William was born before 1786, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Frances Tompkins, who he married in 1806 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. Their six known children were Elizabeth (<1806-c1811), George (<1809-1878), Mary (<1810-?), Eliza (1812-1876), Maria (<1813-?) and John (<1814-?).
His second wife was Martha Collins, who he married on 11 AUG 1817. The place has not been found. Their only known child was Martha (<1818-?).