Below is his Marriage Bann from 1849, to Adelaide Rowe Hull. I think his profession is shown as a Fruiterer. His father looks like it says hairdresser but not sure. Adelaide Hull shows where Willie’s middle name comes from. Adelaide is showing as no profession though her father was a plumber.
“Edward Higgs was born 23.03.1829 in Bristol and died in Lambeth in 1849. His wife Adelaide Hull was baptised 13.03.1831 and died in 1889.” John Hood