William was born before 1798. He passed away in 1855.
"England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZM4-GJV : 11 December 2017), William Davis, 21 Jan 1798; Christening, citing Bridport, Bridport, Dorset, England, Record Office, Dorchester; FHL microfilm 2,427,418.
"Name: William Davis; Event Type: Christening; Event Date: 21 Jan 1798; Event Place: Bridport, Bridport, Dorset, England; Father's Name: Willm Davis; Mother's Name: Sarah Davis; Spouse's Name: /; Entry Number: 2475."
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