Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1861, farmers son, Horsley High Barns, NBL with future wife (dairymaid).
• Occupation: aglab, Picktree, Chester-le-Street DUR, 1881.
• Occupation: farm manager, Mount Huley, Ovingham NBL, 1871.
William married Margaret HOGG, daughter of John HOGG and Mary DODD, in 1865 in Newcastle St Andrew NBL. (Margaret HOGG was born about 1838 in Newburn or High Callerton NBL and died in 1882 in Picktree, Chester-le-Street DUR.)