William was born in the spring of 1846 at Halifax, Yorkshire, to mother Sarah A Bottomley, nee Townend.
Census returns identify the following occupations for William after he left the ministry.
- 1881 master boiler & pipe coverer & mill furnisher employing 12 boys
- 1891 insurance agent
- 1901 tube merchant – in Scotland
He married Frances Anne Goodie Shaw (b1857) in early 1874 in the Chorlton Registration District, Lancashire.
I have not been able to identify a death record online. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
- 1867 Manchester II
- 1868 Knowlwood
- 1969 Chester
- 1870 Bury
- 1872 Oldham I
- 1874 Birkenhead
- 1877 Preston Brook
- 1879 Bradford I
- 1880 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers