William James Need was born on 8th March 1872, 67 Priory Street, Everton, Liverpool. A 2nd son for James Need and Matilda (nee Haynes).
In 1881 William Jmaes was a scholar, living at 4 Pembroke Street, Liverpool with his older brother Albert aged 17 a shopboy, older sister Hester Matilda aged 19 a domestic servant and younger sister Clara Eliza aged 4.
William James Need married Rosina Gunderson on 21st July 1896 at St Saviours, Everton.
James Need was born 1835 Tibberton Glocestershire. He had an older sister Rosanne born 1833, younger sisters Margaret born 1842 and Deborah born 1844 and younger brother Albert Edward born 1846.
James Need married Matilda Haynes on 27th September 1863 at St Peter, Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool.
When he married in 1863 he was a book keeper and by 1881 he was a railway porter.
James Need's parents were George and Eliza.
In 1881 George Need was dead but his widow Eliza lived with her daughter Margaret still at Tibberton. Eliza was born at Highleaden Gloucestershire in 1804.