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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 August 2.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Elizabeth Abbot (1766-1853) John Abbot (1735-1818) Abigail Abbot (1734-1807) Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954) John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) Fanny Crowninshield (1839-1911)
Joseph Adams (1818-1891) Walter Russell Adams (1780-1868) Mercy Fairbanks (1784-1853) Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Maria Catharina Bach (1801-1883) Johann Georg Bach (1756-1823) Maria Magdalena Eschenbach (1759-1844) (Germany)
Joseph Baker (1841-1928) Samuel Baker (1813-1869) Ann Goodsell (1817-1884) Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Carolina Brussé (1824-1871) Jacobus Brussé (1794-1860) Carolina van Schuik (c1792-1854) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Philippe II of Orléans (1674-1723) Philippe I of Orléans (1640-1701) Elisabeth Charlotte von der Pfalz (1652-1722) Château de Saint Cloud, France
Henry Royden Bray Cramp (1877-1951) Benjamin Josiah Cramp (1840-1917) Martha Jane Squire Bray (1842-1926) Binda, New South Wales, Australia
Zsuzsanna Elek (1837-1915) Gábor Elek (1799-1875) Josefa Becsky (c1810-c1880) Nyírpazony, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, Northern Great Plain Region, Hungary
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (c1848-1891) John Kingsmill Abbott (1805-1847) Frances Amanda Brady (1821-1902) Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia 43
Rufus Columbus Buleson Adair (1844-1847) Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska
John Alves Arbuthnot (1802-1875) William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet (1766-1829) Anne Alves (-1846) 73
Sarah Ann Bacon (1855-1944) John Bacon (c1817-1866) Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914) Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia
Johanna Elisabeth Maria Beijenveld (1879-1965) Gerardus Hendrikus Beijenveld (c1854-) Margaretha Johanna Elisabeth Wennink (1853-) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 86
Florence May Bowden (1887-1934) George Bowden (1859-1943) Emma Jane May (1861-1947) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 47
Joseph John Boxsell (1844-1907) Thomas Boxsell (1799-1875) Mary Ann Puxted (1802-1875) Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia 63
Michael Brecht (1916-1916) Michael Brecht (1874-1963) Rosa M. Hasley (1878-1966) Iowa, United States
Mary Brigham (1638-1676) Thomas Brigham (1603-1653) Mercy Hurd (1616-1693) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 38
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Nehemiah Baglin (1765-1801) Nehemiah Baglin (1730-1818) Betty Adlam (c1732-1773) Bridgitt Baglin (1761) Uley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Sarah Bankin (1814-1878) Richard Bankin (1758-1845) Prudence Perkins (1783-1828) John Adams (c1797-1859) Narellan, New South Wales, Australia
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404-1444) John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (c1373-1410) Margaret Holland (1385-1439) Margaret Beauchamp (c1410-1482)
Isabella Bentinck (1688-1728) Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709) Anne Villiers (c1651-1688) Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-Upon-Hull (c1665-1726)
Jan Bergwerf (1632-) Arij Bergwerf (c1585-) Maartje Simons (1587-) Annetje Coppert (c1633-) Vlaardingen, South Holland, Netherlands
John Bracegirdle (c1753-c1828) Elizabeth Wainwright (c1754-) Bowden, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
William Branch (1525-1601) Richard Branch/Braunch Elizabeth Beauforest Katherine Jennings (c1532-1597) Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Mary Ann Brown (1804-1829) David Brown (1772-1826) Eleanor Fleming (1780-1865) Thomas Griffiths (1797-1826) Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Charlotte Cross (1851-1938) John Cross (1823-1859) Ellen Douglass (1823-1912) William George Greentree (1846-1903) 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
Margaret Beauchamp (c1410-1482) John Beauchamp (c1381-1412) Edith Stourton (c1394-1441) John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404-1444)
Adriana Petronella Hamann (c1835-1909) Johann Franz Henrich Hamann (c1806-1857) Anna van der Linden (c1802-1856) Evert Tiesjema (1834-1883) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-Upon-Hull (c1665-1726) Robert Pierrepont (1636-1669) Elizabeth Evelyn (c1649-) Isabella Bentinck (1688-1728)
Sophia Schroder (c1835-1920) Johan Schroder (?-?) Maria Marsh (?-?) Charles Mitchell (?-?) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Evert Tiesjema (1834-1883) Hendrik Tiesjema (c1809-1842) Rinske Everts Postumus (c1805-1840) Adriana Petronella Hamann (c1835-1909) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Maria von Barby-Mühlingen (1563-1619) Albrecht X. von Barby-Mühlingen (1534-1586) Maria von Anhalt-Zerbst (1538-1563) Georg III. von Erbach-Erbach (1548-1605) Korbach, Germany
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    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.

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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.

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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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