Wilhelmus Gerritsz Besseling was born 6 April 1733 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to Gerardus Besseling (1694-c1756) and Anna Kraemets (c1700-1759) and died 1 December 1789 Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands of unspecified causes. He married Grietje Jans (-1775) 22 February 1755 in Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands.
|Offspring of Willem Besseling and Grietje Jans (-1775)|
|Gerardus Besseling (1756-1823)||15 January 1757 Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands||12 March 1823 Wognum, North Holland, Netherlands||Marijtje Nuin Fokel (?-?)|
|Marijtje Besseling (1757-1802)|
|Jacobus Besseling (1759-1832)|
|Anna Besseling (1761-1780)|
|Jan Besseling (1763-)|