Hi, Place of birth might not be reliable and his name???? If you know he is your relative then it MIGHT help to obtain his marriage cert. as that will have his fathers name and occupation,which will make it easier to find him prior to the 1891 census.
Edwin Samuel Tanner - Martha Griffiths
Merthyr T 11a 570 Jun.Qtr 1872
[Certs.can be prurchased online [with credit card or similar from the GRO at Southport Lancashire UK at a cost of £9.25p]