Sellman and Co. were a photographic company based at "The Studio", 56 West Parade, Huddersfield.
William Sellman was born around 1855 in Ewhurst, Sussex, the son of George and Ellen Edhurst.
He married Edith Alice Butler(?) and they had two sons:
Both of their sons were born in Scotland. However, by the time of the 1891 Census, the family was residing at Oxford House, 56 West Parade, where William had established a photographic studio. Boarding with them were assistant photographers Jane Wilson (aged 25), Henrietta Wilson (21) and Edward McGowan (20), all of whom were born in Scotland.
He became a Freemason, joining the Huddersfield Lodge of Harmony on 20 July 1899.
The 1901 Census records the family still at 56 West Parade, and boarding with them was Edith Alice's widower uncle, William Butler, and also assistant photographer Annie Gibb (27) of Alnwick, Northumberland.
Edith Alice Sellman died in Huddersfield in 1905, aged 48.
By the time of the 1911 Census, he had moved with his son Douglas to 48 Wilmslow Road, Withington, near Didsbury, Lancashire.
When his son William George joined the Canadian Engineers in 1918, he gave his father's address as 28 High Street, Congleton, Cheshire.