William Healey was a labourer and a victim of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.
He is believed to have been born circa 1806, based on his reported age at death, and it is likely his surname would also have been written as "Heeley" and "Heley".
His age varies in the records which can be confidently attributed to him. The 1851 Census appears to give his age as 40, whilst the burial record of 9 February 1852 gives age 46.
On the night of the flood he was killed together with the both of the Booths.
His body was recovered and identified by Jonathan Roberts, and taken to the New Inn, Hinchliffe Mill, where the inquest was held.
He was buried on 9 February 1852 at St. David's Church, Holmbridge.