1851 census: Sedgley, Staffordshire, age 54, vicar of Sedgley, born Halesowen, Staffordshire.
1861 census: Sedgley, Staffordshire, age 64, born Halesowen, Worcestershire, clergyman.
William died on 10 January 1870 and was buried at Sedgley on 15 January 1870. His death was registered in the Dudley district of Staffordshire in the first quarter pf 1870.
A short obituary in the Staffordshire Advertiser states that he died of an illness which "had its origin in his devotion to his ministerial duties. The rev. gentleman was the first magistrate appointed upon the establishment of the Petty Sessional Court here [at Sedgley], and he was the chairman of the Sedgley Local Board from its commencement. He also associated himself with every movement having for its object the good of the town, and many important improvements were due to his exertions."
Adm. sizar at ST JOHN'S, June 20, 1820. Of Worcestershire. Matric. Michs. 1820; B.A. 1824; M.A. 1847. Ord. deacon, 1824; priest (Worcester) July 25, 1825. V. of Sedgley, Staffs., 1837-70. Rural Dean of Himley. Married Jane Matilda –. Died Jan. 10, 1870. Father of William A. H. (1860), John E. (1863), George H. (1866) and Samuel G. (1869). (Guardian, Jan. 19, 1870; Clergy List.)