William Hick was a teazel merchant.
He was born in 1834, the son of Joseph and Sarah Hick.
He married Hannah Maria Brook in 1864 and then Mary Pearson in 1895. By 1871, he was residing on Trinity Street.
An invoice dated March 1891 gave his business address at 37 Kirkgate, Huddersfield.
He retired to Sherburn-in-Elmet in North Yorkshire, where he died on 15 August 1921.