Tuesday, 17 August 2010
He married Sarah Marsden in 1827. Looking at other family trees, a lot of people have her marked down as Sarah Sykes but I've been unable to trace why this is.
He appears to have lived in Almondbury, Yorkshire, all his life.
In the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 census, he is recorded as working as a gardener.
The 1861 census makes it clear that William's family were part of a larger household. The address is Silver Hill, Almondbury. The head of the household was a James Taylor, Merchant. It looks like William and his family lived and worked on the estate of the Taylor family. Looking at the actual handwritten copy of the census, James Taylor lived at Fenay Hall.
He died in 1872 in the Huddersfield area.