- Born: 1804, Hyde, Cheshire, England
- Marriage (1): Sarah
- Died: Mar Qua 1883, Stockton, Cheshire aged 79
- Buried: 1883, Cheshire, England
1841 Census: Age 37, Living Gee Cross, Cheshire, Occ: Hatter...
1851 Census: Age 47, Occ: Hatter, Living: John Street, Hyde, Cheshire, England...(Joseph knowles (Nephew) and James Knowles ( Nephew) are listed on the 1851 Census.
1861 Census: Age 57, Living: John Street, Hyde, Cheshire, England, Occ: Felt Hatter...Nephews, Simeon (age 17) and Joseph (age 16) Knowles, plus daughter Sarah, Son in law, Abraham, and grandchildren, Ann and Joseph living with him and his wife Sarah.
1871 Census: Age 67, Living John Street, Hyde, Cheshire, Occ: Felt hat body maker... Also living there are Williams Nephews John (age 25) and John (age 26)...
1881 Census: Age 77, Living 15 John Street, Hyde, Cheshire with son Samuel, Occ: Hatter, Listed as Widowed
William married Sarah. (Sarah was born in 1803 in Hyde, Cheshire, England and died between 1871 and 1881 in Cheshire, England.)