The person today we are going to talk about is a dead personality but the thing that makes him attract the attention of people even today is her wife, Beatrix Potter, who was a great British writer and illustrator. William Heelis himself was professionally successful and worked as a solicitor.

Today, we are going to tell you all the life details of William Heelis such as his early life, family, siblings, education, profession, net worth, love life, children, and other such details.

Personal life 

William Heelis was born on 18th Feb 1872

Dufton, Eden District, Cumbria, England, and held British citizenship. This is all the information you can get about his early life. The names of his parents are not known because William Heelis himself never revealed any details regarding the same.

Coming to the personal life of William Heelis, he got married to the famous writer of that time Beatrix Potter in 1913. They had a successful married life and remained together with each other till the death of his wife in 1943. 2 years after that, William Heelis also died in 1945.

Parents and siblings

As we have already told you William Heelis never revealed any information about his family background, you are unlikely to get any significant information about the parents as well as siblings of William Heelis. Not only William Heelis but his famous writer wife also never talked about her in-laws.


No doubt William Heelis had a successful married life and he enjoyed marital bliss for almost 30 years but he probably could not become a father in his lifetime because there is no mention about his children.

Education and profession

If you talk about the education of William Heelis, you are unlikely to get any confirmed information. However, we think William Heelis was an educated man because he was a solicitor by profession and, without gaining a good education, he could not have been so successful in his profession.

Reason for the popularity of William Heelis

The main reason for the popularity of William Heelis was her wife, Beatrix Potter, who was a prolific writer at that time and they both used to make public appearances often. In addition to that, William Heelis was also professionally successful and gained significant name and fame through his own efforts.

Net worth of William Heelis

The exact figures of the net worth of William Heelis are not known to the public but we can say that William Heelis was a rich man and must have earned a decent amount of money in his lifetime. If we talk about the net worth of his wife, Beatrix Potter, she was estimated to have around 20 million when she died in 1943. This was a massive amount of money at that time.


Though the stardom of William Heelis was overshadowed by that of his wife, he was a successful man and achieved big things in his life. Be it his professional or personal life, he achieved success in every aspect of his life.