|William Gardner was born at Nailstone in Leicestershire and baptised on 17 September 1779. On 29 April 1806 he married Elizabeth Hooke (born abt 1781in Osbaston, Leicestershire), daughter of Edward Hooke and Dorothy Spencer.|
|I have records of seven children.|
Ann Gardner, born at Nailstone in 1806 (baptised 5 November 1806) and died 28 April 1864. William Gardner, born 1807. John Gardner, born abt 1810, Ansty, Leicestershire. Edward Gardner, born abt 1812, at Glenfield Leicestershire. Thomas Gardner, born abt 1814, Glenfield. Sarah Hooke Gardner, born abt 1817 and baptised on 30 March 1817 at Glenfield. Sarah died on 16 December 1904. Henry Gardner, born abt 1819 and baptised on 16 Jan 1820 at Gilmorton.