Possibly from Sheffield, possibly a quarry worker - he mentions in one poem ('High Noon in Summer') a memory of quarry-work ('I recollect / Once labouring in a hot / Dry sandstone quarry'); pub. Rivelin Rhymes (Sheffield, 1880), named for the river Rivelin that rises in the Hallam moors and flows into the river Loxley in Sheffield. There is a print of Crookes village opp. p. 42. - another Sheffield location.