Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1891, 69 Medland Street, Ratcliff, London.
• Occupation: Head Pierman, 1891.
• Census, 1901, 13 Island Row, Limehouse, London.
• Occupation: Pier Head Man, 1901.
William married Sarah Amelia COX, daughter of Hugh COX and Ann Elizabeth NIDDRIE, on 27 Jul 1890 in St. Matthew's Church, Bethnal Green, London. (Sarah Amelia COX was born on 4 Jul 1863 in Bethnal Green, London, christened on 26 Jul 1863 in St. Luke's Church, Finsbury, London and died in 1924 in Bethnal Green, London.)