November 23, 1805, Manchester, England.
November 13, 1866, St. Pancras, London, England.
Highgate Cemetery, London, England.
Son of Wesleyan minister Jabez Bunting, William was educated at the Wesleyan schools at Woodhouse Grove School, Bradford, Yorkshire, and Kingswood, and at St. Saviour’s Grammar School in Southwark.
In 1842, he entered the Wesleyan ministry, and continued in active circuit work for 25 years. Failing health compelled his retirement to the Supernumerary list, and he took up residence in London. His works include: