Yes, Amelia, all the sources I cited are free. the Yorkshire BMDs are great for Leeds people. Also, Free BMD has almost all the BMDs on it. The 1881 census is available from various sources online. Family Search (Mormon Church) is one free source. I used Ancestry.com because I'm subscribed to that,but I think they offer the 1881 census as a freebee. It may be that only the Ancestry.com 1881 census has the mis-transcription.
By the way, I found Edward T. in the 1871 census as unmarried and a boarder on Cottingham Street, Bramley, Leeds. I think I may also have found him in the 1851 census as an "inmate/scholar" at a "moral and industrial" school for pauper children of Leeds. The dates are right, but it has his birthplace as Manchester. Could be a mistake. It might fit if both his children died between 1841 and 1851. He is shown as Edward T. Hepper. Maybe that is where he learned the tailoring trade initially. At any rate, he seems to have done very well for himself before his death.
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