William Marsh is one of the pre-made deceased ancestral Sims who resided during his lifetime in the city. He was the husband of Anastasia Marsh, the father of Tiffany Burb (née Marsh), the father in-law of Brad Burb, the grandfather of John Burb, the grandfather in-law of Jennifer Burb (née Pleasant), and the great grandfather of Lucy Burb. Although William is deceased when the game begins, he appears in the family tree of his grandson John.
William's daughter Tiffany and her husband moved to Old Town with their family. Eventually their son John moved to Pleasantview, one of the neighborhoods shipped with The Sims 2, with his wife Jennifer and daughter Lucy. William did not appear in The Sims, so if he was alive at the time, it can be presumed that he did not leave the city, and live with his daughter's family. Despite this, he is featured in Pleasantview as one of the deceased ancestors. According to William's SimDNA in SimPE, his hair was black before it turned grey. According to his age data, he had 9 days left in the elder life stage when he died.
Like most pre-made deceased Sims from The Sims 2, William is completely unplayable without the use of hacks or third party programs, such as SimPE. He has the same hairstyle and glasses as Ichabod Specter, albeit that his skin is two tones lighter than Ichabod's. Their facial structures are very similar but not identical. William's glasses are available in Create a Sim, but only to children, and female adults and elders. So if a mirror is used to remove them, they can not be recovered.
|Language||The Sims 2|
|Brazilian Portuguese||William Pantanalis|
|Chinese (Simplified)||威廉 马什|
|Chinese (Traditional)||威廉 馬栩|
|European Portuguese||Guilherme Márcia|