William was born in 1801 at Swinton, nr Malton, Yorkshire, to parents John and Mary. He was baptised on 30 March 1801 at Appleton le Street, Yorkshire.
He married Susanna Pilch (1810-1888) on 24 January 1835 at Downham Market, Norfolk. Census returns identify two children.
- Mary Ann (abt1837-1912)
- William (1838-1902) – a schoolmaster
William died in the summer of 1870 at Malton, Yorkshire.
- 1823 York
- 1824 Malton
- 1825 Dewsbury
- 1826 Lynn
- 1828 Brandon
- 1829 Yarmouth
- 1831 Upwell
- 1833 Wisbech
- 1834 Lynn
- 1836 Hounslow
- 1837 High Wycombe
- 1838 N Walsham
- 1840 disappears
- Transferred to Baptist ministry
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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