696) Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holdernesse (1681-1722) Hillingdon
József Teleki de Szék (c1675-1732) Mihály Teleki de Szék (1634-1690) Judit Weér de Köröstarcsa and Muron (1641-1707) Katalin Bethlen de Bethlen (1700-1759)
Agnes von Hessen (1527-1555) Philipp I. von Hessen (1504-1567) Christine von Sachsen (1505-1549) Johann Friedrich II. von Sachsen (1529-1595) Weimar, Germany
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    My Sixteen

    March 6, 2015 by Kimbo8867

    One of my 8 great, great grandmothers-Phoebe Ann Bronson, was born September 28, 1859 on the  NJ side of Greenwood Lake. Her family lived in Warwick, NY which is not far from Greenwood Lake. I believe that her mother moved in with her sister to have the baby, as census records show Phoebe's aunt, Elizabeth Decker Leachman, residing in Greenwood La…

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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.

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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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    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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