January 3, 1773, Attleborough, Warwickshire, England.
January 27, 1844, Manchester, England.
Rusholme Road Cemetery, Manchester, England. Note: Burials at this cemetery, a Dissenters’ burial ground, stopped in 1933. The location was converted to a park, now known as Gartside Gardens.
William was the son of John Gadsby and Martha Lingard.
In 1793, he joined the Baptist Church at Coventry, and in 1798 began to preach. In 1800, a chapel was built for him at Desford, Leicestershire, and two years later another in the town of Hinckley.
In 1805, he moved to Manchester, becoming minister of a chapel in Rochdale Road, where he continued until his death. His works include: