William is one of Jonah & Mary's elder sons.
He was a joiner and cabinet maker. His first wife was Maria Smith b1810 in Thornton le Dale.They had 1 child
John Smith Wardill born 1848 in Thornton Dale and died in 1848
Maria died in Thornton Dale in 1852
William later married Maria Martha Lee nee Dennis in 1858 in Scarborough North Yorkshire. Maria was born in 1821 in Thornton Dale, North Yorkshire and was a dressmaker.
Maria had 4 children already from a previous marriage
Peter born in 1847
Mary Hannah b1850
William Edwin b1855
All of Maria Lee’s children were born in Ellerburn, North Yorkshire
William & Maria had 2 children together
Harriet Jane b1861
Both girls were born in Thornton Dale in North Yorkshire.
William Edwin Lee took his step fathers surname and called himself William Edwin Lee Wardill.