Noted events in his life were:
• Baptism: St Edward the Confessor Brotherton Yks, 21 May 1804.
• Occupation: Joiner & Wheelwright.
• Residence: Prescot St Helens, 1861.
William married Elmira Thresh, daughter of John Thresh and Sarah Senior, in 1826. (Elmira Thresh was born on 16 Sep 1802 in Wragby, West Yorkshire England, died on 3 Feb 1884 in Eccleston Prescot, Lancashire England and was buried on 5 Feb 1884 in St Helens, Lancashire England Cem Sect 4 Grave 642.). The cause of her death was Senectus.