William emigrated with his wife, Maria, and children, Albert and Maria. They arrived in New York on the ship City of New York on 3 September 1866. At some point, it appears he left his family and returned to England. However, a rebaptism in the 11th Ward on 3 September 1868 confirms that he did actually make the trip all the way to Salt Lake City before returning to England. Probably because of his departure, many later records show his wife and children listed under her maiden name of Bidgood.
It is clear the family made the overland journey in either 1867 or 1868. Family tradition seems to indicate they traveled with the 1868 John R. Murdock Company but because of the lack of records for that company, further research is needed to verify this.
Birth and death date listed was found in a personal, online family history record (such as Family Tree, Ancestry, or My Heritage), without any accompanying documentation. Further research is needed to verify its accuracy.