Born: July 24, 1805, Latchford, Cheshire, England.
Died: June 11, 1884, Manchester, England.
Buried: Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, Knutsford, Cheshire, England.
William was the husband of Elizabeth Gaskell.
He was pastor of the Cross Street Chapel in Manchester, England, for over five decades. Among other things, he tutored girls who could not get an education elsewhere.
Catherine Winkworth was one of his students.