- Born: 24th January 1809, Limington, Somerset, England
- Marriage: FARMER, Mary Ann on 19th November 1832 in Yeovil, Somerset, England
- Died: 7th January 1898, Marston Magna, Somerset, England at age 88
William married Mary Ann FARMER, daughter of John FARMER and Mary DICKS, on 19th November 1832 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. (Mary Ann FARMER was born in 1811 in Yeovil, Somerset, England, christened on 10th December 1811 in Yeovil, Somerset, England and died on 10th December 1892 in Marston Magna, Somerset, England.)
William and Mary Ann were married in the Church of England Parish Church Yeovil. The witnesses were Samuel OLIVER and Elizabeth FARMER.
Reference D/P/yeo. 2/1/13 Marriages 1813 - 1833.
William was buried on 7th January 1898 in the churchyard of The Blessed Virgin Mary church in Marston Magna - the headstone is still visible (restored 2007).
1841 UK Census of Ashington Somerset shows William 58, an Agricultural Labourer, Ruth 59 and their son William 33, a Shoemaker and his wife Mary Ann 28, with their children Edward 8, Henry 5, Josepj 3 and Mary Jane 1. (Source Citation Class: HO107; Piece: 958; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Ashington; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 5; Page: 8; Line: 4; GSU roll: 474603
). During his time in Ashington William acted as the Parish Clerk..
The 1851 UK Census of Ashington Somerset shows William 45, a 'Cordwainer' - a worker of 'cordovan', a soft leather used in shoe making, Mary 39 and their children Edward G 17, a Cordwainer, Henry 15, an Agricultural Labourer, Joseph F 13, a Twine Spinner, Mary J 11, a Scholar, Frederick W 7, a Scholar, Frank 5, a Scholar, George 3 and Arthur 6 months.
The 1861 Census of Marston Magna shows William as a Shoemaker.
The 1871 Census of Marston Magna shows William as a Boot & Shoe Maker.
The 1881 Census shows William living at Camel Street, Marston Magna with his son Henry.(Source Citation
Class: RG11; Piece: 2118; Folio: 52; Page: 5; GSU roll: 1341512
The headstone of William Sherring in the churchyard Marston Magna, Somerset.