The 1841 census return records William, aged 25 and born in Yorkshire as a PM minister at Caperby, Ausgarth, Askrigg, Yorkshire. His death record records his birth as 1814.
Petty records that William sailed for South Australia on 9 December 1845.
He married Bridget Ryan (1820-1882) on 29 September 1847 at the residence of William Marshall, Walkerville, South Australia. Family trees on ancestry.com indicate that they had several children.
William died on 2 November 1870 at Port Gawler, South Australia.
- 1841 Ripon
- 1842 Thirsk
- 1843 Penrith
- 1844 Carlisle
- 1845 London
- 1846 Adelaide – Australia
- 1848 Mount Barker
- 1851 Sydney
- 1853 disappears
J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p482
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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