- Born: 1 May 1876, Christchurch N.Z.
- Marriage: Alice Maude Stanton Roberts on 21 Dec 1904
- Died: 14 Feb 1939, Ivanhoe
- Buried: Coburg Independant Section No 175 (No Headstone)
William had a family of eight chidren, one of which, Iris, died of diptheria at the age of 3. His two eldest sons Bert and Horace joined him at the Austin and Son Potteries. In 1935 he established his own pottery business in Preston called Glenvale Potteries. The business was sold in 1950 when Bert decided he needed a break from the business.
William married Alice Maude Stanton Roberts, daughter of Samuel Roberts and Sarah Glenn, on 21 Dec 1904. (Alice Maude Stanton Roberts was born on 23 Nov 1886 in Brunswick, died on 5 Jan 1925 in East Brunswick and was buried in Coburg Independant Section No 175 (No Headstone).)