William Absolon was born in Yarmouth, Norfolk on 17 Jul 1789. He served in the Royal Navy.
He married Anne Dearsley in 1819 and Isabella Webster on 24 Mar 1824.
Entered Navy (1803)
Cdr - Ret (1850)
Ordinary Seaman on the Romulus from 26 Oct 1803
Midshipman on the Circe from Jan 1805 to 26 Nov 1808
Midshipman on the Latona from 26 Nov 1808
Midshipman on the Thisbe from 1809
Acting Lieutenant on the Myrtle from 5 Feb 1810 to 9 Jun 1810
Lieutenant on the Myrtle from 9 Jun 1810 to Nov 1813
First Lieutenant on the Medina from Nov 1813 to Jan 1815
• Hoisted British colors on the fort at the capture of the island of Marie Galante (2 Mar 1808).
• Placed in command of Latona's pinnace with orders to gather information about the French in the area of the Saintes. Captured after an engagement with a group of militia on shore. Sent to Guadeloupe as a prisoner (Feb 1809). Exchanged in May.
• Coast Guard (15 Mar 1821–1845)