- Birth*: William Gourlay was born on 4 December 1880 at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.1
- He was the son of James Grieve Gourlay and Mary Ann Welsh.1
- Marriage*: William Gourlay married Elizabeth Paisley Murray, daughter of John Murray and Hannah Donaldson, on Friday, 12 February 1909 at Oak Terrace, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1
- Death*: William Gourlay died on 4 November 1957 at North Street, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, at age 76.1
- [S40] CM [Mar 2014].
Mother*: Mary Ann Welsh1 b. bt 1853 - 1855, d. 21 Jul 1939