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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 July 4.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Ellen Amos (1851-1942) William Amos (1812-1895) Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910) Seaham, New South Wales, Australia
Michael Franklin Bangasser (1855-1928) Michael Francis Beingesser (1819-1892) Marie Anna Staebell (1816-1899) Freeport, Illinois, United States
Albert George Bassingthwaighte (1865-1937) John Bassingthwaighte (1832-1893) Anne Broadhead (1833-1899) Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
George Albert Blackman (1868-1938) Samuel Blackman (1819-1903) Jane Hoskisson (1827-1907) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Katherine J Bowes-Lyon (1926-2014) John Herbert Bowes-Lyon (1886-1930) Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (1889-1966) St George Hanover Square, London, England, United Kingdom
David Bushell (1825-1897) Paul Bushell (c1768-1853) Isabella Brown (1801-1883) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
John Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) John Calvin Coolidge (1845-1926) Victoria Josephine Moor (1846-1885) Plymouth Notch, Vermont, United States
Alfred Ernest Sherwin Cork (1869-1871) Robert Cork (c1819-1889) Jane Blackman (1830-1891) Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Laura Frances Cravigan (1865-1944) William Cravigan (1833-1912) Ann Jane Francis (1836-1930) Woodburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Neeltje Claassen (c1780-1743) Claas Wadway
John Adams (1735-1826) John Adams (1691-1761) Susanna Boylston (1708-1797) Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Elspeth Anderson (c1794-1882) Alexander Anderson (bef1794-) Elsie Forsyth (bef1794-) "Gyrandah", Queensland, Australia
Johann von Anhalt-Zerbst (1621-1667) Rudolf von Anhalt-Zerbst (1576-1621) Magdalene von Oldenburg (1585-1657) Zerbst 46
John Bakon (1843-1921) John Bacon (c1817-1866) Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret Baring (1868-1906) Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke (1828-1897) Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel (1839-1892)
Bowman Bertie Baylis (1876-1952) Joseph Edward Baylis (c1847-1919) Emma Edith Bowman (c1853-1921) 9 Broughton St, Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland (1682-1726) Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709) Anne Villiers (c1651-1688) St Iago de la Vega, Jamaica
Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk (c1209-1270) Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (c1182-1225) Maud Marshal (1192-1248)
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Beatrice Clarenza Apps (1894-1948) Edwin Apps (1861-1932) Blanch Ada Paine (1863-1912) Archibald George Page (1894-1966)
Magnus II. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1543-1603) Franz I. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1510-1581) Sibylle von Sachsen (1515-1592) Sofia of Sweden (1547-1611) Stockholm, Sweden
Sarah Marinda Bates (1817-1888) Cyrus Bates (1792-1839) Lydia Harrington (1795-1873) Orson Whitley Pratt (1811-1881) Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri
David Robert Joseph Beckham (1975) David Edward Alan Beckham (1948) Sandra Georgina West (1949) Victoria Caroline Adams (1974) Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland (Luttrellstown Castle)
Fernando I delle Duo Sicilie (1751-1825) Carlos III of Spain (1716-1788) Maria Amalia von Sachsen (1724-1760) Marie Caroline von Habsburg-Lothringen (1752-1814) Vienna, Austria
Elizabeth Cary (1711-1765) Eleazer Cary (1678-1754) Lydia Throope (1686-1761) Joshua Wight (1708-1762) Connecticut
Alfred Cooper (1838-1908) William Cooper (c1810-) Anna Marsh (-1900) Agnes Cecil Emmeline Duff (1852-1925) London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Mary Jane Davison (1833-?) William Davison (1807-1893) Clarissa Sithens (1809-1892) John A. Lewis (?-?)
Elizabeth Fernance (1829-1918) John Anthony Fernance (1790-1860) Mary J Green (1790-1860) Matthew George Thompson (1820-1899) St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
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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
William Moore Allred (1819-1901) Isaac Allred (1788-1870) Mary Calvert (1793-1851) Martha Jane Martindale (1837-1860) Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Maria Grono (1800-1871) John Grono (1767-1847) Elizabeth Bristow (1771-1848) John Mills (c1809-1876) Marsfield, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Winley (1853-1920) William Windley (1829-1891) Sarah Ann Knight (1830-1900) Margaret Jane Simpson (1856-1920) Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia
Friedrich Franz II. zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823-1883) Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1800-1842) Alexandrine von Preußen (1803-1892) Anna von Hessen und bei Rhein (1843-1865) Darmstadt, Germany
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    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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    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

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    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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