The 1851 census has him living in Falmer at age 10 implying a birth year of about 1841. The below source for Christenings has a baptism date of 13 February 1842 which further implies an 1841 or 1842 birth. The 1861 census has him living as a lodger with the Oxley family on High Street in Newhaven, Sussex, and working as an agricultural labourer. The 1871 census has him at the same location with the same family and the same occupation!
This information was provided by Jane (Stoneham) Payne, a direct descendant of the father Edward, available through a paid Ancestry.UK account. The following list of sources are used on the Ancentry account but are otherwise unavailable to display further here:
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