In the 1871 census William and his wife Margaret were shown as visitors to Ralph Dutton and family in Widnes. By 1881 he was living with his wife at 12 St John’s Place, Toxteth. On both occasions he was described as a blacksmith. However, in the 1891 census, aged fifty-seven and still described as a blacksmith, he was an inmate of the Toxteth Park Workhouse where he and his wife died six years later.
|Note on shorthand acronyms being used in the DFB:|
– GGF1 / GGM1 – means first great-grandfather /mother;
– GU11 / GA11 – means eleventh great-uncle / great-aunt;
– 1C3 – means first cousin three times removed