William was born in England and came to NZ in 1900 (aged 52) from Shropshire, England.
There is no record of him ever marrying or having children.
However in his death notice it records him as the beloved father of Henry Chatham & Mrs J Knight.
William was a labourer in Trentham before coming to Levin to be a farmer In Gladstone Rd.
He signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.
By 1914 he has moved to Matakana, still farming.