born March–September 1861
in Framwellgate Moor, Co. Durham
died 27 April–11 May 1924
Margaret Cozens: 'baptised 6th October 1861 at St Margarets, Durham City'.
1871 census: living with parents and siblings on Middle Row, Broadmyers. Aged 9, born in Framwellgate Moor.
1881 census: living with parents, siblings, and niece at 27 Swan Street, Bearpark. Age is 19, occupation is miner, and place of birth is Framwellgate Moor.
1901 census: living with wife, children, and nephew in Daisy Hill, Witton Gilbert. Age is 39, occupation is 'oil hawker and general dealer', working at home. Place of birth is Framwellgate Moor.
Margaret Cozens: 'William went on to be a Primitive Methodist lay preacher at Edmondsley P.M. Chapel. William died 1924, buried May 12th 1924, 62 yrs at St Peters Churchyard, Sacriston; [...] buried by the Rev G.B. Richardson, P.M. Minister'.