When William Cree was born about 1756, in Clowne, Derbyshire, England, his father, William Cree, was 28 and his mother, Gertrude, was 25. He married Sarah Woodhead on 25 November 1778, in Clowne, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1844, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 89.
Scottish: shortened form of McCree (see McRae ).