Lancaster, Lancs., cabinetmaker (fl.1779–1807).
Son of Robert Anderson of Wray, yeoman, he was apprenticed on 11 October 1779 to Andrew Hudson of Lancaster, plane-maker, joiner and turner. Admitted freeman in 1806–07 [Lancaster app. reg. and freemen rolls]. William had two brothers, Richard and Robert. Richard was apprenticed to William Anderson (his uncle), a watchmaker, in 1760 and Robert was apprenticed to the cabinetmakers Wm. Blackburne, Redman Bateman and William Forrest in January 1766. He was paid by Gillows for cabinetwork on 21 January 1789 and 7 March 1789.
Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p.212.