William was born on 6 February 1841 at Staveley, Westmorland, to parents Matthew Taylor, a grocer, and Mary Nelson. His older brother John was a PM minister.
He married Margaret Westgarth (b abt1858) in the summer of 1878 in the Penrith Registration District, Cumberland. Census returns identify one child.
- Mary Agnes (b1893)
William died on 6 November 1901 in the Kendal Registration district, Westmorland.
- 1861 St Helens Auckland
- 1862 Brompton
- 1863 Sunderland
- 1864 disappears
- Paton Congregational College
- 1872 Parkhead, Cumberland – Congregational minister
- 1878-1895 Flanshaw, Yorkshire
Surman Index id: 26724
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers