Known History

Baptised 1850 (May 19) Tiverton, Devon
Living with parents in Tiverton in 1851 & 1861

Joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor 1865 (Jun 19)
Enlisted in the Royal Navy as a seaman 1867 (Oct 16)
A seaman on HMS Gladiator at 1871 census
A seaman on HMS Britannia at his marriage

Worked for HM Coastguard after leaving Navy
A boatman in Wyke Regis, Dorset at 1881 census
Chief boatman in Pendeen, Cornwall at 1891 census
Chief officer in Portland, Dorset at 1901 census

Living in Compton, Plymouth at 1911/1921 census
  (described as a retired coastguard chief officer)