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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 July 29.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Henry Palmer Abbott (1827-1903) Thomas Abbott (c1774-1855) Eleanor Kingsmill (c1787-1873) Ireland
Martín I of Aragon (1356-1410) Pedro IV of Aragon (1319-1387) Eleanor of Sicily (1325-1375)
Alma E Bagnall (1900-) Henry Phillip Bagnall (1872-1952) Mary Ann Elizabeth Frost (1876-1964) Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia
Isaac Blundell (1823-bef1891) Richard Blundell (1787-1879) Jane Wilkins (1793-1872) St Mary Cray, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Mary Brown (1831-1906) Edward Charles Brown (1806-) Elizabeth (c1807-1886) Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Hermanus Brussé (1797-1822) Jacobus Brussé (c1768-1813) Adriana Honing (1757-1844) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Henri Jules de Bourbon (1643-1709) Louis de Bourbon (1621-1686) Claire-Clémence de Maillé-Brézé Paris
Mary Chadwell (1815-1888) David Chadwell (1790-1872) Jane Johnson (1795-1885) Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States
William Chaloner (1714-1754) Edward Chaloner (1683-1737) Anne Bowes (c1703-) Sedgefield, Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Jane Atkinson (1634-1724) Eleanor Emery (1656-1698) Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 90
Cornelis Jacobus Bergman (1892-1971) Dirk Theodorus Bergman (1859-1909) Wilhelmina Hendrika van Bruggen (1857-1903) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 79
Katalin Bethlen de Bethlen (1700-1759) Sámuel Bethlen de Bethlen (1663-1708) Borbála Nagy de Borsa Nagyszeben, Sibiu County, Transylvania, Holy Roman Empire
Jonathan Bigelow (1673-1749) Jonathan Bigelow (1646-1711) Rebecca Shepard (1650-1686) Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
James Macarthur Bowman (1829-1871) James Bowman (1784-1846) Mary Isabella Macarthur (1796-1852) Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia 42
Sarah Ann Bray (1847-1927) James William Bray (1822-1881) Anne Sussannah Blackman (1828-1859) Enmore, New South Wales, Australia 80
Joseph Reinhart Brecht (1867-1944) Reinhart Brecht (1827-1912) Catherine Wagner (1842-1923) Iowa, United States 77
Caleb Brooks (1632-1696) Thomas Brooks (1594-1667) Grace Cunliffe (1593-1664) Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 64
Hannah Bushell (1836-1893) Paul Bushell (c1768-1853) Isabella Brown (1801-1883) Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia 57
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
William Aris (c1774-1837) William Aris (-1805) Mary Briscoe Ann Turvey (c1773-1852) St Mary's Church, Teddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Jessie Bowden (1863-1952) William Bowden (1819-1899) Caroline Munn (1818-1901) Samuel Osborne (1863-1923) Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
Johannes Michael Brecht (1662-1719) Hans Balthasar Brecht (1636-1703) Anna Margaretha Christman (1637-) Anna Katherine Hoffman (c1664-) Schreisheim, Baden, Germany
Ann Benny Goard Chivell (c1831-1864) Joseph Chivell (c1798-1855) Ann Bennie Goard (1800-1880) William Henry Pederick (c1830-1904) Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Zoltán Csapó (1940) Marianne Konkoly-Thege (1947) Budapest, Hungary
Florence Edith Dolden (1887-1973) Alfred Arthur Hicks (1881-1958)
Sarah Dunkhorn (1551-1584) Robert Fuller (c1548-1614) Starston Parish, England
Anne Edwards (1810-1861) Robert Alfred Evenden (1814-1892) Rye, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
George Eglinton (1799-1884) Margaret Ferguson Westward, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
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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
Joseph Doty (1795-1889) Samuel Doty (1765-1829) Mary Brown (1761-1844) Cynthia Ann Freeman (1812-1890)
Jean Lyon (c1556-bef1610) John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis (1544-1578) Elizabeth Abernethy (1548-1581) Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus (c1555-1588)
Mary of Scotland (1542-1586) James V of Scotland (1512-1542) Mary of Guise (1515-1560) Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545-1567) Holyrood Palace Chapel, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Andrew Hiram Whitlock (1805-1865) Charles Whitlock (1774-1852) Elizabeth Betsy Rae (1776-1834) Warah Ann Rhodes (1804-1878) Council Point, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
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  • Robin Patterson

    Another software change, over which we users have no control, has caused problems with renaming pages and maybe with other things. Please read the notes at the top of Help:Renaming pages.

    In 2013 staff remained "committed to keeping [SMW] active and useable on wikis that already had the tool". Let's hope they continue to help with Familypedia, one …

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    "Hi Robin Patterson,

    It's time for your daily dose of activity from Familypedia.

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  • Kimbo8867

    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.

    For existing pages, "Edit with form" may work; if not, just use "E…

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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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