- Born: 1839
- Christened: 10 Feb 1839, South Weald
- Marriage: Elizabeth Littlechild in 1866 in Whitechapel, St Mary
- Died: May 1877, Doddinghurst aged 38
In 1851, aged 12, living at Crow Green Farm.
Living with them was widower John Alderton, who happens to be the uncle of both William and Elizabeth.
John Alderton was originally married to Elizabeth Lagden.
In 1861, William is unmarried, aged 22 and a Farmer in Doddinghurst.
In 1866, William, Henry & Jeremiah are appointed as executors for their uncle Richard Thomas Lagden, who leaves a considerable legacy to his extended family, i.e. the Lagden, Littlechild, Alderton and Lagden nieces and nephews etc.
In 1871, William aged 32 and Elizabeth aged 44 are still living at Cow Farm, along with John Alderton, their servant aged 65, a widower, plus a 13 year old Ellen Weal as general servant. John Alderton is mentioned as an uncle.
William married Elizabeth Littlechild, daughter of John Littlechild and Sarah Lagden, in 1866 in Whitechapel, St Mary. (Elizabeth Littlechild was born on 7 May 1826 in Doddinghurst and died on 5 Sep 1879 in Doddinghurst.)