William North is a character in Harlots played by Danny Sapani.
William is Margaret’s partner. He is her lover, the house ‘bully’ (doorman) and is also on hand to serve the occasional female client. North is strong, characterful and loyal. And in him, Margaret Wells has met her match. This is a relationship without jealousy and they are both grateful for it. Margaret and North are not married but they have a ten-year-old son, Jacob, who works in the house as a pageboy.
He was born a free black man in England to a woman who was a slave. His mother left him as an infant at a hospital with a necklace that she intended to use to find her son when she returned; however, she never came back for him. When and how William met Margaret is a mystery, but they have been exclusive since 1758 (according to Margaret), although they have been together at least since 1753, when their son Jacob Wells North was born. He acts as a father figure to Margaret's daughters, Charlotte Wells and Lucy Wells.