William retired from the itinerancy for financial reasons and the family emigrated to the United States of America, arriving on 23 October 1833. They lived in New York, then in Philadelphia where William joined the Methodist Episcopal Church and became rector of Grace Episcopal Church and a Doctor of Divinity.
William was born abt 1801 at Bradford, Yorkshire. I have not be able to unambiguously determine his parents.
He married Jane Ansdale (1801-1892) on 23 August 1823 at St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne. Jane was a fellow travelling preacher. Census returns identify five children.
- William Law (abt1825-1894)
- James (abt1827-1888) – a physician
- Henry (1832-1856) – a medical student (1850)
- George C (abt1842-1893) – a grain merchant (1870)
- Charles Wetherill (1849-1926)
William died on 20 February 1883 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
- 1823 Hull
- 1829 to New York, USA
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers